Delta Telephone Company, Inc.
Lifeline and Link-Up Service Offerings
As part of its service offerings, Delta Telephone Company, Inc. offers two programs to assist qualifying low income individuals with the charges for their telephone service, Lifeline and Link-Up. These programs are part of the federal Universal Service Fund program instituted by the Federal Communications Commission and overseen by the Universal Service Administrative Company.
Lifeline service offers a qualifying individual discounts to the costs of that individual's telephone service. Link-Up allows qualified individuals to a discount on the cost of initially ordering telephone service. The current discount provided under the Company's Lifeline service is $8.25 per month for each month that the customer qualifies. The one-time discount for Link-Up service is $30.00. To receive these discounts, an individual must participate in one of the following federal assistance programs: "Medicaid; Food Stamps; Supplemental Security Income; Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8); Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families; Household gross monthly income that does not exceed 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines; or National School Lunch Program's Free Lunch Initiative (NSLP)."
Other terms and conditions apply. For example, customers must apply for Lifeline and Link-Up and we are required to retain and verify the continuing accuracy of the qualifying information provided by those individuals. Similarly, as long as a qualified individual agrees to toll blocking, that individual is not required to pay a deposit prior to our service being offered. A complete set of terms for these programs is available at Delta Telephone Company Commercial offices.
We encourage you to contact us if you believe you may qualify for these programs. Please contact us at 1-877-411-4642, visit us any Delta Telephone Company, Inc. office. Our customer service representatives can work with you to answer any questions you may have.