North Carolina: Listing of Free Government Phone Providers
When this site was first created, the Lifeline program provided free government phones along with free cell service or, if you prefer, you could qualify for a discount on your monthly landline cost. However, fast forward a few years, and a few things have changed.Now, with the creation of the Federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), eligible individuals/households may receive either a free or discounted device (i.e., tablet, laptop, or computer) along with free service.
The plans vary from company to company as do the benefits. If you enroll in Lifeline only, you are eligible for one tier of service. However, if you enroll in Lifeline and ACP, you qualify for broader benefits. The benefits include, but are not limited to a free or deeply discounted device and increased data limits.
Below is a listing of service providers that participate in Lifeline and/or ACP in the state of North Carolina:
This list may not contain all of the phone companies in North Carolina that participate in the Lifeline free and discounted phone service, but it is a good start. As we become aware of more companies, we will add them (or delete the ones no longer in service).
North Carolina Lifeline Fact: As of October 2022, according to the Universal Service Administrative Company, only 13% of the 1,230,636 Lifeline-eligible North Carolina households have signed up for Lifeline benefits. That's right. That means 83% of the low-income households that could benefit from free wireless and/or internet services still struggle to pay their bills.
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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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