Access Wireless Lifeline Program – Free Government Cell Phone and Smartphone Plans

Access Wireless provides its customers free government cell phones and free monthly plans (including Exclusive Wireless rewards program) in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, 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 are 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, unlimited texts and the Internet data package are added to every plan phone number at the beginning of each month and can be used for local or long distance domestic calls. Their amount doesn’t 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 suitable for this purpose. One of the benefits of Access Wireless 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 mobile device, 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, which is the official website of the provider. The second way to get more free minutes is to refer a friend to enroll in the company’s plan. 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 crucial for qualification. Besides, the limit of free phones from Life Line is one per household. To check all the conditions, just enter your ZIP code in a particular form at, and you will get 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 from 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 1-866-594-3644. It works according to the following schedule.

Monday – Friday: 8am – midnight EST
Saturday: 9am – midnight EST
Sunday: 10am – midnight EST

For New Service Questions/To Apply: 1-888-900-5899

Important notice: There may be more free government cell phone service providers operating in your state – find more information here.

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Joseph Bellamy

I lost my phone what should I do


how to submit lifeline application forms to Access Wireless on line?


how come i cant apply forlifeline phone on line?

Wayne I Perry

Why can’t i apply for access wireless on the phone with out pdf the application.

Jennifer Phillips

I would REALLY LOVE to apply for the Access Wireless Free Government Cell Phone & Smartphone Plan (Lifeline Program) BUT I’m unable to access the website (\enroll) so that I can fill out the application! Is there any other way I can access the application so that I can apply for your cell phone sevices or is there another web address that I can go to where I can access the application? I’ve heard VERY good things about your company & I would LOVE to be able to join ALL your other happy customers! Thank you for your time &… Read more »

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davey herring
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ii need to up date access phone the one i have is older than drit so what do i need to do to get a better phone?

william mouzon

my name william mouzon ,my phone got lost and damage in tornado september17,2018 could you please sent another phone?

Free Cell Phones and Smartphones

Hello William. Please contact Access Wireless directly:

Jennifer Brooks Navarrette

How can I get a new phone I can’t charge it anymore Help


How do you upload proof of address and photo id?

Joyce M Sandberg

Finding it impossible to connect via phone with them. Waited 45 min. yesterday and finally gave up.

gloria m woods
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thank you for your all help I’m very happy