Washington 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 Washington 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.

Washington 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

  • Community Options Program Entry System (COPES)
  • Disability Lifeline (formerly General Assistance)
  • DSHS Chore Service
  • Medical Assistance (including Medicare cost-sharing programs)
  • Refugee Assistance
  • State Family Assistance (SFA)
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program SNAP (Food Stamps)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)

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

  • Community Options Program Entry System (COPES)
  • Disability Lifeline (formerly General Assistance)
  • DSHS Chore Service
  • Medical Assistance (including Medicare cost-sharing programs)
  • Refugee Assistance
  • State Family Assistance (SFA)
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program SNAP (Food Stamps)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)

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.

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

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

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.

CenturyLink (formerly CenturyTel)


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

Eligibility by Program

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • General Assistance (GA-U, GA-X)
  • Refugee Assistance
  • State Family Assistance
  • Specific Medical Programs
  • DSHS Chore Services/COPES
  • 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 (formerly CenturyTel) 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 (formerly CenturyTel) at http://www.centurylink.com . An application can be obtained via phone.

CenturyLink (formerly Embarq)


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 888-723-8010
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • General Assistance (GA-U, GA-X)
  • Refugee Assistance
  • State Family Assistance
  • Specific Medical Programs
  • DSHS Chore Services/COPES
  • 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 (formerly Embarq) Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call CenturyLink directly at 888-723-8010. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from CenturyLink (formerly Embarq) 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

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • General Assistance
  • State Supplemental Security Income (State SSI)
  • Refugee Assistance
  • COPES
  • DSHS Chore Services
  • State Family Assistance
  • Medicare Cost Share Programs
  • 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 (formerly Qwest) Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Centurylink (formerly Qwest) directly at 1-800-244-1111. 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.

Frontier


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

Eligibility by Program

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • General Assistance
  • State Supplemental Security Income (State SSI)
  • Refugee Assistance
  • COPES
  • DSHS Chore Services
  • State Family Assistance
  • Medicare Cost Share Programs
  • 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 Frontier Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Frontier directly at 877-462-8188. 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 Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS).

Hat Island Telephone Company


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 360-444-1122
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • General Assistance
  • Refugee Assistance
  • COPES
  • DSHS Chore Services
  • State Family Assistance
  • Medicare Cost Share Programs
  • 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 Hat Island Telephone Company Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Hat Island Telephone Company directly at 360-444-1122. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Hat Island Telephone Company at http://www.whidbeytel.com . An application can be obtained via phone, or from Whidbey Telecom, or at a certified Hat Island Telephone Company retail store.

Inland Cellular


Services Available: Wireless
Phone Number: 800-248-8822
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 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: 509-649-2211
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • General Assistance
  • State Supplemental Security Income
  • Refugee Assistance
  • COPES
  • DSHS Chore Services
  • State Family Assistance
  • Medicare Cost Share 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 Inland Telephone Company Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Customer Service directly at 509-649-2211; 800-462-4578. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Inland Telephone Company at http://inlandnet.com/local/telephon.html . An application can be obtained via phone, or from Customer Service locations in Roslyn or Uniontown.

Kalama Telephone Company


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 360-673-2755
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • General Assistance
  • State Supplemental Security Income (State SSI)
  • Refugee Assistance
  • COPES
  • DSHS Chore Services
  • State Family Assistance
  • Medicare Cost Share Programs
  • 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 Kalama Telephone Company Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Kalama Telephone Company directly at 360-673-2755. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Kalama Telephone Company at http://www.kalamatelephone.com . An application can be obtained via phone.

Mashell Telecom, Inc.


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 360-832-6161
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • General Assistance
  • State Supplemental Security Income (State SSI)
  • Refugee Assistance
  • COPES
  • DSHS Chore Services
  • State Family Assistance
  • Medicare Cost Share Programs
  • 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 Mashell Telecom, Inc. Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Mashell Telecom, Inc. directly at 360-832-6161. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Mashell Telecom, Inc. at http://www.rainierconnect.com . An application can be obtained via phone, or from 104 Washington Ave. N., Eatonville, WA 98328, or at a certified Mashell Telecom, Inc. retail store.

Pioneer Telephone Company


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 509-549-3511
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • General Assistance
  • State Supplemental Security Income (State SSI)
  • Refugee Assistance
  • COPES
  • DSHS Chore Services
  • State Family Assistance
  • Medicare Cost Share Programs
  • 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 Pioneer Telephone Company Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Pioneer Telephone Company directly at 509-549-3511. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Pioneer Telephone Company at http://www.pionnet.com . An application can be obtained via phone, or at a certified Pioneer Telephone Company retail store.

Skyline Telecom, Inc.


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 888-383-4132
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • General Assistance
  • State Supplemental Security Income (State SSI)
  • Refugee Assistance
  • COPES
  • DSHS Chore Services
  • State Family Assistance
  • Medicare Cost Share Programs
  • 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 Skyline Telecom, Inc. Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Skyline Telecom, Inc. directly at 888-383-4132. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Skyline Telecom, Inc. at http://www.skylinetel.net/ . An application can be obtained via phone.

T-Mobile


Services Available: Wireless
Phone Number: 800-937-8997
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)
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Tribally Administered TANF
  • Head Start (income qualifying / residents of Tribal Lands only)

Eligibility by Income

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

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

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • General Assistance
  • State Supplemental Security Income (State SSI)
  • Refugee Assistance
  • COPES
  • DSHS Chore Services
  • State Family Assistance
  • Medicare Cost Share Programs
  • 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.

Tenino Telephone Company


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 360-264-2915
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • General Assistance
  • State Supplemental Security Income (State SSI)
  • Refugee Assistance
  • COPES
  • DSHS Chore Services
  • State Family Assistance
  • Medicare Cost Share Programs
  • 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 Tenino Telephone Company Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Tenino Telephone Company directly at 360-264-2915. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Tenino Telephone Company at http://www.teninotelephone.com . An application can be obtained via phone.

Toledo Telephone Co., Inc.


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 360-864-4552
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • General Assistance
  • State Supplemental Security Income (State SSI)
  • Refugee Assistance
  • COPES
  • DSHS Chore Services
  • State Family Assistance
  • Medicare Cost Share Programs
  • 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 Toledo Telephone Co., Inc. Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call DSHS directly at 1-888-700-8880. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Toledo Telephone Co., Inc. at http://www.toledotel.com . An application can be obtained from DSHS.

U.S. Cellular


Services Available: Wireless
Phone Number: 888-944-9400
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)
  • Food Stamps
  • 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 U.S. Cellular Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call U.S. Cellular directly at 1-800-447-1339. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from U.S. Cellular at http://www.USCellular.com . An application can be obtained via phone.

Wahkiakum West Telephone


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 360-465-2211
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • General Assistance
  • State Supplemental Security Income (State SSI)
  • Refugee Assistance
  • COPES
  • DSHS Chore Services
  • State Family Assistance
  • Medicare Cost Share Programs
  • 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 Wahkiakum West Telephone Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Wahkiakum West Telephone directly at 360-465-2211. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Wahkiakum West Telephone at http://www.wahkiakumwest.com . An application can be obtained via phone, or at a certified Wahkiakum West Telephone retail store.

Whidbey Telecom


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 360-321-1122
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • General Assistance
  • Refugee Assistance
  • COPES
  • DSHS Chore Services
  • State Family Assistance
  • Medicare Cost Share Programs
  • 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 Whidbey Telecom Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Whidbey Telecom directly at 360-321-1122. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Whidbey Telecom at http://www.whidbeytel.com . An application can be obtained via phone, or from Whidbey Telecom, or at a certified Whidbey Telecom retail store.
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