ATTENTION: I AM NO LONGER HELPING INDIVIDUALS SIGN UP FOR LIFELINE.
For questions call the Lifeline Administration here: www.cpuc.ca.gov/consumer…
or, go to the lifeline website here: www.californialifeline.c…
Lifeline Providers in California
- Tim from Safelink Mon-Fri ~10am-2pm at the Burger King in Linda by Walmart.
- Cassandra from Assurance wireless is at the Interfaith food bank in Grass Valley on Wednesdays from 10am-1pm.
- Access Wireless is at the Dollar Tree in Linda.
- Alternatively you can sign up online from these lifeline providers in California. They will send you the free phone in the mail.
|Lifeline Provider||Cellular Network(s)|
|Safelink Wireless||AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile|
|StandUp Wireless||T-Mobile, the legacy of Sprint|
|Life Wireless||AT&T, T-Mobile|
|T-Mobile, the legacy of Sprint|
|TAG Mobile||Verizon, T-Mobile, the legacy of Sprint|
|T-Mobile, the legacy of Sprint|
|Access Wireless||T-Mobile, the legacy of Sprint|
|SafetyNet Wireless||T-Mobile, the legacy of Sprint|
|Feelsafe Wireless aka Airtalk Wireless||AT&T|
|T-Mobile, the legacy of Sprint|
|Assurance Wireless||T-Mobile, the legacy of Sprint|
|American Assistance||?Verizon, T-mobile?|
with the Wikipedia article here:
I chose Safelink Wireless, because it is the only lifeline mobile virtual network operator who resells all 3 networks in California. You get unlimited talk, text, and data. As well as unlimited international calling to 69 countries. List of the 69 countries here: www.net10wireless.com/il…
Safelink also supports advanced features, such as: WiFi calling, WiFi texting (RCS), Hotspot, call forwarding, etc..
What you get!
The SIM card
You will get a T-mobile, Verizon, or AT&T SIM card depending on stock. You can tell by the first 5 numbers of the ICCD # on your phone box:
- 89148 Verizon
- 89012 TMobile
- 89014 ATT
NOTE: This information is outdated! You get a better phone now.
The free smartphone is the Alcatel TCL A2:
- OS: Android 10
- Screen size: 5.5-inch
- Resolution: 960 x 480
- CPU: 1.8GHz Quad-core processor
- RAM: 3GB
- Storage: 32GB
- Battery: 3000mAh, non-removable
- Rear camera: 8MP
- Front camera: 5MP
Full review here: tracfoneusermanual.net/t…
You need proof of address, AND proof of eligibility. Here are some things you can use:
You need one of these :
- EBT card (Calfresh)
- Medi-cal card (The original one)
- National school lunch program
- SSI Awards letter
- Passport to Services ( A letter that the county can print out for you that states you’re receiving Medi-cal or Calfresh)
- Or, your 2020 tax return. Cannot be hand written. You must make less than 28,000 per year.
If your name, DOB, or social security number is not in their database then you’ll need a signed social security card, and a birth certificate, or ID.
Proof of Address
AND, you need one of these:
- Recent utility bill with name and address
- Current income statement from an employer,
- paycheck stub, or w-2 with name and address
- Prior year’s state, federal, or tribal tax return with name and address
- Current mortgage or lease agreement with name and address
- Unexpired California drivers licence
- Unexpired government, state, or tribal issued ID
- Government assistance program documents with name, address and effective dates
- Statement of benefits from a qualifying program with name, address and effective dates
- Retirement/pension statement of benefits with name and address
- Unemployment/workers’ compensation statement of benefits with name address and effective dates . Cal-Fresh and Medi-Cal verification of benefits form with name, address and effective dates
- Verification of receipt of Cal-fresh with name address, and date
- We can also use a “Verification of services letter” from a nonprofit. Make sure it has your name that matches your eligibility card. They will write in the letter that you are a client of theirs and receives assistance from their program. Make sure the name is printed, and the address is prominently displayed on organization letterhead.
If the address is not a valid residential address, you will need one of the below proofs:
- Recent Utility bill with the consumer’s name and address (not older than 90 days)
- Current income statement from an employer, paycheck stub, or W-2 with the consumer’s name and address
- Prior year’s state, federal, or Tribal tax return with the consumer’s name and address
- Current mortgage or lease statement with the consumer’s name and address
- Unexpired driver’s license
- Unexpired government, state, or Tribal issued ID
- Government assistance program documents with the consumer’s name, address, and effective date
- Statement of benefits from a qualifying program with the consumer’s name, address, and effective date
- Retirement/pension statement of benefits with the consumer’s name and address
- Unemployment/workers’ compensation statement of benefits with the consumer’s name, address, and effective date
Once you have your phone
Swipe right to access your home screen
Your new number will be in your text messages from 611611.
Make a call or text once a month to keep the service active.
Charge with included charger.
Look out for the pink letter welcoming your to the program.
Your recertification letter will come in 11.5 weeks.
It will take 5 days for ebb, your unlimited data and international calling to kick in.
Call 611 for customer service
Cancel it right away if you lose it. 1-800-safelin. Or call them to buy a new phone or sim card. I can give you a new phone 90 days after you cancel your service. Or, you can switch companies to get a new phone right away.
SafeLink uses NET10 sim cards. If you need a new one.
You can almost always port your old number in. It’s a federal law. More info here: www.fcc.gov/consumers/gu… Call 1800-safelin from a different phone.
Text 611611 one of the keywords found here: dsweb.safelink.com/61161…
SPEED To check if your data speed has been reduced, text the word SPEED to 611611
MINC To change your phone number, text the word MINC to 611611 or click here.
USAGE To see your current usage, text the word USAGE to 611611 or click here.
CHAT To get help through chat, text the word CHAT to 611611 or click here.
SUPPORT If you are experiencing issues with your service, text SUPPORT to 611611 or click here.
APP To download My SafeLink App, text the word APP to 611611 or Download your My Account app here: sflnk.co/L71Q4XZ
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