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C Spire - Discounted Government Phone Plans

C Spire participates in both the Lifeline and Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). C SpireIn accordance with the Federal Communications Commission, the CSpire Lifeline program offers a monthly discount of $9.25 for wireless service or $5.25 for wireless/wireline services. They created a Lifeline plan of 12GB of high-speed data for $55 per month (before discounts are applied).

NOTE: Home phone service is only available in Mississippi through Telepak Networks, Inc. After approval for Lifeline, you must contact the customer care team at 1-887-835-3725 for service.

C Spire’s Affordable Connectivity Program offers a $30 discount applied to fiber Internet or wireless service. Qualified individuals/households on Tribal Lands can receive an ACP discount of up to $75.

Selecting a Plan

Since the Affordable Connectivity Program discount applies to any wireless or Internet plan, you can choose from any of the C Spire plans and apply the appropriate discounts. All of their wireless plans include 5G access, unlimited voice and messaging, coverage everywhere in the US, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands, DVD quality streaming, and international texting.

The cost per line ranges from $25 a month up to $80 a month. Of course, the price varies depending on the amount of high-speed data. Below is an outline of the different talk/text and data options that C Spire offers.

The following three plans include a $5 per month autopay discount. Without autopay, the price goes up by $5.

  • $25: Unlimited Talk/Text
  • $45: Unlimited Talk/Text and 10GB data (No basic data if you exceed your allotment)
  • $55 Unlimited Talk Text 25GB data

The following plans include a $10/month autopay discount. Without autopay, your monthly price would be $10 higher.

  • $60 Unlimited Talk/Text 25GB data
  • $70 Unlimited Talk/Text 75GB data
  • $80 Unlimited Talk/Text 100GB data

Be aware that once you go over your monthly allotted data, the data speed is lowered. The above monthly prices do not include the ACP discount. Therefore, once you are approved for the discount, the above prices will be reduced by $30 or $75 if living on qualified Tribal Lands.

Take Time to Evaluate each Plan

Some plans include calls to Canada and Mexico from the US, and some do not. Make sure to review each plan before signing up. If, however, you select a plan that isn’t right for you, you can always change plans.

If you prefer to purchase additional data, you can buy a data pass or top up pass. The website is not clear how much additional data you could buy for how much money but if you go to the data enter your phone number and you'll be able to see the options.

Be advised that this is just a brief outline of their services. For more detail, you should take your time to compare plans on their website.

States of Operation

Although they have a nationwide network, the website isn't clear as to how many states they are authorized to provide service to. They appear to be a regional wireless company located in Mississippi. They have several stores in Mississippi and one in Alabama. The availability of service depends on several things such as distance from the antenna, municipality approval, signal strength, and more. To be absolutely sure there is service at your location, use their Check Availability tool.

How to Receive CSpire Discounted Plans

To receive the discounts mentioned above, you must enroll in Lifeline and/or the Affordable Connectivity Program. To qualify for these programs you have to satisfy at least one of the eligibility criteria below:

  1. Participate in one of the following assistance programs:

    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    • Medicaid
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
    • Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit
    • Additional programs for households living on Tribal Lands:

    • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
    • Tribally-Administered Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
    • Tribal Head Start
    • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)

  2. Have a household income at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines to qualify for Lifeline or 200% or below to qualify for ACP.

  3. If you are already enrolled in Lifeline, you automatically qualify for ACP benefits.

Enrolling in Lifeline/ACP

To enroll in Lifeline/ACP visit the National Verifier site and submit an application. Having a copy of the necessary documentation helps to make the application process go smoothly. You’ll need proof of eligibility, proof of identity, and proof that you are alive. The USAC website has a listing of acceptable documents. Review them to make sure you have the necessary paperwork.

The approval process usually takes about 20 to 30 minutes if the documents are in order. Sometimes it can take as many as 3 to 4 days if the documents need to be recertified.

Signing up for C Spire Benefits

Once you have your US AC ID, you need to apply for the ACP $30 discount. Being approved by the Affordable Connectivity Program does not mean you automatically get the discount. You must submit the C Spire ACP Application. Once submitted, you can log into your account to find the status of your appliction.

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Last Modified: 31 January 2023

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