EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT
Get free unlimited data with AT&T PREPAIDSM
When you qualify for the temporary federal Emergency Broadband Benefit and sign up on our $65 per month plan with AutoPay.
You must use your service each calendar month, or the benefit will be removed. Regular AT&T PREPAID rates terms & conditions apply at the end of the Emergency Broadband Benefit program. Fees usage, terms & restrictions apply. See details
What is the Emergency Broadband Benefit?
The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is a federal government program that provides temporary relief to eligible low-income households, or those facing financial difficulties, to lower the cost of wireless service.
Eligible PREPAID phone plans
Enjoy unlimited talk and text. Customers who bring their own device get free shipping with all orders and a free SIM. Plus, if you live in an eligible household on a Tribal land you can get any eligible plan for free.

15GB DATA1

FREE

With EBB

See features & benefits

  • 15GB high-speed data
  • Rollover Data®
  • Mobile hotspot
  • Standard-definition streaming3
  • Unlimited talk & text to Mexico & Canada
  • Use talk, text & data in Mexico & Canada
    Roaming may be at 2G speeds
  • Unlimited text to over 230 countries

UNLIMITED

FREE

With EBB and AutoPay discount

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  • Unlimited high-speed data
  • Mobile hotspot add on 5GB/$10
  • Standard-definition streaming3
  • Unlimited talk & text to Mexico & Canada
  • Use talk, text & data in Mexico & Canada
    Roaming may be at 2G speeds
  • Unlimited text to over 230 countries

UNLIMITED PLUS

$10/mo.

With EBB and AutoPay discount

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  • Unlimited high-speed data
  • Mobile hotspot 10GB4 in U.S. only
  • 5G access
    AT&T 5G requires compatible plan and device. 5G not available everywhere. Go to att.com/5Gforyou for details.
  • 100GB personal cloud storage included
    Using AT&T Personal Cloud app
  • Stream HD video2
  • Unlimited talk & text to Mexico & Canada
  • Use talk, text & data in Mexico & Canada
    Roaming may be at 2G speeds
  • Unlimited text to over 230 countries

Get help with your wireless plan through the Emergency Broadband Benefit

The Emergency Broadband benefit is a federal program that can help by providing short-term assistance with the cost of wireless service for eligible customers. Qualifying customers can get up to $50 per month off an AT&T PREPAID wireless plan. Households on Tribal lands can save as much as $75 per month. In addition to these savings, AT&T offers eligible customers free shipping for all orders, as well as a free SIM for customers who bring their own devices. 

Find out if you qualify for the Emergency Broadband Benefit

Check your eligibility at the federal government National Verifier. Here are a few signs that you may qualify

.  Someone in your household participates in a federal assistance program: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA), National School Lunch Program, Federal Pell Grant, Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit.

.  Your household income is at or below 135% of federal poverty guidelines.

.  Someone in your household received a Federal Pell Grant in the current award year.

.  Someone in your household has experienced substantial loss of income since 2/29/20, including being unemployed or furloughed.

.  For customers on Tribal lands, if someone in your household participates in Tribal-specific federal assistance programs.

Qualified customers can get a free unlimited plan from AT&T PREPAID

If you qualify and apply for the Emergency Broadband Benefit, choose the $65 per month Unlimited plan from AT&T PREPAID, and sign up for AutoPay to get an unlimited wireless plan at no additional cost. 

Frequently asked questions

  • What is the Federal Government Emergency Broadband Benefit Program?
    The Federal Government Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is a federal program that provides temporary relief to eligible low-income households, or those facing financial difficulties, to lower the cost of wireless service. Qualifying customers can receive up to $50/mo. off eligible svc (or up to $75/mo. off on Tribal Lands).

    Only one EBB per household, not per person, is allowed.
  • Do I qualify for the Emergency Broadband Benefit?

    You may qualify if:

    1. You or someone else in your household participate in one of the following federal assistance programs:
          • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps
          • Medicaid
          • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
          • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
          • National School Lunch Program
          • Federal Pell Grant
          • Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit

    2. You live on federally recognized Tribal Lands:
          • Bureau of Indian Affairs general assistance
          • Tribally administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
          • Head Start (for those households meeting its income qualifying standard)
          • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations

    3. Your household income is 135% or less than the Federal Poverty Guidelines (https://www.lifelinesupport.org/do-i-qualify/federal-poverty-guidelines/).
    4. You or someone else in your household has experienced a substantial loss of income since 2/29/20, for example, due to becoming unemployed or furloughed.
    5. You or someone else in your household qualifies for the Lifeline program
       See https://getemergencybroadband.org/do-i-qualify/ for full details on eligibility.
  • What is National Verifier?
    The federal government’s National Lifeline Eligibility Verifier (National Verifier), managed by Universal Service Administration Company (USAC), is a centralized system that determines Lifeline and EBB program eligibility. To apply for the Emergency Broadband Benefit program, you can access the National Verifier by visiting getemergencybroadband.org or call 833.511.0311 and request an application be mailed to you.
  • How long will it take to get a response from the National Verifier?
    The quickest way to apply is online. In some cases, response will be in a matter of minutes, but it’s possible it can take several days before you receive a response.
  • Why was my Emergency Broadband Benefit National Verifier application denied?
    AT&T does not determine eligibility for the federal government Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program and will not know why any participant’s application might have been denied. Please go to getemergencybroadband.org or call (833) 511-0311 for application status. For more info on qualifying for the EBB visit getemergencybroadband.org .
  • What If I live on Tribal Lands?
    Qualifying customers who live on federally recognized Tribal lands may be eligible for a Tribal discount of up to $75/mo. To find out if you qualify for the Tribal discount, visit getemergencybroadband.org or call (833) 511-0311. For more info on qualifying for the government’s Emergency Broadband Benefit visit getemergencybroadband.org .
  • Can I get the Emergency Broadband Benefit on my wireless voice service and my data service?
    No. You can only get the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) on one service (wireless phone, wireless data-only, or home Internet,) per household, not per person. And if you have multiple qualifying plans within a service type, the EBB benefit may only be applied to one of the plans. Additionally, a household can get an EBB from only one provider at a time.