Basic Telephone Service Fee of $24.50 paid by Lifeline Program
Customer only pays taxes and/or fees
(Basic Telephone service includes unlimited local calling. Toll calls are billed at the rate of the Long Distance carrier.)
Customers will need to re-certify annually.  Watch for your Lifeline application in the mail.

Lifeline is a federal government program that provides a monthly discount on home or wireless telephone services, but not both.  Only one Lifeline benefit is allowed per household.  A household is not permitted to receive Lifeline benefits from multiple providers.  Your household is everyone who lives in your home (including children and people who are not related to you) and shares income and household expenses (bills, food, etc.).  Violation of the one per household rule is a violation of federal rules and will result in de-enrollment from the Lifeline program and potential prosecution by the United States Government.  Non-Transferable.  Lifeline monthly Telephone OR Internet service discount up to $40.00.  One discount per household.  Link Up telephone installation discount up to $100.00, one-time discount, new installs only.

Lifeline is available to all residential customers who participate in one of the following eligible programs:

  • Federal Public Housing Assistance
  • Veterans and Survivors pension benefit
  • Tribal Food Distribution (FDPIR)
  • BIA General Assistance
  • Head Start Qualifiers (new)
  • Medicaid
  • SNAP (Food Stamps)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Tribal TANF

Or, meet the income-based criteria household income less than 135% of federal poverty guidelines.  See guidelines on application:  Lifeline Application, Re-certification Application, Household Worksheet.