Tennessee Lifeline Information

Lifeline Phone Service Quick Start Guide

#1 Do you want a cell phone or landline?

Search for providers that offer the type of service you want by filtering by that service type or by looking at the "services available" for a provider. The available services are wireless (cell phone), landline or both.

#2 Select a provider

Browse thru the list of Tennessee Lifeline Phone Service Providers and locate ones that offer service in your area. If you are not sure which ones provide services in your area you may want to check your city or county website, visit the providers website or call the provider for more information.

#3 Check eligibility

You can be eligible for Lifeline service by being enrolled in another government program such as SNAP (food stamps), Housing Assistance (section 8) and many others. Check the "Eligibility By Program" list for the provider you have selected, if you are enrolled in any of the programs listed then you are eligible.

You may also be eligible for service based on your income if you are not enrolled in any of the programs listed. This option is not always available, review the "Eligibility by Income" for your selected provider for further details.

#4 Apply

The "How to Apply" section will provide directions on how to apply for service with your selected provider.

Tennessee Lifeline Service Providers


Assurance Wireless


Services Available: Wireless
Phone Number: 877-378-1761
Website: Click to visit site
Online Application: Click to visit Online Application

Eligibility by Program

  • Medicaid
  • Food Stamps/SNAP
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA) or Section 8
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • National School Lunch Programís Free Lunch Program

Eligibility by Income

Total household income at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

How to Apply for Assurance Wireless Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call 1-877-378-1761 directly at www.assurancewireless.com. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Assurance Wireless at http://www.assurancewireless.com .

Safelink


Services Available: Wireless
Website: Click to visit site
Online Application: Click to visit Online Application

Eligibility by Program

  • Federal Public Housing Assistance / Section 8
  • Food Stamps
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • National School Lunch (free program only)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • TennCare aka Medicaid

Eligibility by Income

Total household income is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines

How to Apply for Safelink Lifeline Service

Apply online for a free cell phone with 250 free minutes per month by clicking here.

Ardmore Telephone Company, Inc.


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 256-423-2131
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Federal Public Housing Assistance / Section 8
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • National School Lunch (free program only)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Additional eligibility criteria may apply to residents of federally recognized tribal lands

Eligibility by Income

Total household income at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

How to Apply for Ardmore Telephone Company, Inc. Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline stop by your nearest certified Ardmore Telephone Company, Inc. retail store. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Ardmore Telephone Company, Inc. at http://www.ardmore.net . An application can be obtained via phone, or from Ardmore Telephone Company, or at a certified Ardmore Telephone Company, Inc. retail store.

AT&T


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 800-288-2020
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Federal Public Housing Assistance / Section 8
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • National School Lunch (free program only)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • TennCare aka Medicaid
  • Additional eligibility criteria may apply to residents of federally recognized tribal lands

Eligibility by Income

Total household income at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

How to Apply for AT&T Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call AT&T directly at 800-288-2020. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from AT&T at http://www.bellsouth.com/residential/ps_call-us.html . An application can be obtained via phone.

Ben Lomand Rural Telephone Cooperative & BLC


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 931-668-4131
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Additional eligibility criteria may apply to residents of federally recognized tribal lands

Eligibility by Income

Total household income at or below 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

How to Apply for Ben Lomand Rural Telephone Cooperative & BLC Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline stop by your nearest certified Ben Lomand Rural Telephone Cooperative & BLC retail store. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Ben Lomand Rural Telephone Cooperative & BLC at http://www.blomand.net/index.php . An application can be obtained at a certified Ben Lomand Rural Telephone Cooperative & BLC retail store.

Bledsoe Telephone Cooperative


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 423-447-2121
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Federal Public Housing Assistance / Section 8
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • National School Lunch (free program only)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Additional eligibility criteria may apply to residents of federally recognized tribal lands

Eligibility by Income

Total household income at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

How to Apply for Bledsoe Telephone Cooperative Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline stop by your nearest certified Bledsoe Telephone Cooperative retail store. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Bledsoe Telephone Cooperative at http://www.bledsoe.net . An application can be obtained at a certified Bledsoe Telephone Cooperative retail store.

Budget PrePay, Inc


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 888-424-5588
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Federal Public Housing Assistance / Section 8
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • National School Lunch (free program only)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • TennCare aka Medicaid
  • Additional eligibility criteria may apply to residents of federally recognized tribal lands

Eligibility by Income

Total household income at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

How to Apply for Budget PrePay, Inc Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline stop by your nearest certified Budget PrePay, Inc retail store. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Budget PrePay, Inc at http://budgetphone.com . An application can be obtained at a certified Budget PrePay, Inc retail store.

CenturyLink


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 800-201-4099
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Federal Public Housing Assistance / Section 8
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • National School Lunch (free program only)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Additional eligibility criteria may apply to residents of federally recognized tribal lands

Eligibility by Income

Total household income at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

How to Apply for CenturyLink Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call CenturyLink directly at 1-800-201-4099. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from CenturyLink at http://www.centurylink.com . An application can be obtained via phone.

DTC Communications


Services Available: Wireless & Landline
Phone Number: 615-529-2955
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Federal Public Housing Assistance / Section 8
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • National School Lunch (free program only)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Additional eligibility criteria may apply to residents of federally recognized tribal lands

Eligibility by Income

Total household income at or below 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

How to Apply for DTC Communications Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline stop by your nearest certified DTC Communications retail store. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from DTC Communications at http://www.dtccom.net . An application can be obtained at a certified DTC Communications retail store.

Freedom Communications USA, LLC


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 877-739-9900
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Federal Public Housing Assistance / Section 8
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • National School Lunch (free program only)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Additional eligibility criteria may apply to residents of federally recognized tribal lands

Eligibility by Income

Total household income at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

How to Apply for Freedom Communications USA, LLC Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Freedom Communications USA directly at 877-739-9900. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Freedom Communications USA, LLC at http://www.freecomusa.com . An application can be obtained via phone.

Frontier Communications


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 800-921-8101
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Federal Public Housing Assistance / Section 8
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • National School Lunch (free program only)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Additional eligibility criteria may apply to residents of federally recognized tribal lands

Eligibility by Income

Total household income at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

How to Apply for Frontier Communications Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Frontier Communications directly at 800-921-8101. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Frontier Communications at http://www.frontieronline.com . An application can be obtained via phone, or from Tennessee Regulatory Authority.

Loretto Telephone Company


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 931-853-4351
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Federal Public Housing Assistance / Section 8
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • National School Lunch (free program only)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Additional eligibility criteria may apply to residents of federally recognized tribal lands

Eligibility by Income

Total household income at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

How to Apply for Loretto Telephone Company Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Loretto Telephone Company directly at 931-853-4351. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Loretto Telephone Company at http://www.lorettotel.com . An application can be obtained via phone, or from Loretto Telephone Company.

Millington Telephone Company


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 901-872-3311
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Federal Public Housing Assistance / Section 8
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • National School Lunch (free program only)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Additional eligibility criteria may apply to residents of federally recognized tribal lands

Eligibility by Income

Total household income at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

How to Apply for Millington Telephone Company Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Millington Telephone Company directly at 901-873-3131 or stop by your nearest certified Millington Telephone Company retail store. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Millington Telephone Company at http://www.state.tn.us/tra/consumerfiles/teleassist.html . An application can be obtained via phone, or from Millington Telephone Company.

North Central Telephone Cooperative


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 615-666-2151
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Federal Public Housing Assistance / Section 8
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • National School Lunch (free program only)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Additional eligibility criteria may apply to residents of federally recognized tribal lands

Eligibility by Income

Total household income at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

How to Apply for North Central Telephone Cooperative Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call North Central directly at 615-666-2151. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from North Central Telephone Cooperative at http://www.nctc.com . An application can be obtained at a certified North Central Telephone Cooperative retail store.

TDS Telecom


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 888-225-5837
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Federal Public Housing Assistance / Section 8
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • National School Lunch (free program only)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Additional eligibility criteria may apply to residents of federally recognized tribal lands

Eligibility by Income

Total household income at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

How to Apply for TDS Telecom Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call customer advisor directly at 888-225-5837. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from TDS Telecom at http://www.tdstelecom.com . An application can be obtained via phone.

TEC - Bradford Division


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 731-742-2211
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Federal Public Housing Assistance / Section 8
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • National School Lunch (free program only)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Additional eligibility criteria may apply to residents of federally recognized tribal lands

Eligibility by Income

Total household income at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

How to Apply for TEC - Bradford Division Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call TEC directly at 731-742-2211 or stop by your nearest certified TEC - Bradford Division retail store. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from TEC - Bradford Division at http://www.tec.com . An application can be obtained at a certified TEC - Bradford Division retail store.

TEC - Erin Division


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 931-289-4221
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Federal Public Housing Assistance / Section 8
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • National School Lunch (free program only)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Additional eligibility criteria may apply to residents of federally recognized tribal lands

Eligibility by Income

Total household income at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

How to Apply for TEC - Erin Division Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call TEC directly at 931-289-4221 or stop by your nearest certified TEC - Erin Division retail store. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from TEC - Erin Division at http://www.tec.com/ . An application can be obtained via phone, or at a certified TEC - Erin Division retail store.

TEC - Friendship Division


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 731-677-8181
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Federal Public Housing Assistance / Section 8
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • National School Lunch (free program only)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Additional eligibility criteria may apply to residents of federally recognized tribal lands

Eligibility by Income

Total household income at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

How to Apply for TEC - Friendship Division Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call TEC directly at 731-677-8181 or stop by your nearest certified TEC - Friendship Division retail store. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from TEC - Friendship Division at http://www.tec.com . An application can be obtained at a certified TEC - Friendship Division retail store.

TSI Telephone Company


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 888-300-3954
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Federal Public Housing Assistance / Section 8
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • National School Lunch (free program only)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Additional eligibility criteria may apply to residents of federally recognized tribal lands

Eligibility by Income

Total household income at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

How to Apply for TSI Telephone Company Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call TSI Telephone Company directly at 888-300-3954 . You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from TSI Telephone Company at http://tsihomephone.com . An application can be obtained via phone.

Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative Corp.


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 931-268-2151
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Federal Public Housing Assistance / Section 8
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • National School Lunch (free program only)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Additional eligibility criteria may apply to residents of federally recognized tribal lands

Eligibility by Income

Total household income at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

How to Apply for Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative Corp. Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline stop by your nearest certified Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative Corp. retail store. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative Corp. at http://www.twlakes.coop . An application can be obtained at a certified Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative Corp. retail store.

United Telephone Co.


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 800-779-2227
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Federal Public Housing Assistance / Section 8
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • National School Lunch (free program only)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Additional eligibility criteria may apply to residents of federally recognized tribal lands

Eligibility by Income

Total household income at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

How to Apply for United Telephone Co. Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call United Telephone directly at 800-779-2227. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from United Telephone Co. at http://www.united.net . An application can be obtained via phone, or from United Telephone.

Windstream Norlight, Inc.


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 800-347-1991
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Federal Public Housing Assistance / Section 8
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • National School Lunch (free program only)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Additional eligibility criteria may apply to residents of federally recognized tribal lands

Eligibility by Income

Total household income at or below 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

How to Apply for Windstream Norlight, Inc. Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Windstream directly at 800-347-1991. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Windstream Norlight, Inc. at http://www.windstream.com . An application can be obtained via phone.
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