Connect your staff with reliable voice service.

Connect your staff with reliable voice service.

With E-Rate, get T-Mobile voice service at a reduced rate—plus assistance to help ease the invoicing process.

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About E-Rate and the Federal Schools and Libraries Program

About E-Rate and the Federal Schools and Libraries Program

We know outdated infrastructure and uncertain funding contribute to the challenge of ensuring voice service at your institution.

The federal government created the Schools and Libraries Program, or E-Rate, which provides discounts to help eligible schools and libraries across the United States with their telecommunications and internet access needs.

Eligible schools and libraries can use E-Rate to get a discount on T-Mobile voice service—with no annual service contracts, and no overage charges.
 

We’ll help you navigate federal funding.

We’ll help you navigate federal funding.

Our regulatory team is dedicated to helping you navigate the E-Rate program to ensure your school, library, district, or consortium can maximize your available E-Rate benefits.
Brand new to the program? Learn more at http://usac.org/sl/
 

Ready to collect your E-Rate funding?  Choose how.

Ready to collect your E-Rate funding?  Choose how.

  1. Once you receive your funding commitment, complete our funding method selection worksheet and select Service Provider Invoicing. We’ll take care of the rest. You’ll get a bill each month, with the eligible federal funding already taken out, and you pay your bill.

    OR

  2. Let’s say you like doing paperwork. We can deal with that. Just pay your bill in full to T-Mobile and get reimbursed directly for the E-Rate funded portion. Follow these simple steps:
    • Pay for services in full as billed by T-Mobile
    • Create an invoice using FCC Form 472
    • Once approved, you get reimbursed by USAC directly.

Either way, we’re here to help.
 

Please note: If you receive equipment or service through our EmpowerED™ program, we will not be able to serve as your E-Rate provider.

Please note: If you receive equipment or service through our EmpowerED™ program, we will not be able to serve as your E-Rate provider.

Questions about our E-Rate Program?

To participate in E-Rate, you must be an eligible school or library. The level of funding available to any particular applicant through E-Rate is determined by USAC and is based on a coefficient of location and the percentage of the student population that qualifies to participate in the National School Lunch Program.

If you are unfamiliar with E-Rate, a good first step is to learn about E-Rate eligibility and eligible services. If you are an applicant (a school, library, district, or consortium), you can review the application process. Once you understand the process, click on the Before You Begin link to learn about what you need to know before you file your first form.

USAC has developed some helpful handouts to help make the application process easier to understand, including an SL Process Overview for Applicants handout.

NOTE: If you receive equipment or service through T-Mobile’s EmpowerED™ program, we will not be able to serve as your E-Rate provider.

Please contact a T-Mobile E-Rate Regulatory Specialist at universalservice@t-mobile.com. T-Mobile E-Rate Regulatory Specialists are highly trained in the Schools and Libraries (E-Rate) program and can help answer your questions.

Applicants interested in the E-Rate program can also get additional information on the Universal Administration Service Company (USAC) website at http://usac.org/sl/.

Voice Services:

  • Phase Down of Voice Services began in FY2015. Voice services are subject to an annual twenty percentage point phase-down in discount amount. Specifically, and dependent on eligibility, your maximum discount will be as follows:

Mobile Broadband Services (MBB):

  • MBB is assumed to not be cost-effective for deployment in schools/libraries and you will be asked by USAC to substantiate your decision to choose MBB services compared to a wireline solution. For more information about the eligibility of MBB services, please visit http://usac.org/sl/applicants/beforeyoubegin/eligible-services-list.aspx.
    • However, we can discuss with you, non E-Rate related data services.

Each E-Rate Funding Year begins on July 1st and concludes on June 30th of the following year. For example, FY 2017 began on July 1, 2017 and will end on June 30, 2018.

The E-Rate Funding Year represents the length of time that services may be delivered for a specific funding commitment. Please visit http://www.usac.org/sl for more information about funding commitments, and applying for E-Rate services.

T-Mobile’s SPIN Number, for use everywhere in the United States, except the U.S. Territory of Puerto Rico, is 143026181.

T-Mobile’s Puerto Rico SPIN Number, for use only in the U.S. Territory of Puerto Rico, is 143029059.

A Service Provider Identification Number (SPIN) is a unique nine-digit number assigned to telecommunication companies throughout the United States by the administrator of the Federal Universal Service Fund, the Universal Service Administrative Company, also known commonly as USAC. Carrier SPINs are required to be provided by applicants for E-Rate when completing their Form 471 and/or when requesting a change in carriers.

If you are an E-Rate applicant ready to submit your Form 471 and you are interested in using T-Mobile as your service provider, please make sure you list T-Mobile’s appropriate SPIN Number set forth above.

You’ll need to figure out what discounts and which services you qualify for. Find out more at http://usac.org/sl/applicants/step03/discounts.aspx.

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