Free Government Phones

Clarity Wireless Government Phone and Tablet Plans

Clarity Wireless is a local wireless company with strong ties to its Texas community. One of their many outreach programs is that they participate in the Federal Affordable Connectivity Program, whoseClarity Wireless Affordable Connectivity Program intent is to help close the digital gap between those who have easy access to the internet and those who don’t. Eligible low-income families/individuals can enjoy the benefit of either free or discounted internet service.

The Plans Clarity Wireless Offers

Clarity Wireless discounts their current Prepaid Plans for those participating in ACP. As such, they offer the following plans. The pricing listed below includes the $30 ACP Federal discount:


Cost: $0 - Free
5 GB of 5G/4G data


Cost: $10 per month
10GB of 5G/4G data


Cost: $20 per month
15GB of 5G/4G data


Cost $30 per month
45 GB of 5G/4G data

All of the above plans include nationwide unlimited talk and text, unlimited speeds at 2G (once you reach your 5G/4G data limit, the speed drops to 2G aka 128kbps), HD Voice & wifi calling (as long as the phone is compatible), HD video streaming, Clarity Perks (an app offering discounts to customers) and Clarity Privacy Shield (a type of caller identification).

Note: If you are not eligible for ACP benefits, the price of each monthly plan increases by $30.

About Clarity's Government Phones and Tablets

As of this writing, April 2023, Clarity Wireless offers an almost free tablet for those approved for the ACP program. The tablet is a 32GB Hyundai -HYtab Pro 8” wifi tablet. Visit the store to order the tablet. This offer is good while supplies last.

Clarity Wireless does not offer free government phones. Instead, you must bring your own compatible phone. A compatible phone means you must own it outright (aka paid in full) and be unlocked. Newer phones with eSIM are compatible and can immediately switch to Clarity Wireless since eSIMs can be activated remotely. If you have an older phone, you must order a physical SIM card to use Clarity Wireless service.

According to the Clarity Wireless site, a physical SIM card costs $10. I’m unsure if that cost is waived for those eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program. They do offer a payment plan that includes a $2.00 downpayment. It wouldn’t hurt to ask them if they can waive the fee. The worst they can say is no, and there’s a 50/50 chance they might say yes.

Qualifying for the Affordable Connectivity Program

To receive the ACP benefits of a discounted tablet and free phone service, you must satisfy at least one of the following criteria:

  1. You or someone in your household is the recipient of one of the following Government assistance programs:

    • Medicaid
    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps or SNAP
    • Supplemental Security Income
    • Federal Public Housing Assistance
    • Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit
    • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
    • Tribally-Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
    • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
    • Tribal Head Start


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

Sign Up for Free Wireless Service

After confirming eligibility, the next step is to apply for benefits. Visit the Affordable Connectivity website to apply. Once your application is submitted and approved (it may take anywhere from 30 minutes up to 48 hours, depending on volume and proper documentation), you’ll receive an ID number. You’ll need that ID number to complete the Clarity Wireless ACP application.

States of Operation

In reviewing the Clarity Wireless ACP application, it appears that they offer services in Alabama in addition to Texas.

It takes up to two days for Clarity Wireless to process your application. Within that time, you should receive an email or text confirming enrollment.

TIP: Use the exact same information on the Clarity Wireless application as you used with the National Verifier. Any change in information may cause your application to be rejected.

A question to ask: The website doesn’t mention how quickly they apply the discount to your account. Other carriers apply the discount within one billing cycle. You might want to pose that question to them when applying.

Useful Information on Clarity Wireless

  • Clarity Wireless has a Better Business Bureau rating of A+. I recently started looking into the BBB rating for many wireless companies I write about. So far, this is the first company to have an A+ rating. That is impressive.

  • Community Oriented: Clarity Wireless gives back to its community. They contribute to organizations such as Jordan’s Way, Gift of Life, Harvest House, and more. Their outreach is helping people in need find jobs; they offer mentorship and career counseling. They also participate in the fight against opioid overdose. Oh, I forgot to mention they also sponsor a scholarship. They truly care about their community.

Affordable Connectivity Tips and Rules

  1. When applying for ACP, be sure to have the necessary documentation at hand. You’ll need documents that prove that you meet the eligibility criteria and a government-issued ID to prove you are who you say you are. If you’re unsure about the documents you need, visit the USAC to find the acceptable forms of income proof or acceptable forms of program participation proof.

  2. Only one Affordable Connectivity Benefit is allowed per household.

  3. You must recertify annually to confirm you still meet the eligibility criteria to maintain your benefits.

  4. If you have a diagnosed hearing impairment, you may qualify for Clear Captions. Clear Captions is a free government program that transcribes voice conversations to text to help hearing-impaired individuals.

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: 25 April 2023

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