Montana 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 Montana 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.

Montana Lifeline Service Providers


3 Rivers Communications


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 800-796-4567
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

Eligibility by Income

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

How to Apply for 3 Rivers Communications Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call 3 Rivers Communications directly at 800-796-4567. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from 3 Rivers Communications at http://www.3rivers.net/ . An application can be obtained via phone.

Blackfoot Telephone Cooperative, Inc.


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 406-541-5000
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

Eligibility by Income

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

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

To apply for Lifeline call Blackfoot Telephone Cooperative, Inc. directly at 406-541-5000. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Blackfoot Telephone Cooperative, Inc. at http://www.blackfoot.com . An application can be obtained via phone, or from Blackfoot Telephone Cooperative, Inc..

Cellular One


Services Available: Wireless
Phone Number: 877-424-4666
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

Eligibility by Income

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

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.cellonenation.com . An application can be obtained via phone, or online, or from various distribution outlets, or at a certified Cellular One retail store.

CenturyLink


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

Eligibility by Program

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.

CenturyLink (formerly Qwest)


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 800-244-1111
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

Eligibility by Income

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

How to Apply for CenturyLink (formerly Qwest) Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Human and Community Services directly at 406-444-9401. 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 from your local Office of Public Assistance.

Frontier Communications


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 800-921-8101
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

Eligibility by Income

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

How to Apply for Frontier Communications Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Frontier Communications directly at 800-921-8101. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Frontier Communications at http://www.frontier.com . An application can be obtained via phone.

Hot Springs Telephone Company


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 406-741-2751
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 Hot Springs Telephone Company Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Hot Springs Telephone Company directly at 406-741-2751. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Hot Springs Telephone Company at http://www.hotspringsmt.net . An application can be obtained via phone, or from Hot Springs Telephone Company.

Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative


Services Available: Wireless & Landline
Phone Number: 800-452-2288
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

Eligibility by Income

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

How to Apply for Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative Lifeline Service

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

Nemont


Services Available: Wireless & Landline
Phone Number: 406-783-2200
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

Eligibility by Income

Total household income at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

How to Apply for Nemont Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline stop by your nearest certified Nemont retail store. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Nemont at http://www.nemont.net . An application can be obtained via phone, or from Local Office of Public Assistance, or at a certified Nemont retail store.

Range Telephone Cooperative, Inc.


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 406-347-2226
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

Eligibility by Income

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

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

To apply for Lifeline call Range Telephone Customer Service directly at 1-800-927-2643. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Range Telephone Cooperative, Inc. at http://www.rangetel.coop . An application can be obtained via phone, or from Range Telephone Customer Service, or at a certified Range Telephone Cooperative, Inc. retail store.

Ronan Telephone Company


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 406-676-2751
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 Ronan Telephone Company Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Ronan Telephone Customer directly at 406-676-2751. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Ronan Telephone Company at http://www.ronantelco.com . An application can be obtained via phone, or from Ronan Telephone Company.

Southern Montana Telephone Company


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 406-689-3333
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

Eligibility by Income

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

How to Apply for Southern Montana Telephone Company Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Office of Public Assistance directly at 406-683-3773. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Southern Montana Telephone Company at http://www.smtel.com . An application can be obtained from SMTC or Public Assistance Office.

Triangle Communications


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 800-332-1201
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

Eligibility by Income

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

How to Apply for Triangle Communications Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Triangle Communications directly at 800-332-1201. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Triangle Communications at http://itsTriangle.com . An application can be obtained via phone, or from any local Tribal Business Office, or at a certified Triangle Communications retail store.
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