American Assistance - Free Smartphone and ACP Plans
American Assistance is a phone company that participates in both the Lifeline and Affordable Connectivity Programs (ACP). Because they participate in those programs, they can offer not only free government phones to qualified households, but also offer free internet service. Although they offer programs in several states, they offer Lifeline and ACP programs in some states, and ACP only in other states.
Currently, American Assistance is authorized to offer Lifeline/ACP plans in the following states:
American Assistance Free Phone Plans
The American Assistance Lifeline programs include a free Smartphone along with:
All States Except California
There is the option to pay for additional data/internet by purchasing one of the Top Up bundles. However, if you qualify for the ACP program, you can get additional data for free. By stacking the ACP with Lifeline plans, eligible households receive 10GB of data along with unlimited text and voice. However, if the allotted monthly amount data is not enough, you can always purchase additional data as outlined below:
For those households living in ACP Only states, the internet discount is as follows:
Qualifying for the Discounted/Free Service
To benefit from the discounted and/or free plans, you must meet the income requirements necessary to enroll in the Lifeline and Affordable Connectivity Program. The eligibility requirements are as follows:
Additional Programs if living on Tribal lands:
If you’d like to find more information about Lifeline/ACP qualifying programs, visit the Consumer Eligibility page of the Universal Service Administrative Company’s website.
Signing up for Lifeline/ACP
After confirming your eligibility, the next step is to create a Lifeline application by visiting the National Verifier website. Keep in mind that you must upload proof that you qualify for Lifeline. In addition to documented proof of eligibility, you must prove your identity by uploading a copy of your ID. Acceptable forms of ID include, but are not limited to driver’s license, passport, military ID, and more.
Once your Lifeline application is approved, you can then apply for the American Assistance free phone plans. You can apply online, or call or text them at 1-877-266-7212.
A Few Lifeline Tips
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Last Modified: 26 November 2022
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