California Lifeline Plans

CALIFORNIA LIFELINE PLAN (pending eligibility)
ONE-TIME FEE MONTHLY COST MINUTES TEXT MMS DATA
FREE FREE Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited 2 GB*
FREE FREE Unlimited Unlimited 100 500 MB*

Life Wireless offers government assisted wireless services to low income families and individuals in California. Qualified customers receive Free cell phone service. Certain residents may be eligible for a Free cell phone. We offer California LifeLine discounts to qualified California subscribers who meet certain eligibility requirements, such as government subsidies or a household income that is at or below California LifeLine Annual Income Limits. Your FREE California LifeLine benefit is limited to one per household and cannot be combined with any other California LifeLine offer.

Acceptable Eligibility Subsidies

The standard eligibility programs that may be used as proof of subsidy include Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC), Medicaid/Medi-Cal, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), National School Lunch Program, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Plan (LIHEAP), CalFresh, Food Stamps, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Federal Public Housing Assistance or Section 8, Federal Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit Program, Tribal TANF, Head Start Income Eligible, Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs), Stanislaus Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (StanWORKs), Welfare-to-Work (WTW), or Greater Avenues for Independence (GAIN), Income at or below California LifeLine Annual Income Limits (click here for limits).

WHAT DOES LIFE WIRELESS SERVICE INCLUDE?

  • Nationwide Calling
  • Unlimited Text Messaging
  • Call Waiting
  • Three-way calling
  • Voicemail
  • Caller ID service
  • No roaming charges
  • No charge for domestic long distance calls
  • Free 911 Service
  • Affordable Recharge Plans

Income Guidelines

Household Size

California LifeLine Annual Income Limits

1-2 members

$27,500

3 members

$31,900

4 members

$38,800

5 members

$45,700

6 members

$52,600

7 members

$59,500

8 members

$66,400

9 members

$73,300

10 members

$80,200

Income Guidelines are effective from 06/01/2019 to 05/31/2020

Complaints concerning California LifeLine Service can be directed to:

California Public Utilities Commission

Address
505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco CA 94102
Phone
Main: 415-703-2782
Toll-Free: 800-848-5580
Complaint: 415-703-1170
Website
http://www.cpuc.ca.gov
  • For more info on California specific Rates, Charges and Features, click here
  • For California specific Terms and Conditions of Service, click here
  • For California specific Frequently Asked Questions, click here
* Unused data will not be rolled over to next month. The availability of 2 GB plan is limited by underlying carrier.

To obtain Life Wireless service potential subscribers must meet certain eligibility requirements such as receiving governmental assistance or a household income that is 135% or below Federal Poverty guidelines for a household of that size, or the percentage guideline for your state. The specifics of what determines a potential subscriber's eligibility are specific to each state. Life Wireless service is limited to one per household, and cannot be combined with any other California LifeLine offering.