The Office of Consumer Advocate
Working on behalf of NH's utility ratepayers
The Lifeline program is designed to give qualified residential telephone customers a monthly reduction on their local telephone bill. This is a federally funded program, funded by the Universal Service Fee on your telephone bills. The Universal Service Administration Company (USAC) monitors this fund. They have a website with valuable information and tools, such as the eligibility tool, which can be found at http://www.lifelinesupport.org/ls/. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) also has some useful resources regarding the lifeline program at http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/lifeline-public-service-announcements-psas.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: How much of a discount do you get?
Question: How do I Qualify?
Question: How do I enroll?
Question: Once I am enrolled, do I need to do more?
Question: What if the telephone company I use isn’t listed here?
Participating Telephone Companies
Bretton Woods Telephone Company – Please click on the brochure or you may contact them at (603) 278-9911 or 1-800-700-9911 (in NH only)
Dixville Telephone Company does not have Lifeline brochures, but you still may apply. Contact them at 603-255-9911.
Dunbarton Telephone Company does not have Lifeline brochures, but you still may apply. Application forms for this program are available in their business office. The business office is located at 2 Stark Hwy South, Dunbarton NH 03045. Or you may contact them at (603) 774-9911.
Granite State Communications - Their brochure is on their website, or you may contact them at (603) 529-9911.
Northland Telephone Company – Please click on the brochure to apply or you may contact them at 1-866-984-2001.
TDS Telecom - (includes Hollis Telephone Company, Kearsarge Telephone Company, Merrimack County Telephone Company, Wilton Telephone Company and now Union Telephone Company) - Their brochure is on their website, or you may contact them at 1-866-571-6662.
Union Telephone Company (now part of TDS Telecom) - Their brochure is on their website, or you may contact them at 1-866-571-6662.
FairPoint Communications – Please click on the brochure to apply, or you may contact them at 1-866-984-2001.
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