Free Government Phones

Free Government Tablet from AirTalk Wireless

AirTalk Wireless participates in both the Lifeline and the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). As such, they offer brand new and free government tablets to individuals who are eligible to participate in both programs. However, if you only participate in the ACP program, you won’t receive a free government tablet, but you qualify for discounted certified pre-owned tablets.

AirTalk Wireless

The pre-owned tablets are not free, but very close to it. For example, tablets such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 costs as little as $10.01! AirTalk Wireless offers a range of low-cost pre-owned tablets, but only for as long as supplies last, so make sure to check their site and act quickly.

Along with the tablet, AirTalk Wireless offers unlimited high-speed data with no contracts, no monthly bills, or registration fees.

AirTalk’s States of Operation

Although AirTalk Wireless provides nationwide coverage, they only provide these services to qualified individuals living in the following states:

How to Qualify for Free (low cost) Government Tablet

To qualify for the tablet you must meet at least one of the following:

  1. Participate in a government assistant programs such as Medicaid, WIC, Lifeline, SSI, or other programs and have proof of such participation.

  2. A household income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

  3. Live on Tribal Land and participate in certain programs such as Tribal TANF, Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations.

The programs listed above are not an exhaustive list of programs. To find a more complete listing of qualifying programs, visit the Do I Qualify? page of the USAC Affordable Connectivity Program.

*The qualifications for ACP are the same as for Lifeline so make sure to apply for and be approved for both to receive the new free government tablet (instead of a low-cost, pre-owned tablet).

If you were previously enrolled in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, your benefits will automatically be transferred to the Affordable Connectivity Program.

How to Apply to Receive a Free/Discounted Tablet

Once you qualify for Lifeline/ACP, go to the AirTalk Wireless website and click Apply. Enter your zip code and determine which plan works best for you.

Since AirTalk participates in both Lifeline and ACP, you have the option of bundling both the free smartphone along with the free tablet to get a better deal. If you bundle them both, you get 15GB of high-speed internet along with unlimited talk, text, and messaging. However, if you choose the tablet only, your monthly high-speed limit is reduced to 8GB of data instead of the 15GB offered with the combined plan.

AirTalk Plans

Once you've decided on your plan option, click Apply Now and complete the application.

Things to Note

  • Before filling out the application, make sure to have the necessary supporting documentation. You’ll need to access the National Verifier for lifeline information in addition to using the AirTalk Wireless online application. Having the necessary documentation will make the application and approval process easier.

  • You must be at least 18 years of age to apply.

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: 19 September 2022

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