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Lifeline is a Wisconsin Universal Service Fund program that makes essential telecommunications more affordable for low-income households by reducing monthly telephone charges. Most telephone companies that provide local residential service in Wisconsin are required to offer this program to their residential customers. 1

Customers must apply for Lifeline through their local telephone company provider.

Brochures, an order form, and a listing of local service providers and their telephone numbers are provided below.

Lifeline and Link-Up Information
View/Download PDF File (375kb) Wisconsin Lifeline Brochure (English)
View/Download PDF File (187kb) Lifeline and Link-Up Brochure (Spanish) - This brochure is out of date and currently under revision. Please check back.
View/Download PDF File (195kb) Lifeline and Link-Up Brochure (Hmong) - This brochure is out of date and currently under revision. Please check back.
View/Download PDF File (17kb) Order Form for Lifeline Brochures
View/Download PDF File (123kb) Wisconsin Lifeline Provider Listing and Contact Telephone Numbers
 
Federal listing of Wisconsin Lifeline Providers with web-links

 

Wisconsin Lifeline Provider Contact Numbers

INTERESTED CUSTOMERS:  Below is a listing of all residentialLifeline service providers in Wisconsin and their contact numbers as of November 2012.  These providers serve in different parts of the state.  If you are interested in Lifeline financial assistance, find your provider on this list, then call your provider and say that you want to apply for Lifeline1 benefits.

You can receive Lifeline discounts on only one telephone number –
either wireless or wireline but not both – per household.

Provider contact list for Lifeline: View/Download PDF File (123kb)

A map showing wireline local exchange service providers by area is here, but not all providers offer Lifeline discounts.

Federal listing of Wisconsin Lifeline Providers with web-links can be found here.

 

1. Pursuant to an order by the Federal Communications Commission, the Link-Up program that assisted low-income individuals when starting telephone service by waiving the one-time connection charges has been discontinued as of April 1, 2012, and the Wisconsin program has been suspended. Other options for help obtaining telephone service may be available. Contact the Public Service Commission for more information.