February 4th, 2015 by Customer Care
Everyone deserves access to advanced communications in their daily lives. That’s why we’re proud to offer several special programs designed to make our services more affordable to qualifying customers.
LifeLine Telephone Assistance
This government benefit program reduces your local telephone bill by $9.25 per month. This amount is shown on your bill as a credit of $2.75 off your monthly one party unlimited Residence Service and a credit of $6.50 for the FCC Access line Charge.
How Do I Qualify for LifeLine?
- To qualify, you or a member of your household must receive assistance from one of the following programs: Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8), Low Income Home Energy Assistance, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, National School Lunch Program Free Lunch Program, or if your income is at or below 135% of the Federally Recognized Poverty Guidelines.
- Consumers may receive a discount on either a landline or wireless service, but not both. Federal rules prohibit eligible consumers from receiving more than one Lifeline discount per household. A household is an individual or group of individuals who live together at the same address and share income and expenses. Consumers violating this one per household rule may be subject to criminal and/or civil penalties and de-enrollment.
- Lifeline is non-transferable. Lifeline subscribers may not transfer the benefit to any other individual, including another eligible low-income consumer.
Where Can I Find Additional Information?
A printable application can obtained by clicking HERE. Forms and informational material can also be obtained from Granite State Communications at 603-529-9911 or from the Consumer Affairs Division of the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission at 1-800-852-3793
Bringing the Power of the Internet to Schools and Libraries
Granite State Communications provides free high speed Internet access to those institutions within our service area. We equip interested schools and libraries with telephone service, unlimited access to the Internet, and email free of charge. Schools and libraries located in the Chester (887), Hillsboro Upper Village (478), Washington (495), and Weare (529) telephone exchanges of Granite State Communications are eligible to participate in this program.
For further information about Granite State Communications’ Education Link program, send an email to info@myGSC.com or call 529-9911 or 1-800-559-9900 (outside NH).