TDS Lifeline states' Application

The Minnesota Telephone Assistance Plan (TAP) offers a monthly credit for your landline telephone service. The TAP credit is not available for broadband only (internet) service. However, the federal Lifeline program can be used towards broadband only (internet) service. For more information about the MN Telephone Assistance Plan, visit https://mn.gov/puc/telecommunications/telephone-discounts/.

If you reside in any of the following cities (or surrounding area), use the Minnesota ILEC application:

  • Backus, Baxter, Belgrade, Breezy Point, Brooten, Buffalo, Danube, Elk River, Hackensack, Monticello, Murdock, New London, Pequot Lakes, Sedan, Spicer, or Winsted.

Minnesota ILEC - Application

If your application is accepted, the Lifeline benefits (including TAP, if applicable) will be automatically applied to your next bill.

If you have questions concerning your application or eligibility, please contact TDS at 1-888-CALL-TDS.

TDS Metrocom

If you reside in any of the following cities (or surrounding area), use the Minnesota Metrocom application:

  • Brainerd, Duluth, Sauk Rapids, or St. Cloud

Minnesota Metrocom - Application 

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