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Rural 4G - ACP Plans

Rural 4G is a broadband service provider that does not have its own network. The way it work is it taps into the broadcast signals of nearby 4G LTE towers.Rural 4G Since the wireless signals are already broadcasting, all Rural 4G has to do is use a 4G LTE Gateway to pick up the signal to offer internet service to its customers. Customers can connect devices via wi-fi or hard-wire with Ethernet.

Since they use existing networks, Rural 4G can offer its services in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico

Rural 4G Affordable Connectivity Program Plan

As a participant in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), Rural 4G offers an almost free Android tablet for $10.10 (co-pay). They don't say what type of tablet or the specs are for it, but for $10.10 and a year of free internet, it's worth it no matter the specs.

In addition to the tablet, eligible individuals/families may receive up to a $30 monthly discount to apply for internet services. If the individual/family resides on qualified Tribal lands, the discount increases to $75 per month.

Rural 4G ACP Plan Specs

In addition to the inexpensive tablet, the Rural 4G Affordable Connectivity Plan includes the following:

  • Download speeds up to 10-35Mbps
  • Upload Speeds up to 3-20Mbps
  • No contract
  • No hidden fees
  • No activation fees
  • Just the one-time $10.10 co-payment for the purchase of the tablet.

Home Internet Plans

In addition to the above ACP plan, Rural G4 has the four home internet/wi-fi plans listed below.


  • Monthly Cost: $95
  • Data: 100GB


  • Monthly Cost: $125
  • Data: 250GB


  • Monthly Cost: $155
  • Data: 500GB


  • Monthly Cost: $185
  • Data: 1TB
  • Please note:

    1. All four plans have a $149 activation fee.

    2. You may experience slower internet speeds on data exceeding the limit for your plan. For example, if you use all 100GB of the Bronze plan, any additional data will be slower.

    3. Depending on your address, you may need the LTE Gateway, LTE Antenna, or signal booster kit. Rural 4G techs will analyze and determine the device required for your location. You are responsible for the Cost of shipping the devices.

    4. Rural 4G offers a 14-day money-back guarantee. If unsatisfied, you have 14 days to get a full refund.

    Qualifying for ACP

    As a federal government program, you must meet the enrollment eligibility criteria. As such, you must satisfy one of the following:

    1. Participate in or have received benefits from one of the following services:

      • Lifeline
      • Medicaid
      • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
      • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
      • Veterans' Pension or Survivors
      • Federal Pell Grant in the current award year
      • Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program
      • Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
      • Additional Programs for those living on qualified Tribal lands

      • Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) General Assistance
      • Tribally-Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
      • Tribal Head Start (only households meeting the relevant income qualifying standard)
      • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations

    2. Have a household income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
    3. For a complete listing of programs, please visit the USAC website.

      How to Enroll in ACP

      While the ACP enrollment process is straightforward, Rural 4G has different enrollment procedures based on the following conditions:

      • New Customers: There, you can choose either home internet or the tablet plan

      • Existing Customers that have applied through the National Verifier: If you've already applied through the National Verifier and have been approved, visit the Rural 4G ACP consent to use your ACP discount.

      • Current Customers that have completed the Eligibility Form: If you've completed the form, then it's a matter of waiting to be notified of approval. You can always check the application status:

      It is my recommendation that you visit the National Verifier website to apply. Once approved, then apply for service on the Rural 4G website.

      National Verifier Opt-Out States

      California, Oregon, and Texas residents are not subject to the National Verifier as these states have opted out of using the database. If you live in one of these states, check with your governing authority:

      California Lifeline
      Oregon Lifeline
      Texas Lifeline

      Things to Note:

      1. You must re-certify annually to prove you still meet the eligibility criteria.

      2. You may only have one ACP/Lifeline service per household.

      3. If you choose a plan with a monthly charge over the ACP discount, you are responsible for the amount not covered by ACP.

      4. If you move, you must notify Rural 4G of your new address within 30 days.

      5. Do your homework. Check the Better Business Bureau to see if there are excessive company complaints.

      ABOUT THE AUTHOR: This site was created to help people find information about free government phones. The ower of this site does not mail, activate or repair free government phones nor provide phone service. If you have questions about phone service it is suggested that you contact the phone service provider directly.

      Last Modified: 28 March 2023

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