New Mexico 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 New Mexico 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.

New Mexico Lifeline Service Providers


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 Program (LIHEAP)
  • Medicaid
  • National School Lunch (free program only)
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Food Stamps
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Eligibility by Income

Total household income is at or below 150% 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.

CellularOne


Services Available: Wireless
Phone Number: 800-730-2351
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
  • 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 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

How to Apply for CellularOne Lifeline Service

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

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)
  • 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 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

How to Apply for CenturyLink 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 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

  • 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 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

How to Apply for CenturyLink (formerly Qwest) Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call CenturyLink 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.

ENMR Telephone Cooperative, Inc.


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 800-432-2369
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 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

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

To apply for Lifeline call ENMR directly at 800-432-2369 or stop by your nearest certified ENMR Telephone Cooperative, Inc. retail store. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from ENMR Telephone Cooperative, Inc. at http://www.enmr.com . An application can be obtained via phone, or at a certified ENMR Telephone Cooperative, Inc. retail store.

Frontier Communications


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 800-921-8101
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 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

How to Apply for Frontier Communications Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Frontier Communications directly at 800-921-8101 or stop by your nearest certified Frontier Communications retail store. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Frontier Communications at http://www.frontieronline.com . An application can be obtained via phone, or at a certified Frontier Communications retail store.

Plateau Wireless


Services Available: Wireless
Phone Number: 877-752-8328
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 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

How to Apply for Plateau Wireless Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Plateau Wireless directly at 877-752-8328. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Plateau Wireless at http://www.plateauwireless.com . An application can be obtained via phone, or at a certified Plateau Wireless retail store.

Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 800-421-5711
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)
  • Additional eligibility criteria may apply to residents of federally recognized tribal lands

Eligibility by Income

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

How to Apply for Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline stop by your nearest certified Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc retail store. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc at http://www.vtc.net . An application can be obtained via phone, or at a certified Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc retail store.

Valor Telecommunications of Texas, LP - New Mexico


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

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

How to Apply for Valor Telecommunications of Texas, LP - New Mexico 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 Valor Telecommunications of Texas, LP - New Mexico at http://www.windstream.com . An application can be obtained via phone, or at a certified Valor Telecommunications of Texas, LP - New Mexico retail store.
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