The Telecommunications Equipment Purchase Program (TEPP) helps people with disabilities buy specialized equipment they need in order to use basic telephone services such as TippyTalk EDU.


The TEPP Program is sponsored by the Wisconsin Universal Service Fund, which was established by the Public Service Commission.

To qualify, participants must be:

  • A Wisconsin resident
  • A person who is deaf, hard of hearing, speech, mobility or motion impaired
  • A person who requires special equipment to use a phone in-home or when traveling

Voucher Application

It generally takes 3 to 4 weeks to receive your voucher. Applications are processed in the order in which they are received and vouchers are issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

TEPP is available only to eligible Wisconsin residents and requires a $100 customer copayment. Copayment support is available for eligible customers through TAP (TAP is only for persons who are deaf or severely hard of hearing in a low-income household). Customers must apply for the WI TEPP Voucher and can choose among other approved products and vendors.

Start the Application Process.