COVID Relief Bill Will Provide Free Mobile Internet Connection To Millions Of Americans


Major provider Q Link Wireless to make free talk, text and data available immediately and offer free tablets to eligible customers

Although the recently passed COVID relief bill extends free internet service to millions of eligible Americans effective the end of February, Q Link Wireless – a major provider of mobile phone and internet services – today announced it will offer that free service immediately and provide new customers with a free tablet.

Q Link Wireless will provide eligible Americans with unlimited free data, talk, and texting with no contracts or hidden fees.

“Access to the internet is more crucial right now than ever before,” said Issa Asad, Q Link Wireless founder, CEO, and board member of the National Lifeline Association. “More than 46 million Americans are recently unemployed and looking for work, millions of parents have taken on responsibility as their children’s teacher, and elderly residents or their caregivers need the internet to access critical health care resources. With such an urgent need, Q Link is excited to extend this service to eligible Americans immediately.”

The new COVID relief bill broadens the net for Americans who qualify for free unlimited data on their mobile devices, providing instant eligibility to those who lost their jobs or who experienced a drop in income since February 29, 2020. Others who qualify immediately include those participating in such government benefit programs as: 

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
  • Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit

In addition to upgrading broadband infrastructure and mapping national connectivity, the relief package includes a $20 billion initiative to offer 5G communications service to every citizen. It calls for a mobile-first digital strategy to be implemented by the U.S. government to ensure essential government services for the next national emergency.   

Q Link Wireless is the leading provider of Lifeline nationwide, providing more than 2 million Americans with upgraded 5G coverage on America's largest 4G LTE/5G network. Enrollees may keep their existing phone and phone number, will receive no bills, are subject to no credit checks, and never pay fees to participate in this free program. It’s simple to apply, and applicants may be qualified instantly.

One in five Americans can access the internet only via their smartphone, and 44 million students are not fully able to switch to online learning due to inadequate internet access. Internet connectivity is needed to participate in telehealth, work from home, and – most importantly – learn in online classrooms.

“We need to get the word out to the nearly 1 in 3 Americans who now qualify for free mobile internet so they know we can enroll them and get them connected immediately,” Asad said. “This means access to health care, learning and jobs for millions of vulnerable Americans.”

To find out if you qualify, visit and apply in five minutes or less.

About Q Link Wireless

Q Link Wireless is a pioneer in the telecommunications industry. The company understands that communication is a life essential, helping people to connect with loved ones, employers, and emergency services. Q Link Wireless is able to offer free and discounted wireless services because it is an approved provider of the federal Lifeline program. The Lifeline program was created in 1984 by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under President Ronald Reagan and updated in 1996. It allows low-income individuals who cannot afford a mobile phone to obtain one at an affordable rate, ensuring that they have basic communication services to help them live safely and productively. The Lifeline program is funded by fees collected by the Universal Service Fund (USF) from all wireless service providers. Created in 1997 by the FCC, the USF monetarily contributes to universal service goals toward the safeguarding and advancement of accessible and reasonable communication services.

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