Ohio: 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 internet and cell phone 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 Ohio:
The above list may not include all companies providing free and discounted Lifeline service in Ohio, but it's a start. As we become aware of additional companies, they'll be added to the list. We will also periodically weed out those companies no longer doing business in the state.
Did You Know?: That only 22% of Ohio households that are eligible to receive Lifeline benefits have signed up for them? According to the USAC as of October 2022, 78% of low-income residents struggle unnecessarily to pay their internet/wireless 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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