The Lifeline program provides discounts on one basic monthly telephone service to qualifying consumers. For over a quarter decade, Lifeline has
helped tens of millions of Americans afford basic phone service. Access to phone service is vital for finding jobs, staying connected with family and securing help during emergencies.
The Tribal Lifeline and Link-Up programs allow for discounts for qualified consumers living on Tribal lands.
What do the programs provide?
LIFELINE provides eligible subscribers with a monthly credit of $9.25 on the basic service portion of their telephone bill. Lifeline subscribers may also receive blocking of long distance calls on their telephone line at no charge.
TRIBAL LIFELINE Assistance for Residents of Tribal Lands provides eligible subscribers with basic monthly telephone service at no charge. CIF (Hearing Impaired Service) and 911 fees still apply. Lifeline subscribers may also receive blocking of long distance calls on their telephone line at no charge.
TRIBAL LINK-UP provides eligible Tribal Land Subscribers with reduced
connection charges for their basic home telephone service. This discount is
100 percent of the applicable charges up to $100.00. It does not cover the
cost of wiring inside your home and is limited to one time per home address
To see if you are eligible for Lifeline, please review the information on the links listed above.
Call 1155 (from any Golden West phone) or find the Toll-Free Number that applies to your communitiy.
Lifeline is a government program. You must be eligible to receive Lifeline. You are allowed only one
Lifeline discount per household. You cannot transfer your Lifeline discount to someone else, even if
he or she is eligible.