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Under the Federal Lifeline Assistance free government cell phones are available in California. To qualify you need to be on one of the follow programs or have qualify by income.
You must provide proof of eligibility for one of the programs. When enrolling on-line, you will need to upload the documentation. So be sure to have the documentation on hand. You must also have a valid mailing address -a phone cannot be mailed to a PO box. Only one Lifeline phone per household permitted. At the end of one year, you need to re-qualify for the Lifeline program.
Method 1 Program-Based – You can qualify if you or another person in your household is enrolled in any one of the following public assistance programs:
Method 2 Income-Based – You may also qualify if your total annual household gross income is at or less than annual income limits for your household size:
|Income Based Eligibility for California|
|Members in Household||Annual income|
|For each additional member add $6,600 annually
Effective from 6/1/17 to 5/31/18.
Above are the 3 leading companies offering the best deals. However there are 10 companies in California that also offer Lifeline service. See the website https://www.freegovernmentcellphones.net/states/california-government-cell-phone-providers for more information and FAQs