The Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Services (TEDS), also known as the Specialized Phone Program, is designed to provide specialized telecommunications equipment to meet the needs of individuals who are communications impaired and who might be otherwise disadvantaged in their ability to obtain equipment to easily and independently use a standard phone.
Who is eligible?
North Dakota residents who:
- Have difficulty using the telephone because of a severe hearing, speech, or physical (including vision and cognitive) impairment
- Currently have or are in the process of obtaining landline or cellular phone service
- Meet income criteria