Home Phone for Low Income Families
- Free First Month's Service*
- Free Long Distance*
- Pay $30 or less to Start*
- Service from $21/mo*
*For qualified low income families who are currently enrolled in a government assistance program such as Section 8 Housing, Food Stamps, Medicaid, etc, (see qualifying programs listed below) and living in the AT&T area of participating states. Check rates in your area. Promotions vary among states.
Qualifying Government Assistance Programs
Below are examples of government assistance programs that may or may not be available in your state. Check the qualifying programs for your state by going to your state page and clicking "Order Now"
- National School Lunch's Free Lunch Program (NSL)
- Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
- Food Stamps (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance - SNAP)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Federal Public Housing (Section 8)
- Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LiHEAP)
- Tribally Administered TANF
- Head Start (Tribal)
- Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
- Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
- Income at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Level
If you are currently receiving benefits from at least one of the above programs, you are probably qualified for Lifeline government home telephone service for low income families. You may also qualify base soley on income if your total household income is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Level.
To get the discounted rate, we will need a signed self certification form from you (except Texas) in addition to placing your order. We will also need proof of your participation in one of the above programs. For those qualifying based on income, you will need to provide proof on household income. If you order your service on-line, the Lifeline certification is included in that process. If you order over the phone, you will need to log into the customer portal using your new account number, and electronically submit a Lifeline certification by following the "update your Lifeline information" links. Or, you can print the paper form, fill it out, and submit it through the mail, fax, or email. Click the "Lifeline Forms" link above to get started with submitting your certification.
To get Lifeline government assistance discounts in Texas, you must be on file with the Texas Low Income Discount Administration (LIDA), Solix. Once you have submitted your order with us, go to the Texas PUC website and complete the Lite-Up Texas application which is required by the state of Texas. This application will be sent to the Texas LIDA (Solix) who will then notify us of your status. Once you are approved by the Texas LIDA, your phone bill will include the Lifeline discount.