Having trouble paying your bill? If you are a low-income household or participate in one of the programs below, you qualify for Lifeline and the Minnesota Telephone Assistance plan. See below for more details.
Frontier is committed to helping qualified low-income individuals pay for telephone or qualified internet services. Lifeline service is a non-transferable (from one person to another) government assistance program that provides a discount on the cost of monthly telephone service only ($5.25) or qualified internet access service with or without telephone service ($9.25). Lifeline is limited to one discount per household and only eligible customers may enroll. To receive the Lifeline discount each month, you must certify that you or someone in your household currently receives benefits from one of these programs:
An eligible resident living on federally recognized Tribal Lands who participates in one of the above programs or one of the following federal assistance programs shall also qualify for an additional monthly credit of up to $25.00 with Enhanced Tribal Lifeline and up to $100.00 toward installation fees with Tribal Link-Up Assistance:
You may also qualify if your annual income is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Please download the application (también disponible en español) which is to be returned to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) along with proof of eligibility or apply online at CheckLifeline.org. After USAC receives your completed application and the required proof of eligibility, they will notify you of your eligibility status. Once you have been approved for Lifeline, call Frontier at 1.800.921.8101 to have the Lifeline discounts added to your account.
In Minnesota, there is an additional $10.00 state Lifeline discount available to eligible customers through the Telephone Assistance Program (TAP). Lifeline recipients will be automatically enrolled in TAP as required by Minnesota law and applicable Commission Orders. Lifeline credits may be used for broadband internet services, in addition to landline telephone services. However, TAP credits may only be used to reduce the price of landline telephone services.
If you wish to enroll ONLY in the TAP program and not in the Lifeline program, you may download the TAP application form. Using this form, you will not obtain the Lifeline credit, but only the TAP credit. See the Minnesota Discount brochure.
You must notify USAC when you are no longer eligible for Lifeline. You must also verify your continued eligibility annually (or as requested) with USAC. If there is someone else at the address who is receiving a Lifeline discount and you wish to be considered a separate economic unit, the Lifeline Application and proof of eligibility must be submitted along with the Lifeline Household Worksheet (también disponible en español).
Customers who subscribe to Seasonal, Stay Connected, or Vacation Service are not eligible for the Lifeline discount. Existing Lifeline customers must remove Lifeline in order to enroll in Seasonal, Stay Connected, or Vacation Service, and reapply for Lifeline upon restoring service.
For further information, please contact Customer Service. A Frontier representative will be happy to answer your questions and assure you receive the appropriate application, if one is required.