Trying to understand how a Trac phone works…
I have had a contract phone with Verizon for many years. The service is good and the price for unlimited phone and data is $34.00/month. Good connection time and no static on calls.
However, I’d like to learn how a Trac phone works and is it comparable to Verizon. What cell service does a Trac phone use? Verizon, Sprint, etc.?
Sorry to be so dumb about this but I’ve never tried a Trac phone before.
I use to follow a Tracfone blog and at the time the guy wrote a great guide for it. It’s a pdf file and I don’t think it would upload here or I would share it with you. Since Tracfone went to smartfone and less flip phones he stopped writing but always posted current promo codes for minutes. It was great but all things come to an end sooner or later. My tracfone is a good deal for me cause I only use for emergencies. Rest of the time I use my iPod so don’t really need a smartphone and sometimes the iPod can make calls using messenger but then need wifi.
I have a Verizon smartphone that is being used with a Tracfone SIM card!
I took out the Verizon SIM card and popped in a CDMA Tracfone SIM card.
Verizon’s prepaid plans are too expensive.
So, I bought 1 year of service with Tracfone which comes with minutes, text, and some data.
When I run out of data I just buy more for $10 per 1 GB.
Tracfone is the best for this.
I have had a Tracfone for a couple of years now. Though I do not use it for everything, I do check my e-mail and go on-line from time to time. What I do like is the ability not to use precious minutes when you have WiFi, be it at home, retail places, hotels/motels, medical facilities, etc.. However, when driving or a passenger in a car, my cell is off. I do not like being disruptive as a passenger or take my eyes off the road to answer a call. I also do not use the cell when in a restaurant or during meals at home. For me, that is precious time to be with friends, family or both. However, you cannot beat the price for Verizon even though Trac uses the Verizon towers and the sound quality is good (of course that may depend on your phone)..
I have had a Tracfone for years and love it! However I do NOT watch movies on my phone and don’t understand why anyone wants to. Takes great pictures! My phone has been usable when my friends fancy phone phones have not had service. With Trac a minute is a minute no matter where you are calling. When my friends tell me what they are paying per month I try hard not to say are you nuts?! Guess it all depends on what you use it for … phone or mini computer? If latter I say buy a tablet or laptop! Hope this helps!
Thanks so much for your info. Very kind of you. I do use my phone a lot to message, Facebook, banking on-line, etc. I tried to use a carrier once other than Verizon and could not get good coverage.
If you use it for all those things then Tracfone probably isn’t a good choice for you.It would likely end up costing much more per month than you are paying to have Verizon.Tracfone is good if you just want it for safety reasons or to make a call once in awhile or an emergency back up should the house phone go down,etc.Unlimited is the way to go if you use it a lot.$34 sounds like a good deal.
If you have an unlimited plan for $34 per month thats probably better than you could do with a Tracfone………Tracfone is best for people that aren’t heavy users.I only use mine to carry in the car with me.Rarely make a call so its a great deal for me.I buy a card with 60 minutes and my phone has the triple minutes deal and there is an option to add a years service for about $50.at checkout.But minutes are used up fast if you use it much..I use very few minutes in a years time and its less than $100 for the year.But it would get very expensive if you plan to use it much and you would have to keep buying minutes.
Customer service is lacking.If you have an issue it can be difficult to get it fixed.Tracfone piggy backs off the cell towers in your area so you have to put a zip code in showing where it will be used and the phone is sent with the sims card that works for your area.Mine happens to be on a Verizon tower and I have good service.Just go to Tracfones website and scan through the info there and most any question is answered..But if you plan to use it as your main phone its not going to be a good deal.Mine is for a backup and in case I need to call when I am away from home only.Sorry I am not more helpful but the website should answer most all your questions.
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11.04.17 4:54 PM