Free Government Smartphone & Service

  • Unlimited Talk & Text
  • OR bring Your Own Smartphone, get 1GB Data month
  • 200 Talk Minutes to Mexico
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*California residents will receive smartphones. Texas residents will receive a free SIM card. If you decide to bring your own smartphone such as a Galaxy or iPhone, you will get 1 GB of Wi-Fi data every month.

Lifeline – your line to a better life

Everyone needs telecommunications services, cellular or landline, to stay connected. It’s critical for keeping a job, connecting with your family and accessing emergency services. Lifeline is a government program that subsidizes discounted phone service for low-income consumers, ensuring everyone can stay in touch. TruConnect is currently designated to provide Lifeline-supported phone service in California and Texas with more states coming!

The Lifeline program is only available to eligible consumers who can provide documentation demonstrating eligibility for the program. Only one Lifeline benefit is available per household, either wireless or landline.

Click here for California Qualifications or Texas Qualifications for Lifeline service.

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Renew Now 

You must renew your Lifeline service annually!
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Transfer Service 

If you already have Lifeline, transfer your service to TruConnect!

Please call 1-800-430-0443 or visit TruConnect California LifeLine for more information on California LifeLine services.

Reference Links

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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