Order by Phone:
There are several different ways you can request coupons:
- Apply online at www.dtv2009.gov
- Call the 24-hour hotline 1-888-DTV-2009 (1-888-388-2009), TTY 1-877-530-2634
- Mail a coupon application to: PO BOX 2000, Portland, OR 97208-2000
- Fax a coupon application to 1-877-DTV-4ME2 (1-877-388-4632)
Only people who receive their broadcasts over the air with an antenna on non-digital TVs need to get converter boxes. A converter box will be needed for each non-digital TV that does not have cable or satellite service.
Each household can request up to two of these $40 coupons. The coupons cannot be combined to purchase a single converter box. Households can request coupons while funding remains available through March 31st, 2009.
The converter boxes were expected to cost between $50 and $70. So far, EchoStar is the only company to announce a converter box at less than the coupon price (EchoStar Model TR-40). Their box will be available for $39.99. EchoStar says their boxes will be available in limited quantities in March of this year with greater quantities available in June.