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How Many Minutes Does Texting Cost For Tracfone?

How Much Does Texting Cost for Tracfone?

This is a relatively common question many people have when looking at buying a Tracfone cell phone.

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Tracfone is a prepaid, no-contract cell phone service provider. They have low cost minute cards, and many cell phones for under $100 (and even under $20). With Tracfone service, you pay for how much you use the phone, and you have to buy prepaid minutes to put on the phone before you can use it.

Texting with Tracfone is very reasonable, and we are going to share exactly how it works, and how much it will cost you.

Before we get to the cost, we must explain that texting charges are different for Tracfone's newer, Android powered smartphones. These smartphones put minutes into three separate 'pools' of calling/texting/data.

Read our guide, How Minutes Work on Tracfone Smartphones to get the full explanation. We will share below how much texting will cost on the smartphones as well as regular Tracfone devices.

Now, let's first explain the cost for texting with Non-Android phones:

Texting, or SMS, costs 0.3 units (or minutes) for each text (sent or received) on non-Android phones

Sending an MMS costs 0.5 unites, and pictures cost 1 unit on non-Android phones.

Sometimes pictures can cost more, especially if they are larger images. And remember that you get deducted for every text you send or receive.

What about Android phones? How much does texting cost on a Tracfone smartphone?

This is a very straightforward answer, because texts are already separated from calling and data on the smartphones.

Texting on a Smartphone costs 1 text (sent or received)

Sending a photo deducts from your data based on the size of the photo

So with a smartphone, each text deducts one text from your 'text pool'. At this time, here is no way to just buy texts, so if you run out you will have to buy another prepaid minute card.

Some users have experienced problems sending photos on smartphones. This may be due to these users leaving their data turned off (which is usually a good idea, because it keeps apps from using data). Data is used when sending pictures.

If you have more questions about the smartphones from Tracfone, check out our Android vs non-Android comparison, that covers many of the differences.

Texting with Tracfone is very reasonable, although if you send thousands of texts per month, you may want to look for an unlimited plan.

There are also some other costs that you should be familiar with when using Tracfone:

Surfing the web browser costs 0.4 units per minute on older, non-Android phones

On newer Tracfone Cell phones, such as the LG 840G or any Android Smartphones, using the web browser costs differently based more on the amount of data used, instead of time online. Additionally, the LG 840G and all the Android phones have WiFi connectivity, which is free to use on the phone when you are connected to a WiFi network.

Using Tracfone prepaid cell phones is great for those who want an emergency phone, don't use their phone too often, or just need a phone in a hurry. And with many of the newer Android powered smartphones, they have become even more economical for daily use.

To learn more, read our Beginners Guide to Tracfone, to answer many of the comment questions consumers have.

We hope this has been helpful! Leave a comment if you have questions, and thanks for visiting!

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(This post was originally published 1/9/2013, but was updated and republished 2/23/2015 with more accurate information)

Samsung Galaxy Stardust S766c For Tracfone

Samsung Galaxy Stardust Specs and Features with Tracfone

We will share the latest news, features and details for the Samsung Galaxy Stardust (S766C) below, and continue to update as we get more information about this new Android Tracfone device.

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The Samsung Galaxy Stardust is a smartphone newly available with Tracfone service. (It is also available with Straight Talk) This phone initially appears similar to the LG Optimus Fuel, and especially the Samsung Galaxy Ace Style, but it does share some features with the LG Ultimate 2.

Tracfone now has more than ten Android powered smartphones that can be used on their prepaid service. They continue to release new phones which are for use exclusively on their prepaid service, as well as allow more phones for use on the Tracfone BYOP service. For more details on BYOP, follow the link to our page.

At the end of 2014, Tracfone released three new phones with the best specs and features yet, they were the Alcatel Onetouch Icon Pop, Moto E, and LG Ultimate 2. These phones each had screens larger than 4", good processors, and other good specifications.

The Galaxy Stardust will run on CDMA towers through Verizon service, which is the same of all of Tracfone's smartphones at this time. For more about CDMA, and if an Android phone will work for you, visit out CDMA vs GSM Comparison.

But how does the Samsung Galaxy Stardust stack up with Tracfone's other offerings? We'll answer this once we review the full list of features and product specifications.

Samsung Galaxy Stardust Features and Specifications

Try not to get the Samsung Galaxy Stardust confused with the Samsung Galaxy Ace Style, they are very similar, but looking at the specs we see some differences:

Samsung Galaxy Stardust Feature List
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • 3G Connectivity through Verizon Towers
  • WiFi
  • GPS
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Triple Minutes for Life with minutes split into Talk/Text/Data
  • Hands Free Speaker
  • Gravity and Tilt/Shake sensor
  • Hearing Aid Compatible
  • Up to 64GB MicroSD Card Compatible

Samsung Galaxy Stardust Specifications
  • Size: 4.77" x 2.46" x 0.41"
  • 4" TFT Touchscreen
  • 1.2Ghz Dual Core Processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 GB Internal Memory
  • Weight: 4.1 OZ
  • 1500 mAh Battery, 12 Hours Talk Time/ 11 Days Standby

The specifications for the Stardust are fairly consistent with the other phones Tracfone has recently released. One very exciting feature is the 8 GB of internal memory, the most we've seen on a phone offered by Tracfone. We will be sure to locate that actual available space, but it looks promising

Now let's see how the Stardust looks compared with some of the other Android phones from Tracfone.

If you want to see a full list of Tracfone smartphones, visit our Android Tracfone List for quick comparisons.

Samsung Galaxy Stardust Compared to Other Tracfone Smartphones

The main differences between the Stardust and Ace Style are the RAM and Internal Memory. The Stardust has twice the amount of RAM and Internal Memory as the Ace Style, which means it can have more apps running at one time, and have more apps loaded on the phone. We still haven't seen the Ace Style released, so maybe Tracfone has just skipped it, and gone straight to the slightly better Samsung Galaxy Stardust.

When comparing the Stardust to the LG Ultimate 2, we see that the Ultimate 2 has a larger screen at 4.5", but a similar processor, RAM, and internal Memory. The Ultimate 2 also has the slightly newer Android 4.4. The LG Ultimate 2 is our current pick for the Best Tracfone Cell Phone, but the Stardust isn't far off, and may be more desirable for some.

Both the Moto E and Alcatel Onetouch Icon Pop also have larger screens, at 4.3" and 5.0", but have similar specs on RAM, processor, and camera, and the Stardust even appears to come with more internal memory.

What we can determine from this is that the Samsung Galaxy Stardust isn't going to be the next big phone for Tracfone users, but it does fit in with the current best offerings, and for those who prefer a smaller screen, it might be a great option.

We will continue to share details about the Samsung Galaxy Stardust as it becomes available. At this time the Stardust is available on eBay, QVC (for a short time) and Amazon. Last check it was also listed on the Tracfone website.

View the Samsung Galaxy Stardust on Amazon for $69

View the Samsung Galaxy Stardust on eBay for $79

View the Samsung Galaxy Stardust for $109 on QVC with 1200 minutes

The Stardust is showing up on a variety of retail sites beyond the ones listed above, and may also be available in stores.

You can view the tutorial for the Samsung Galaxy Stardust S766C to learn more about the phone.

If you have thoughts, questions or your own opinion of this phone, leave a comment below!

You might also find our List of the Best Android Apps useful if you're looking for a smartphone, or already have one.

And don't forget about our simple guide on How to Check your Airtime Balance from a Smartphone.

We strive to provide accurate, useful information for consumers. Thanks for visiting us! Keep up with the latest news and posts by liking our Facebook page!

4G Lte With Tracfone Byop

Use 4G LTE Smartphones with Tracfone BYOP program

This post details the latest on Tracfone BYOP and 4G LTE. We will continue to update it, as well as our main Tracfone BYOP page which also contains a list of compatible phones. 

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Tracfone BYOP 4G LTE 
We are excited to share the news that Tracfone has now opened their BYOP agenda to 4G Smartphones! Previously, only Verizon compatible 3G phones were capable of being used with Tracfone BYOP (Bring Your Own Phone). This meant the best phones you could get were the iPhone 4s, Moto G, and other similar types. While these smartphones are great, they are not top of the line.

With 4G LTE now available with Tracfone, you can use the iPhone 6, or a Samsung Galaxy S6, or many other high-end devices and get the fastest data speeds. The only requirement is that it must be able to connect with Verizon 4G service to activate.

We will dive into more details on activating your phone and what kind of requirements there are after we cover the basics of how the Tracfone BYOP agenda works.

UPDATE: Tracfone is now offering Activation Kits for both CDMA and GSM devices. It appears that you can bring GSM devices compatible with AT&T to use with Tracfone BYOP. We will be sharing more details about this in a new post very soon.

How Tracfone BYOP 4G LTE Works

Using a 4G LTE device with Tracfone BYOP works similarly to bringing a 3G device to Tracfone. You will need to have your own smartphone, and it needs to be compatible with Verizon service.

Tracfone contracts with Verizon to use their cell towers for service, but everything goes through Tracfone. If you go outside the coverage of Verizon, you may lose service, or run on lower speeds.

To get started with Tracfone BYOP, you will visit this Tracfone page and check that your phone is compatible by entering your ZIP code and MEID/ESN. Following the steps, you will be prompted to buy an activation kit, which will give you a SIM card and Network Access Code.

Additionally, you can go over to SaveonTracfone.com and buy the Activation kit there. You can choose between the 4G LTE and 3G kits, and it might be a few dollars cheaper.

Most users are reporting a quick and painless process, but you should be prepared if something doesn't work right, and you need to make a phone call to customer service.

Phone Requirements and Activating on Tracfone BYOP

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Activation Card for 4G LTE
The requirements for what kind of phone can be activated with 4G service on Tracfone seems a little more straightforward than before. You need a device that is compatible with Verizon 4G LTE, which includes a wide variety of top of the line devices. It also needs a clean ESN, which means it can't be in contract, or stolen.

A 4G LTE device will need a SIM card to connect with Tracfone, and this will come with your activation kit. On a side note, once you have activated a Verizon compatible 4G LTE device, you can take the SIM and move it to many other devices that would not be able to activate on their own. Not all the details are clear on this, but many users are confirming switching between devices.

This could be very convenient for those who want to have a backup device, since you could just buy another phone, and then switch the SIM card to it if you ever needed to.

To activate your phone, make sure you have the 4G LTE activation kit (or start by getting it, which will be mailed to you in about a day) and then proceed through the steps on the Tracfone website or by calling Tracfone.

To review, here are the steps:

1. Get a 4G LTE compatible smartphone that runs on Verizon and has a clean ESN (is not on contract or stolen) and test it on the Tracfone BYOP website.

2. Follow the steps on Tracfone and purchase your Activation kit (SIM card) and Network Access Code. The SIM card will be mailed to you. You can Also purchase this through SaveOnTracfone.com.

3. Activate your 4G device only at Tracfone.com or over the phone.

If you have thoughts or questions on this process, check out the comments below.

Where to Find Phones for Tracfone BYOP

You need a 4G LTE capable device that is for Verizon service (CDMA) to use it with Tracfone BYOP. Fortunately, there are many different phone options, and many different retailers to choose from. Used or new will work, as long as they are not currently under contract.

One of the cheapest and easiest places to find phones is online. You can quickly browse many different options and price points, as well as used, new and refurbished. Follow the links below to get started and see some of the options. Once you have a certain phone in mind, you can search for that device.

Search for Verizon 4G LTE phones on Amazon

Search for Verizon 4G LTE phones on eBay

There are many more retailers to search including Newegg, BestBuy and more.

To get some ideas, and for a full list of compatible phones for both 3G and 4G LTE, visit our Tracfone BYOP page.

We hope this covers the exciting news about Tracfone's slow expansion into 4G LTE and hope that they will also add support for 4G on GSM networks.

Please let us know if we missed anything, we strive to provide accurate and helpful information!

If you're interested in other phone options, visit our LG Ultimate 2, which was our pick for the Best Tracfone Smartphone.

We have also created a list of the best Apps for Android with more than 40 great apps, almost all of which are free. I have found Clean Master App to be very handy for keeping my phone running well, and reducing wasted space.

Thanks for Visiting!

Tracfone Promo Codes For May 2015

List of Tracfone Promo Codes - May 2015

Every month  collects the latest promotional codes for Tracfone and shares them here on the blog. We put only the codes that are working for May 2015 here for your convenience. We hope you enjoy the free minutes!

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Updated Tracfone Codes for May 2015
Tracfone Wireless is a company that offers both prepaid cell phone service, and cell phones to use with their networks. You can purchase a phone and prepaid card with airtime for under $40 total, making them a very reasonable choice if you need cell service.

When adding an airtime card to your phone, you can also enter a promotional code to get additional minutes for free! These codes are provided by Tracfone, and we share the latest with you here.

View our full list of codes, which includes these and many more, on our main Tracfone Promo Code page.

To get the free minutes, all you have to do is include the 5 digit code at the appropriate place when typing in the airtime pin. There are places for the code both if you're entering it online, or on your phone. You can call Tracfone as well.

These free minute codes won't work on Android smartphones, such as the LG Ultimate 2. These phones provide great value in other ways, because of their extra features. Take a look at all of Tracfone's smartphones on our Android Tracfone List.

And Tracfone also recently made it possible to bring your own 4G LTE capable device to use with their inexpensive service. Learn more by visiting our BYOP page.

Now, let's get to the promo codes for May!

Tracfone Promo Codes - May 2015

Use these codes when adding minutes to your Tracfone device. Codes are used for a specific card amount, or any higher value (for example, a code for the 60 minute card will also work for the 120, 200, 450 minute cards etc.).

60 Minute Card use code 12745 for 60 extra minutes

120 Minute Card apply promo code 42853 and get 30 bonus minutes

200 Minute Card use 71391 to receive 40 extra minutes

450 Minute Card enter promo code 53288 for 50 free minutes

1 Year/400 Minute Card use code 79213 or 36212 to get 250 minutes for free!

Bonus - $15 off the purchase of a 1 Year/400 Minute card with code 99138 (online only)

Thanks for visiting, and we hope these codes work for you! We share them here and keep it simple with no extra clicking required to see the code for your convenience! Share in the comments below which code you used, and how it worked.

We also provide lots of other information about Tracfone, including Cell Phone Reviews for many of their phones.

Tracfone also recently added a Text Airtime Card to their prepaid options. Learn all about Adding Extra Texts to your Tracfone device on our blog post. Texts can only be added to smartphones.

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Tracfone Deals, Discounts And Sales For February 2015

Best Sales and Deals on Tracfone Devices

Great deals on Tracfone Cell Phones and Minutes collected from around the web. We monitor the prices for many different Tracfone Devices and share our top finds here. We hope you enjoy!

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List of Tracfone Sales and Deals
These are some top discounts on Tracfone items from a variety of sources. While Tracfone does sell phones directly through their website, the phones can often be found for less through other retailers.

But there is a real challenging trying to keep up with which phones are a good deal, and what you should pass on. So we are here to help with our list of 5 of the latest deals on Tracfone devices for February 2015.

Read through this list below and see if any of the deals are just too good to pass up.

If you're still learning about Tracfone, jump over to our Beginners Guide to Tracfone which will share a lot of the basics on how Tracfone works, and the different phone options available.

For those who are shopping for a new phone, narrow your search by reading up on the reviews at our Android Tracfone List.

These deals are the best we've found, but if you see something better, let us know in the comments so we can add it!

Top 5 Latest Deals and Discounts on Tracfone

1. Tracfone Moto E with 1200 Minutes for $99
The Moto E comes with Android 4.4 and is one of the better smartphones currently available with Tracfone. It has a 4.3" touchscreen, dual-core processor, and great battery life. It doesn't have a front facing camera, but does have a 5mp rear camera. View the full specs on our Moto E page.

With this deal you get the phone, plus a 400 minute/ 1 year of service card. The card itself usually retails for $100, making the phone basically free. The Moto E often retails for around $90.

2. LG 306G or 305C for $10
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LG 306G on Amazon
The LG 306G and 305C are feature phones with 3.5" touchscreens. They run a java based operating system which allows the use of some apps, but doesn't use a standard operating system like Android.

They have a single 'pool' for minutes, unlike the separated talk/text/data on Android phones. You also get Triple Minutes for Life. The LG 306G is for use with GSM networks, while the 305C is for CDMA. Basically if you currently use a phone with 'G' at the end, go with the 306G, and if you use a phone with 'C' then use the 305C.

Learn more about these phones by reading our LG 306G review and LG 305C review.

At only $10 these phones are great for those who aren't interested in the added functionality of an Android smartphone, or as a first phone.

3. LG 306G with 600 Minutes for $35
If you are looking at buying the LG 306G, and you could use some additional minutes, this is a great deal. The 200 minute card you get with this bundle is usually $40 in stores, but you get it for just $35 (plus shipping). You also get the LG 306G for free.

4. LG Ultimate 2 with 1200 Minutes for $129
We recently picked the LG Ultimate 2 as the best Tracfone device currently available (read the post, What is the Best Tracfone Device? to see why). It comes with a 4.5" touchscreen, Android 4.4 and over 4GB of internal memory. Plus you get both a front and rear facing camera, and plenty of other features.

Read more about this phone on our LG Ultimate 2 Review.

This phone typically retails for $100 or more, but this deal gives you a 400 minute card, worth $100, plus the phone for an extra $30.

If you can use the minutes, and like this phone, then this is a great deal for you.

5. 200 Minutes for $32 and $15 off 400 Minute/1 Year
 Best Sales and Deals on Tracfone Devices Tracfone Deals, Discounts and Sales for February 2015
Tracfone 200 Minute Card
Minute cards, which are used to add extra airtime to your phone, as well as extend the service days, don't often go on sale. But these two deals provide a nice little discount on the normal price.

The 200 minute card usually retails for $40 in stores and on the Tracfone website. But you can get it for a little less through this sale.

The 400 Minute/1 Year of service card goes for $100 in stores and online, but if you enter promo code 84299 on the Tracfone website at checkout, you get $15 off.

If you're looking for more information on Tracfone Minutes, take a look at our Guide to How Minutes Work with Android Phones and also check out the About Tracfone page.

We recently compiled a list of the Best Apps to use with Android Smartphones. Browse through the list and see the top picks. Best of all, most apps are free!

Don't forget about the Moto G with Tracfone.

Thanks for visiting, and be sure to pass the deals along to your friends and family. Leave a comment if you find more great deals! Best Sales and Deals on Tracfone Devices Tracfone Deals, Discounts and Sales for February 2015 Best Sales and Deals on Tracfone Devices Tracfone Deals, Discounts and Sales for February 2015

Lg Lucky L16c Tracfone Android Review

LG Lucky Review, Specs and Details - Android Tracfone

This post shares the latest information on the LG L16C Lucky and includes our review and comparison to other available devices. We hope this information is helpful, and will continue to update as more details become available.

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LG Lucky Review
Another new Android device is available for use with Tracfone, and it is the LG Lucky, also known as L16C. This is an android powered device that is for use with Tracfone prepaid service.

Tracfone sells both prepaid cell phone service, and cell phones to use with their service at fairly low prices. The phones available through Tracfone are not the latest options, but have enough features to satisfy most users. For those who demand a lot from their device, consider learning about Tracfone 4G LTE service which allows you to use top of the line Android and Apple devices.

The LG Lucky is the latest in a growing selection of smartphones that Tracfone continues to deliver since their first meager offering back in 2013 (do you remember the LG Optimus Dynamic?). You can see for yourself on our Android Tracfone List.

Phones have slowly improved over time, with several devices sporting 4" or greater screens, better processors, and more memory. The LG Lucky, while not at the top end of available phones, is a solid contender and compares similarly to the Samsung Galaxy Stardust and LG Optimus Fuel. The LG Ultimate 2 would be a good choice for those looking for a larger screen.

We can see straight away that the Lucky has a smaller, 3.8" screen. For most people, this is a big drawback. But some consumers would prefer a smaller device. Some of the other notable features include a 1.2 Ghz dual core processor, and Android 4.4.

Let's get into the full list of specs and features on the LG Lucky.

LG Lucky Specs and Features List

These are the current features available on the LG L16C Lucky smartphone.
  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • 3G Connectivity on Verizon Towers
  • WiFi
  • GPS
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Triple Minutes for Life Split into Text/Talk/Data
  • Hands Free Speaker
  • Hearing Aid Compatible
  • Access to Over a Million Applications through Google Play
  • Up to 32 GB SD Card Compatible, comes with 4 GB SD Card
LG L16C Lucky Specs
  • Size: 4.43" x 2.50" x 0.49"
  • 3.8" Touchscreen
  • 1.2 Ghz Dual Core Processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • Internal Memory 4 GB
  • Weight: 4.2 ounces
  • Battery: 7 Hours Talk Time, 10 Days Standby
There are a couple of features that stand out on this device, such as the processor and internal memory. We also like that it has Android 4.4.

Let's get into our review of the LG Lucky to give a better idea of how the device compares to other phones.

LG Lucky L16C Review - Likes and Dislikes for the Phone

Straight away we find that the Android 4.4 KitKat is a great OS to use. It is compatible with an extremely wide variety of apps through Google Play that give the LG Lucky many additional uses. You can take a look at our List of the Best Android Apps for some ideas.

The LG L16C also has a 1.2 Ghz dual core processor, and 512 MB of RAM. This is better than Tracfone's original Android offerings like the ZTE Valet, which means the Lucky will be faster, and able to handle apps better. However, modern smartphones are now running with at least 2 GB RAM, and often quad core processors. If you're planning on being a heavy user, especially with games, you may want to look for a more robust device.

While the size, at 3.8", might turn some people away, we find this is a convenient size for those who don't want to do much on their phone beyond talking and occasionally texting or checking email. If you do plan to do more than that, a 4" screen or larger is just much more convenient.

We have confirmed the Lucky comes with 4 GB of internal memory which is enough to store a variety of apps, but don't go overboard. You can use up to a 32 GB external SD card with this phone, and it even comes with a 4GB card which is great for loading some music or videos on.

The battery life on the LG Lucky isn't as great as some devices, especially the Moto E, which has a very nice battery life.

The LG Lucky will use Verizon towers through Tracfone's prepaid service, so be sure to check what the service will be like in your area before buying the phone. Android phones split minutes into three separate pools of Talk, Text and Data.

The camera on the Lucky isn't very impressive, and it doesn't appear to have a front facing camera either.

Overall, the LG L16C is a versatile, average performing Android device that might be right for certain people. Starting at just $60, it is a lot easier on the budget, but you might be better off with an LG Optimus Fuel which shares many similarities, but can be found on Amazon for $30.

How the LG Lucky Compares to Other Android Phones

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The LG Lucky is very similar to several other Tracfone devices including the LG Optimus Fuel, and Samsung Galaxy Stardust. Indeed, these phones share many of the same features with only slight variations such as screen size or memory.

The LG Ultimate 2 is a little ahead of the LG Lucky in performance and screen size, plus the Ultimate 2 has a nice amount of Internal Memory.

The Lucky is recommended over the ZTE Valet, LG Optimus Dynamic, Samsung Galaxy Centura and Unimax Max Patriot phones. These phones are all a bit too old to be very useful anymore.

We are excited to share that it appears that Tracfone may also releasing several more phones, including the devices for use on GSM networks. These devices are the LG L15G (same as the LG Lucky, but for GSM) LG L22C and LG L21G. The LG 22C and 21G are the same, but for CDMA and GSM respectively and will feature Android 5.0. No word on when these will be released, but we will keep you updated!

Read up on our GSM vs CDMA comparison if you aren't quite sure what this all means.

For a full list of phones, check out our Cell Phone Reviews page.

Where to Buy the LG Lucky and Covers/Cases

The LG Lucky is now available from a variety of sources (when it was first released, it was only available on the Tracfone website).

We have found a great deal on the LG Lucky with 200 Minutes on eBay currently $50 (the airtime is worth $40, making the phone only $10!)

We have also found the Lucky on Amazon for just $15

And you can also find it in many retail stores, such as BestBuy, Walmart and Target.

You can find plenty of cases and covers for the LG Lucky on retailers such as Amazon and eBay. Here are the LG Lucky Cases we've found on Amazon.

You can also take a look at the interactive tutorial for the LG Lucky.

The LG Lucky is another stop in Tracone's slow progression of Android devices, and it offers some nice features, but we hope Tracfone continues to bring us more modern smartphones.

Thanks for visiting and we hope you found this information useful.

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If you have questions or thoughts, be sure to leave a comment below, and also check for information posted by other readers!

Tracfone Promo Codes For March 2015

List of Tracfone Promo Codes for March 2015

Every month finds and shares the latest promotional codes from Tracfone here, for you to use and get free minutes! We hope you enjoy the list!

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Tracfone Promo Codes for March 2015
Tracfone is a low cost cell phone service provider with a variety of prepaid options. One of the most popular options are prepaid minute cards, ranging from 60 minutes to 450, and even greater values. Consumers can purchase these cards and add them to their phone at any time.

When adding a Tracfone prepaid minute card, you can also use promotional codes to get additional minutes for free. Any promo code will work for a specified card, or any card of greater value. So a code for a 200 minute card will also work on a 450 minute card.

These codes will not work on Android phones from Tracfone, or any BYOP devices. But if you're interested in learning more about these newer, better phones, check out our Android Tracfone List as well as our BYOP page.

The promo codes sometimes only work once per device, and other times can be used multiple times. Expiration is not always known, so please let us know in the comments how the codes worked for you.

And if you're looking for more codes, head over to our main Promo Codes page which contains a complete list of many different codes that you can use.

Now, let's get to the codes!

Tracfone Promo Codes - March 2015

Enter the following codes when you add prepaid minutes from Tracfone to your phone. You can do this either online, on your phone, or over the phone.

60 Minute Card use code 52464 to get 30 bonus minutes

120 Minute Card enter promo code 34514 for 30 extra minutes, or 79679 and get 60 free minutes

200 Minute Card use 79679 to receive 60 bonus minutes

450 Minute Card - no new codes yet, use a code above

1 Year/400 Minute Card enter 29624 and get 250 extra minutes for free

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Lg Power L22c Tracfone Android Review

Tracfone LG Power Review, Specs and Features

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Tracfone LG Power Review
The LG Power has just shown up for sale on eBay and brings some impressive new features for Tracfone users to enjoy. We will go over the features and specifications for the LG Power (L22C) and then share our thoughts on this device, as well as compare it with other options available for Tracfone.

For those who might not know, Tracfone is a wireless prepaid service provider that also offers devices to use with their inexpensive service. You can purchase both airtime, and a phone, through Tracfone. You can also Bring Your Own Phone to Tracfone (follow the link to learn more).

Tracfone has been adding more and more Android powered smartphones to use with their prepaid service over the last few years. Each new phone they release is usually a little better or newer than their other options (although this isn't always the case).

The LG Power might be the best phone to come to Tracfone yet, at least it looks that way on paper!

With a 4.5" screen, it shares some similarities with the current pick for Best Tracfone of 2015, the LG Ultimate 2, but it exceeds the Ultimate 2 by including a quad core processor and Android 5.0.

The LG Power (L22C) follows the LG Lucky (L16C) but has a larger screen, and better performance.

Let's go ahead and get into the list of features and specs for the LG Power.

LG Power Features and Specs

This device includes all of the typical features for Tracfone devices, like Voicemail, Caller ID, and no activation fees.

LG Power (L22c) Features List
  • Android 5.0.1 Lolipop
  • 3G Connectivity using Verizon CDMA Service
  • WiFi
  • GPS
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • 5 MP camera (autofocus, flash) with VGA front camera
  • Hearing Aid Compatible
  • Hands free speaker
  • Triple Minutes for Life
  • Access to over 1 Million apps on Google Play
  • Micro SD card slot up to 32GB

LG Power Specifications List
  • Size: 5.11" x 2.55" x 0.43"
  • 4.5" Touchscreen (480x854 at 218 dpi)
  • 1.2 Ghz Quad Core Processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 GB Internal Memory
  • Battery: 10 Hrs Talk Time, 10 Days Standby, 1900 mAh (removable)
There are many desirable features listed for the LG Power, and the 8GB of internal storage, with a quad-core processor jump out as some of the top features. But let's not forget that the Power also comes with the latest version of Android, which is Lolipop 5.0 at this time.

We are very impressed with this sleek and powerful device, but time to get into what we actually like, and dislike, about the LG L22C in our review.

LG Power Review - L22C from Tracfone

We are going to cover the features we like about this new phone, and then share any negatives later on.
What we Like About the LG Power
There are many features to be excited about with the LG Power. We mentioned some of them above already, like the internal storage, processor and OS. We are also happy to see a 5 MP with autofocus, and a nice 4.5" screen.

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Front, Side and Back of the LG Power
The LG Power comes with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of Internal Memory for storing apps, music, videos, pictures and anything else. Tracfone has notoriously released smartphones with very little internal storage, much to the frustration of customers. The LG Ultimate 2 changed that when it came along with 5GB of space, and now the LG Power has even more at 8GB. While this isn't on par with top-of-the-line devices that have 16 or even 32GB of space, it is a welcomed feature. The Power also has a Micro SD card slot for up to 32GB of extra storage.

For those who want the latest and greatest, the L22C comes with Android 5.0.1, which is currently the latest version of Android. There are plenty of nice new features that Android Lolipop has over past versions, but in our experience, it isn't that big of an upgrade over 4.4, and comes down to personal preference and appearance.

The 5MP camera with flash and autofocus is nothing fancy, but the phone would be lacking if it didn't have it. We would like to see a better camera sometime in the near future, but this one gets the job done just fine.

Finally, the 4.5" IPS touchscreen is a great size, and has slightly better DPI than the LG Ultimate 2. While everyone has their own screen size preference, 4.5" is a nice middle of the road size that isn't too bulky, but still allows for comfortable viewing of movies, pictures, and text.

The LG Power is a great looking phone, and we have found almost all of the features very satisfying. But let's jump into a few things you should be aware of before buying this device.

LG Power Dislikes
There are a few small areas where this phone lacks, and we will highlight them here. The front facing VGA camera, locked to Verizon towers, and no Promo Codes.

This device is great overall, but if we were to try a find something to gripe about, it would be the front facing camera. It will work for a selfie, but don't expect very good quality out of it. We would be more happy if it had closer to 2 MP, but that is really only available on more expensive phones

The LG Power is for use on CDMA service that Tracfone contracts through Verizon. So if you don't have Verizon service in your area, or don't have very good Verizon service, you are out of luck. We hope that Tracfone will release some Android devices for use with GSM networks sometime soon, but no word on when that will occur. Service on Verizon's 3G network is good and adequte speeds for surfing the web on Data.

Lastly, Tracfone Promo Codes won't work on smartphones for getting extra bonus minutes when adding a airtime card. While this is unfortunate, all Tracfone smartphones come with Triple Minutes for Life, and minutes are split into Text, Talk and Data which ends up being a pretty good deal.

Overall we are very excited about the LG Power and can't help but think it is one of the best phones currently available with Tracfone (not including devices you can use with Tracfone BYOP).

We want to compare the Power to some of Tracfone's other devices and see how it matches up.

LG Power Comparison to LG Ultimate, Other Android Devices

Let's get straight to it; the LG Power is on par or better than the LG Ultimate 2. It has better performance and memory than the Alcatel Onetouch Icon Pop, but the Alcatel has a larger screen.

The Power is bigger and better than the LG Optimus Fuel, Samsung Galaxy Stardust, and LG Lucky.

And the LG Power is light-years ahead of the Unimax Maxpatriot, ZTE Valet, Huawei Glory, Samsung Galaxy Centura and the rest of older Android devices from Tracfone.

View our Android Tracfone List where you can quickly compare all of the Smartphones available from Tracfone.

Should I upgrade from the Ultimate 2?
If you currently have the Ultimate 2, and are wondering if you should get the LG Power, we suggest you wait. The Power has a better processor, slightly better screen, a little more memory, and a newer version of Android, but otherwise the two devices are very similar.

Should I upgrade from the LG Optimus Fuel/Samsung Galaxy Stardust/LG Lucky etc.?
If you recently purchased a new Android like the LG Lucky or Samsung Galaxy Stardust, We would recommend you hold onto it if you like the size, otherwise look into buing the L22C. The Power features a screen size that is half to one inch larger than many of Tracfone's older smartphones. It also has better processor, especially compared to phones form a year or more ago. Bottom line, if you aren't having fun with your current phone, then look into upgrading to the LG Power.

Where to Buy the LG Power

The LG Power has been found initially on eBay. Tracfone consistently releases their phones through a variety of different sources. Sometimes they are found exclusively on the Tracfone website, other times they can only be found on other online retailers. We will update this as the Power is available through more sources.

View the LG Power with 1200 Minutes on eBay for $129

View the LG Power on Amazon for $99

This is a really good deal, as the 1200 minutes are worth $100 alone.

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Conclusion and Additional Links and Information

As you can probably tell, the LG Power is a great new device available on Tracfone's prepaid service. It shares a lot of similarities to the very popular LG Ultimate 2, but surpasses it in some areas.

You can learn more about this phone and see how it functions by viewing an interactive tutorial for the LG Power.

And see more stats and specifications for the LG Power (also known as the LG Leon) on GSM Arena.

Visit our recent post on How Minutes Work on Android Tracfone Smartphones if you don't fully understand the three bucket system of talk/text/data.

If you have questions, or want to share your own thoughts about the LG Power, leave a comment below and also see what other readers are saying.

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Tracfone Promo Codes For April 2015

List of Tracfone Promo Codes - April 2015

Each month collects the latest promotional codes for Tracfone and shares only the ones valid for the current month in this list for April 2015. We hope you enjoy the free minutes!

Each month  collects the latest promotional codes for Tracfone and shares  Tracfone Promo Codes for April 2015
Tracfone Promo Codes April 2015
Tracfone is a prepaid cell phone and service provider throughout America. They offer service through prepaid minute cards that you can purchase in many retail stores and online.

Whenever you add minutes to your Tracfone device, you can also use a promotional code for additional minutes for free! These codes are each meant for certain card amount, or any card of greater value. Also note that these codes won't work on Android smartphones.

So if you are adding a 120 minute prepaid card, use the code for that amount, or you can also use the code for a 60 minute card.

If you would like to see a complete list of codes, including many older codes, visit our main, Tracfone Promo Codes page!

Tracfone recently released another smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Stardust. You might want to take a look and see how it compares to Tracfone's other smartphone devices like the LG Ultimate 2, and Alcatel Onetouch Icon Pop.

Well, let's get to the latest Tracfone codes for April 2015:

Tracfone Promo Codes - April 2015

Remember, these codes may only work once per phone, and they don't work on Android devices.

60 Minute Card use promo code 12745 and get 60 bonus minutes!

120 Minute Card enter 12745 or 79679 for 60 bonus minutes

200 Minute Card add code 12745 or 79679 for 60 bonus minutes, or 85973 and get 40 bonus minutes

450 Minute Card use promo code 12745 or 79679 to receive 60 bonus minutes

400 Minute/1 Year Card enter 19320 or 47125 for 250 extra minutes

We hope you find these promotional codes useful and please let us know in the comments how they are working. We strive to provide only the best, and latest codes for you.

We do lots more than just Tracfone promo codes! Just browse through our blog and learn about lots of various topics like:

What is the Best Tracfone Smartphone?

What is the Difference between GSM and CDMA?

How to Test More than One Promo Code

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Tracfone Discounts And Sales For Summer 2015

Deals and Discounts on Tracfone - July 2015

Below are a variety of great discounts on Tracfone related items including phones and airtime. works hard to find ways to save you money and we hope these deals work for you!

Below are a variety of great discounts on Tracfone related items including phones and airt Tracfone Discounts and Sales for Summer 2015
Tracfone Deals and Sales Summer 2015
Everyone loves a good deal on Tracfone minutes or phones, but it can be hard to know if you're really getting the best price. We work hard at keeping up with the latest discounts or sales around the web and share them here with you for your convenience.

For those who might not know, Tracfone is a wireless prepaid cell phone and service provider. They contract with several different major wireless companies and use their cell towers to give you service. Tracfone offers many low cost phones, and airtime plans with no contracts.

They are a great deal for those who don't need to use a cell phone too often. For more on the basics of Tracfone, read our Beginners Guide to Tracfone.

Many of Tracfone's devices are available on eBay and Amazon at a variety of price points. And with their Android smartphones, which are often listed for over $100 on their website, tracking down a discount can be the difference between upgrading your phone or just sticking with what you have.

If you are looking for a new smartphone, our Android Tracfone List features all the phones in one place with basic specs for you to quickly compare the different options. Currently, the LG Ultimate 2 and LG Power our two of the best options.

Well it's time to get into the savings with our Tracfone deals and discounts for the summer.

Tracfone Sales and Discounts July 2015

These deals are listed in no particular order, so scroll through and check out the options that interest you. Some of these deals are for just a phone, or a phone and minutes, or just airtime minutes.

LG Power with 1200 Minutes on eBay for $129

The LG Power is one of the latest smartphones to come to Tracfone and the only one with Android 5.0 (at this time). It also has a 4.5" screen, quad core processor and many more great features that put it right up next to, or even a little ahead of, the LG Ultimate 2. View our Review of the LG Power to learn more about this phone and see comments from other users.

It isn't currently listed on the Tracfone website, but that is common for Tracfone to not list all the phones they offer. This deal delivers the LG Power plus 1200 minutes for just $129. The minutes are worth about $100, leaving just $29 for this phone that goes for over $100 by itself at this time.

If you're looking to upgrade your phone to one of the best smartphones currently available from Tracfone the LG Power is a great option.

View the LG Power with 1200 Minutes on eBay

Moto E with 1200 Minutes on eBay for $99

The Moto E is a solid performing smartphone with a 4.3" touchscreen and Android 4.4. It also has a dual core processor and battery life that is very impressive for a smartphone. It does not have all the features of a phone like the LG Power, but is a well designed phone built for good performance. View all the details for this phone on our Moto E Review.

The Moto E is listed on the Tracfone website for $119 for just the phone. But with this deal on eBay you get the phone, plus 1200 minutes (a 400 Minute/1 Year card tripled to 1200) for $100! The minutes alone are usually $100.

View the Moto E with 1200 Minutes on eBay

Samsung Galaxy Stardust for $69 on Amazon

The Samsung Galaxy Stardust is a recent addition to the Tracfone lineup and brings some great features to a 4" touchscreen phone. It runs Android 4.3, and has a dual core processor with 1 GB of RAM. View more specs and features for this phone on our Review of the Samsung Galaxy Stardust.

Tracfone currently has the Stardust listed on their website for $119, but you can get it for just $69 on Amazon.

View the Samsung Galaxy Stardust for $69 on Amazon

LG Optimus Fuel on Amazon for $27

Not everyone wants a big screen for their smartphone (although most people do) and the LG Optimus Fuel is for those people with a 3.5" touchscreen and Android 4.4. This phone is a lot of phone in a small size. You can learn all about this device on our LG Optimus Fuel page.

At just $27, this is one of the cheapest smartphones available with Tracfone that is actually worth getting. It isn't for the power user, but will function great for most uses. The Optimus Fuel is not currently listed on the Tracfone website, which means it is likely out of stock.

View the LG Optimus Fuel for $27 on Amazon

White LG Ultimate 2 with 1200 minutes for $129 on Amazon

Below are a variety of great discounts on Tracfone related items including phones and airt Tracfone Discounts and Sales for Summer 2015
White LG Ultimate 2
If you're looking to stand out a little, or just like your phone in white, than this is the deal for you. The LG Ultimate 2 is one of the best smartphones currently available from Tracfone and comes with a 4.5" touchscreen, dual core processor, Android 4.4 and almost 4GB of internal memory.

This is a pretty good deal, with 1200 minutes typically going for $100, thus getting you the phone for $29. We listed this here because it is a white LG Ultimate 2 and they are somewhat less common than the regular version. If you're looking for more information on this phone, a lots of comments from users, read our Review of the LG Ultimate 2.

View the White LG Ultimate 2  with 1200 minutes on Amazon
Below are a variety of great discounts on Tracfone related items including phones and airt Tracfone Discounts and Sales for Summer 2015
That's our current list of deals on Tracfone devices for the Summer 2015. Please leave us a comment if you find a great deal!

It's all Android smartphones listed in this post, as that is the direction Tracfone is moving towards. You can learn more about the differences between Android and Non Android if you aren't sure about switching. And we also have a List of the Best Apps for Android.

One drawback to Android phones on Tracfone is that you can't use Promo Codes for extra minutes.

Thanks for visiting and we hope these deals will ave you some money. Check back in the near future for our next list of deals or Follow us on Facebook where we share lots of news and information!

How To Buy Only Texts For Your Tracfone Smartphone

How Texting Works with Tracfone and How to Add More

 How Texting Works with Tracfone and How to Add More How to Buy Only Texts for your Tracfone Smartphone
Get Extra Texts with a Text Airtime Card
For many of us, texting is our biggest drain of minutes on our Tracfone smartphone. And up until now, the only way to add more texts was by getting a card for more calling and data as well.

With Tracfone, you buy phones and prepaid minutes to allow you to make calls, send texts and surf the web on data. Tracfone sells a variety of prepaid cards, and each card adds more texts, data and calling minutes at the same time. However, with Android powered devices, your texts, data and calling minutes are split up, so you can run out of data or texts and have to buy more calling minutes to refill your data and texts, even if you don't want any more calling minutes.

But Tracfone has just added a new prepaid card you can purchase to add additional text messages to your phone. (available on the Tracfone site here and in many retail stores, including Walmart and Target)

Now you can buy extra cards for data, or texts without spending more on calling minutes.

This is great news, especially as Tracfone offers more and more smartphones, including through their 4G LTE BYOP program. And remember that these data and text specific cards only work with smartphones.

Let's explain how each of these cards work, and how much it costs.

Buy Only Data or Text Messages for your Tracfone Smartphone

Update: We've just created a Full Comparison of Tracfone Airtime Cards which looks at which airtime card is the best deal, and includes information on text and data only cards.

There are three kinds of prepaid cards you can buy from Tracfone to use with your smartphone:

Airtime Cards - available for all phones
Data Cards - only available with smartphones
Text Cards - only available with smartphones

 How Texting Works with Tracfone and How to Add More How to Buy Only Texts for your Tracfone Smartphone
Text Refill Card available at Target
Airtime cards provide you with a certain number of minutes, as well as service days. Here is the list of card amounts and service days. Remember, all smartphones also receive Triple Minutes, which triples each of these cards when you add them to your phone.
  • 60 Minute Card comes with 90 service days (with a smartphone, split into 60 calling minutes, 60 texts, and 60 mb of data) - $20
  • 120 Minute Card come with 90 service days - $30
  • 200 Minute Card comes with 90 service days - $40
  • 450 Minute Card comes with 90 service days - $80
  • 400 Minute Card comes with 365 service days - $100
  • 1000 Minute Card comes with 365 service days - $160 (online only)
  • 1500 Minute Card comes with 365 service days - $200 (online only)
  • There are also Smartphone Only airtime cards that offer various amounts of Talk, Text and Data.
Data Cards will give you additional data, but nothing else, no additional service days are added. We would recommend trying to use your home or work WiFi that is free, rather than using data unless you need it. Here are the data cards available.

Please Note - These numbers have changes, and you can now get 1 GB for $10 on the Tracfone website
  • 300 MB - $10
  • 750 MB - $20
  • 2 GB - $50
And finally, Text Cards can be added to give additional text messages to your smartphone. Again, no additional service days are added. There is currently only one option for adding more texts to your phone.

Price reduced to $5 on Tracfone website
  • 1000 texts - $10  Now $5!
At first glance, 1000 texts for $5 looks like a good deal, but is it? Let's break it down.

Comparing the Cost Per Text for Airtime and Text Cards

 How Texting Works with Tracfone and How to Add More How to Buy Only Texts for your Tracfone Smartphone
Tracfone Airtime Card
Is it cheaper to buy an Airtime card or a Text card to refill your Texts?

If you buy the 60 Minute Airtime card, you will get 60 texts, which is automatically tripled to 180 on all smartphones (you also get 180 calling minutes, and 180 mb of data, plus 90 days of service) for $20. This works out to just over 11 cents per text - not great.

But if you got the 450 Minute Airtime card you will get 450 texts, tripled to 1350 for $80. This comes to about 6 cents per text, which is better, but not great.

What if you went for the 1500 Minute Airtime card which gives 1500 texts, tripled to 4500 for $200. You would be paying 4.4 cents per text.

And what does the 1000 texts for $5 come to per text? 1/2 cent per text. Let's put all the number together:

60 Minute Card = 11 Cents per Text
450 Minute Card = 6 Cents per Text
1500 Minute Card = 4.4 Cents per Text
1000 Texts Card = 1/2 Cent per Text

As you can clearly see, if you only need text messages for your phone, the special text card is the best deal. But if you need additional calling, data or service days, the 1500 Minute Card is the next best deal.

So what should you do if you need just a few calling and data minutes, plus service days, but go through texts quickly? Try this setup:

Join the Tracfone Family Value Plan which is $10 for the first user, and $6 for each user after that. You get 50 minutes, plus 30 service days each month, and additional users get 40 minutes.

So you would have 150 Calling minutes, 150 mb of data, and 150 texts for $10 per month. Then you can buy the text refill card, which would give you 1000 texts for just $10. You would have a total of 1150 texts per month, for just $20. And other users could do the same.

This is a great option for families with teenagers who will mostly use text messages.

We hope this analysis is help for you if you're comparing airtime cards. Drop us a comment below if you have questions, or additional insight to share.

Be sure to take a look at our 4G LTE devices like the iPhone 6, that you can use with Tracfone.

You may also be interested in our Android Tracfone List which shares a summary of each of the smartphones available from Tracfone.

And don't forget about our Tracfone Promo Code page, even though you can't use them with Android phones, you can still use them for all the other devices.

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Gsm 4G Lte Activation Kit For Tracfone Byop Available

Bring Your AT&T/GSM Smartphone to Tracfone

This information regarding bringing GSM devices to use with Tracfone is brought to you by  and we will continue to update and share additional information here as we know more. Stay tuned!

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News about Tracfone GSM Activation Kit
Tracfone Wireless appears to finally be allowing GSM users to bring their smartphones to use with the BYOP program. We've seen various signs of this over the past few months, and now it is becoming a reality.

Order a CDMA/GSM activation kit on the Tracfone website, have an AT&T compatible GSM device, follow the online instructions, and you should be up and running. It sounds simple, and maybe it is, but stick around as we look into bringing GSM devices to Tracfone.

For those who might not know, Tracfone is a low cost prepaid service provider. They also sell phones to use with their low cost service, as well as allow consumers to bring certain smartphones to Tracfone.

Until recently, you could only bring Verizon compatible CDMA phones to use with Tracfone. This was great, but for those who live in areas without Verizon coverage, you were out of luck.

But now Tracfone is offering the same option of bringing your own smartphone to use on Tracfone's GSM network (through AT&T). It also appears that Tracfone has released at least one GSM smartphone, the LG Sunrise.

Well let's jump straight into what you're probably looking for, how to get your unlocked GSM phone activated with Tracfone.

How to Get a GSM or CDMA Activation Kit

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If the first kit is sold out, try the kit with 60 Minutes (below)
To add your unlocked AT&T (GSM) or Verizon (CDMA) 4G LTE device to Tracfone you will need a NAC (Network Access Code) and SIM card. You can get both of these in a Tracfone Activation Kit.


You get everything you need to activate either a CDMA or GSM smartphone in one kit from Tracfone. At this point, you can find the Kit in stores, or online at the Tracfone website.

We ordered our kit by visiting this link, clicking select SIM, and then choosing the Activation Kit plus 60 Minute Card, because the Kit only option was sold out. (We have since found the activation kit available on Amazon and the Walmart website)

We received the kit in about a week, coming with both the kit and minutes.

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Tracfone GSM/CDMA Activation Kit (plus 60 Minutes)
Once you have the kit, and a phone, you can get started by visiting the Tracfone byop site and following the prompts for adding your phone. In some cases, consumers have had a quick and simple process of activating a new phone, while others have faced some challenges.

We will share additional updates on this once the kit arrives.

Should you Choose GSM or CDMA?

For quite a while now, Tracfone only accepted smartphones that used Verizon CDMA service. This limited smartphones to only those in areas with good Verizon coverage.

Now that is changing as people in GSM areas with AT&T coverage can also use smartphone with Tracfone service. But which one is right for you?

We created a resource that goes into the Difference between GSM and CDMA that you can take a look at if you are not sure about your situation.

For more information about bringing your own phone to use with Tracfone, visit our Tracfone BYOP page.

Will Tracfone Release more GSM Smartphones?

This is a common question we see, although usually it is, 'Will Tracfone release a GSM Phone soon?', but now that the LG Sunrise has appeared, we expect Tracfone to continue to, although perhaps slowly, release newer and better GSM smartphones. We saw this with the CDMA smartphones, and Tracfone has continued to offer newer devices with better specs.

So if you don't want to try bringing your own device to Tracfone, it shouldn't be too long before more GSM smartphone options are also available.

Check out the comments section below and leave a comment with your questions or experiences using Tracfone BYOP, and if you've been able to activate a GSM phone on their service.

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