Idaho 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 Idaho 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.

Idaho Lifeline Service Providers


AT&T Mobility


Services Available: Wireless
Phone Number: 800-377-9450
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Total household income at or below an amount determined by Federal Poverty Guidelines at 133%
  • Additional eligibility criteria may apply to residents of federally recognized tribal lands

Eligibility by Income

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

How to Apply for AT&T Mobility Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call AT&T Mobility directly at 800-377-9450. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from AT&T Mobility at http://www.wireless.att.com/learn/articles-resources/community-support/lifeline-link-up.jsp . An application can be obtained via phone.

Cambridge Telephone Co Inc.


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 208-257-3314
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

Eligibility by Income

Total household income at or below an amount determined by Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

How to Apply for Cambridge Telephone Co Inc. Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Health and Welfare directly at 208-642-6400. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Cambridge Telephone Co Inc. at http://www.ctcweb.net . An application can be obtained via phone, or from Cambridge Telephone Co.

CenturyLink


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

Eligibility by Program

Eligibility by Income

Total household income at or below an amount determined by Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

How to Apply for CenturyLink Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call the Community Action Partnership directly at 1-877-375-7382. 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.

CenturyLink (formerly Qwest)


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 800-244-1111
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

Eligibility by Income

Total household income at or below an amount determined by Department of Health and Welfare.

How to Apply for CenturyLink (formerly Qwest) Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call the Community Action Partnership directly at 1-877-375-7382. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from CenturyLink (formerly Qwest) at http://www.CenturyLink.com/TAP . An application can be obtained via phone.

CLEAR TALK


Services Available: Wireless
Phone Number: 208-223-2273
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

Eligibility by Income

Total household income at or below an amount determined by Federal Poverty Guidelines at 133%.

How to Apply for CLEAR TALK Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare directly at 1-800-926-2588. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from CLEAR TALK at http://www.cleartalk.net/cleartalk/Id/ . An application can be obtained online, or from Idaho Health and Welfare Office, or at a certified CLEAR TALK retail store.

Columbine Telephone Company, Inc.


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 208-354-3300
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

Eligibility by Income

Total household income at or below an amount determined by Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

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

To apply for Lifeline call Idaho Health and Welfare Dept directly at 208-354-2220. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Columbine Telephone Company, Inc. at http://www.silverstar.com . An application can be obtained at a certified Columbine Telephone Company, Inc. retail store.

Direct Communications


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 208-548-2345
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

Eligibility by Income

Total household income at or below an amount determined by Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

How to Apply for Direct Communications Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Health and Welfare directly at 208-226-5186. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Direct Communications at http://www.directcom.com . An application can be obtained from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

Farmers Mutual Telephone Company


Services Available: Wireless & Landline
Phone Number: 208-452-4241
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

Eligibility by Income

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

How to Apply for Farmers Mutual Telephone Company Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call WICAP directly at 208-642-4436. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Farmers Mutual Telephone Company at http://www.fmtc.com . An application can be obtained from WICAP.

Frontier


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 877-462-8188
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

Eligibility by Income

Total household income at or below an amount determined by Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

How to Apply for Frontier Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call the Community Action Partnership office directly at 1-877-375-7382. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Frontier at http://new.frontier.com/ . An application can be obtained via phone, or from Community Action Partnership member organization.

Frontier Communications


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

Eligibility by Program

  • To apply for Lifeline call the Department of Health and Welfare directly at 1-800-926-2588. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Rural Telephone Company at http://www.rtci.net/Load_Site.aspx?state=Idaho . An application can be obtained from the Department of Health and Welfare.
  • Additional eligibility criteria may apply to residents of federally recognized tribal lands

Eligibility by Income

Total household income at or below an amount determined by Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

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.

Inland Cellular


Services Available: Wireless
Phone Number: 800-248-8822
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

Eligibility by Income

Total household income at or below an amount determined by Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

How to Apply for Inland Cellular Lifeline Service

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

Inland Telephone Company


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 509-229-2211
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

Eligibility by Income

Total household income at or below an amount determined by Department of Health and Welfare.

How to Apply for Inland Telephone Company Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Department of Health and Welfare directly at 800-926-2588. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Inland Telephone Company at http://www.inlandnet.com/local/telephon.html . An application can be obtained via phone.

Silver Star Telecom


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 307-883-2411
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

Eligibility by Income

Total household income at or below an amount determined by Department of Health & Welfare.

How to Apply for Silver Star Telecom Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Idaho Health and Welfare Dept directly at 208-522-0310. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Silver Star Telecom at http://www.silverstar.com . An application can be obtained at a certified Silver Star Telecom retail store.

TDS Telecom


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

Eligibility by Program

Eligibility by Income

Total household income at or below an amount determined by Department of Health & Welfare.

How to Apply for TDS Telecom Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Department of Health & Welfare directly at 800-926-2588. 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.
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