Assurance Wireless Ends Free Lifeline Service in Oregon April 1

Feb 17, 2022

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Many LifeWorks NW consumers participate in the federal Affordable Connectivity Program, which offers free cell phone and data service to low-income residents throughout the state. In order to help them stay connected, we’re sharing the following information for those receiving Oregon Lifeline services. We hope this is helpful for those affected by the changes to the program.

Assurance Wireless announced that on Friday, April 1, 2022, it will stop providing free Lifeline-supported wireless service in Oregon. Existing customers who have not been de-enrolled for any reason will continue to receive 1,400 minutes, unlimited texts, and 4.5 GB of data for free from the Lifeline program through March 31, 2022. 

According to Assurance Wireless, consumers interested in receiving free Lifeline wireless service from another provider can learn more and apply through the provider of your choice.  

Consumers enrolled in the Affordable Connectivity Program, formerly known as the Emergency Broadband Benefit program, through Assurance Wireless, will continue to receive free unlimited voice, unlimited text, and unlimited data.  

Learn more about the Affordable Connectivity Program.  

View a list of service providers in Oregon that participate in the Affordable Connectivity Program.  

Consumers can call 877-384-2575 or send an email​ to the Affordable Connectivity Program with your questions or concerns.