You can now use your current phone with Free Lifeline Phone Service through TAG Mobile BYOP

Lifeline program is a government assistance program through which low-income qualifying families and individuals can get cell phone service for free. The program started in 1985 and since then the standards of its service been evolving to keep pace with the modernization of technology in the U.S. As per the current standard, a 3G cell phone with hotspot functionality is the basic requirement. While the new phones that meet this requirement may not be available for free or at a discounted price, participants may wonder whether it’s possible to bring their own phone.

If you’re eligible for Lifeline service, TAG Mobile lets you use your existing phone with the free government cell phone service. In this way, you do not have to change your phone while making a switch. However, you need to check the compatibility of your phone with our service, and TAG Mobile Customer Service can help you to find out if it’s possible to switch over.

You can reach out to us on our Toll-Free number: 1-866-959-4918.


for the TAG Mobile Free Lifeline service



Your Phone, Our Network – A Perfect Match!

Choose the advantage of TAG Mobile BYOP (Bring-Your-Own-Phone) Plan & Maximize your Lifeline benefits!

Eligible customers in California opting for TAG Mobile BYOP plan will now get the following at absolutely no cost, every month!


  •  2 GB Data (500 MB LTE & then 1.5 GB 3G speed)
  •  Unlimited Talk
  •  Unlimited Text
TAG Mobile California Lifeline Free Phone Service Plan Benefits:
  •  No Contracts, No Cost
  •  Nationwide Coverage
  •  Caller ID
  •  Call Waiting
  •  Voicemail


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