TracFone Review

TracFone is a division of América Móvil in providing prepaid mobile services in the United States. TracFone is included with NET10, Safelink Wireless and Straight Talk under the América Móvil umbrella.

TracFone offers mobile phone service without requiring contracts, credit checks, activation fees or cancellation charges. The TracFone brand is geared toward consumers who want low cost services but are considered light users. NET10, is geared more toward heavy to medium users who need more minutes and StraightTalk is geared more toward those needing “Unlimited” plans. Safelink, is the brand of the US government supported program for low-income eligible consumers.

TracFone Android Smartphones

TracFone now features Android Smartphones. Hopefully more are to come!

NAME
PRICE
DESCRIPTION
MORE INFO
LG Optimus Dynamic
$79.99Includes Triple Minutes for Life FREE!
(3x Talk Time, 3x Texts & 3x Data)
Android? 2.3
3.2" Touch Screen
3G/Wi-Fi? Connectivity
3 MP Camera/Video Recorder
Bluetooth? Wireless Technology
800 MHz Processor
4GB microSD? Card Included
An Airtime Card is required for activation of this phone.
ZTE Valet
$79.99Includes Triple Minutes for Life FREE!
(3x Talk Time, 3x Texts & 3x Data)
Android? 4.1
3.5" Touch Screen
3 MP Camera/Video Recorder
Bluetooth? Wireless Technology
1.0 GHz Processor
An Airtime Card is required for activation of this phone.
Samsung Galaxy Centura
$109.99Includes Triple Minutes for Life FREE!
(3x Talk Time, 3x Texts & 3x Data)
Android? 4.0
3.5" Touch Screen
3G/Wi-Fi? Connectivity
3 MP Camera/Video Recorder
Bluetooth? Wireless Technology
800MHz Processor
An Airtime Card is required for activation of this phone.
Huawei Glory
$79.99
Includes Triple Minutes for Life FREE!
(3x Talk Time, 3x Texts & 3x Data)
Android™ 4.0
3.5" Touch Screen
3G/Wi-Fi® Connectivity
3.2 MP Camera/Video Recorder
Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
1 GHz Processor
5 Customizable Home Screens
An Airtime Card is required for activation of this phone.
This phone is not compatible with SafeLink service
Unlimited Carryover®
LG Optimus Dynamic II
$109.99
Includes Triple Minutes for Life FREE!
(3x Talk Time, 3x Texts & 3x Data)
Android™ 4.1
3.8" Touch Screen Display
3G/Wi-Fi® Connectivity
3 MP Camera/Video Recorder
Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
1 GHz Processor
4GB microSD™ Card (Inserted)
An Airtime Card is required for activation of this phone.
This phone is not compatible with SafeLink service
Unlimited Carryover®

TracFone Coverage

TracFone prides itself on a huge service area. They are known to use different companies to supply their service, depending on the location of activation. Their CDMA phones use US Cellular, Verizon or Claro. Their GSM phones can use either T-Mobile or AT&T. Reliability varies on a person to person basis, but it has been said that their AT&T based smartphones roam much more reliable than the T-Mobile based phones. Also, the Verizon based TracFone smartphones are known to roam on all CDMA companies towers.

 

TracFone Plans

Although there are no contracts with TracFone products, they do offer monthly plans which can guarantee service as long as you don’t exceed the maximum amount of purchased monthly minutes. The monthly cost is automatically deducted each month from a major credit card or debit card with the Visa or MasterCard logo.
• TracFone Individual Value Plans – TracFone offers 50, 125 and 200 monthly minute plans. The costs are $9.99 for the 50 minute plan, $19.99 for the 125 minute plan and $29.99 for the 200 minute plan respectively. All plans include access to Talk, Text, Email and Web. If there happens to be a month in which all of the monthly minutes are not used, they can be “rolled over” into the following month. If by any chance you run out of minutes during a month, you have the option of purchasing more minutes to use until your renewal period.
• TracFone Family Plans – TracFone offers the Family Value plan which is $9.99 for the first phone and an additional $5.99 for each additional phone. Within this plan, 50 minutes are included for the first smartphone, and 40 minutes per month for each additional phone.

The TracFone Pay as you go option is based on the pre-purchase of minutes in blocks that vary in price dependant on the number of minutes offered. Web access and/or text messages are taken as fraction of these minutes (also known as units).

TracFone Pay As You Go

Amount of Minutes
Service Days
Cost
45090$79.99
20090$39.99
12090$29.99
6090$19.99
3030$9.99

TracFone also offers several promotions from time to time, including Double Minutes for the life of the phone and one year minutes. These types of promotions, along with the pre-purchase of minutes can add up to maximum value for customers. Check out the TracFone website for details.

TracFone Smartphones

Tracfone Review

TracFone has now began to offer Android capable phones under the TracFone brand! The smartphones available may depend on the area of activation. For the most up to date and current information, it is advisable to check out the TracFone website directly.

Tracfone Phones as of Apr 2014

NAME
PRICE
DESCRIPTION
MOREINFO
Kyocera K126C Cell Phone9.99The lightweight Kyocera K126C includes Nationwide Network Coverage and a Single Rate for every call: Call nationally, internationally or roam at local call rates. It features a monochrome display with color filter, text messaging, voicemail, caller ID, call waiting and multi-language support, wallpaper and games, a phonebook with up to 150 entries, 10 polyphonic ringtones, clock with alarm and calculator, hands-free speakerphone, vibrating alert, voice activated dialing and is hearing aid compatible (HAC) rating M3. TRACFONE Airtime Balance Display shows you how much airtime you've used and how much is left, so you control your cost.
Pink Kyocera K126C Cell Phone, Accessory Kit9.99The Pink Kyocera K126C includes a FREE Accessory Kit, Nationwide Network Coverage and a Single Rate for every call: Call nationally, internationally or roam at local call rates. The phone features a monochrome display with color filter, text messaging, voicemail, caller ID, call waiting and multi-language support, wallpaper and games, phonebook with up to 150 entries, 10 polyphonic ringtones, clock with alarm and calculator, hands-free speakerphone, vibrating alert, voice activated dialing and is Hearing aid compatible (HAC) rating M3. TRACFONE Airtime Balance Display shows you how much airtime you've used and how much is left, so you control your cost.
Motorola 175G Cell Phone9.99The Motorola 175G features Nationwide Network Coverage. Single Rate for every call: Call nationally, internationally or roam at local call rates. Color Screen, Crystal TalkTM Voice Enhancement, Voicemail, Call Waiting, Caller ID, Handsfree Speaker, Text Messaging, Vibration Alert, Phone Book with up to 500 Entries, Includes 35 Ringtones, Alarm Clock. TRACFONE Airtime Balance Display shows you how much airtime you've used and how much is left, so you control your cost.
LG200C Cell Phone, Accessory Kit19.99The stylish LG200C includes a free accessory kit, Nationwide Network Coverage and features a Single Rate for every call: call nationally, internationally or roam at local call rates. This Flip phone with color display, features text messaging, voicemail, caller ID, call waiting and multi-language support. And, it includes a color display with wallpaper and games, phonebook with up to 300 entries, ringtones, clock with alarm, calculator, hands-free speakerphone, and vibrating alert and is Hearing aid compatible (HAC) rating M4. TRACFONE Airtime Balance Display shows you how much airtime you've used and how much is left, so you control your cost.
Samsung T101G Cell Phone + Accessory Kit19.99The Samsung T101G features Nationwide Network Coverage and a Single Rate for every call: Call nationally, internationally or roam at local call rates. This phone features Downloadable Ringtones, Graphics, News, Weather, Sports and more using Airtime Minutes. It Includes a color display, text messaging, voicemail, caller ID, call waiting, phonebook with up to 100 entries, 15 polyphonic ringtones, clock with alarm and converter, keypad lock, hands-free speakerphone, external caller ID and vibrating alert, auto redial, and it is lightweight. TRACFONE Airtime Balance Display shows you how much airtime you've used and how much is left, so you control your costs.
Motorola W376G Cell Phone, Double Minutes for Life29.99The Motorola V376 includes Double Minutes for Life of this phone upon activation. It includes Nationwide Network Coverage and a Single Rate for every call: Call nationally, internationally or roam at local call rates. The phone features External Alert and Message Icons. Downloadable Ringtones, Graphics, News, Weather, Sports and more using Airtime Minutes. Bluetooth? Wireless Technology, VGA Camera, Vivid Color Display, Hands-free Speaker, Picture Messaging, Text Messaging, Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC) rating M-3, FM Radio (requires headset, not included), Vibrating Alert, Voicemail, Call Waiting, Caller ID, Alarm Clock, Stop Watch, Calculator and a Phonebook with up to 500 entries.
Samsung T301G Cell Phone49.99The Samsung T301G features Nationwide Network Coverage and a Single Rate for every call: Call nationally, internationally or roam at local call rates. This phone features Bluetooth? Wireless Technology, Downloadable Ringtones, Graphics, News, Weather, Sports and more using Airtime Minutes. It includes a stylish slider design, VGA Camera, color display, MMS Picture Messaging, text messaging, voicemail, caller ID, call waiting, phonebook with up to 100 entries, 20 polyphonic ringtones, clock with alarm, calculator and stopwatch, keypad lock, hands-free speakerphone, Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC) rating M-3, external caller ID, vibrating alert and it is lightweight. TRACFONE Airtime Balance Display shows you how much airtime you've used and how much is left, so you control your costs.
LG 200C Cell Phone, 1 Year Card99.99The stylish LG200C includes a 1 Year Card and a FREE Accessory Kit. The One Year card included in this bundle provides 365 days of service and 400 minutes, Nationwide Network Coverage and a Single Rate for every call: Call nationally, internationally or roam at local call rates. This Flip phone with color display, features text messaging, voicemail, caller ID, call waiting and multi-language support. It includes a color display with wallpaper and games, phonebook with up to 300 entries, ringtones, clock with alarm, calculator, hands-free speakerphone, vibrating alert and is Hearing aid compatible (HAC) rating M4. TRACFONE Airtime Balance Display shows you how much airtime you've used and how much is left, so you control your cost.
LG 225 Cell Phone + One Year Card + Double Minutes for Life99.99The LG 225 includes a one year card, FREE Accessory Kit and Double Minutes for Life for this phone upon activation. It features Nationwide Network Coverage and a Single Rate for every call: Call nationally, internationally or roam at local call rates. This Built-in VGA camera Flip Phone can take and send pictures in seconds. It features text messaging, Voice mail, free caller ID, free call waiting and Multi-Language Support. Color display with screen savers wallpaper and games, handsfree speaker, external caller id, phonebook with up to 255 entries, ringtones, clock with alarm, calculator, currency converter and a stop watch, TRACFONE Airtime Balance Display shows you how much airtime you've used and how much is left, so you control your costs.
Motorola c260 Cell Phone + DAMP Card139.99The Motorola C260 + DAMP card features Nationwide Network Coverage. Single Rate for every call: Call nationally, internationally or roam at local call rates. Compact Flip Phone, Crystal Talk TM Voice Enhancement, Color Display, Voicemail, Call Waiting, Caller ID, Handsfree Speaker, Text Messaging, Vibration Alert, Phone Book with up to 500 Entries, Includes 35 Ringtones, and Alarm Clock. TRACFONE Airtime Balance Display shows you how much airtime you've used and how much is left, so you control your cost.


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6 Responses to “TracFone Review”

  1. Thanks a bunch for the post. I found the info very useful – I have use it for my website. Will read more of your posts.

    • I’ve used Tracfone for 8yrs & love it. I use very few minutes so it’s perfect for me. I highly recommend Tracfone for low users like me.

  2. Very interesting article. Content has been written in very nice manner. Thanks for sharing good knowledge.

  3. Dolores hite says:

    I am interested in a Samsung galaxy phone. I am already a trac phone customer. My husband uses that phone. Is it possible to use a samsung galaxy with trac services?

    • More than likely Yes…
      But You will want to contact their customer service to be sure.

    • It depends. If you’re talking about the Samsung Galaxy Centura, then yes. Just buy it from Tracfone. If you mean a Galaxy S, SII, SIII, S4, Note , Note II, or Note III, ect. and it’s either on AT&T, T Mobile, or unlocked, then the following will almost certainly work. If it’s on Verizon or Sprint, it may work, but there are no guarantees. You can’t use it on Tracfone, per say. However, it can be used on Straight Talk, a Tracfone brand, for $45 a month, no contract, with unlimited talk, text, and data (they slow down your speeds after 2.5 GB). You would have to get a “bring your own phone” package. Or, you can buy the SIII straight from Straight Talk. Check out this link: http://www.straighttalk.com/wps/portal/home/shop/sims#.UwQG_fldWSo/

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