Telephone Assistance & Lifeline Programs

Having trouble paying for phone or internet service? You may qualify for the Telephone Assistance Plan or for the federal Lifeline credit. Minnesota’s Telephone Assistance Plan (TAP) offers a monthly credit of $10.00 on your landline telephone service plan. You may receive the TAP credit on one landline per household.

The Federal Lifeline Program offers a monthly discount of $5.25 on some landline telephone service plans. Lifeline also offers discounts on some wireless telephone service plans and some broadband internet service plans. You may receive the Landline discount on one service per household. The definition of a “household” is anyone living at an address including children, relatives, people not related to you, etc. who share income(s) and household expenses.  Lifeline recipients will automatically be enrolled in the TAP program.

If applying for the TAP discount, mail the TAP application and documents to the address below. If applying for the Lifeline discount, mail the Lifeline application, Lifeline Household Worksheet and documents to the address listed below:

Tremolo Communications
40040 State Hwy 6
PO Box 100
Emily, MN 56447

More resources:
The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
Lifeline National Verifier
Department of Commerce

ACP Assistance

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently authorized the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) (previously known as Emergency Broadband Benefit program), which provides a discount of up to $30 per month for eligible households. For eligibility details and other information, please follow the link below.

Affordable Connectivity Program