Individuals who qualify for Access Wireless services receive a free telephone; however, if one is lost, or stolen, a replacement can be purchased online from AccessWireless.com and KrogeriWireless.com, or from a Kroger store location. Basic models as well as smartphones are available for purchase in both new and refurbished units.
Customers can purchase most popular brands of cellphones, including Motorola, Kyocera, LG, Samsung and ZTE, as well as Umax, Huawei and Alcatel. Access Wireless is part of the government-funded Lifeline Assistance program that is available to income-eligible people or those participating in certain government programs. The service is intended to help financially struggling individuals maintain contact with family members, schools, child care providers, potential employers and emergency services.