TAG Mobile is happy to offer government assisted wireless service to low income families and individuals that qualify in California.

TAG Mobile California Lifeline Service is a Federal Free-Phone program. It is offered to the eligible residents of California who meet certain criteria. To participate in the program, the income of the resident has to be at or below 150% of the federal poverty level. Please find the information about what you will need to apply for the LifeLine service below.

California Lifeline Cell Phone Service from TAG Mobile is another reason to get excited.

TAG Mobile California Free Phone Service offers free cell phone service to eligible households that include:

3GB SIM Only Data Plan
  •  3GB LTE data,
  •  Unlimited talk,
  •  Unlimited global messaging every month.
1GB Standard Smartphone Data Plan
  •  Data – First 3 months 500MB LTE, 4th Month onwards 1GB (after 500MB LTE, data is at 3G)
  •  FREE Smartphone*
  •  Free Unlimited Talk and Text every month

Review the following requirements to see if you may qualify:

  •  You are a resident of the state.
  •  You participate in one of the programs listed below
  •  You have a income that is at or below 150% of the federal poverty level and can provide valid proof of participation.
  •  No one in your household is currently receiving any other Lifeline offering from TAG or another Lifeline provider. **
  •  You can provide valid photo identification.
  •  If required, you can provide valid proof of current address.

Eligible Subsidy Programs:

  •  CalFresh, Food Stamps or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  •  Medicaid "Medi-Cal" (not Medicare)
  •  Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  •  National School Lunch Program (NSL)
  •  Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)
  •  Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  •  Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
  •  Federal Veterans or SurvivorsPension Benefit Program
  •  Tribal TANF
  •  Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  •  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)
  •  Head Start Income Eligible (Tribal Only)
  •  Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)

TO APPLY for LifeLine service, please visit one of our nearest retail location. You can find out more information about California LifeLine services listed below.

For additional information view our Terms and Conditions.

* This offering is a California LifeLine and federal LifeLine supported service. Only qualified customers may enroll in the program and proof of eligibility documentation is necessary for enrollment. LifeLine is a government benefit program, and consumers who willfully make false statements in order to obtain the benefit can be punished by fine or imprisonment or can be barred from the program. Free phones may take up to 10 business days for delivery once the order is received. Brand and style of phone will vary and are at the discretion of TAG Mobile.

** The program is limited to one benefit recipient per household. "Household" is defined as any individual or group of individuals who live together at the same address as one economic unit. An "economic unit" is defined as "all adult individuals contributing to and sharing in the income and expenses of a household.“ If you are currently receiving LifeLine service with another provider you may be eligible for our services. Please visit a retail location for more details.

*** Service coverage is limited based on the carrier network that the phone operates on. Several factors can impact coverage such as weather, geographical factors such as mountains or buildings, and location of use such as in a tunnel. TAG Mobile phones can access emergency phone calls whether active, suspended, or deactivated when in working condition, have any available signal, and are powered on. Do not make use the phone where prohibited by law or while operating machinery or motorized vehicles. Please see our Terms and Conditions for more details and disclosures.

* Smartphones available for online sign-ups only