Government Assisted Home Phone Service
If you qualify for Lifeline government home phone service, you could get your prepaid phone service started for very little money down and pay as little as $20.70/mo* +tax to renew after your free month.
To qualify for government assisted Lifeline home phone service, you must be currently enrolled in one of the following government assistance programs** or your household income must be at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines:
- Food Stamps (now Supplemental Nutrition Assisance Program or SNAP)
- Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Head Start (Tribal)
- Tribally Administered Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TTANF)
- Federal Public Housing (Section 8)
- Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
- National School Lunch's Free Lunch Program (NSL)
- Food Distribution Program on Indian Reserves
- Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
If you receive benefits from one or more of the above programs, you are qualified for our Lifeline home phone service. You'll need to fill out and sign a self certification form and provide proof of participation in the qualifying program. If you are qualifying based on your income, you'll need to provide proof of household income.
* monthly rate varies from state to state.
** If you qualify for Lifeline by participating in one of the government programs listed above, you must provide proof of your participation such as: Notice letter of participation (award letter), Medicaid Card, SNAP Card, statement of benefits letter, other official document showing a member of your house receives benefits.