FREE Wireless Phone Service!
Free Talk, Text, and Data each month plus free International Calling to Select Countries.
You may now qualify for our new 5.5" LTE Android smartphone for FREE!
Unemployment benefits may qualify as a form of Income Eligibility, so enroll now and let us help get you connected.
How It Works
TruConnect will provide you free unlimited monthly calling and texting, plus free data through a special government benefit program called “LifeLine.” You may also qualify for a FREE 5.5-inch smartphone!
There are no bills, no credit checks, and no fees to participate in this free program, and signing up takes just a few minutes!
At TruConnect, we give you the freedom to communicate and stay connected to friends, family, the next job opportunity, or 911 in case of emergencies.
Renew Your Service
All TruConnect California LifeLine customers are required to renew their free government phone service once each year to avoid being disconnected. LifeLine is a government assistance program, and LifeLine service is non-transferable. Only eligible consumers may enroll, and the program is limited to one discount per household.
What Is LifeLine?
LifeLine is a government program that subsidizes phone service for low-income individuals in California, ensuring everyone can stay in touch.
The LifeLine program is only available to eligible consumers who can provide documentation demonstrating eligibility for the program and only one LifeLine benefit is available per household. To receive a free smartphone and monthly service, you must meet the income-based or program-based eligibility guidelines. Qualifying programs include Medi-Cal, SNAP, Section 8, SSI, LIHEAP, National School Lunch Program, WIC, and more.
What is EBB?
The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is a limited-time program operated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that provides discounts on monthly broadband internet access service and certain connected devices. The EBB monthly service and device discounts are non-transferrable. An eligible household is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount. EBB Program benefits may be obtained from any participating provider of your choosing and your monthly service benefit may be transferred to another provider at any time.
The EBB shares the same qualifying eligibility programs as Lifeline – participation in SNAP, Medicaid, SSI, Federal Public Housing Assistance, Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit Fund, and income at or below 135% of the federal poverty level. For a limited-time determined by the FCC, unemployment may qualify you for Lifeline and the EBB. Additional eligibility programs are unique to EBB and do not qualify for Lifeline. These include Pell Grants, Free and Reduced Price School Lunch and Breakfast, as well as reduced wages in certain instances. Program eligibility will be determined for the FCC by Universal Service Administrative Company’s National Verifier and National Lifeline Accountability Database, or an alternative verification process approved by the FCC.