How to Save Money on Internet from CenturyLink

Looking to save money on your Internet service? Check out CenturyLink’s Internet Basics program! Although Comcast’s low income program is way better (in my opinion), CenturyLink’s eligibility requirements allow them to help more people.

How can Internet Basics help me save money on Internet bill?

If you qualify, you can pay just $9.95 per month for Internet service! That’s almost the cheapest Internet price we’ve ever seen (especially if you get the $9.25 Lifeline subsidy discount)!

Unfortunately, this program contains quite a bit of bad news in the fine print. Here are some highlights:

Once you are approved for this program, you also have the option to buy a low-cost computer. CenturyLink offers white, 16 GB Apple iPad Mini 2 tablets for $150 (plus shipping and handling), but the entire price must be paid before shipping and you have to sign a 24 month contract.

How do I qualify to save money on Internet service?

To qualify, you must meet these requirements:

    • You must reside in the CenturyLink Internet Service coverage area.
    • You must not be a current CenturyLink subscriber, have an unpaid CenturyLink bill or unreturned equipment.
    • You must have an income that is equal to or less than 135% of the federal poverty guidelines OR participate in a qualifying federal assistance program.

Qualifying federal assistance programs include:

    • Medicaid
    • SNAP (Food Stamps, EBT)
    • Section 8 Housing
    • Free or reduced price school lunches (remember, this qualifies you for the Comcast program, too!)
    • Head Start
    • SSI (Supplemental Security Income)
    • LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program)
    • TANF or TTANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families or the Tribally-Administered TANF program)
    • FDPIR (Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations)
    • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance

How do I apply?

That’s easy! Apply online by clicking here.


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