California LifeLine Supported Service

This offering is a California LifeLine and federal Lifeline supported service. Only qualified consumers with documentation proving eligibility may enroll. Lifeline services are non-transferable and limited to one benefit per household, consisting of either wireline or wireless. Willingly making false statements to obtain the benefit or receiving multiple Lifeline benefits can result in fines, imprisonment, de-enrollment or being barred from the program.

California Plans

Plan Price/Mo Monthly Minutes Text Message Features Data
LifeLine Unlimited* $0.00 Unlimited Unlimited Voicemail
Caller ID
Call Waiting
LifeLine Unlimited*
& 100MB Data
$0.00 Unlimited Unlimited Voicemail
Caller ID
Call Waiting
100MB of Data
Lifeline Unlimited*
& 250MB Data
$5.00 Unlimites Unlimites Voicemail
Caller ID
Call Waiting
250MB of Data
Lifeline Unlimited*
& 500MB Data
$10.00 Unlimited Unlimited Voicemail
Caller ID
Call Waiting
500MB of Data
LifeLine Unlimited*
& 2.5GB Data
$25.00 Unlimited Unlimited Voicemail
Caller ID
Call Waiting
2.5GB of Data

*Pricing for domestic calls and text messaging only. All domestic text prices are to send and receive.
You must use your phone to continue to receive service. After 60 days of non-usage you will be de-enrolled in the program. Coverage limitations of wireless mobile phone service may affect access to E-911 and/or 911 in the event of an emergency.
Additional information on Features, Rates, and Charges. | California Terms of Use | California FAQs

Qualifying for LifeLine

Program Based Qualifications
  • CalFresh, Food Stamps or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid/Medi-Cal
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance or Section 8
  • Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)
  • National School Lunch Program (NSL)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
    • California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs)
    • Stanislaus County Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (StanWORKs)
    • Welfare-to-Work (WTW)
    • Greater Avenues for Independence (GAIN)
  • Tribal TANF
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Head Start Income Eligible (Tribal Only)
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations

Income Based Qualifications

Household Size Annual Income Limit
1-2 members $25,900
3 members $30,100
4 members $36,500
Each Add't Member Add $6,400

Applying for California LifeLine Service

We currently accept in-person applications for California LifeLine service at various locations throughout California. The number of locations is expected to expand rapidly over the coming weeks.

We are not able to accept applications over the phone or on-line at this time. We hope to offer these options soon.