Rhode Island Resource Directory

A Guide to Services Associated with RI 2-1-1

Full Resource Name:

Access Wireless

1 Levee Way
Suite 3104
Newport, KY 41071

(800) 464-6010



Access Wireless offers mobile phone service to eligible residents as part of the government-funded Lifeline Assistance program. Lifeline is intended to help individuals experiencing financial hardship stay connected to family members, schools and child care providers, as well as be reachable to potential employers and have a means of communicating in case of an emergency. The valuable service that Lifeline provides is designed to be a bridge for those striving for self-sufficiency. Eligible applicants can receive a free phone, 250 Minutes, Unlimited Text, 3 GB Data.

Primary Services:

  • Discounted Telephone Service  [Show Definition Details]

General Information


Mon-Fri 8:00AM-12:00AM; Sat 9:00AM-12:00AM;
Sun 10:00AM-7:00PM

Intake Process:

Call or apply online. Must re-certify every year.

Program Fees:

No Fees




Must receive one or more of the following government benefits:
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Social Security (SSI), Section 8, Veterans Pension/Survivor Benefits, Tribally Administered Temporary Financial Assistance (Tribal TANF), Tribal Head Start (income qualifying), Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)

May also qualify if total household income is at or under 135% FPL.

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