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Get a free or low-cost device

Helping Philadelphians get access to digital devices is a key goal in Philadelphia’s Digital Equity Plan. The following programs and services can help you get a free or low-cost laptop, desktop computer, tablet, or other electronic device as available.

If you need help getting a device, contact a Digital Navigator. They work closely with the City’s PHLDonateTech initiative, which helps provide computers to residents in need.

Low-income households

The City has partnered with PCs for People to provide low-cost devices to residents who meet income eligibility criteria. You can order a low-cost device through their online store or visit their physical storefront at:

2251 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19132

For more information, contact PCs for People at (215) 621-8118.

The federal government’s Affordable Connectivity Program has ended. Previously, this program had offered low-income households one-time discounts on devices.

K–12 students

The School District of Philadelphia loans a Chromebook to every district K–12 student. If your child has not received a Chromebook, contact your school office.

For help with getting an affordable device, dial 211 and set an appointment with a Digital Navigator. For language services, press 8.