Massachusetts: Listing of Free Government Phone Providers
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 telephone service for low-income individuals and families. The phone assistance may come in the form of a free cell phone with free airtime/texting and data, or in 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 participating in the Lifeline and ACP government phone programs in the state of Massachusetts:
This list is by no means an exhaustive list of all the free and discounted phone providers in the state of Massachusetts, but it is a start. The Lifeline program is a moving target and constantly changing an improving. As more providers become available, this list will be updated.
Massachusetts Lifeline Factoid: As of April 2023, according to the Universal Service Administrative Company, of the 844,255 Massachusetts households eligible to participate in the Federal Lifeline program, only 13% have taken advantage of the opportunity. In other words, 87% of eligible households struggle unnecessarily to pay for wireless phone/internet service when they could be getting it for free.
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Last Modified: 3 November 2023
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