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Texas: Listing of Free Government Phone Providers

Texas residents who are having a difficult time paying their phone bills may qualify for the Federal Lifeline and Federal Affordable Connectivity Program (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 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 Texas:

The above is not necessarily a complete list of free and discounted Lifeline phone providers in Texas. As we come across more providers, we'll add them to the list. We also periodically review the list to remove those providers no longer servicing the Texas area

FactoidInteresting Texas Lifeline Fact: 91% of the Lifeline-eligible households in Texas have not signed up for benefits. According to the USAC, as of April 2023, of the over 3,000,000 eligible households, just under 280,000 have enrolled in Lifeline. That leaves a lot of households paying bills that would be covered through Lifeline.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: This site was created to help people find information about free government phones. The ower of this site does not mail, activate or repair free government phones nor provide phone service. If you have questions about phone service it is suggested that you contact the phone service provider directly.

Last Modified: 24 January 2024

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