The Emergency Broadband Benefit, or EBB, is a limited-time program that went into effect on May 12, 2021 that provides discounts on monthly broadband Internet access service and certain connected devices to qualifying individuals in need. This program was created to support struggling households and families in staying connected to critical services such as healthcare, schooling and much more.

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The EBB program is funded by the United States government COVID-19 relief efforts and is operated by the FCC. To learn more about the EBB program on the FCC’s website, visit the FCC's website.

Who Is Eligible for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program?

A household is eligible to receive this program if a member of the household meets one of the below requirements:

  • Has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, or Lifeline;
  • Approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision in the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year;
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
  • Experienced a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020 and the household had a total income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers; or
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's existing low-income or COVID-19 program.

Qualifying customers will receive UNLIMITED Data for the duration of this program along with a FREE 4G/5G LTE smartphone provided by Cintex Wireless. This is a non-transferrable discount program limited to one per household. To take advantage of the EBB program and to receive unlimited data, unlimited talk and unlimited text plus a free smartphone device from top iconic brands such as Apple, Samsung, Motorola, and more.

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What will I receive when I sign up for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program?


1. Free 4G/5G Smartphone

Qualifying customers will receive UNLIMITED Data for the duration of this program along with a FREE 4G/5G LTE smartphone provided by Cintex Wireless. This is a non-transferrable discount program limited to one per household. Take advantage of the EBB program to receive unlimited data, unlimited talk and unlimited text plus a free smartphone device from top iconic brands such as Apple, Samsung, Motorola, and more. Visit our page to apply today!

2. Free Unlimited Data

The government provides eligible individuals with unlimited data to access internet through the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. Typically, individuals with unlimited data pay between $90 and $200 for a month. However, those who qualify for the EBB can access free and unlimited high-speed internet.

3. Free Unlimited Talk, Text

On top of the Free 4G/5G Smartphone and Unlimited Data, participating individuals will also receive Unlimited Talk & Text at absolutely no cost. Customers can connect with friends and family without worrying about any monthly costs. Typically, unlimited monthly services can range anywhere between $100 - $200 per month. This is an amazing savings that many can hope for!

How to apply?

Cintex Wireless is an FCC recognized EBB provider and provides EBB services for qualifying individuals throughout the United States. Cintex is one of the few providers that provides premium 4G/5G LTE smartphones for free such as an iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S6 and many more at absolutely no cost. If you have a phone number and device that you know and love, you will have the option to keep them to use with our unlimited service!

1. Visit apply.cintexwireless.com

2. Fill in your information
Provide the requested information to register for EBB. This information includes but is not limited to:
  1. Personal information.
  2. Your certificate of eligibility for the EBB program.
  3. Selection free phone from Cintex Wireless.

Please note that the personal information that you provide will not be disclosed to third parties or used for illegal purposes. EBB providers are required to comply with the rules set forth by the FCC. In particular, documents proving customer eligibility such as Medicaid cards are linked and verified directly with the National Verifier.

3. Pending with the National Verifier

All documents proving your participation in the government assistance program will be verified by the National Verifier (the official website of the government). Usually, the processing time can vary between 15 to 30 minutes. However, in some cases, documents uploaded by individuals may not be clear or may have errors. Processing time may then take up to 1-3 days.

4. Application Confirmation

Once approved by the National Verifier, we will process your order. Depending on the selection, a free smartphone and/or SIM card will be delivered to the address on file within 7-10 business days from the shipment date.

At Cintex Wireless, we continuosly provide updates on your application/account via a phone number and e-mail.  We highly encourage individuals to provide an accurate phone number and e-mail to receive notifications.

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