Kentucky 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 Kentucky 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.

Kentucky 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 to Needy Families (TANF)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • The National School Lunch Programís Free Lunch Program

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

  • Federal Public Housing Assistance / Section 8
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)
  • Medicaid
  • National School Lunch Program (NSL)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps)
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)

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.

Affordable Phone Services, Inc.


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 877-369-0999
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

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

How to Apply for Affordable Phone Services, Inc. Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Affordable Phone Services, Inc. directly at 877-369-0999. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Affordable Phone Services, Inc. at http://HOMEPHONEFORFREE.COM . An application can be obtained via phone.

Appalachian Wireless


Services Available: Wireless
Phone Number: 800-438-2355
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

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

How to Apply for Appalachian Wireless Lifeline Service

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

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

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.

AT&T Mobility


Services Available: Wireless
Phone Number: 800-377-9450
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

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, or from Various Locations.

Ballard Rural Telephone Coop


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 270-665-5186
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

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

How to Apply for Ballard Rural Telephone Coop Lifeline Service

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

Bluegrass Cellular


Services Available: Wireless
Phone Number: 800-928-2355
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

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

How to Apply for Bluegrass Cellular Lifeline Service

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

Brandenburg Telephone Company


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 888-830-2682
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

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

How to Apply for Brandenburg Telephone Company Lifeline Service

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

Cellular One


Services Available: Wireless
Phone Number: 800-934-3996
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

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

How to Apply for Cellular One Lifeline Service

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

Cincinnati Bell


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 513-565-2210
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

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

How to Apply for Cincinnati Bell Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Cincinnati Bell directly at 513-565-5433. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Cincinnati Bell at http://www.cincinnatibell.com . An application can be obtained via phone, or from certain social service organizations.

Duo County Telephone Cooperative Inc.


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 270-343-3131
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)
  • 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

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

How to Apply for Duo County Telephone Cooperative Inc. Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Duo County Telephone directly at 270-343-3131. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Duo County Telephone Cooperative Inc. at http://www.duocounty.com . An application can be obtained via phone, or from your local Social Services Office.

Foothills Rural Telephone Cooperative Corp., Inc.


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 606-297-3501
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

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

How to Apply for Foothills Rural Telephone Cooperative Corp., Inc. Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Foothills Telephone Cooperative directly at 606-297-3501. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Foothills Rural Telephone Cooperative Corp., Inc. at http://www.foothills.net . An application can be obtained at a certified Foothills Rural Telephone Cooperative Corp., Inc. retail store.

Freedom Communications USA


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

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

How to Apply for Freedom Communications USA 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 at http://www.freecomusa.com . An application can be obtained via phone.

Logan Telephone Cooperative, Inc.


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 270-542-4121
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

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

How to Apply for Logan Telephone Cooperative, Inc. Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Logan Telephone Cooperative directly at 270-542-4121. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Logan Telephone Cooperative, Inc. at http://www.logantele.com . An application can be obtained via phone, or from Logan Telephone Cooperative.

Murray (e-Tel)


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 270-753-5312
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

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

How to Apply for Murray (e-Tel) Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call e-Tel directly at 270-753-5312. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Murray (e-Tel) at http://www.etelofmurray.com . An application can be obtained from Murray Electric System.

North Central Communications


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 270-622-7500
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

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

How to Apply for North Central Communications Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call North Central Communications directly at 270-622-7500. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from North Central Communications at http://www.nctc.com . An application can be obtained at a certified North Central Communications retail store.

NTELOS


Services Available: Wireless
Phone Number: 877-468-3567
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

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

How to Apply for NTELOS Lifeline Service

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

Peoples Rural Telephone Coop.


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 606-287-7101
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

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

How to Apply for Peoples Rural Telephone Coop. Lifeline Service

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

South Central Rural Telephone Cooperative


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 270-678-2111
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

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

How to Apply for South Central Rural Telephone Cooperative Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline stop by your nearest certified South Central Rural Telephone Cooperative retail store. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from South Central Rural Telephone Cooperative at http://www.scrtc.com/ . An application can be obtained via phone, or from most participating program administrators, or at a certified South Central Rural Telephone Cooperative retail store.

South Central Telcom, LLC


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 270-629-2111
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

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

How to Apply for South Central Telcom, LLC Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline stop by your nearest certified South Central Telcom, LLC retail store. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from South Central Telcom, LLC at http://sctelcom.tv/ . An application can be obtained via phone, or from Participating program administrator, or at a certified South Central Telcom, LLC retail store.

SouthEast Telephone


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 888-364-9000
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

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

How to Apply for SouthEast Telephone Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call SouthEast Telephone directly at 1-888-364-9000 or stop by your nearest certified SouthEast Telephone retail store. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from SouthEast Telephone at http://www.southeasttelephone.com . An application can be obtained via phone, or from an authorized SouthEast Telephone agent.

T-Mobile


Services Available: Wireless
Phone Number: 800-937-8997
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Federal Public Housing Assistance / Section 8
  • 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

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

How to Apply for T-Mobile Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call T-Mobile directly at 800-937-8997. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from T-Mobile at http://www.t-mobile.com/ . An application can be obtained via phone, or online.

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

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

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.

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

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

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.

West Kentucky Rural Telephone Cooperative


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 270-674-1000
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

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

How to Apply for West Kentucky Rural Telephone Cooperative Lifeline Service

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

Windstream Communications


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

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

How to Apply for Windstream Communications 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 Communications at http://www.windstream.com . An application can be obtained via phone.
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