Access Wireless provides its customers free government cell phones and monthly plans (including rewards plan) in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia. The list of states citizens of which can apply for a free phone with this Lifeline program will increase when more approvals for Access Wireless service from state authorities will be granted.
This Lifeline government communication service is provided by i-Wireless, LLC and uses Sprint network to enable its subscribers to benefit from a national-wide coverage. The free minutes are added to every plan phone number at the beginning of each month and good for local or long distance domestic calls. Their amount doesn not depend on whether you use a free government cell phone or a smartphone. Access Wireless works on the no contract basis, hence, no bills or additional fees are expected to be paid by its consumers.
If you want to get more airtime minutes from Access Wireless when basic plan ones are gone, you can get one of the top up cards. I-wireless airtime cards (available at Kroger stores) are also good for this purpose. One of the benefits of Access Wireles top up cards is that they come not only with talk minutes but also with other bonuses. For example, a $25 dollar top up will give you 300 anytime airtime minutes + unlimited text messages for 30 days + 500 MB data package. If you use a smart phone the last bonus can be especially helpful. The $10 and $50 cards are also available for purchasing.
There are also several great ways to get to get more minutes for free.
The first one in participation in a special promo action. Access Wireless is the only Lifeline program that participates in a reward plan program with Kroger stores. 20 minutes are given at no cost for every 100 bucks spent at Kroger’s. Additional terms and conditions apply to this promo. You can read about them at www.accesswireless.com, which is the official web-site of the provider. Second way to get more free minutes is to refer a friend to enroll with the company. If such friend gets approved, 1,000 minutes are given to a referrer. Once again. some limitations apply as for the number of the referrals.
How to check eligibility and enroll?
A typical eligible applicant is the one who already participates in other federal government support programs such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Family Independence (TANF), Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Healthy Connections / Select Health (Medicaid), Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, Headstart (meeting income qualifying standards), Low Income Heat and Energy Assistance (LIHEAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), etc. Income levels are also important for qualification. Besides, the limit of free phones from Life Line is one per household. To check all the conditions, just enter you ZIP code in a special form at accesswireless.com and you will be given a complete list of requirements.
The fastest way to enroll in the program is to send Access Wireless application to the company. It can be downloaded for the same web page with eligibility requirements. Just fill in your information and attach the eligibility documents copies and mail it to Access Wireless, One Levee Way, Suite 3106, Newport, KY 41071. You can also fax it to 1-888-594-4473
Access Wireless customer service number is 1-800-464-6010. Its works from 7:00 am to 11:00pm CST, every day.
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