South Carolina 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 South Carolina 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.

South Carolina 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)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA) or Section 8
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • National School Lunch Programís Free Lunch Program

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

  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps)
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)

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.

Affordable Phone Services, Inc.


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 877-369-0999
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • 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 Affordable Phone Services, Inc. Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Affordable Phone Services, Inc. directly at 877-369-0999. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Affordable Phone Services, Inc. at http://HOMEPHONEFORFREE.COM . An application can be obtained via phone.

AT&T


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 800-288-2020
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • 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 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

How to Apply for AT&T Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call AT&T directly at 800-288-2020. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from AT&T at http://www.bellsouth.com/residential/ps_call-us.html . An application can be obtained via phone, or from your social services case worker.

CenturyLink


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 888-723-8010
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • 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 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.

Comporium Communications


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 866-922-5922
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • 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 Comporium Communications Lifeline Service

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

Cricket Communications


Services Available: Wireless
Phone Number: 800-274-2538
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • 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 Cricket Communications Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline stop by your nearest certified Cricket Communications retail store. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Cricket Communications at http://www.mycricket.com/LifeLineSouthCarolina . An application can be obtained online, or at a certified Cricket Communications retail store.

Farmers Telephone Cooperative, Inc.


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 888-218-5050
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • 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 Farmers Telephone Cooperative, Inc. Lifeline Service

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

Frontier


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 877-462-8188
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • 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 SC Office of Regulatory Staff directly at 866-788-6565. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Frontier at http://new.frontier.com/ . An application can be obtained via phone, or from your social services case worker.

Hargray Telephone Company


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 800-726-1266
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • 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 Hargray Telephone Company Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Office of Regulatory Staff directly at 866-788-6565 . You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Hargray Telephone Company at http://www.hargray.com . An application can be obtained online, or at a certified Hargray Telephone Company retail store.

MTI


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 877-567-3722
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • 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 MTI Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call MTI directly at 877-567-3722. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from MTI at http://www.mymti.com . An application can be obtained via phone.

Sandhill Telephone Cooperative


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 843-658-3434
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • 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 Sandhill Telephone Cooperative Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call SC Office of Regulatory Staff directly at 866-788-6565 or stop by your nearest certified Sandhill Telephone Cooperative retail store. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Sandhill Telephone Cooperative at http://www.shtc.net . An application can be obtained at a certified Sandhill Telephone Cooperative retail store.

TDS Telecom


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 888-225-5837
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • 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 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.

TSI Telephone Company


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 888-300-3954
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • 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 TSI Telephone Company Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call TSI Telephone Company directly at 888-300-3954 . You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from TSI Telephone Company at http://tsihomephone.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

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • 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 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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