Verizon Wireless Discounted Lifeline/ACP
Verizon, a well known wireless and broadband carrier, participates in the Lifeline and Affordable Connectivity Programs (ACP). In accordance with the ACP, they offer up to a $30/month subsidy per eligible household and up to a $75 monthly subsidy for eligible households living on Tribal lands.
On November 23, 2021, Verizon acquired TracFone. TracFone is a prepaid and Lifeline provider. TracFone offers its wireless services via SafeLink and Walmart Family Mobile. However, Verizon still offers Lifeline home phone, wireless, and Fios Home Internet in the following states:
Connecticut, DC, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Virginia
Verizon Lifeline Home Phone Service
Verizon offers two lifeline monthly rate programs as follows:
Lifeline Plan $25.00
Home Phone Connection Plan*
*Requires a Home Phone Connect Device
Affordable Connectivity Plans
Verizon offers the Verizon Forward Program for ACP customers. With the Verizon Forward Program, customers get free internet service. There are no hidden fees or equipment charges. Fios Home Internet, 5G Home Internet, and LTE Home Internet are all included under the Verizon Forward Program.
Qualifying for Lifeline/ACP
To enjoy the discounts that Verizon offers, you must enroll in Lifeline and/or the Affordable Connectivity Program. To qualify for either of the programs you must meet at least one of the following criteria:
Additional programs for households on qualified Tribal Lands:
After you’ve met the criteria the next step is to go to the National Verifier to apply for Lifeline or to Affordable Connectivity.Gov to sign up for ACP. Be forewarned, you must show proof of eligibility. Additionally, you must show proof of identity and that you are alive. The image below outlines examples of acceptable forms of proof.
Please Note: If you enroll in Lifeline you are automatically approved for ACP.
Contact Verizon for Discounts
After you’re approved for Lifeline/ACP, contact Verizon to sign up for service. Or, if you’re an existing customer, call them to activate the discounts. You can receive benefits from both Lifeline and the Affordable Connectivity Programs.
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Last Modified: 5 December 2022
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