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If you are ready to get your no cost phone equipment, request an application now.

Feel free to browse our products to find the one that's right for you, or learn more about the steps to apply.

A good conversation leaves you feeling connected to the people in your life. That’s why we offer state-of-the-art, specialized phone equipment. Our products are thoughtfully designed to make it easier for you to communicate in your own way.

We offer no cost phone equipment and alerting devices so that everyone can get the most out of life. And we make it easy to get the product that's right for you. Here's how it works.

Who We Serve


We serve South Carolina residents who have trouble using the phone, including people who are:

  • Hard of Hearing
  • Deaf
  • Deaf-Blind
  • Blind/Low Vision with Hearing Loss
  • Speech Impaired

 

Eligibility Checklist


Your income is not a factor. We do ask that you meet these basic requirements:

  • You are a legal, permanent resident of South Carolina.
  • You have a home phone (cell phones and video phones don’t count).
  • Your permanent communication challenge can be confirmed by a
        professional.


    As an eligible resident, you can use our equipment for as long as you need it.

Professional Certifiers


To confirm your communication challenge, you can get a signature from any one of these professional certifiers:

  • Audiologist
  • Physician
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Hearing Aid Specialist

Need help finding a certifier? Try our directory of professionals. Find a Certifier

Why No Cost Products?


Our products are absolutely no cost, thanks to a small surcharge on all in-state residential and business phone lines. If you are a resident with a landline phone, then you help pay for the program. So don't you deserve to benefit? If you're having trouble using the phone and have a qualifying disability, we encourage you to apply.

1401 Main St. Suite 825, Columbia, SC 29201

  • Toll free: 877.225.8337 (Voice) | 877.889.8337 (TTY)
  • Local: 803.737.0808 (Voice) | 803.737.0846 (TTY)
  • Fax: 803.737.0842
  • Email: AmplifyLife@regstaff.sc.gov