The providers on the list below offer FREE cell phone service to households that qualify.
You may qualify:
Show proof of income, like three consecutive pay stubs or a tax return, when you apply for Lifeline.
Federal Assistance Programs
You can get Lifeline if you (or someone in your household) participates in one of these federal assistance programs:
Show a card, letter, or official document, as proof that you participate in one of these programs when you apply for Lifeline.
Tribal Lifeline takes up to an extra $25 off your monthly bill, for a total Lifeline discount of up to $34.25 per month.
You can get Tribal Lifeline if you live on Tribal lands. Tribal lands include any federally recognized Indian tribe's reservation, Pueblo, or colony, including former reservations in Oklahoma, Alaska Native regions, Hawaiian Home Lands, or Indian Allotments.
If you live on Tribal lands, you can qualify for Lifeline if you or someone in your household participates in:
Show a card, letter, or another document as proof that you participate in one of these programs when you apply for Lifeline, and tell them you're applying for Tribal Lifeline.
If someone at your address already gets Lifeline, your company will use a Household Worksheet to see if more than one household lives at your address.
"T-Mobile CDMA": Since the Sprint brand has been fully absorbed into T-Mobile, MVNOs that use the legacy Sprint CDMA/LTE networks are labeled here as "T-Mobile CDMA" MVNOs until they either upgrade to the full T-Mobile network, or switch parent networks. The legacy Sprint CDMA/LTE network is not being maintained as much and is slated to be shut down in the near future. MVNO's that use both T-Mobile and Sprint networks have merely had Sprint removed as a parent network on this page.
|T-Mobile CDMA||Yes, but not officially supported|
|T-Mobile CDMA, Verizon||No|
|AT&T, T-Mobile||Yes, but not officially supported|
|AT&T, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Verizon||Yes|
|T-Mobile||Yes, for non-Lifeline|
|Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile||N|