Listing an Email Address on the ACP Application

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An email account is not only your virtual mailbox; you can use it to access online tools and services.

When you apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), you must provide your email address. If you don’t have one, you can choose one of two options to get started.

Option 1: Text to email address

use a cell phone number

A cell phone number may be used to receive emails via text message. If you do not have an email address, some phone providers allow your phone number to be used as an email address, called a mobile email address. The mobile email address usually includes your phone number and the name of the mobile carrier.

When asked for your email address, simply type your phone number followed by your phone provider's gateway address. 

For example, 1234567890@vtext.com

If you do not see your provider listed, Google "your provider's name + text to email" to find the relevant gateway address.

Popular options include:

AT&T: phonenumber@txt.att.net
T-Mobile: phonenumber@tmomail.net
Verizon: phonenumber@vtext.com
Sprint: phonenumber@messaging.sprintpcs.com

Option 2: create an email address

get a free email address

Popular options include:

Gmail Account

Gmail is a free web-based email account service offered by Google.

Click the link below and follow the on-screen instructions.

Outlook Account

Microsoft's Outlook.com has replaced the email service that was once known as Hotmail. Click the link below and follow the on-screen instructions.

Yahoo Account

Yahoo! Mail is a free email service offered by Yahoo, the popular search engine. Click the link below and follow the on-screen instructions.

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