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Using the Verizon wireless network, SelectTel Wireless offers wireless nationwide coverage to its customers. Additionally, as a participant in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), qualified SelectTel customers may be eligible to receive free monthly cell service.

Selectel Wireless

The way it works is if you enroll in the ACP you may receive a $30 discount each month towards internet service. Households living on qualifying Tribal Lands can receive a $75 discount to apply towards internet service. In addition, if you qualify, you may receive a one-time discount towards the purchase of a laptop, computer, or tablet. The one-time discount is subject to a copay of more than $10 but less than $50 towards the purchase price.

New customers of Selectel Wireless will also receive a free smartphone.

Selectel Wireless Plans

The beauty of the Affordable Connectivity Program is that once you have enrolled, you can apply the discount to any plan. You’re not relegated to accept the cheapest, least robust plan. As such, you can choose from the following Selectel Plans:

  • 500 Voice Minutes
  • Unlimited Text Messages
  • 250MB of Data
  • Monthly Retail Cost: $15
  • Unlimited Voice Minutes
  • Unlimited Text Messages
  • 500MB Data
  • Monthly Retail Cost: $25
  • Unlimited Voice
  • Unlimited Text
  • Unlimited Data - First 5GB LTE then 2G
  • Free Mobile Hotspot
  • Monthly Retail Cost:$30

The above three plans would be free if you qualify for ACP. The following plans with the ACP discount applied would be a great deal. All of the plans listed below include free Hotspot

  • Unlimited Voice and Text
  • Unlimited Data - First 10GB LTE then 2G
  • Monthly Retail Cost: $40
  • Unlimited Voice and Text
  • Unlimited Data - First 15GB LTE then 2G
  • Monthly Retail Cost: $50
  • Unlimited Voice and Text
  • Unlimited Data - First 45GB LTE then 2G
  • Monthly Retail Cost: $60

If you bring your own phone, all of the above plans include a SIM card at no additional cost.

Although their website doesn’t list the states in which they are authorized to offer such discounts, they do have locations in the following states:

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming

They may offer service in other states, but their website was unclear.

Qualifying for ACP

To enjoy the benefit of free or discounted wireless service through Selectel, you must enroll in the Affordable Connectivity Program. To do so you must satisfy at least one of the following criteria:

  1. Participate in any of the following government assistance programs:

    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    • Medicaid
    • Supplement Security Income (SSI)
    • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
    • Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit
    • Additional programs for households living on Tribal Lands:

    • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
    • Tribally-Administered Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
    • Tribal Head Start
    • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)

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

  3. Be enrolled in Lifeline

Once you meet the criteria, go to the National Verifier website to apply for ACP benefits. After you’re enrolled, contact Selectel by calling them at 1-877-218-5744 or visiting their website and clicking the “Enroll Now” button.

Words of Advice: Before signing up with any phone company offering Lifeline or Affordable Connectivity benefits, please do your homework. There are plenty of wireless companies participating in these Federal programs. Some are more transparent than others. You don’t have to sign up with the first company you see.

Things to Note:

  • Only one Lifeline/ACP benefit per household.
  • You must recertify annually to maintain benefits.
  • If you change your address, you must notify Selectel within 30 days.

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Last Modified: 12 October 2023

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