Low income North Dakota residents may qualify for discounted home phone service through the government sponsored LifeLine/Link-Up program. Unlike several other states that can take advantage of free cell phones, North Dakota residents may only receive discounted rates on their home phone line. What LifeLine Offers Qualified North Dakota residents may waive part of the [...]
As of this writing, April, 2011, Louisiana doesn’t have a free government phone program. What they do have is a discounted program. As indicated on the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates website, there are 9 states that only offer discount phone service in accordance with the federal LifeLine program and Louisiana is one [...]
In addition to taking advantage of the free cell phone service provided by SafeLink Wireless and Assurance Wireless, New York residents who qualify can take advantage of discounted landline phone rates as a result of the Lifeline program. Through Xchange Telecom, low-income New York residents can reduce their monthly phone bill and offset their phone [...]
Oregon does not have a free government phone program, but like a few other states, they offer discounts on phone installation and monthly plans. Oregon offers up to $13.50 discount off of the monthly home phone bill for those who qualify. Additionally, through Link-Up America participants can cut phone installation and connection charges in half [...]
Unlike the other free government phone programs, California’s LifeLine Telephone Program does not offer free phones, cell phones or free phone service. Instead, they offer deeply discounted home phone service with no credit check, no deposit and no contract.
As a participant of the government’s LifeLine program, ReachOut Wireless offers both free phones and deeply discounted phone service for low-income individuals. In general, ReachOut Wireless offers free phones, but the free phone option is not available in all states. For those states in which they are unable to offer free phones, they offer discounted phone service through their Simple Plan program.