Lifeline is a federal benefit that lowers the monthly cost of phone or internet service. You can use Lifeline for either phone or internet, but not both.

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Create a login here and complete the online application. Here you are also able to submit proof of participation documentation.
  2. Visit a 3 Rivers Communications office in person and complete the online form.
  3. Complete and mail in a paper application found here. All pages must be mailed.

The Lifeline National Eligibility Verifier determines a subscriber’s eligibility for Lifeline. This centralized system utilizes state and federal sources to confirm a subscriber's identity and eligibility and prevents duplicate enrollments. In Montana, if a subscriber qualifies for Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA), there will be no need to submit program verification with your Lifeline application as the National Verifier links directly with FPHA. Any other qualifying program (SNAP, Medicaid, SSI, Veterans Pension, Tribal Programs and Income) will need proof of participation in a program.

The National Verifier will also conduct recertifications, where Lifeline subscriber's will need to provide proof of participation in a program on an annual basis.

To learn more about the Lifeline Program, including what documents qualify as proof of participation in a program, please click here.

Lifeline Consumer Support: 1-800-234-9473. Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Mountain Time