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Lifeline Calling Plans

Lifeline Calling Plans

The Lifeline Calling Plans/Lifeline discounts are available to residents in states where U.S. Cellular® is an eligible telecommunications carrier. To purchase the Lifeline Calling Plan or receive Lifeline discounts, you must participate in qualifying low income programs or demonstrate that your total household income is below a certain level. You must reside within U.S. Cellular's ETC coverage area based on the zip code of your home address.

Consumers residing on tribal lands may also qualify for Link-Up, a component of the federal Low Income Program that provides a one-time discount on customary fees for the initiation of service.

Lifeline subsidies may only be applied once per household on either your landline or your wireless service. Eligibility to receive Lifeline discounts will be verified annually. Not all Lifeline calling plans are available in all markets where U.S. Cellular is an eligible telecommunications carrier. Call 1-800-447-1339 for more details about U.S. Cellular's Lifeline calling plans and to place an order.

*Lifeline is a federal government benefit program and only qualified persons may participate. Lifeline service may not be transferred to any other individual. Applicants must present documentation of household income or participation in qualifying programs. Lifeline is only available for one phone line per household, whether landline or wireless.

 

Essential Lifeline Calling Plans

Monthly Rate $29.99 $39.99
Anytime Minutes 300 700
Wide Area Unlimited Incoming Calls $6.00 Included
Wide Area Night & Weekend Minutes
(Starting at 9:00 p.m.)
$6.00 $6.00
Additional Minutes 49¢ per minute 49¢ per minute
Included Features:
Voice Mail, Call Waiting, Caller ID, Call Forwarding, Three-Way Calling and Incoming Text Messages
 

Lifeline Tribal Lands/Oklahoma Calling Plan

Monthly Rate $6.75
Anytime Minutes Unlimited
Roaming Not Available
Long Distance Not Available

Included Features:
Voice Mail, Call Waiting, Caller ID, Call Forwarding, Three-Way Calling and Incoming Text Messages

 
 

Oklahoma Non Tribal Calling Plan Availability

Monthly Rate $10.74
Anytime Minutes Unlimited

Included Features:
Voice Mail, Call Waiting, Caller ID, Call Forwarding, Three-Way Calling

 
 

Lifeline Tribal Lands No Contract Calling Plans

One Time Payment for 12 Months $36.00
Anytime Minutes 700
Unlimited Incoming calls Included
Additional Minutes 49¢ per minute
Roaming 69¢ per minute
Text Messaging 250 Messages for $4.95 per month
or
20¢/message
Picture & Video Messaging Unlimited for $9.95 per month
or
20¢/message
Data Unlimited for $9.95 per month
International Services Calls to Mexico and Canada: 50¢/minute
Other International Calls: $1.25/minute
Directory Assistance $1.50/call within your home calling area
(Pricing in other areas may vary)
Device Insurance $5.95 per month
(Requires instant refill)
Included Features:
Nationwide Long Distance, Voice Mail, Call Waiting, Caller ID, Three-Way Calling and Incoming Text Messages
 

To receive Tribal Lifeline discounts, you must reside on land that meeets the Bureau of Indian Affairs definition of reservation, specifically any federally recognized Native American tribe's reservation within U.S. Cellular's designated ETC coverage area. To purchase the Tribal Lands No Contract Calling Lifeline Calling Plan or receive Lifeline discounts, you must participate in one of the eligible programs and reside within U.S. Cellular's ETC coverage area based on the zip code of your home address.

Lifeline Missouri Plan Details

Monthly Rate $24.95
Anytime Minutes 400
Overage $0.40/minute
Coverage Wide Area
Included Features:
Call Forwarding, Call Waiting, Caller ID, Three Way Calling and Voice Mail
 
PLEASE NOTE: Prospective customers must have a billing address within U.S. Cellular's licensed markets to be eligible for service. A new agmt. with a 2-yr initial term (subject to a pro-rated $150 early termination fee) and credit approval required for all new lines. Use of service constitutes acceptance of our terms and conditions. $30 activation fee waived only when ordering online. $15 equipment change fee. Roaming charges, fees, surcharges, overage charges, and taxes apply. A Regulatory Cost Recovery Fee ("RCRF") applies; this is not a tax or government required charge. The RCRF may be up to $2/line/month and is subject to change without notice. The RCRF is currently $1.82/line/month. Network coverage and reliability may vary. Usage rounded up to the next full minute. National rate plans: U.S. Cellular reserves the right to terminate your service if less than 50% of your overall minutes in each of three consecutive billing cycles are used in U.S. Cellular's licensed markets. Family Plan: Limit 5 lines per account. Monthly charge of $10.00 per line applies to lines 3-5. Mobile-to-Mobile rate applies to calls you make or receive to and from other U.S. Cellular customers in your Mobile-to-Mobile calling area (see map for details). Roaming indicator on your phone must be off for Mobile-to-Mobile rates to apply. Unlimited incoming calls are not deducted from package minutes and are available only when receiving calls in your calling area. Calling area differs from national calling area. Night and Weekend Minutes valid Monday through Friday 7 p.m. to 6:59 a.m., or 9 p.m. to 5:59 a.m. (depending on calling plan) and all day Saturday and Sunday. Night and Weekend Minutes are available throughout your rate plan calling area. Mobile-to-Mobile rate applies to calls you make or receive to and from other U.S. Cellular customers in your Mobile-to-Mobile calling area (see map for details). Roaming indicator on your phone must be off for Mobile-to-Mobile rates to apply. Other restrictions apply.