Check out Metro ACP Plan, an application for Free Phones, Tablets & status check for eligible households, and a free internet plan.
We all know that MetroPCS which was renamed Metro by T-Mobile is the well-known alternative for cost-saving wireless phone services in America and is also known for non-contract phone services.
A subsidiary of T-Mobile Wireless, MetroPCS recently added an ACP plan to include customers who can't actually afford to pay monthly phone bills. The Affordable Connectivity Program customers get up to a $30 monthly discount on wireless phone services and they are free to choose any network that they want.
More than 100 mobile networks in America are part of this US Federal ACP program and you can go through the list of all government ACP companies and also go through our guide on how to find free government phone stands nearby.
Metro ACP Program:
Commenting on the Metro ACP program approval, an official T-Mobile representative said -
We are proud to participate in the new federal Internet Discount Program (ACP), which offers payment assistance for eligible households' data plans, based on income and other factors.
So let's check out the Metro by T-mobile ACP plan details here.
|Plan Name||T-Mobile Free Phone|
|ACP Discount||$30/month ($75 for Tribals)|
|Free Wireless Smartphone||Yes|
|ACP Internet Service||No|
|ACP Tablet Offer||Yes|
|Discounted Laptop offer||No|
|High-Speed Data||5 GB|
|4G LTE, 3G, 2G||Yes, 2G Unlimited|
|International Talk/Text||No / Yes|
|Official Website Page||http //metro-tmo.com/acp|
As you see that under the ACP program, you get up to a $30 monthly discount that includes a free talk and text alongside 5 GB of monthly high-speed data. Additionally, if the data is consumed, you get unlimited 2G network speed so that you can continue browsing on your mobile for the rest of the month. For the customers living in the qualifying tribal lands gets up to $75/month discount.
If you want to upgrade your phone to higher data caps, then $30 monthly billing will be deducted from the original bill and you can choose your own plan.
So here are the official plans -
|Official Monthly Plan||Price to Pay after ACP Discount|
As you see if you upgrade to a $40-a-month plan on MetroPCS, then you will have to pay only $20 a month if you are a registered ACP household.
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Well, that's about the plan details, now let me explain to you how you can qualify for this ACP program discount.
You can apply if you are a participant in the following program or the household income is below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or one member of your family meets the following criteria -
- Earlier participant in the Lifeline program
- Received a Federal Pell grant
- Survivor Benefits or Veterans Pension
- Free and reduced School Breakfast or School Lunch Program
- Participants in Federal Housing Assistance such as HCV, Public Housing, Project Based Rental Assitance (PBRA)
Those who live in the below-mentioned qualifying tribals' lands can get a discount of up to $75 a month -
- Tribal TANF
- Tribal Head Start (Income based)
- Food distribution programs or Indian Reservations
- Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
Remember that only one customer per household can be under the ACP program and you will have to use your phone at least once a month or else it will get deactivated.
Free Metro Phone vs Metro ACP Plan Phone:
As I check on the T-Mobile Metro website, there is a free 5G phone when you switch to Metro and people often get confused with such terms because there is also a free smartphone from Metro by T-Mobile if you opt for the ACP plan discount. So what's the difference?
Let me explain it here -
With the free 5G phone when you switch offers, you will have to leave your current network and port it to MetroPCS and it provides an instant rebate off the full retail price. As stated in the terms and conditions, there is an activation fee charged by them, and do make sure to read out its terms and conditions.
Whereas in the free ACP phone plan, you will not have to pay anything if you qualify. You will get a free smartphone along with a $30 monthly wireless phone credit.
Metro by T-Mobile Free Tablet:
Under the ACP program, you definitely get a new smartphone with a $30 discount on phone billing but some network also offers a free tablet PC and it's up to the users if they want they can get it because it's an optional offer.
Actually, this is not a free tablet as there is an upfront or activation fee. You will have to pay a $10 activation fee in advance to get this tablet. This is a one-time fee and non-refundable but I believe this is worth it for the reason that it can be used for entertainment and education purposes. You can even connect with your friends and family members using the free call features via different apps, and video calling is a click away.
What kind of Tablets does T-Mobile Metro provide?
Usually, as per our research, customers get tablets worth $100 to $150 for free. Some of these tablets are new and some of them are refurbished.
The following tablets are currently been distributed under the T-mobile free tablet program -
- Amazon Fire Tablet
- Lenovo Tablet
- Sky Tablet
- Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Tablets
- Renewed or Reconditioned Apple iPads
Check out the full detailed guide on how to apply for free government tablet.
How to get your MetroPCS bill paid for Free:
If you want to pay your MetroPCS bill without any charges or if you want to use Metro by T-Mobile phone services free, then you should be a part of the Affordable Connectivity Program, an extension of Emergency Broadband Benefits (EBB) and LifeLine.
Alternatively, you can refer your friend to earn a commission if they signup.
In the Nutshell:
So that's all about the Metro by T-Mobile ACP program plan details and guide to how to get your MetroPCS bill paid for free. Do let us know if we have missed anything.
This post was last modified on March 28, 2023 10:23 PM