Alaska Communications, with headquarters in Anchorage, is a local telephone and data company, which also serves as a participant of the Federal Lifeline free government cell phones and smartphones assistance program. It is a large and reliable supplier of landline and wireless services, including high-speed internet. Along a big number of contract-based and prepaid plans, it brings people of Alaska, the only state it operates, a chance to receive help in a form of a free cell phone or regular phone service. Of course, this service is available to the specific eligible category of its customers.
The service under Lifeline is not completely free. It still costs you $1.00 a month. Obviously, it is an affordable number for everyone. The greatest thing about paying this buck with AlaskaCommunications at www.alaskacommunications.com is you get UNLIMITED numbers of talk minutes and UNLIMITED texts. This deal clearly puts Alaska Communications ahead of all other government communication support companies.
Along unlimited talk (networkwide) and nationwide messaging, every subscriber gets free voice mail, call waiting (also 3-way), and caller ID features. For all questions about the service consult the official customer service.
How to Enroll in Alaska Communications and Fill Application
If you are a U.S. citizen residing in Alaska and want to apply for a free government phone from Alaska Communications, first of all, you should check if you are eligible to do so. Basic requirements for applicant state that a person who applies needs to prove to be a participant of one of government assistance programs provided in Alaska, or having a low income.
The list of assistance programs you need to be a part of includes National School Lunch Program (free meals program only), State of Alaska Heating Assistance Program, Tribally Administrated Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), SeniorCare, Child Care Assistance, Alaska Temporary Assistance Program (ATAP), Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) General Assistance, Head Start Programs (meeting income qualifying standards), Denali Kid Care, The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (also known as Food Stamps), WIC (Woman, Infant, & Children) Program, Medicaid (not Medicare), VA Pension or VA Disability Pension (VA Disability Compensation does not apply), Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program , Federal Public Housing Assistance / Section 8 Programs, Supplemental Security Income, one of Alaska State Housing Corporation Programs: (Public Housing, Interest Rate Reduction for Low Income Borrowers, Home Investment Partnership Program “HOME”, Low Income Home Energy Assistance, Senior Citizen Housing Development Fund).
Eligibility by income requires calculation of total income per household. Since households can include one or more people, a different eligible amount of money is listed for every quantity of people. Have in mind, that you will have to recertify your eligibility every year.
Do you find yourself fitting into at least one of the requirements? Then proceed with applying for your service right away. Visit the official website of the company at www.alaskacommunications.com, download, print out and fill in Alaska Communications application form online or call Alaska Communications phone number, and send it to their office.
The company is also referred to as “acs alaska” and “acs wireless”.
To get in touch with Alaska Communications, visit their support center online at http://www.alaskacommunications.com/Online-Care/Support-Center.aspx.