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Did the Lifeline Free Phone Program Just Change?

December 9, 2016 4:51:24 PM PST

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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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 2:03:17 PM PST

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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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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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 http://www.truconnect.com/lifeline/freephone/texas/ and enter their Texas ZIP code Texas to begin self-enrollment.

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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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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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With continued emphasis on providing a great customer experience, TruConnect has created an innovative new ExpressPay website where customers can easily and securely add data to their existing mobile hotspot or phone, or activate a new one. This new website allows customers to quickly select a new data top-up and pay by credit card or data refill card whenever they need to add data.

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TruConnect is now selling the sleek Novatel MiFi2 hotspot bundled with unique, affordable data packages. Running on our 4G LTE network with crazy-fast speeds, this mobile hotspot is sleek and sophisticated, and more interactive than any hotspot we've sold in the past. This new wifi hotspot has a bright touchscreen with 11 different options that help you understand and customize your new 4G LTE mobile hotspot experience:

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What is Lifeline?

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 free Lifeline-supported phone service in numerous states across the U.S., with more coming soon. The Lifeline program is only available to eligible consumers who can provide documentation for eligibility. Only one Lifeline service is allowed per household regardless of a type of phone. To be qualified for Lifeline, you must be currently enrolled in a qualified public assistance program (i.e. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA), Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit, etc.) or you can be qualified if your total annual household income is less than the qualified income guidelines.

Mobile Broadband

TruConnect is a mobile broadband company and a cheap wireless internet provider that offers wireless internet services and mobile WiFi hotspots through the Internet on the Go. TruConnect provides an underserved market with prepaid and wireless internet services such as Lifeline (ETC), Wireless Prepaid, and Mobile broadband solutions such as mobile WiFi hotspots. We have a variety of mobile broadband devices ranging from cell phones and 4G smartphones to mobile WiFi hotspot devices and tablets. Our coverage includes a 4G network for nationwide wireless internet.

Why TruConnect?

We are a group of wireless industry veterans who have spent many years bringing new mobile products and services to consumers in the U.S. We understand your frustration with expensive monthly data plans, so we came up with an easy, honest, and convenient way to stay connected to the world with TruConnect Pay As You Go and Lifeline plans, our free text messaging and dialer app (TruText), and with our affordable Internet on the Go mobile broadband plans and hotspots. Individual usage varies from month to month, so we designed our flexible plans to fit your everyday needs. To learn more about Internet on the Go, please visit www.internet-go.com. To download the new TruText app, visit www.truconnect.com/get-app.

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