How To Activate Excess Telecom Tablet

How To Activate Excess Telecom Tablet

To activate your Excess Telecom Tablet, turn the tablet off by pressing and holding the power button. Open the SIM tray and put the SIM card. Now Turn the tablet back on. You should now follow the on-screen prompts to finish the activation process.

The Division of Information Technology, in partnership with Excess Telecom, is promoting an affordable internet plan. The plan will include a tablet that can also be utilized as a hotspot to connect other devices.

The Affordable Connectivity Program is a government benefit program run by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to help low-income and rural households.

  • Monthly discount of $30 on broadband services.
  • Up to $100 off approved connected devices.
  • Monthly discount of $75 for households on Tribal Lands.

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If you are enrolled in one of the following government-assistance programs, you are likely eligible for an ACP benefit

Here are the ways your household can qualify for the ACP:

Based on Your Income

You are eligible for the ACP if your income is 200% or less than the Federal Poverty Guidelines based on your household size and state.

Participation in Certain Government Assistance Programs

You are eligible for the ACP if you (or someone in your household) participate in one of these programs:

  • Medicaid
  • SNAP – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Formerly Known as Food Stamps)
  • Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
  • Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program (Section 8 Vouchers)
  • Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA)/202/811
  • Public Housing/Affordable Housing Programs for American Indians, Alaska Natives or Native Hawaiians
  • Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit
  • Free/Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program
  • Including at U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Community Eligibility Provision Schools
  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Received in the Current Award Year

Participation in Tribal Assistance Programs

If you live on qualifying Tribal lands, you are eligible for the ACP if your household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or if you (or someone in your household) participate in any of the federal assistance programs listed above or:

  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF)
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
  • Head Start
  • Only Households That Meet the Income Qualifying Standard

Receive a Lifeline Benefit

Lifeline is an FCC program to help make communications services more affordable for low-income consumers. If you currently receive a Lifeline benefit, you automatically qualify for the ACP and you can receive both benefits at the same time. You can apply your ACP benefit and your Lifeline benefit to the same or separate services.

Qualify Through Your Child or Dependent

Any member of your household can make your household eligible if they participate in one of the programs above. For example, if your child or dependent participates in the Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or is enrolled in a USDA Community Eligibility Provision school, your household qualifies for the ACP benefit.