What is home telephone service for low income families?
This is a government assistance program called Lifeline that reduces the phone bill for households that qualify based on income or participation in other government programs such as Food Stamps, Section 8 housing, etc.
Qualification guidelines vary by state. On February 2, 2012, the Federal Communications Commission released it's Lifeline Reform Order which changed the qualifying criteria in many states. There is now a floor of eligibility requirements based on federal guidelines. Some states have opted to add more permissive eligibility criteria. If you're receiving some form of government assistance, chances are that you qualify.
How much can I save on my phone bill?
Lifeline will save you $9.25 or more on your monthly phone bill. The savings will vary by state and telephone service provider.
What is Link-up?
Link-up is a government assistance program to reduce your residential service activation cost. However, according to the Lifeline Reform Order released by the FCC on February 6, 2012, Link-up is no longer available to non-Tribal areas as of 4/1/2012.
Where can I get home telephone service with this Lifeline subsidy?
You can order service online now!
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$20.24 in SC, KY, TX, KS. Other states from $20.70/mo. Prices vary by state.
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*For lifeline qualified, low-income families in the AT&T areas. Promotions vary among states and carriers. Not available in all states.