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Did the Lifeline Phone Program Just Change?

December 9, 2016 4:51:24 PM PST

Lifeline Free Government Phone Couple

Recently the FCC ruled on petitions filed by a number of states and USTelecom to give these Lifeline states and their Lifeline phone service providers more time to implement the commission’s updated Lifeline program eligibility rules. USTelecom worried that some Lifeline applicants may be excluded from the Lifeline program if they only qualify for a state Lifeline benefit that is no longer eligible. The FCC granted this temporary waiver to some of the states, with certain conditions.

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10 Useful Tips for Saving Battery Life

October 6, 2016 3:12:38 PM PDT

Whether you're on-the-go or surfing the web at home, the battery life of our smartphones is crucial for us to stay connected. Here are some tips for Android users to keep that battery going and going.  

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The hassle of learning the ins and outs of a new phone can be a headache when switching to a new mobile carrier. With TruConnect’s Bring Your Own Device there’s no need to waste time transferring your favorite music, photos, videos, and apps to a different device or suffering the aggravation of some of the things you loved about your phone being lost along the way. Keep the phone you already know and experience TruConnect faster!                   

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iPhone 4       

New TruConnect customers and current customers who have had accounts for at least six months can now get a refurbished Apple iPhone 4s for just $50 at a TruConnect retail store. The hottest smartphone brand could be yours at the most affordable price on the market when you sign up for California LifeLine, or you can choose from three different Android smartphones at no cost. 

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How Do I Qualify for California LifeLine?

August 22, 2016 3:03:17 PM PDT

California LifeLine Program
What is California LifeLine?

California LifeLine is a state program that provides discounted home phone and cell phone service to eligible households. TruConnect offers qualifying California residents a free Android smartphone with free unlimited talk & text and 100 MB of free data each month. Only one LifeLine discount is allowed per household.

So How do I Qualify?

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Lifeline Broadband Users

On March 31, 2016 the Lifeline Modernization Order was approved by the Federal Communications Commission, effectively modernizing the Reagan-era program for the 21st century. The new Order transforms the Lifeline program from a voice only subsidy to one that subsidizes high speed broadband, phases out voice only Lifeline service, imposes higher service standards, eases market entry for broadband providers, and transfers responsibility for verifying Lifeline eligibility of Lifeline applicants to a national database.

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Texas Lifeline Family

TruConnect just launched online self-enrollment for Texas Lifeline applicants, allowing users to fully enroll for Lifeline free government phones including free talk and text service directly on our website. TruConnect Texas Lifeline customers receive a free feature phone including 300 minutes of monthly talk time with unlimited texts. Now applicants can go to and enter their Texas ZIP code Texas to begin self-enrollment.

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TruConnect International Long Distance Plans

TruConnect Launches all new International Long Distance Plans and International Refills. To better serve their customers, TruConnect, the leading low cost telecom provider, has created international calling plans customers can easily add to their existing monthly plans as well as International Refills to add more minutes. Better yet, international calling is now available to Lifeline customers as well.

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QPay TruConnect Locations

With the recent launch of ExpressPay, a data refill and device activation website, TruConnect continues to focus on its mission of serving the underserved community by working with Qpay, now known as InComm Agent Solutions, to offer customers a cash option to purchase Data Refills. Qpay is the industry leader in efficient payment processing solutions for customers without access to credit. TruConnect customers can now visit various Qpay locations in California and use cash to purchase Data Refill Cards.

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California Lifeline is a state and federal government program that provides Lifeline wireless service and free government phones for low-income consumers, a life line ensuring everyone can stay in touch. The California Lifeline program is only available to consumers who can provide documentation for eligibility for government phones based on either income level or participation in public assistance programs including SNAP and Medicaid among others. Only one California Lifeline service for free phones is allowed per household.

Texas LifeLine is a state and federal government program that provides free government cell phone service to qualifying low income consumers. The Texas LifeLine program offers lifeline phone service to consumers who can provide documentation for life line freecell service eligibility based on either income level or participation in public assistance programs including SNAP, Section 8, Medicaid among others. Consumers may submit proof of eligibility for LifeLine online at TruConnect. Only one Texas LifeLine service is allowed per household.

TruConnect provides California Lifeline and Texas Lifeline supported free government cell phones and Lifeline phone service in California and Texas and is designated to offer this service, sometimes known as Obama phone, in 20 other states across the U.S with more to come.

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