Virginia 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 Virginia 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.

Virginia 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)
  • Medicaid

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.

AT&T Mobility


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

Eligibility by Program

Eligibility by Income

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

How to Apply for AT&T Mobility Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Lifeline Call Center 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.

AT&T Mobility


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

Eligibility by Program

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.

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)
  • 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 CenturyLink Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call CenturyLink directly at 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.

MGW Telephone Company, Inc.


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 540-925-2255
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

Eligibility by Income

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

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

To apply for Lifeline call MGW Telephone Company, Inc. directly at 540-925-2255. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from MGW Telephone Company, Inc. at http://www.mgwnet.com . An application can be obtained via phone, or from MGW Telephone Company, Inc..

NationsLine


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 888-477-1224
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 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.

New Hope Telephone Cooperative


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 540-363-5277
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

Eligibility by Income

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

How to Apply for New Hope Telephone Cooperative Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call New Hope Telephone Cooperative directly at 540-363-5277. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from New Hope Telephone Cooperative at http://www.newhopetel.net . An application can be obtained from New Hope Telephone Cooperative Business Office.

NTELOS Telephone


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 877-468-3567
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

Eligibility by Income

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

How to Apply for NTELOS Telephone Lifeline Service

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

NTELOS Wireless


Services Available: Wireless
Phone Number: 877-468-3567
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

Eligibility by Income

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

How to Apply for NTELOS Wireless Lifeline Service

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

Pembroke Telephone Cooperative


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 540-626-7111
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

Eligibility by Income

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

How to Apply for Pembroke Telephone Cooperative Lifeline Service

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

Roanoke and Botetourt Telephone Company (NTELOS)


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 877-468-3567
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

Eligibility by Income

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

How to Apply for Roanoke and Botetourt Telephone Company (NTELOS) Lifeline Service

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

Scott County Telephone Cooperative


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 276-452-9119
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

Eligibility by Income

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

How to Apply for Scott County Telephone Cooperative Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Scott County Telephone Cooperative directly at 276-452-9119. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Scott County Telephone Cooperative at http://www.sctc.org . An application can be obtained from Scott County Telephone Cooperative, or at a certified Scott County Telephone Cooperative retail store.

Shenandoah Telephone Company


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 540-984-5224
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

Eligibility by Income

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

How to Apply for Shenandoah Telephone Company Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Shenandoah Telephone Company directly at 540-984-5224. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Shenandoah Telephone Company at http://www.shentel.net . An application can be obtained via phone, or from 106 S Main St., Edinburg, VA 22824.

Sprint Nextel


Services Available: Wireless
Phone Number: 888-408-3306
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

Eligibility by Income

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

How to Apply for Sprint Nextel Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Sprint Nextel directly at 888-408-3306. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Sprint Nextel at http://www.sprint.com/lifeline . An application can be obtained via phone.

TDS Telecom


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

Eligibility by Program

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.

Verizon


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 800-483-2000
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

Eligibility by Income

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

How to Apply for Verizon Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Verizon directly at 800-483-2000. 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.

Verizon Wireless


Services Available: Wireless
Phone Number: 800-924-0585
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

Eligibility by Income

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

How to Apply for Verizon Wireless Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call The Lifeline Support Team/COOS Team directly at 1-800-924-0585. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Verizon Wireless at http://www.verizonwireless.com/lifeline . An application can be obtained via phone, or online.
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