What is Lifeline and Link Up?
Lifeline and Link Up are programs that offer wireless telephone discounts to qualified low-income customers, including residents of Tribal Lands.
Lifeline provides a monthly discount to qualified individuals. Eligibility requirements and discounts vary by state.
Link Up assists qualified low-income customers pay the one-time activation fee for Lifeline service. Restrictions may apply.
How much can I save?
Lifeline can save you at least $9.25 a month on your wireless bill. If you live on federally-recognized Tribal lands, you may qualify for additional discounts.
How do I qualify?
Eligibility requirements vary from state to state. Only one Lifeline account per household is allowed.
Lifeline applicants must provide two proofs of ID and certify under penalty of perjury that they participate in an eligible program.
Are there any restrictions?
Yes, Lifeline assistance is only available for one phone per household. Lifeline/ Link Up assistance is only available to a customer whose billing and primary residence address is the same. The billing address must be within Verizon Wireless’ designated service area. Lifeline assistance may not be applied retroactively.
Link Up assistance may only be applied once to initiate service (for landline or wireless) at the same address. Link Up assistance can not be applied to customer facilities or equipment, including the cost of your phone. Link Up assistance may not be applied retroactively.
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Anytime MinutesAllowance minutes available for calls that are not covered by any Night & Weekend, Mobile to Mobile, Friends & Family or any other allowance.
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Mobile to MobileCalls or text messages to and from other Verizon Wireless users.
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Last Modified: February 10, 2014