Richmond Metro by T-Mobile store offering federal discount program for low-income residents

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By Mike Kinney

The Metro by T-Mobile Unlimited store in Richmond has unveiled a program to provide discounts on monthly phone and high-speed internet service bills to qualifying low-income households.

Store Manager Ian Ehab, known for hosting toy giveaways during the holidays and other community-minded events at his store, said the federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) enables his business at 12800 San Pablo Ave. to offer a $30 per month plan for a whole year or $30 off any Metro By T-Mobile plan for a year as well. The new program benefits new customers only, and when they are approved to receive the benefit they will receive a brand-new handset cellphone for free. Eligible households can receive on per household with the new ACP, Ehab said.

Most low-income households can qualify for the ACP. To qualify, applicants can have SNAP, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Survivors Pension Benefits, Tribal TANF, households receiving free and reduced lunch programs and households that receive the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).

The federal program allows for one monthly service discount per household.

“Simply come in, we will be ready to assist our new customers with computer service to help them to fill out their application to get them

into the new ACP and they leave with a free brand-new handset cell phone,” Ehab said. “It’s that simple. There are no gimmicks. We are here to serve our community.”

For further information: call (510) 235-2750.