About C Spire

Lifeline Assistance

We believe wireless/wireline service should be available to everyone, no matter their income. That's why we support the Lifeline program in Mississippi and Alabama. It helps those with low incomes and income-based benefits obtain a phone and communicate with friends and family.

Lifeline is a government benefit program that provides a monthly credit of $9.25 for wireless/wireline service. For wireless services in Mississippi and Alabama, postpaid calling plans with at least 750 talk minutes are required to qualify for Lifeline Assistance. For Lifeline customers, home wireline services are only available in Mississippi.

Only one Lifeline discount is allowed per household. Additional lines do not qualify for the discounted Lifeline rates. Only eligible consumers may participate in the program, and C Spire must receive satisfactory evidence of eligibility. Lifeline service cannot be transferred from one person to another.

QUALIFYING PROGRAMS (any one of the following):

  • Income Based – The customer's income is 135% or less than the Federal Poverty Guidelines
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
  • Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit



Additional qualifying programs for customers who live on Tribal Lands:

  • Bureau of Indian affairs General Assistance
  • Head Start (only households meeting the income qualifying standard)
  • Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF)
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations

Enhanced Tribal Support of $25.00 will be available to customers who live on rural Tribal Lands, defined as areas with populations of less than 25,000.

You can also find additional information about the Lifeline program at www.lifelinesupport.org.

Download the Lifeline Enrollment form:
Lifeline Program Application Form