West 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 West 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.

West 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
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • The National School Lunch Program's Free Lunch Program (NSL)
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • School Clothing Allowance (SCA)
  • WV Children's Health Insurance Program (WV CHIP)

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

  • Emergency Assistance (EA)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
  • Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)
  • Medicaid
  • National School Lunch (Free program only)
  • School Clothing Allowance (SCA)
  • Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • WV Children’s Health Insurance Program (WV CHIP)

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

  • Medicaid
  • Food Stamps/SNAP
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • The National School Lunch Program's Free Lunch Program (NSL)
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • School Clothing Allowance (SCA)
  • WV Children's Health Insurance Program (WV CHIP)

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: 877-277-5711
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)
  • School Clothing Allowance
  • 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 877-277-5711. 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.

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)
  • Benefits under other income-related state or
  • federal programs (e.g., School Clothing Allowance)
  • 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 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.

Cellular One - Dobson


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)
  • School Clothing Allowance
  • 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 - Dobson Lifeline Service

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

Frontier


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 877-462-8188
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)
  • Other income-related state or federal 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 from the WV DHHR.

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)
  • School Clothing Allowance
  • 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.

Sprint Nextel


Services Available: Wireless
Phone Number: 888-408-3306
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)
  • Other income-related State or Federal programs verified by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR)
  • 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 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.

Spruce Knob Seneca Rocks Telephone, Inc.


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 304-567-2121
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)
  • School Clothing Allowance
  • 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 Spruce Knob Seneca Rocks Telephone, Inc. Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Spruce Knob Seneca Rocks Telephone, Inc. directly at 304-567-2121. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Spruce Knob Seneca Rocks Telephone, Inc. at http://www.spruceknob.net . An application can be obtained via phone, or from Spruce Knob Seneca Rocks Telephone, Inc..

Verizon Wireless


Services Available: Wireless
Phone Number: 800-924-0585
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)
  • Other income-related State or Federal programs verified by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR)
  • 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 Wireless Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Verizon Wireless Lifeline Support Center directly at 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.

War Telecommunications (OTT Communications)


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 866-746-3873
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)
  • School Clothing Allowance
  • 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 War Telecommunications (OTT Communications) Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call War Telecommunications (OTT Communications) directly at 866-746-3873. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from War Telecommunications (OTT Communications) at http://wv.securespeed.us . An application can be obtained via phone.

West Side Telecommunications


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 304-983-2211
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)
  • School Clothing Allowance
  • 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 Side Telecommunications Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call West Side directly at 304-983-2211. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from West Side Telecommunications at http://www.westsidetelecommunications.net/ . An application can be obtained via phone, or from WV Dept of Family Services.
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