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What Cellphone Companies Are Doing

Most providers are waving late fees and reconnect fees; cell companies have also pledged to not terminate any service.  In addition, data and connectivity offerings are listed below

Spectrum/Charter

Spectrum: Students (K-12 and/or college students) who are currently without internet access are being offered free internet access for 60 days through Spectrum. To enroll call 1.844.488.8395 or learn more HERE. You must call to inquire if the offer is available in their service area.

Requirements: Be a household with a student enrolled in K-12 or college.

To get 60 Days free Call 844-488-8395; installation fees will be waived for eligible households

            NOTE:  It’s always smart to ask about cancelation instructions.

Comcast

Comcast: https://corporate.comcast.com/press/releases/internet-essentials-low-income-broadband-coronavirus-pandemic?utm_campaign=IEAccess

Requirements: Be a qualified low-income household

To get 60 Days free Internet Essentials (normally $9.95):  Call 855-846-8376 for English, 855-765-6995 for Spanish

            NOTE:  It’s always smart to ask about cancelation instructions.

            More Information: https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19

Xfinity Wifi Hotspot

Requirements Hotspots Free For Everyone for 60 Days – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers.

You must download the App

                        NOTE: There are several hotpsots in Anderson, Sandy Springs, Easley, Pickens and Hartwell, GA.  None in Clemson, Seneca, or Pendleton

To get started with the hotspot: Download the Xfinity WiFi app. You'll get access to the latest security features and help finding hotspots.

After you sign in once, your device will automatically connect to your preferred networks.

If you are at an Xfinity WiFi hotspot, follow the 3 steps at this link to connect: https://wifi.xfinity.com/

AT&T

 Unlimited AT&T Home Internet – All AT&T consumer home internet wireline and Fixed Wireless Internet customers can use unlimited internet data.  Additionally, AT&T will continue to offer internet access for qualifying limited income households at $10 a month through our Access from AT&T program.

  • Businesses, universities and schools can keep their teams and classrooms connected through conference calls and video conferencing with Cisco Webex Meetings with AT&T for 90-days, and seamlessly forward calls to both mobile and landline phones with AT&T IP Flexible Reach.
  • Distance Learning – AT&T is underwriting expenses for a “one-stop” resource center to support eLearning Days from the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) available to all educators in schools to help them handle school closures and the increase in virtual learning due to COVID-19.

Call 800-288-2020 (or 611 from AT&T devices) for details—expect delays. 

Sprint

  • Providing Unlimited data for 60 days to customers with metered data plans (effective 4/19)
  • Giving 20 GB of free mobile hotspot to customers with hotspot-capable devices (coming soon)
  • Offering complimentary rates from the U.S. to CDC-defined Level 3 countries to customers with international long-distance plans (effective 4/17)

T-Mobile

Requirements Be a T-Mobile customer

  • All T-Mobile customers have unlimited smartphone data for the next 60 days (excluding roaming)
  • Customers also have an additional 20GB of mobile hotspot for the next 60 days. 

Verizon

Broadband plans offer unlimited data. For our wireless customers, our unlimited plans include wifi hotspot capabilities, allowing you to connect devices such as laptops and tablets via wifi. 

Lifeline

The Lifeline Program provides a discount on home or cell phone service for qualifying low-income consumers to ensure that all Americans have the opportunities and security that phone service brings, including being able to connect to jobs, family and emergency services. Lifeline is part of the Federal and State Universal Service Fund.