Introduction toThe Access Wireless Lifeline Program


How to Qualify in Ohio

You qualify for Access Wireless in Ohio if you participate in one of the following assistance programs:

*OhioCare (Medicaid)

*Food Stamps/Food Assistance/SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

*Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

*Ohio Works First (OWF) (TANF)

*Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

*Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)

*The National School Lunch’s Free Lunch Program (NSLP)

*State Provided Medical Assistance

*State Supplemental Disability Assistance

*Federal Social Security Disability

*OH General Assistance

Household Size Maximum annual household income

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8/Other



Free minutes or texts each month

  • FREE Access Wireless phone & FREE airtime
  • FREE nationwide coverage on the Sprint network
  • FREE voicemail, call waiting, caller ID & 911 access
  • No contracts, monthly bill or activation fees.
  • FREE domestic long distance

Need more? Add airtime.

Once you activate your phone, get more airtime with a debit/credit card online or by purchasing an i-wireless airtime card/PIN at select locations. When you add money to your Access Wireless account, you'll get unlimited texts!*

$10 Airtime Cards $10 150 Anytime Minutes
UNLIMITED Texts for 10 days
100 MB Data
$25 Airtime Cards $25 300 Anytime Minutes
UNLIMITED Texts for 30 days
500 MB Data
$50 Airtime Cards $50 UNLIMITED Anytime Minutes
UNLIMITED Texts for 30 days
1 GB Data

Shop here. Talk free.

Earn FREE MINUTES when you shop at these store locations:

Kroger family of stores

With Access Wireless, you can earn Free Minutes in the check lane when you shop at participating Kroger-owned stores and use your Shopper’s Card. For every $100 you spend in-store, you’ll automatically receive a Free Minutes reward!**

Call 611 from your Access Wireless phone to register.

*Unlimited does not mean unreasonable use. Incoming and outgoing text messages are deducted from free monthly airtime credit on the Access Wireless 250 Minute/Text plan. Additional minutes/texts will be charged at the rate of 10[cents] each. Monthly Lifeline credit of 250 Minutes/Texts is applied on the same date each month. Unused Minutes/Texts, Data or Picture Mail will automatically carry forward to the next month when a user adds a minimum of $10 to their account within the past 60 days or has earned FREE MINUTES reward in the prior 45 days. If no additional funds beyond the free monthly Lifeline credit are applied to the account within 60 days of a FREE MINUTES has not been earned in the prior 45 days, any unused Minutes/Texts, Data or Picture Mail will automatically be removed from the account balance. Expiration dates for any funds added to an Access Wireless account will adhere to the standard business rules associated with card/PIN denomination. Access Wireless users must be registered for the FREE MINUTES rewards program in order to be eligible to receive FREE MINUTES rewards. Rewards will be applied in 20 Minute increments for every $100 spent in-store on qualifying purchases. Some restrictions apply.

**Qualifying purchases only. Food stamps purchases may apply for the rewards program. For details on the FREE MINUTES program, visit

Return to TopHow to Apply in Ohio

Click Here to Download and Print the Application

In order to apply successfully you must:

  1. Complete Sections #1, #2 OR #3 and initial and sign section #4.
  2. Attach documents to support proof of household income.
  3. Mail application to: Access Wireless, One Levee Way, Suite 3106, Newport, KY 41071 OR for faster processing fax to: 1-888-594-4473

If you have questions about this application, call 1-800-464-6010. Assistance is available 7:00am to 11:00pm CST, Monday to Sunday.