As of 2015, Access Wireless offers a complimentary phone and texting plan for customers who meet certain income requirements through the federal Lifeline Assistance program. The Access Wireless plan includes a free mobile phone, 250 voice minutes and unlimited texts each month at no charge. It also includes free voice mail, caller ID, call waiting and domestic long distance service.
Access Wireless provides nationwide coverage on the Sprint network. Customers who want additional voice minutes or texts can purchase these items by clicking on the Shop tab at AccessWireless.com.
Customers who currently participate in other public assistance programs, such as Federal Public Housing Assistance, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, normally qualify for Lifeline Service through Access Wireless. However, income and eligibility requirements vary by state.
To apply for Access Wireless, call the toll-free number listed on the company's website or download an application at AccessWireless.com. Return the completed application, along with any required documentation, via mail or fax.
In 2005, the Lifeline Assistance program began including mobile phones through the Access Wireless program. Customers who participate in the program can perform important tasks, such as connecting with family, inquiring about jobs and calling for emergency assistance, regardless of their financial status.