Free Government Phones

Alabama: Listing of Free Government Phone Providers

Alabama residents who are having a difficult time paying their phone bills may qualify for the Federal Lifeline and Affordable Connectivity Programs (ACP).


Lifeline and ACP are federal programs administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The purpose is to provide internet and cellphone service for low-income individuals and families. The assistance may come in the form of a free cell phone or tablet with free airtime/texting and data, or you may opt for a discounted landline service.

While most phone companies participate in the landline monthly phone discount (just call your phone company and ask), not all companies offer free phones. Below is a listing of phone providers offering free government devices and/or free wireless service in the state of Alabama:

The above list may not include all companies providing free and discounted Lifeline phone service in Alabama, but it's a start. As we become aware of additional companies, they'll be added to the list. Similarly, if the companies no longer operate in the state, we'll delete them.

Interesting Fact: According to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), as of October 2022, of the over 600,000 Alabama households eligible to receive Lifeline benefits, only 16% actually participate.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: This site was created to help people find information about free government phones. We do not mail, activate or repair free government phones nor do we provide service. If you have questions about phone service we suggest you contact the phone service provider directly.

Last Modified: 28 November 2022

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