Alaska Communications Phones – LifeLine Free Phone Service


Alaska Communications, located in Fairbanks to Ketchikan Alaska connects Alaskans with low-cost phone services. This is not a totally free government phone, but actually much better! For $1.00 a month, qualified residents can received unlimited talk and text messaging.

There is also a small surcharge for every phone. This Lifeline phone service provider, gives each Alaskan the opportunity to receive nearly free phone service. Most participants of the Lifeline Assistance program do not pay anything for their services.

With these phones, you do not have to ever worry about running out of minutes, or the need to purchase additional airtime! To apply, download and print out the Alaska ‘s Lifeline application and take it to any Alaska Communication store.

rafting-1377057_640You will receive unlimited nationwide talk, national text messaging, voice mail, Caller, ID, Call Waiting, 3-way call waiting, unlimited voice minutes throughout the state when within the company’s service areas. Calls outside these areas are charged as long-distance and incur roaming charges.


Are you Eligible for Alaska Communications Lifeline Phone Services?

00 You are eligible for Lifeline assistance if, you participate in or receive benefits from one or more of the following programs:
  • National School Lunch Program
  • Adult Public Assistance
  • Aid to Aged, Blind & Disabled
  • Alaska Temporary Assistance
  • Program (ATAP)
  • State of Alaska Heating Assistance Program
  • Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program
  • Alaska State Housing Corporation Programs:

You may qualify if you receive:

  • Public Housing
  • Income Borrowers
  • Interest Rate Reduction for Low
  • Home Investment Partnership
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Programs
  • Senior Citizen Housing Development Fund

Or you receive help from:

  • Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
  • Section 8 Programs
  • Head Start Programs
  • Pioneer Home Payment Assistance
  • Denali Kid Care
  • Medicaid
  • Tribally Administrated Temporary
  • Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • VA Pension or VA Disability Pension
  • Food Stamps
  • Senior Care
  • WIC (Women Infant & Children)
  • Child Care Assistance
  • Supplemental Security Income *(SSI)
  • Alaska Federal Poverty Guidelines for 2014
Household Size 100% 133% 150% 200% 300% 400%
1 $14,350 $19,086 $21,525 $28,700 $43,050 $57,400
2 19,380 25,775 29,070 38,760 58,140 77,520
3 24,410 32,465 36,615 48,820 73,230 97,640
4 29,440 39,155 44,160 58,880 88,320 117,760

Required Documentation

  • Last year’s state or federal tax return
  • Three current pay stubs or income statement
  • Earning documentation from Social Security Administration
  • Benefit statement from Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Pension or retirement statements

You Must Re-certify Yearly

You must re-certify eligibility each year. In order to continue to receive your services, the FCC requires you re-cterify you are eligible. This helps combat waste, fraud and abuse of the Lifeline program, as assures only those who need the help get it. You will be given 30 days from the day your receive notice to submit proof of eligibility. If you do not respond within that time, your services will terminate.

Application Download

To apply download and fill out this Application Form

Other Cell Phone Carriers

  • Alaska DigiTel
  • Arctic Slope Telephone Association Cooperative
  • Copper Valley Wireless

Alaska Communications
1-800-808-8083 (outside Anchorage) or 563-8000 (Anchorage).
Alaska Communications
600 Telephone Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99503

Alaska Lifeline Providers & Discount Companies

You may qualify for a free government phone and service but can’t find totally free service in you area. All lifeline provider do not offer free cell phone service. However, you do have other companies in the Lifeline program that offer discount phone plans for those living in Alaska. For a few dollars, you can get unlimited talk and text, and other benefits. Check out ATT Mobility and Cordova Wireless Communications.

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