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Cell Phone Assistance

Recognizing the important benefits associated with phone access and concerned that low-income households may not be able to afford phone service on their own, the government created the Lifeline Assistance program.

Citizens who are on assistance programs such as SNAP or Medicaid or who are 135% or below the federal poverty level may receive a free cell phone and/or talk/text/data.

Washington additional info and application

Oregon additional info and application

Idaho application

Assistance is limited to one phone per household.

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