Through the federal government’s Lifeline and Link-Up programs, low-income people can obtain discounts on monthly phone service as well as installation.
The federal standards require consumers to either (1) have total household income that does not exceed 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or (2) participate in at least one of the following assistance programs:
Medicaid; Food Stamps; Supplemental Security Income (SSI); Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8); Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP); Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF); The National School Lunch Program’s “Free Lunch” Program
More information, including state-specific info, is available through www.lifelinesupport.org.
See also: www.usac.org/li