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Staying connected isn’t a luxury in today’s world, it’s a necessity. TruConnect gets that. They’re a phone company with a mission: bring affordable communication to families who might otherwise struggle.

Through their free government phone program, TruConnect offers eligible individuals a lifeline – a free smartphone and monthly service. They believe everyone deserves to stay in touch with loved ones, access online resources for education and jobs, and simply be part of the digital world.

TruConnect doesn’t skimp on quality. They partner with major networks to ensure reliable coverage and good service. Plus, their flexible plans and friendly customer support make sure you get the most out of your phone. With TruConnect, staying connected doesn’t have to break the bank. It’s about empowering communities and keeping people in touch with what matters most.

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Eligibility Criteria to Get a TruConnect Free Phone

TruConnect wants to help bridge the digital gap by offering free phones to eligible customers. To see if you qualify, there are two main ways:

1. Income Eligibility:

  • Nationwide: In most parts of the US (including 48 states, D.C., and Territories), your household income needs to be at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
  • California and Texas Bonus: These states offer a little extra help! If you live in CA or TX, you might qualify with a household income up to 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

2. Program Eligibility:

Helping Hand Programs: Do you or someone in your home participate in a government assistance program? If so, you might be eligible for a free TruConnect phone! Qualifying programs include:

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  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, Food Stamps, Food Assistance)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit
  • Medicaid / Medi-Cal
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA) or Section 8

Tribal Lands: Live on qualifying Tribal land? You might be eligible through participation in any of the programs listed above, or through:

  • Head Start (income-qualified only)
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Tribal TANF (Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)

Criteria for Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) offer a free phone service to qualified individuals. Here’s how to see if you’re eligible:

Government Assistance Programs:

  • Already participating in programs like Medicaid, SNAP (food stamps), or WIC (nutrition for women, infants, and children) might qualify you for a free phone.
  • Veterans and Tribal programs are also included. Check the full list on the ACP website to see if your program applies.

Income Eligibility:

Don’t participate in any of those programs? No worries! You can still qualify based on your household income. If your total income falls at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, you might be eligible.

Important things to remember:

  • One phone per household: Even if multiple people in your home qualify, only one free phone service is available per address.
  • Yearly renewal required: Keep your free service going by renewing your benefits each year. It’s a quick process to ensure uninterrupted connectivity.
  • Non-transferable: The phone and service are for the approved individual only.

Think you might qualify? Check out the ACP website for more details and to see if TruConnect Wireless is a participating provider in your area. With the ACP, staying connected doesn’t have to be expensive!

Check how to apply for this program in NEXT screen. Good Luck!!!