If you receive government benefits such as SNAP “food stamps” or Medicaid, you may qualify!

Since 1985, the Lifeline program has provided a discount on phone service for qualifying low-income consumers to ensure that all Americans have the opportunities and security that phone service brings, including being able to connect to jobs, family and emergency services. In 2005, Lifeline discounts were made available to qualifying low-income consumers on pre-paid wireless service plans in addition to traditional landline service.




FREE Phone and FREE Monthly Minutes
(Talk, Text & Data)

Tempo Wireless Lifeline Service Plans

Plan Lifeline 250 Lifeline 150
Voice Minutes 250 minutes 150 minutes
Text Messages 3 text messages = 1 minute 3 text messages = 1 minute
Data 1 MB data = 2 minutes 1 MB data = 2 minutes
Rollover Minutes   Unused minutes rollover


To participate in the Lifeline program, consumers must either have an income that is at or below 135% of the federal Poverty Guidelines or participate in one of the following assistance programs:

  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps or SNAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Federal Public House Assistance (Section 8)
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
  • National School Lunch Program's Free Lunch Program
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Tribally-Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TTANF)
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
  • Head Start (if income eligibility criteria are met)
  • State assistance programs (if applicable)

  • See If You Qualify!

    Tempo Lifeline Service is available only through a Tempo Lifeline Certified Representative. For more information and to see if you qualify please contact us!