Get cheap Internet access for just $5 per month through AT&T’s Access Internet program! For just $5-$10 per month, you’ll receive reliable home Internet access, a free Wi-Fi router and free access to all of AT&T’s hot spots!
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What is AT&T Access Internet?
Access from AT&T is a low cost Internet option for low income subscribers. As an Access customer, you’ll have no deposit, no installation fees, no activation fees and no annual commitment. It’s a great way to get Internet without a lot of out-of-pocket expenses!
AT&T offers three speeds through this program. Unfortunately, they will assign you whatever the fastest speed for your area is. If that’s 3 Mbps, you’ll pay just $5. If that’s 5-10 Mbps, you’ll pay $10. You don’t get to choose.
As an added benefit, you will also be able to connect to and use all of AT&T’s hot spots at no extra charge! AT&T WiFi Hot Spots usually charge $3.99 per session, so this can be a real money-saver if you often rely on in-town Internet hot spots.
You’ll receive a Wi-Fi capable modem or gateway with your service. This will allow you to connect all of your Wi-Fi enabled devices.
Unfortunately, on the $5 and $10 per month plans, you will have a monthly data allowance. The allowance is 150GB for the $5 plan or 1TB of data for the $10 plan. The billing occurs in 50 GB blocks, so you’ll be charged $10 even if you only use 5 GB of data (or $20 even if you only use 55 GB of data).
You can get FREE internet with no data limits!
However, Access by AT&T now offers a $30 per month plan that includes speeds of up to 100 Mbps and an unlimited data allowance. If you are eligible for this low rate, you should also be eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program which can provide a $30 per month subsidy on your internet bill… which means your unlimited service could be completely FREE!
Who qualifies for this program?
To qualify, you must meet the following requirements:
- You must reside within AT&T’s service area, which includes 21 states. As of this writing, the service area includes Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconson. You can enter your address here to see if service is available at your location.
- Your household must be eligible to participate in the Affordable Connectivity Program, Supplemental Nutrition assistance Program (SNAP), National School Lunch Program, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in California, or have an income below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. (And if you receive SNAP, you don’t want to miss this exciting post about all the things your EBT card can do!)
- You cannot have an unpaid debt to AT&T within the last six months for regular service or any debt to AT&T for services under this specific program.
If you live in California, you may also qualify if one member of your household receives Supplemental Security Income.
How do I apply?
It’s easy to get free internet from AT&T! You just have to follow two steps.
First, apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program on the federal website.
Next, call AT&T! As of this update, they recommend calling 833-940-2607 for English or 844-498-3629 for Spanish. Have your National Verifier application ID from your ACP application available when you call.
If you would rather apply for Access from AT&T without the Affordable Connectivity Program, you can do so directly on the AT&T website.
Frequently Asked Questions about Access from AT&T
We get a lot of questions about this incredible program! We’ve answered some of the common questions here. If you have additional questions, let us know in the comments!
How do I contact AT&T Access Program?
You can contact the AT&T Access Program by calling 833-940-2607 for English or 844-498-3629 for Spanish.
Is AT&T Access still available?
Yes, Access from AT&T is still available! As long as you live in the service area and meet the eligibility requirements, you can receive free internet from this low income program.
How do I get internet with SNAP benefits?
If you’ve got SNAP benefits, you can receive discounted and even free internet from several providers! We have a full list here.
How long does it take to get AT&T Access?
It can take as little as three days to get your Wi-Fi Gateway and get started with your service!
Does ATT give discount for SNAP recipients?
Yes! If you receive SNAP or are otherwise eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program, you may be able to get FREE Internet through Access from AT&T!
Does AT&T give a senior discount?
Seniors who have an AARP membership may be able to get an AT&T discount through AARP. Otherwise, the only senior-exclusive discount AT&T offers is their very bare-bones senior plan.
Does AT&T have a disability discount?
There is no discount that is exclusively for people with disabilities. However, you may be eligible for Lifeline or the Affordable Connectivity Program, which may be able to help with your AT&T bills.
Does AT&T give discounts for low income families?
Yes! If you are eligible for food stamps or the Affordable Connectivity Program, you may be able to get free internet from AT&T.