New York Lifeline Plans

LIFELINE PLAN (pending eligibility)
ONE-TIME FEE MONTHLY COST MINUTES TEXT DATA
FREE FREE 500 Unlimited 4.5 GB*

Life Wireless offers government assisted wireless services to low income families and individuals in New York. Qualified customers receive Free cell phone service. Certain residents may be eligible for a Free cell phone. We offer Lifeline discounts to qualified New York subscribers who meet certain eligibility requirements, such as government subsidies or a household income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Your FREE Lifeline benefit is limited to one per household and cannot be combined with any other Lifeline offer.

Acceptable Eligibility Subsidies

The standard eligibility programs that may be used as proof of subsidy include Food Stamps / Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Section 8 Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid, The Veterans Pension or Survivors Pension, Income at or below 135% of Federal Poverty Guidelines.

WHAT DOES LIFE WIRELESS SERVICE INCLUDE?

  • Nationwide Calling
  • Unlimited Text Messaging
  • Call Waiting
  • Three-way calling
  • Voicemail
  • Caller ID service
  • No roaming charges
  • No charge for domestic long distance calls
  • Free 911 Service
  • Affordable Recharge Plans

Income Guidelines

Household Size

Annual Household Income

1

$17,388

2

$23,517

3

$29,646

4

$35,775

5

$41,904

6

$48,033

7

$54,162

8

$60,291

For each additional
person add

$6,129

Based on 135% of the current Federal Poverty Guideline.

Complaints concerning Lifeline Service can be directed to:

New York State Public Service Commission

Address
Empire State Plaza, Agency Building 3, Albany NY 12223-1350
Phone
Main: 518-474-2523
Toll-Free: 800-335-2120
Complaint: 800-342-3377
Website
http://www.dps.ny.gov
* Unused data will not be rolled over to next month. The availability of the service plan is limited by underlying carrier in your State.

To obtain Life Wireless service potential subscribers must meet certain eligibility requirements such as receiving governmental assistance or a household income that is 135% or below Federal Poverty guidelines for a household of that size, or the percentage guideline for your state. The specifics of what determines a potential subscriber's eligibility are specific to each state. Life Wireless service is limited to one per household, and cannot be combined with any other Lifeline offering.