Internet Options for Families

Providers Offering Free or Low-Cost Internet and/or Additional Data Options for Families

The following phone and internet providers are offering free, low-cost, and/or additional Internet for families who do not have internet or have limited internet data at home. If you are interested in learning more about these programs, please visit the provider’s page for more information.

AT&T

1-800-331-0500

https://www.att.com/help/covid-19/

AT&T is helping customers by offering an extra 10GB mobile hotspot data for each current phone line per month for 60 days. Additionally, they are offering a low-cost prepaid phone and data plan that includes 2GB of data.

Boost Mobile

1-866-402-7366

https://www.boostmobile.com/about/covid-19-response.html

Boost Mobile consumers with unlimited data plans will receive 20GB of mobile hotspot data and those with capped data plans will receive an additional 20 GB of mobile data. These include individuals on family plans as well.

Cricket Wireless

1-800-274-2538

https://www.cricketwireless.com/newsroom/blog/cricket-health-and-safety-update.html

Cricket Wireless will offer a low-cost phone and data plan with 2GB and unlimited talk and text. Also, customers with data plans will receive 10GB of data for mobile and hotspot use.

Metro by T-Mobile

1-888-863-8768

https://www.metrobyt-mobile.com/ongoing-updates-covid-19?icid=home|March15|ongoing

Metro by T-Mobile is offering an additional free 20GB of mobile hotspot data for plans that include hotspot capability over the next two months. In addition, Metro customers will have unlimited smartphone data for 60 days.

Sprint

1-888-211-4727

https://www.sprint.com/en/landings/covid-19.html?ECID=vanity:covid-19#faq-06

Most consumer customers on metered data (not unlimited) will receive unlimited data for 60 days and will be provided 20GB of mobile hotspot data for plans that include hotspot capability.

T-Mobile

1-800-937-8997

https://www.t-mobile.com/business/customers/ongoing-updates-covid-19

T-Mobile customers who have data plans will have unlimited smartphone data for the next 60 days.

Verizon

1-800-922-0204

https://www.verizon.com/about/news/covid-response-customers

For Verizon consumers, they are providing 15GB of additional data for wireless customers.

Cox Communications

1-800-234-3993

https://www.cox.com/residential/internet/connect2compete/covid-19-response.html

Through their Connect2Compete program, Cox is providing low-cost internet and free online support for families that have at least one K-12 student and participates in the National School Lunch Program, SNAP, and/or TANF; who receive Tenant-Based Vouchers, Project-Based Vouchers or Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA); and/or who live in Public Housing.

Lifeline

1-800-234-9473

https://www.lifelinesupport.org/

If you live on Tribal lands and/or participate in certain Federal Programs, you may qualify for internet subsidies through a federal aid program called Lifeline. You can find a list of federal and tribal programs If you qualify, you may find a list of local providers, such as Century Link, on the website that participate in the program.

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