Maryland 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 Maryland 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.

Maryland 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

  • Medical Assistance
  • Food Stamps/SNAP
  • Temporary Cash Assistance (TANF)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Disability Assistance Program (TDAP)
  • Public Assistance to Adults (PAA)
  • Electric Universal Service Program (EUSP)
  • Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP)

Eligibility by Income

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

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

  • Electric Universal Service Program
  • Food Stamps
  • Maryland Energy Assistance Program
  • Medical Assistance
  • Public Assistance to Adults
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Cash Assistance
  • Temporary Disability Assistance Program

Eligibility by Income

How to Apply for Safelink Lifeline Service

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

ReachOut Wireless


Services Available: Wireless
Phone Number: 877-870-9444
Website: Click to visit site
Online Application: Click to visit Online Application

Eligibility by Program

  • Medical Assistance
  • Food Stamps/SNAP
  • Temporary Cash Assistance (TANF)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Disability Assistance Program (TDAP)
  • Public Assistance to Adults (PAA)
  • Electric Universal Service Program (EUSP)
  • Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP)

Eligibility by Income

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

How to Apply for ReachOut Wireless Lifeline Service

To apply for ReachOut Lifeline Phone Service call 1-877-870-9444 or click here to apply on the ReachOut Website

Armstrong Telephone Company


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 410-658-5511
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA)
  • Medical Assistance (MA)
  • Public Assistance to Adults (PAA)
  • Temporary Disability Assistance Program (TDAP)
  • Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP)
  • Electrical Universal Service Program (EUSP)
  • 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 Armstrong Telephone Company Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Armstrong Telephone Company directly at 410-658-5511 or stop by your nearest certified Armstrong Telephone Company retail store. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Armstrong Telephone Company at http://www.agoc.com . An application can be obtained via phone, or from Armstrong Telephone Company, or at a certified Armstrong Telephone Company retail store.

Budget PrePay, Inc


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

Eligibility by Program

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Cash Assisitance (TCA)
  • Medical Assistance (MA)
  • Public Assistance to Adults (PAA)
  • Temporary Disability Assistance Program (TDAP)
  • Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP)
  • Electrical Universal Service Program (EUSP)
  • 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 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.

Conexion Wireless


Services Available: Wireless
Phone Number: 877-818-7464
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Medical Assistance
  • Electric Universal Assistance Program
  • Tribal Resident
  • Public Assistance to Adults
  • Temporary Cash Assistance
  • Temporany Disability Assistance Program
  • 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 Conexion Wireless Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Conexion Wireless directly at 877-818-7464. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Conexion Wireless at http://www.conexionwireless.com . An application can be obtained via phone.

Cricket Communications


Services Available: Wireless
Phone Number: 800-274-2538
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA)
  • Medical Assistance (MA)
  • Public Assistance to Adults (PAA)
  • Temporary Disability Assistance Program(TDAP)
  • Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP)
  • Electric Universal Service Program (EUSP)
  • 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 Cricket Communications Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline stop by your nearest certified Cricket Communications retail store. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Cricket Communications at http://www.mycricket.com/LifeLineMaryland/ . An application can be obtained online, or at a certified Cricket Communications retail store.

NationsLine


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 888-477-1224
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA)
  • Medical Assistance (MA)
  • Public Assistance to Adults (PAA)
  • Temporary Disability Assistance Program (TDAP)
  • Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP)
  • Electrical Universal Service Program (EUSP)
  • 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 NationsLine Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Nationsline directly at 866-262-4114. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from NationsLine at http://www.nationsline.com . An application can be obtained via phone.

Surety Wireless


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 866-379-7211
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA)
  • Medical Assistance (MA)
  • Public Assistance to Adults (PAA)
  • Temporary Disability Assistance Program (TDAP)
  • Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP)
  • Electrical Universal Service Program (EUSP)
  • 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 Surety Wireless Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Customer Service directly at 866-379-7211. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Surety Wireless at http://www.suretywireless.org/ . An application can be obtained via phone.

Verizon


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 800-525-0145
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA)
  • Medical Assistance (MA)
  • Public Assistance to Adults (PAA)
  • Temporary Disability Assistance Program (TDAP)
  • Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP)
  • Electric Universal Service Program (EUSP)
  • 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 Verizon Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Verizon directly at 800-525-0145. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Verizon at http://www22.verizon.com/ . An application can be obtained via phone.
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