I-wireless (Kroger) phone issues
I live in the Midwest and have found the Kroger phone's service area to be a bit limited. For example, I can call Houston, MO from Springfield, MO no problem. I cannot however call Springfield, MO from Houston, MO (Houston is
about 80 miles more or less due East of Springfield).
I have also found that the signal strength of the Kroger phone occasionally is sub-par, but only rarely.
I would also like to point out that Tracfone now offers Free Double (now Triple) Minutes on certain of their phone models. Factoring that into the per-minute charge, they are cheaper than the Kroger phone on a pay-go basis. (16 cents vs 20 cents/minute).
Texting is still cheaper on the Kroger phone though.
The particular handset I have is a ZTE phone, which you do not list as an available model.