California Lifeline Program provides discounted basic residential telephone service to low-income Californians. The discount program is provided by local telephone companies, including Varcomm, and sponsored by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).
New applications for the California LifeLine Program must be approved before the California Lifeline discounts are received. If you enroll in the program, you will be required to pay the regular non-discounted rates for basic phone service until your application is approved. Interest-free payment plans are available to help pay for any applicable connection charges, service conversions, and/or deposits. Once approved, you will receive a bill credit with the California Lifeline discount retroactive to the date your service began or the date you requested enrollment whichever is later.