We are a Telephone Company. You know that already. AND because of that…we offer landline phone service…go figure. We think that landline phones are pretty awesome actually, and hopefully our customers feel that way too! BUT did you know that you actually can get a landline phone for less?!? How you may ask…well, we will tell you.
There is a program called Lifeline, it’s a Utah Telephone Assistance Program (UTAP). What it means is that if you qualify for government assistance because of your monthly income…you can get your landline phone at basically half off. So, if you already qualify for heat assistance…you qualify for landline also. Here is some more information:
How to Qualify
You may be eligible for UTAP if you have a home landline through a participating phone company and you qualify either by income or by program.
- To qualify by income, your gross household income must be at or below 135% of the federal poverty level.
- To qualify by program, someone in your household may be receiving help from one of the following programs: HEAT, Medicaid, Food Stamps, Federal Public Housing Assistance, National Free School Lunch Program, SSI, Refugee Assistance, TANF or General Assistance.
How to Apply
P.O. Box 147140
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Or call 801-526-9272 (SLC area) or 1-800-948-7540 (toll free) to have an application mailed to you.
UTAP does not administer Lifeline for mobile phones. Contact your local wireless carrier for additional information.
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities by calling 801-526-9240. Individuals with speech and/or hearing impairments may call Relay Utah by dialing 711. Spanish Relay Utah: 1-888-346-3162
Here is the link to the information above http://jobs.utah.gov/customereducation/services/lifeline/utap.html
You will receive this information in your September bill also so watch for it.
So now you can have your landline phone and pay less for it too. Just follow the instructions in this post and through the link above and you will be able to pay less for some awesome phone service!! As always, you can give us a call at our office 835-3391 to find out more. Thanks!!