On a limited income? You can save with Lifeline services from CenturyLink. This government assistance program can help you save on your monthly local phone service. CenturyLink also offers Internet Basics, a low-income assistance program for high-speed Internet service.
DISCLAIMER: Montana Satellite Services is an authorized sales agent for CenturyLink Services, however Lifeline service is not a product that sales agents are authorized to provide! Although we would appreciate it if you would contact us to request standard residential or commercial CenturyLink Telephone Services and / or Unlimited Internet access or other communications and Internet services and solutions, this page was posted for information only and to help raise awareness about the Lifeline program and its’ benefits for our customers and others in our community!
Regular Lifeline – provides federal monthly support of $9.25. In some states, additional monthly support is also available.
Enhanced Lifeline – offers a deeper monthly discount as well as installation assistance through the Link-Up program to qualifying customers who live on federally-recognized Tribal lands.
Internet Basics – Internet Basics provides discounts on High-Speed Internet service for qualified subscribers.
How to Qualify?
Lifeline is available to qualifying customers in every U.S. state. Qualifications do vary by state.
Please be aware that only one Lifeline discount may be received per household, even if the household has more than one telephone account, including landline or wireless phone service. Under the Lifeline program, a household is defined as any individual or group of individuals who live together at the same address and share income and expenses. Lifeline service is not transferable and only eligible consumers may enroll in the program. Documentation of eligibility is required to enroll. Consumers who willfully make false statements in order to obtain Lifeline telephone service can be punished by fine or imprisonment and can be barred from the program.
Individuals living in a CenturyLink service area should call 1-800-366-8201 or 1-800-244-1111 (former Qwest territories) to inquire about eligibility.
Internet Basics Broadband Assistance Plan
Lower your High-Speed Internet service and installation costs. CenturyLink offers Broadband Assistance Plans for qualifying low-income customers:
To qualify for CenturyLink Internet Basics you must meet all of the following requirements:
- Reside where CenturyLink™ offers Internet service
- Have not subscribed to CenturyLink Internet service within the last 90 days and are not a current CenturyLink Internet customer
- Do not have an overdue CenturyLink bill or un-returned equipment
- Follow application guidelines for Internet Basics.