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Oregon Lifeline

​On Friday, April 1, 2022, Assurance Wireless will stop providing free Lifeline-supported wireless service in Oregon. If you are an existing customer and have not been de-enrolled for any reason, you will continue to receive 1,400 minutes, unlimited texts, and 4.5 GB of data for free from the Lifeline program through March 31, 2022. 

If you are interested in receiving free Lifeline wireless service from another provider, learn more and apply through the provider of your choice.  

If you are enrolled in the Affordable Connectivity Program, formerly known as the Emergency Broadband Benefit program, through Assurance Wireless, you will continue to receive free unlimited voice, unlimited text, and unlimited data.  

Learn more about the Affordable Connectivity Program.  

View a list of service providers in Oregon that participate in the Affordable Connectivity Program.  

Please call 877-384-2575 or send an email​ to the Affordable Connectivity Program with your questions or concerns.


​The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) manages the Affordable Connectivity Program, formerly known as the Emergency Broadband Benefit program. Not to be confused with Oregon Lifeline, the Affordable Connectivity Program provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible low-income households and up to $75 per month for eligible low-income households on qualifying Tribal lands through participating service providers.  



View a list of service providers in Oregon​ that participate in the Affordable Connectivity Program. 

Please call 877-384-2575 or send an email ​to the Affordable Connectivity Program with your questions or concerns. 

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Oregon Lifeline: Is a federal and state government program that provides a monthly discount on phone or broadband service for qualifying low-income Oregon households.
  • Receive a discount on your phone bill of up to $15.25 per month;
  • Receive a discount on your broadband bill of up to $19.25 per month; or
  • Receive free cell phone and data service
Tribal Lifeline: Oregon residents on federally-recognized Tribal lands​ may qualify for an additional $25 discount per month.

Tribal Link Up: 
  • Provides qualifying Tribal residents with a one-time discount of up to $100 on the initial installation or activation of wireline or wireless phone service.
  • Allows residents to pay the remaining amount they owe on a deferred schedule, interest free.​
Qualifying Tribal residents may be eligible for Link Up again only after moving to a new primary residence. Not all wireline or wireless phone companies offer Tribal Link Up.

​​Discount amounts are subject to change.

Federal and state regulations limit the Lifeline benefit to one person per household for phone or broadband service.​​​​​​​​

You may qualify for Oregon Lifeline if you are at least 18 years old and​ you, or a member of your household, receives one of the following benefits:

No Documentation Required with Application:
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Security Income
Documentation Required with Application:
View a listing of the required documentation.​
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance
  • Veterans or Survivors Pension Benefit
  • Total household income is at or below 135 percent of federal poverty guidelines* 
  • ​Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
  • Tribal ​Head Start (only households that meet the same qualifying standard)
COVID-19 Note: Through March 31, 2022, customers who do not have three (3) consecutive months of income documentation may provide an official document that confirms their current income information. This may include a notice of unemployment benefit payments or a notice of a successfully submitted application for unemployment benefits.

To prove your current household income is at or below 135 percent of federal poverty guidelines, you may submit an official document that, at a minimum, includes:
  • ​Your name or household member's name
  • Address
  • Effective date or end date within last three (3) months
  • Amount of benefits







​Discounted Service Providers

​​Asotin
​North State
​AT&T Mobility*
Oregon Tel. Corp.​
​Beaver Creek
Oregon/Idaho​
CenturyLink
People's​
​Clear Creek
Pine Telephone​
​Colton
Pioneer​
​DirectLink
Reliance Connects​
​Douglas FastNet
Roome Tel. Com.​
​Eagle
Scio Mutual​
​Gervais/DataVision
Snake River​ PCS
​Helix
St. Paul​
​Home/TDS
​Stayton Co.
​MINET/WVF
US Cellular​
​Molalla
Warm Springs​
​Monitor
Ziply Fiber​​
​Monroe

​Nehalem​

*At&T Mobility only offers the Oregon Lifeline discount in select areas. Please use the Zip Code Lookup Tool​ or call 800-377-9450 to find out if AT&T offers the Oregon Lifeline discount where you live.​

Service providers in bold also participate in Tribal Lifeline.


​​​Free Cellular Service Providers

  • Access Wireless
  • enTouch Wireless​



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Determine the best option for you & apply

Oregon Lifeline offers free service or discounted service. View each application for a list of Oregon Lifeline service providers. View each page to determine which option you want and submit your application.





Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Lifeline

We are available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
 
Call:
 
  • 800-848-4442 or 503-373-7171
  • TTY - 800-648-3458 or 503-378-6962
  • Fax: 877-567-1977 or 503-378-6047
 
Videophone: 971-239-5845
 
 

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