• A free 4G 5.5 inch smartphone
  • Unlimited talk and text anywhere in the US (Includes 14GB of data – T-Mobile Nationwide 4G Network )
  • Unlimited calls to China, Vietnam, Korea, Mexico and Canada
  • Completely free (no monthly bills)


  • Must be enrolled in any one of these programs: Medi-Cal, SNAP, SECT 8, OR SSI. Must also be able to provide original card or current year’s original approval letter.
  • If you are not enrolled in any program listed above; you may qualify with income. Once on the application page select “Click here for more programs” and select “California Income Requirement”
    • You can provide your current year’s income TAX return or W-2.
    • Seniors – If you are not required to file income TAX, simply provide the current year’s Social Security “Benefits Letter” or prior year’s “1099”
  • United States residents only
  • Must be 18 years or older to apply


“You are already a customer receiving Lifeline service”

  • If this appears when you apply, simply call 800-430-0443; tell the customer service representative your name and address (if you have an old phone number, please be sure to provide that as well).
  • Your old account must be deleted/terminated before applying again.

For applicants with Asian names

  • If your first name is without a space, such as “ Xiaoding Li”  use Xiaoding as your first name and Li as Last name.
  • However, if your first name is separated by a space such as “ Xiao Ding Li”  you can disregard Ding and use Xiao as your first name and Li as Last name.


  • PO Box is not allowed, you must use a physical address
  • You must put “APT” in front of an apartment number  
  • Address used must match with the address on the ID. If you no longer live in that address on the ID, simply use the same address on the ID but select Mailing address and put your current address there


  • All documents must be legible and in original form, no copies please. 
  • No expired ID will be accepted.

* For help , please send a text message to (626) 558-8832
Applications are only accepted from 9am-8pm PST