Making wireless service affordable for people with limited income
AT&T Lifeline

Being connected is important in today's world, and AT&T believes people should have access to wireless service.
If you are in a qualifying low-income household, you may be able to reduce your bill by getting a Lifeline discount on your wireless phone, home phone, or internet service.


What is Lifeline?

Lifeline is a federal program that lowers the monthly cost of wireless phone, home phone, or internet service for qualifying customers. Eligible customers will get at least a $7.25 discount on their bill. Qualifying customers who live on federally recognized tribal lands may get up to an additional $25 discount.

You can get one Lifeline discount (wireless phone, home phone, or Internet, but only one service) per household, not per person, and a household can get a Lifeline discount from only one provider.

Do I qualify?

You may qualify for a Lifeline discount based on:

AT&T provides a Lifeline discount on wireless service in certain areas of the following states. Call for availability at your specific location. Additional information for your state is available by clicking on a link below.

AL  AR  ID  KY  LA  MI  MS  ND  OR  SD  TX  WA  WV  Puerto Rico  US Virgin Islands

For more information about where Lifeline discounts are available for your AT&T home phone or internet service, visit this page.

Qualifying customers will need to recertify every year to maintain their Lifeline discount. You’ll need to do this within 60 days of notification, or you’ll lose your Lifeline discount.


How do I apply?

Call 800.377.9450 (weekdays, 8am to 8pm ET) to:

Other restrictions may apply. Please check your state-specific brochure for details.

No longer participating in Lifeline?
Don’t qualify for Lifeline anymore? If you’re removed from the program, we’ll automatically change your plan to the most favorable one available to you. You can choose another plan at

Additional terms and conditions
The Lifeline discount is subject to terms and conditions. You can find them in the Terms of Service, Rate Plan brochure, and Contract Rider in the application.