FCC ACP Free Internet

by PrepaidWirelessGuy

I've added this page so people looking for more information on the FCC Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) can ask questions and discuss!


Please share your experience with getting the free service, transferring, getting a free phone (with the required $10.01 copay requirement), etc. so everyone can learn the ins and outs of this program.

Learn about the FCC's Affordable Connectivity Program

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Jul 22, 2022
ACP Plan Differences NEW
by: PrepaidWirelessGuy

Great point! With EBB wireless providers were required to define what plan(s) would be offered for the EBB program, and they could even define an EBB-specific plan.

However, with ACP, providers are actually not permitted to restrict ACP customers from getting ANY plan they want that the provider offers. So, try to think of it as a $30 coupon towards any available plan that you want.

Most ACP customers will opt for a $30 free plan, however, they're definitely not restricted to only getting that plan. It's the ultimate customer flexibility!

Jul 22, 2022
Loving it! NEW
by: Jess

So one thing I learned is that ACP is different from the old EBB (Emergency Broadband Benefit) that I was looking into. With EBB there were specific plans (usually only one) that the company would offer.

With ACP the providers have to give you the $30 discount on EVERY plan that they offer to regular customers. This gives me much more flexibility. Of course, I'll want the largest FREE plan, but if I want a slightly better plan, I can always spend 5 or so bucks more if I want to.

I hope this program continues. It really is the future! Free internet is more important that free calling like the old Lifeline program.

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