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Government Assisted Home Phone Service


If you are enrolled in one of the programs listed below, you automatically qualify to enroll in one
of our discounted phone plans.

  • Food Stamps (FS)
  • Medicaid
  • Safety Net Assistance
  • Family Assistance
  • Supplemental Security Income
  • Veteran’s Surviving Spouse Pension
  • Veteran Disability Pension
  • Home Energy Assistance Program
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • National School Lunch Program's free lunch program

Plans begin at $1 (not including taxes and fees)

For more information call 1800-CUCUMBER or fill out the below form

Name :
State: NY ONLY
Zip Code:
E-mail :
Do you currently have phone service at your location?

How do you want your application for government assisted phone service sent to you?

Q. What is lifeline?

A. The Lifeline program provides discounts on monthly telephone charges. The lifeline program is supported by the USF Universal Service Fund *

Q. I don’t have a phone line at my location, Am I eligible for government assisted phone service?

A. There is an additional charge to install a phone line at your residence

Q.Who Pays for the Lifeline and Link Up Programs?

A. All telecommunications service providers and certain other providers of telecommunications must contribute to the federal USF based on a percentage of their end-user telecommunications revenues. These companies include wireline telephone companies, wireless telephone companies, paging service companies and certain Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers.*

Q. What States can I get lifeline service?

A. Although there are currently other States that help pay the costs of phone service, Cucumber is only offering lifeline in New York


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