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Good2Go Mobile - Affordable Connectivity Services

Good2Go Mobile is a prepaid wireless provider that participates in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). By doing so, they can offer free services to qualified low-income households.

Good2Go

States of Operation

From visiting the Good2Go coverage map, it looks as though they provide nationwide coverage. Although, when double-checking to see if certain often-neglected locations were covered, and was pleased to see they provide coverage in some areas of Alaska. However, they don’t seem to offer coverage in Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.

Good2Go Affordable Connectivity Plan

Now that you’ve determined coverage availability in your area, it’s time to see if their ACP plan suits your needs. The Good2Go ACP plan is a no-cost, no-contract plan that provides unlimited talk, unlimited texting, and unlimited data.

The first 6 GB of data is at high speed. After that, the remainder of the unlimited data is at a lower speed. According to their website, “speeds may be reduced to a maximum of 128Kbps if you exceed your plan’s monthly high-speed data allowance.” Keep that in mind when using your monthly data plan.

Bring Your Own Phone

The Good2Go ACP phone plan provides a free SIM card activation kit (free shipping). Therefore, you must bring your own device. To bring your own device, make sure that it is GSM compatible and unlocked. If you’re unsure whether or not you have a compatible device, visit their “Check Phone Compatibility” page, and enter your phone’s IMEI number along with your full address to determine compatibility.

The retail value of the plan is $35 a month. But, with the application of the ACP discount, the plan is free to eligible individuals.

Qualifying for the Good2Go ACP program

To enjoy the benefit of the free service, you meet the eligibility requirements. To qualify for the ACP plan, you must satisfy at least one of the following criteria:

  1. have a household income that is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or,

  2. You or someone in your household participates in one of the following government assistance programs:
    • Lifeline
    • Medicaid
    • Supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP)
    • The national school lunch program or the school breakfast program including through the USDA, community, eligibility provision, and WIC
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    • Federal Public Housing Assistance
    • Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefits Fund
    • Received a federal Pell grant during the current award year
    • The following are additional programs for those living on qualifying Tribal Lands:

    • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
    • Tribal Head Start (only household meeting the relevant income qualifying, standard)
    • Tribally-Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (tribal TANF)
    • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations

For more information on qualifying programs, visit the USAC website. USAC is the entity that administers the Lifeline and ACP programs.

Apply for Lifeline

If you are not currently enrolled in Lifeline, now is the time to do so. After you satisfy one of the above criteria, go over to the National Verifier website and apply. Lifeline is just the first step to getting the affordable connectivity program benefit. Once you are approved for Lifeline, you’re automatically approved for ACP.

Take your Lifeline National Verification ID number and go over to the Good2Go website, select your phone plan, and apply for service.

Existing Good2Go Customers

If you are already a Good2Go customer and are ACP eligible, all you need to do is contact them and explain that you want the ACP benefits applied to your current plan. They will then transfer you over to the ACP plan which is free of charge.

A Few Thins to Know about ACP

  • If you already have Lifeline benefits, you must "opt-in" with Good2Go to receive the ACP benefits. ACP benefits are not automatic for Lifeline participants

  • If you wish to become a Good2Go new customer and have an outstanding balance with your existing phone provider, you can still switch companies and receive ACP benefits from Good2Go.

  • Only one Lifeline/ACP per household. Therefore, if you have a roommate and you share income and expenses, only one of you are eligible for Lifeline/ACP benefits.

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Last Modified: 22 November 2022

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