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Q Link Wireless participates in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) which is a government service.
Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

Americans need cell phone service so we made sure to participate in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) to continue giving qualifying Americans FREE and UNLIMITED cell phone service.

Due to a lack of additional funding from Congress, the ACP stopped accepting new applications as of February 7, 2024. The last fully funded month of the program is April 2024.

A brief broadband timeline

ACP Begins
12/31/2021
60-day Transition Period (for EBB subscribers)
12/31/2021-3/1/2022
Last day for new ACP applications
2/7/2024
Last fully funded month for ACP
4/2024

What is the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)?

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is the latest government benefits program operated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to grant low-income Americans discounts on monthly broadband services and connected internet devices.

The ACP provides discounts of up to $30 on monthly broadband internet access service (or up to $75 per eligible household on Tribal lands) and up to $100 on certain connected devices.

ACP services and devices are subject to consumer eligibility, provider participation, product availability, and approval by the FCC/Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). The ACP was launched on December 31, 2021, and replaces the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program. Subscribers enrolled in the EBB as of December 31, 2021 may keep their EBB benefit for 60 days and must transition to the ACP benefit on March 1, 2022, if eligible.

What are the ACP benefits?

ACP benefits at Q Link Wireless gives qualifying Americans UNLIMITED Data, Talk, Text on one of America’s largest and most reliable networks.

How do I qualify for ACP benefits?

If you’re interested in ACP benefits, you may qualify by participating in government benefits programs such as:

Lifeline
SNAP
Medicaid
SSI
Federal Public Housing Assistance
Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefits Fund and more

You may also qualify if your total household income that is at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines or unemployment.

Where do I apply for ACP benefits?

Apply with us! If you qualify, we get you approved in minutes for FREE and UNLIMITED Data, Talk, and Text and connect you to our 4G LTE/5G network.

What’s going to happen to EBB subscribers at Q Link Wireless?

We will continue to give FREE and UNLIMITED Data, Talk, and Text after the EBB transitions to the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) on December 30, 2021. There will be a 60-day transition period for Q Link Wireless to roll over our EBB subscribers to the ACP. This transition period will begin on December 31, 2021 and end on March 1, 2022. In the meantime, enjoy your FREE and UNLIMITED Data, Talk, and Text connect with us on our social media channels for the latest news.

Why is the ACP replacing the EBB program?

The EBB program was a limited-time COVID-19 relief program for Americans who needed support during the pandemic. This program proved to be essential in the day-to-day lives of millions of Americans so the US Congress passed a bill to modify and extend the program which will now be known as the ACP.

How long will the ACP last?

The ACP benefit is subject to funding availability from the FCC, provider participation, and consumer eligibility. If the FCC announces that funding has been exhausted, we discontinue our ACP service offers, or we determine you are no longer eligible for the ACP, we will notify you and you will revert to receiving only the standard FREE Lifeline plan where available and if you are eligible. Our terms and conditions will apply.

For further information, please visit our ACP T&Cs Page.