Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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.

Pennsylvania 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
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • General Assistance
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • The National School Lunch Programís Free Lunch Program (NSL)

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

  • Federal Public Housing Assistance / Section 8
  • Food Stamps
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • National School Lunch (free program only)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Medicaid
  • State Blind Pension

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.

Armstrong Telephone Company


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 724-283-0925
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
  • 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 Armstrong Telephone Company Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Armstrong Telephone Company directly at 724-899-2211. 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.

CenturyLink


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 888-723-8010
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
  • 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 CenturyLink 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 at http://www.centurylink.com . An application can be obtained via phone.

Citizens Telephone Company of Kecksburg


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 724-423-4444
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
  • 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 Citizens Telephone Company of Kecksburg Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Citizens Telephone Company directly at 724-423-4444. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Citizens Telephone Company of Kecksburg at http://telco.wpa.net/ . An application can be obtained via phone, or from Citizens Telephone Company of Kecksburg.

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
  • 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 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.

Hickory Telephone Company


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 724-356-2211
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)
  • General Assistance
  • 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 Hickory Telephone Company Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Hickory Telephone Company directly at 724-356-2211. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Hickory Telephone Company at http://www.htctv.com . An application can be obtained via phone, or at a certified Hickory Telephone Company retail store.

Lackawaxen Telecommunications Services


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 570-685-7111
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 (GA)
  • State Blind Pension
  • 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 Lackawaxen Telecommunications Services Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Michele Donovan directly at 570-685-7111. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Lackawaxen Telecommunications Services at http://www.ltis.net . An application can be obtained from Lackawaxen Telecommunications Services office.

Laurel Highland Telephone Company


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 724-593-2411
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
  • 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 Laurel Highland Telephone Company Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Laurel Highland Telephone Company directly at 724-593-2411. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Laurel Highland Telephone Company at http://www.lhtot.com . An application can be obtained via phone, or at a certified Laurel Highland Telephone Company retail store.

Pymatuning Independent Telephone Company


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 724-646-5400
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 Asssitance
  • 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 Pymatuning Independent Telephone Company Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Pymatuning Independent Telephone Company directly at 724-646-5400 or stop by your nearest certified Pymatuning Independent Telephone Company retail store. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Pymatuning Independent Telephone Company at http://www.pymtele.com . An application can be obtained at a certified Pymatuning Independent Telephone Company retail store.

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
  • 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 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.

Verizon


Services Available: Wireless & Landline
Phone Number: 800-837-4966
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 Verizon Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Verizon directly at 800-837-4966. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Verizon at http://www22.verizon.com . An application can be obtained via phone, or from social service agencies.

Verizon North


Services Available: Wireless & Landline
Phone Number: 800-837-4966
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 Verizon North Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Verizon directly at 800-837-4966. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Verizon North at http://www22.verizon.com . An application can be obtained via phone, or from social service agencies.

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)
  • General Assistance
  • 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 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 PA Dept of Welfare.

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)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • General Assistance
  • 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 Windstream Communications Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Windstream Buffalo Valley, Inc. 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.

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)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • General Assistance
  • 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 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.

Windstream D & E, Inc.


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)
  • General Assistance
  • 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 Windstream D & E, Inc. Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Windstream D & E, Inc. directly at 800-347-1991. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Windstream D & E, Inc. at http://www.windstream.com . An application can be obtained via phone.
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