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Pennsylvania: Listing of Free Government Phone Providers

Pennsylvania residents who are having a difficult time paying their phone bills may qualify for the Federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) and Lifeline programs.


Lifeline and ACP are Federal programs administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The purpose is to provide telephone service for low-income individuals and families. The phone assistance may come in the form of a free cell phone with free airtime/texting and data, or in discounted landline service.

While most phone companies participate in the landline monthly phone discount (just call your phone company and ask), not all companies offer free phones. Below is a listing of phone providers participating in the Lifeline and ACP government phone programs in the state of Pennsylvania:

The above list may not be a listing of all free and discounted Lifeline phone providers in Pennsylvania, but it's a good start. As we come across more providers, we'll add them to the list. We'll also periodically review the list to remove those providers no longer servicing the Pennsylvania area

Did you know?

Did You Know?: 79% of the Lifeline-eligible households in the state of Pennsylvania have not signed up for benefits? According to the USAC, as of April 2023, only 21% of eligible households have enrolled in the Lifeline program. That means a large portion of the eligible population still struggles unnecessarily to pay for internet and wireless services.

If you know of anyone that could benefit from the Lifeline and ACP programs, please share this with them.

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: 24 January 2024

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