Technology and Software

Maricopa Community Colleges has provided a list of internet service and technology/software resources to help you in times of need. The resources on this page are updated on a regular basis.


 

Internet Service and Smartphone Data

Charter COVID-19 Response

Charter offers free access to spectrum broadband and WiFi for 60 days for new K-12 and college student households and will open its WiFi hot spots across their footprint for public use.
 

Comcast COVID-19 Response

Comcast offers free Wi-Fi for two months to low-income customers who are eligible for public assistance programs (e.g., free lunch, housing assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, and others). Plus all Xfinity hot spots are free to the public during this time.
 

Cox Communications

In response to COVID-19,Cox Communications is offering

  • limited-time, first two months free of Connect2Compete service, $9.95/month thereafter
  • until May 15, 2020, Cox is providing phone and remote desktop support through Cox Complete Care at no charge to provide peace of mind and ease for technology needs
  • resources for discounted, refurbished equipment through our association with PCs for People
  • a Learn from Home toolkit for schools, including instructions on how to fast-track eligible students without internet access
     

Sprint

Sprint is following the FCC agreement and will provide unlimited data to existing customers. Sprint will allow all handsets to enable hot spots for 60 days (starting March 17, 2020) at no extra charge.
 

T-Mobile

Customers that joined before March 13, 2020 will receive free, unlimited smartphone data for 60 days.
 

Verizon Wireless

In response to COVID-19, Verizon Wireless is providing customers an extra 15GB of extra-high speed mobile data through April 20, 2020.
 

Free and Low-Cost Internet Plans

https://www.everyoneon.org/find-offers
https://www.digitalinclusion.org/free-low-cost-internet-plans/

 


 

Available Phoenix WiFi

Murphy Park

Free WiFi is offered in each recreation facility, however, all the other open park areas do not have WiFi.
 

Fry’s, Safeway, and Bashas' Stores
 

Find free WiFi with AT&T
 

Sky Harbor Airport
 

City of Phoenix

Free Public WiFi Access

WiFi Map

Select "City of Phoenix" network and be sure to select "Accept".
 

City of Glendale City Hall

Can be reached from the outside of City Hall.
 

Barnes & Noble

Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. (no seating area)
 

Arizona State University (all campuses)

For information, call: 1-855-278-5080.
 

Denny's (all locations)

For more information, call your preferred location.
 

Applebee's (all locations)

For more information, call your preferred location.
 

IHOP (most locations)

For more information, call your preferred location.
 

Steve's Espresso

1801 E. Baseline Rd #102
Tempe, AZ 85283
480-777-5373
 

Coffee Plantation (outdoor seating available)

7366 E. Shea Blvd #101
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
480-991-4066
 

SoZo Coffee House

1982 N. Alma School Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85224
480-726-7696
 

La Grande Orange Grocery Pizzeria

4410 N. 40th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85018
602-840-7777
 

Black Cat Coffee House

4730 E. Indian School Rd. Suite 120
Phoenix, AZ 85018
602-553-2228
 

Jarrod's Coffee, Tea & Gallery

154 W. Main St.
Mesa, AZ 85201
480-822-7146
 

The Coffee Shop

3000 E. Ray Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85296
480-279-3144

 


 

Technology Assistance

Arizona Library Technology Access Phoneline (AZ LibTAP)

AZ LibTAP provides assistance to community members with a range of technical needs, such as: basic tech support, affordable home internet service and internet-capable devices, and coaching introductory digital skills. AZ LibTAP Specialists provide assistance primarily by phone via drop-in calls and scheduled appointments.

Technical Assistance Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday | 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Three ways to reach out for help:

  1. Visit go.azsos.gov/m36f
  2. Call or text 602-529-1519
  3. Email azlibtap@gmail.com

 


 

Tax Preparation and Filing Software

IRS

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is providing a tool that will allow you to prepare and file your federal individual income tax return for free using tax-preparation-and-filing software.

 


 

Used Computers and Accessories

Westech Recyclers

Purchase used computers and parts, and arrange for a pickup. Prices range from $20-$50 for desktops and laptops.
220 S. 9th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034
602-256-7626
Hours of Operation: By appointment only.