Ohio 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 Ohio 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.

Ohio 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
  • General Assistance
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF/Ohio Works First)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
  • Home Energy Assistance Programs (HEAP, LIHEAP & E-HEAP)
  • The National School Lunch Programís Free Lunch Program
  • Supplemental Security Income-Blind & Disabled (SSDI)

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

  • Section 8/Federal Public Housing Assistance
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Medicaid
  • Food Stamps
  • Free National School Lunch Program (NSL)
  • General Assistance/Disability Assistance
  • Home Energy Assistance (HEAP)
  • Supplemental Security Disability Income (SSDI)
  • Ohio Works First or 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.

AT&T


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 800-335-8721
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)
  • General Assistance
  • Any State Medical Assistance Program that Might Supplant Medicaid
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) aka Ohio Works First
  • Social Security Disability Income (SSDI)
  • Disability Assistance
  • 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 AT&T Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call AT&T directly at 800-335-8721. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from AT&T at http://att.com/lifeline . 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)
  • National School Lunch (free program only)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Any State Program which might supplant Medicaid
  • General Assistance (including Disability Assistance)
  • Supplemental Security Income - Blind and Disabled (SSDI)
  • Ohio Works First
  • Ohio Energy Credit Program (OECP)
  • Home Energy Assistance Programs (HEAP, E-HEAP)
  • 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 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.

Cincinnati Bell


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 513-565-2210
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)
  • Any State Medical Assistance Program that Might Supplant Medicaid
  • General Assistance
  • Social Security Disability Income (SSDI)
  • Disability Assistance
  • 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 Cincinnati Bell Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Cincinnati Bell Telephone directly at 513-565-5433. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Cincinnati Bell at http://www.cincinnatibell.com . An application can be obtained via phone, or from various social service organizations.

Conneaut Telephone Company


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 440-593-7140
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)
  • Any State Medical Assistance Program that Might Supplant Medicaid
  • General Assistance
  • Social Security Disability Income (SSDI)
  • Disability Income
  • 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 Conneaut Telephone Company Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Conneaut Telephone Company directly at 440-593-7140. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Conneaut Telephone Company at http://www.suite224.net . An application can be obtained via phone, or from Conneaut Telephone Company.

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)
  • General Assistance including Disability Assistance (DA).
  • Supplemental Security Income-Blind and Disabled (SSDI).
  • 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 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.frontieronline.com . An application can be obtained via phone.

Kalida Telephone Co.,Inc.


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 419-532-3218
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)
  • Any State Medical Assistance Program that Might Supplant Medicaid
  • 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 Kalida Telephone Co.,Inc. Lifeline Service

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

McClure Telephone Co.


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 419-748-8008
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)
  • General Assistance
  • Disability Assistance
  • Supplemental Security Income - Blind and Disabled
  • Ohio Works First
  • 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 McClure Telephone Co. Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline stop by your nearest certified McClure Telephone Co. retail store. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from McClure Telephone Co. at http://mccluretelephone.com/ . An application can be obtained via phone, or from McClure Telephone Co., or at a certified McClure Telephone Co. retail store.

Ottoville Mutual Telephone Co.


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 419-453-3324
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)
  • Any State Medical Assistance Program that Might Supplant Medicaid
  • 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 Ottoville Mutual Telephone Co. Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Ottoville Mutual Telephone Co. directly at 419-453-3324. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Ottoville Mutual Telephone Co. at http://www.ottovillemutual.com . An application can be obtained from Ottoville Mutual Telephone Co..

Sycamore Telephone Company


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 419-927-6012
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)
  • General Assistance Programs, Including Disability Assistance
  • Supplemental Security Income - Blind and Disabled (SSDI)
  • 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 Sycamore Telephone Company Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Sycamore Telephone Company directly at 419-927-6012. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Sycamore Telephone Company at http://www.sycamoretelephone.net . An application can be obtained from Sycamore Telephone Company.

TDS Telecom


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 888-225-5837
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)
  • General Assistance including Disability Assistance (DA)
  • Any State Medical Assistance Program that Might Supplant Medicaid
  • 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 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.

Telephone Service Company


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 419-739-2200
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)
  • General Assistance
  • Any State Medical Assistance Program that may supplement Medicaid
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) aka Ohio Works First
  • Social Security Disability Income (SSDI)
  • Disability Assistance
  • 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 Telephone Service Company Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Customer Service directly at 419-739-2200. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Telephone Service Company at http://www.telserco.com . An application can be obtained via phone, or from 2 Willipie St., Wapakoneta, or at a certified Telephone Service Company retail store.

Windstream Communications


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)
  • General Assistance
  • Any State Medical Assistance Program that Might Supplant Medicaid
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) aka Ohio Works First
  • Social Security Disability Income (SSDI)
  • Disability Assistance
  • 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 Windstream Communications 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 Windstream Communications at http://www.windstream.com . An application can be obtained via phone.
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