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Broadband's Underused Lifeline for Low-Income Users
Axios breaks down the basics of the Federal Lifeline Program and the growing need to bridge the digital divide.

Co-CEO Matthew Johnson Visits BoldTV To Discuss The Critical Need For Broadband Access
TruConnect's Matthew Johnson: "So many people qualify for Lifeline service and don't even know it exists."

U.S. Reps. Send Letter to Government Accountability Office on Lifeline National Verifier
Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) and colleagues urge the GAO to review the FCC's efforts to deploy the Lifeline National Verifier

Assembly Bill 3079 California LifeLine Expansion Bill Dies In Committee
Assembly Appropriations Committee Terminates Proposal To Increase Free Wireless Enrollment

TruConnect Joins Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia Town Hall to Expand California LifeLine Program
Advocates Call For Increased Access To Low-Income Wireless During COVID Pandemic And Beyond ** VIRTUAL TOWN HALL, THUR. JUNE 4 12-1 PM **

KTLA 5 Talks Lifeline With TruConnect Co-CEO Matthew Johnson
Company Urges State Policymakers to Increase Support for California LifeLine

TruConnect's Co-CEO Matthew Johnson Visits FOX32's Good Morning Chicago to Talk About Lifeline and the Digital Divide
Co-CEO Matthew Johnson discusses the importance of getting the word out about Lifeline and connecting American's to vital wireless service, especially during the current pandemic.

Democrats Said Pushing for $1B or More In Broadband Subsidies
Bloomberg Law writes that Democrats are said to be considering whether to distribute the aid through the Federal Communications Commission’s Lifeline program.

State Assembly Reconvenes And Advances California LifeLine Improvements As Part Of Statewide COVID-19 Relief Strategy
AB 3079 Will Open Up Free Wireless to More Californians, Require Additional Reporting on Enrollment

TruConnect And The Lewis Metropolitan CME Church Partner Up
Pastor Travis A. Morris speaks out about the importance of keeping Los Angelenos connected during this trying time

During the Pandemic, the FCC Must Provide Internet for All
WIRED writes that Broadband access is more crucial than ever, particularly for low-income Americans. The Trump administration must stop withholding it.

TruConnect Teams With Safe Passage Youth of Thousand Oaks To Provide Free Android Phones & Service
Tim Hagel talks about the work being done by Safe Passage Youth of Thousand Oaks, CA and how they've teamed up with TruConnect to provide FREE Lifeline wireless service to impacted Californians

TruConnect Supports Governor Newsom's Efforts To Bridge Digital Divide And Partners With Anti-Poverty Leaders To Increase Access To Wireless Broadband
More Than 4.5 Million Additional Californians Are Eligible For Free Mobile Services Through California LifeLine

California LifeLine Customer Testimonial
Military Veterans in Sacramento Love Our Service - And We Love Theirs!

TruConnect Gets The Word Out About Lifeline At Food Pantry Event Sponsored By LA Promise Fund
A Quick Word from Veronica Melvin, CEO of The Los Angeles Promise fund

TruConnect Offers Vital Lifeline to Health, Financial and Education Services During COVID-19 Crisis
Nearly 1.3 Million Californians Currently Receive Free Wireless Service, Yet Another 4.5 Million Are Eligible To Participate.

TruConnect Provides Access to Unemployment Benefits Through Free Cell Phones for Customers Who Have Lost Work Due to COVID-19
California LifeLine Program Keeps State's Most Vulnerable Residents Connected During COVID-19 Crisis

TruConnect Announces Plan to Add Food Security Apps to Free Wireless Phone Services to Assist Families During COVID-19 Crisis
Company's California LifeLine Participants Will Have Access to CalFresh Food Stamps, Free School Lunch Programs and Foodbanks Through Their Phone

TruConnect Expands to Provide a Critical Lifeline for Vulnerable Residents Most Impacted by CORONAVIRUS
Family-Owned Company Connects Nearly 225,000 Californians During COVID-19 Crisis, Recently Became State's Second Largest Low-Income Wireless Provider

TruConnect extends into SAAS business
TruConnect extends into SAAS business, acquires freedompop’s proprietary digital etc platform to power digital acquisition across etc market.

TruConnect Proudly Shares the Philosophies of Chairman Ajit Pai

TruConnect Unveils Smartphone Leasing
Customers now have a wider range of devices available to order online

New Texas Lifeline Plans Now Come With Data!
Starting today, TruConnect’s Free Texas Lifeline Plan now includes 500MB of Data

New California LifeLine Plans Now Have 5x the Data Per Month!
Starting today, TruConnect’s California LifeLine plans now include 500MB of Data instead of 100MB

New Lower Prices for Internet on the Go
Starting as low as $9, Internet on the Go mobile hotspot plans are more affordable than ever!

Bring Your Own Phone and Save When You Sign Up with TruConnect
Enjoy all the benefits that TruConnect has to offer on the device you already love!

TruConnect Adds Free International Calling to Unlimited Talk & Text Plans
Unlimited Talk and Text monthly plans now include a free $2 international call credit

TruConnect Offers Cash Options for Data Refills
The Company Collaborates with Qpay to Offer Customers the Option to Refill Mobile Data with Cash

New Hotspot and Free Trial Will Help You Stay Connected
The dynamic hotspot will connect customers and the free 30-day trial will increase growth and encourage new loyalties

TruConnect Rolls Out Quick, Easy, and Secure Data Refills
Customers will be re-directed to the new Express Pay website to add data whenever they run out or activate a new device

Robert Yap has been announced as New President
Chief Legal Counsel and VP of Strategy, Robert A. Yap, has been named the corporation’s new President

TruConnect Introduces “Freemium” Mobile Hotspot Device with Free Forever DataSM
Freemium offer includes up to 1 GB of Forever DataSM

TruConnect Launches Mega Minutos International Calling in Partnership with Lunex Telecom Call Mexico, El Salvador, or Anywhere in the World with no Pin Associated!
Customers can assign a direct U.S. phone number for family and friends overseas

Truconnect Announces Four New Pay As You Go Wireless Plan Options That Deliver Affordable Flexibility
Also announces new options for its Forever DataSM Top Ups that carry over data month-to-month, with no expiration!

Affordable Wireless Freedom with TruConnect
Forever DataSM and Internet on the Go® Ensure Simple and Affordable Wireless Service

TruConnect And OTT TV Service YipTV Form Innovative Joint Marketing Agreement
Deal gives TruConnect mobile subscribers access to YipTV’s live-channel TV broadcasts

TruConnect Introduces Mobile Data Solution With Forever DataSM Through Its Internet on the Go® Brand at Walmart
Mobile data plans that never expire for active customers

EY announces finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Awards Program in the Greater Los Angeles
The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

TruConnect Is Now One of the Fastest Growing Wireless Companies in the United States
Emerging wireless provider brings innovation to expanding underserved customer base

Mobetize and TruConnect to Offer Thousands of Customers Pay As You Go Card Services, Bill Payment, Global Pay As You Go Airtime and Money Transfers
Mobetize Mobile Solution Saves Time and Can Lower Costs of Monthly Financial Fees by 75%

What is Lifeline?

Lifeline is a government program that subsidizes discounted phone service for low-income consumers, ensuring everyone can stay in touch. TruConnect is currently designated to provide free Lifeline-supported phone service in numerous states across the U.S., with more coming soon. The Lifeline program is only available to eligible consumers who can provide documentation for eligibility. Only one Lifeline service is allowed per household regardless of a type of phone. To be qualified for Lifeline, you must be currently enrolled in a qualified public assistance program (i.e. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA), Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit, etc.) or you can be qualified if your total annual household income is less than the qualified income guidelines.

Mobile Broadband

TruConnect is a mobile broadband company and a cheap wireless internet provider that offers wireless internet services and mobile WiFi hotspots through the Internet on the Go. TruConnect provides an underserved market with prepaid and wireless internet services such as Lifeline (ETC), Wireless Prepaid, and Mobile broadband solutions such as mobile WiFi hotspots. We have a variety of mobile broadband devices ranging from cell phones and 4G smartphones to mobile WiFi hotspot devices and tablets. Our coverage includes a 4G network for nationwide wireless internet.

Why TruConnect?

We are a group of wireless industry veterans who have spent many years bringing new mobile products and services to consumers in the U.S. We understand your frustration with expensive monthly data plans, so we came up with an easy, honest, and convenient way to stay connected to the world with TruConnect Pay As You Go and Lifeline plans, and with our affordable Internet on the Go mobile broadband plans and hotspots. Individual usage varies from month to month, so we designed our flexible plans to fit your everyday needs. To learn more about Internet on the Go, please visit

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