Many seniors want the convenience of high-quality internet service, but can’t always afford the high prices that may go along with it. Companies, like CenturyLink, recognize this and look for ways to help seniors get internet service at a lower price.
One of the appealing things about CenturyLink internet service is that you can lock into a price for service. This can help seniors on a budget because they don’t have to worry about prices going up and not being able to afford the same service down the road. Here’s a look at the internet speeds and prices:
If any of these plans appeal to you, contact CenturyLink to see what speeds are available in your area. This will help you decide on a plan.
If you are interested in TV or phone services as well as internet service, there are bundling options available. They are as follows:
CenturyLink does not advertise any senior discounts on its regular internet speed or bundle packages, but it does offer discounts through the Lifeline program.
Lifeline is an FCC program aimed at making communications services more affordable for low-income consumers. You can take advantage of discounted broadband service, discounts on monthly phone service, bundled voice-broadband packages, among other services. Broadband speeds must be 15 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload or faster to qualify. You can only use Lifeline for either phone or broadband, but not both. Here are other restrictions to keep in mind:
With Lifeline, you receive a $9.25 discount on your monthly bill. If you live on federally-recognized tribal lands, you may be eligible for a deeper discount.
In order to qualify, you need to check your state requirements as each state has different qualification requirements. There is only one Lifeline discount available per household.
For CenturyLink customers who qualify, Lifeline can offer discounts to seniors on a fixed income. But, all requirements must be met. For those seniors who do not meet the requirements, CenturyLink does offer its plans at lifetime fixed prices. This may appeal to some seniors who worry about not being able to afford internet service in the future. Bundles provide money-saving options for those seniors who want other services besides internet. If you can get more services for a discount, this can help you to better stick to your budget.