South Carolina: Listing of Free Government Phone Providers
When this site was first created, the Lifeline program provided free government phones along with free cell service or, if you prefer, you could qualify for a discount on your monthly landline cost. However, fast forward a few years, and a few things have changed. Now, with the creation of the Federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), eligible individuals/households may receive either a free or discounted device (i.e., tablet, laptop, or computer) along with free service.
The plans vary from company to company as do the benefits. If you enroll in Lifeline only, you are eligible for one tier of service. However, if you enroll in Lifeline and ACP, you qualify for broader benefits. The benefits include, but are not limited to a free or deeply discounted device and increased data limits.
Below is a listing of service providers that participate in Lifeline and/or ACP in the state of South Carolina:
The above is not necessarily a complete list of free and discounted Lifeline phone providers in South Carolina. As we come across more providers, we'll add them to the list. We also periodically review the list to remove those providers no longer servicing the South Carolina area
South Carolina Factoid: There are over 603,000 South Carolina households eligible to receive Lifeline benefits. However, according to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), as of October 2022, only 18% of eligible households have enrolled. That means 82% still struggle unnecessarily to pay for internet/wireless service.
If you know of a family or individual that would benefit from enrolling in Lifeline, please share this with them.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: This site was created to help people find information about free government phones. We do not mail, activate or repair free government phones nor do we provide service. If you have questions about phone service we suggest you contact the phone service provider directly.
Last Modified: 28 November 2022
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