Cell Phone Reviews

List of Tracfone Cell Phone Reviews

Provided below are a list of Tracfone cell phone reviews by TracfoneReviewer. These reviews are provided to help our readers learn more about the phones available to them, make a better buying decision, and gather information from others who already might have the phone.

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Tracfone offers a wide variety of cell phones, from small flip phones, to high-end smartphones. In the last couple years Tracfone has begun offering many more options for their customers, which is nice to see.

Many of the smartphones Tracfone sells are less powerful, but also less expensive devices. They are generally more than adequate for the moderate cell phone user, but heavy smartphone users will want to spend a little more and buy a phone with more performance capability.

We don't have reviwes available for all Tracfone devices, be we try to at least review some of the more popular options.

If you're new to Tracfone, take a look at our Beginners Guide to Tracfone to learn some of the basics of how Tracfone works, and the different phone options. It can be a little confusing at first to try and figure out what kind of phone you need, and how it will work with Tracfone.

If you're not sure about which network is best in your area, read about the Differences between GSM and CDMA phones, and which is right for you!

Newest Tracfone Cell Phones

We are not always able to create reviews for the newest Tracfone deices, especially when Tracfone releases several different phones at once. But we still want to post information about them to help oure readers know what is available. Below are some of the newest phones released by Tracfone.

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus - View our recent post with prices, features and more
Samsung Galaxy On5 - with Android 6.0 available on HSN
iPhone 5S - View our recent post for details and where to buy

Follow the links below to read full reviews of each prepaid cell phone.

Tracfone Reviews - Android Smartphones

Tracfone has just released several Android powered smartphones for use on their prepaid wireless network. Click the link to learn more about these feature rich phones. Not sure what Android is or if it is right for you? View our post on the 6 Key Differences between Android on other Mobile Phones.

For convenient comparison of all the smartphones, view our Android Phone List which gives you the basic specs on each of the phones offered by Tracfone in a full list view.

LG Premier L62VL Review - 5.3" Touchscreen, Android 5.1, 4G LTE (CDMA)

LG Stylo 2 L81AL Review - 5.7" Touchscreen, Android 5.1, 4G LTE (GSM)

LG Treasure L51AL Review - 5" Touchscreen, Android 5.1, 4G LTE (GSM)

Samsung Galaxy S6 Review - High-end device with 4G LTE (CDMA)

Samsung Galaxy E5 Review - 4G LTE (CDMA)

Samusng Galaxy S5 Review - High-end device with 4G LTE (CDMA)

Samsung Galaxy Core Prime Reivew - 4G LTE (CDMA)

Alcatel Onetouch Pixi Glitz Review - Android 4.4, $20 list price
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LG Ultimate 2

Alcatel Onetouch Sonic Review - 4G LTE touchscreen device

ZTE Zephyr Z752C Review - 3G CDMA with 4" touchscreen

ZTE Quartz Review - 5.5" touchscreen with 3G CDMA service

LG Sunset Review (L33G) - 4.5" touchscreen with 4G LTE on GSM (also known as LG Destiny)

LG  Power Review (L22c) - 4.5" touchscreen, Android 5.0

LG Sunrise Review (L15G) - 3.8" touchscreen, Android 4.4 GSM

LG  Lucky Review (L16c) - 3.8" touchscreen, Android 4.4 CDMA

Samsung Galaxy Stardust Review (S766c) - Android 4.3, 4" touchscreen

Available (review coming soon!) - Moto E (XT830C) - 4.3" touchscreen Android 4.4

Available (review coming soon!) - Alcatel A564C Onetouch ICON Pop - 5" touchscreen

LG Ultimate 2 Review (L41C) - 4.5" touchscreen, full review, currently available

UNIMAX MaxPatriot - 4" Touchscreen, Full review, currently available

Coming Soon - Samsung Galaxy Ace Style (S765C) - 4 inch Touchscreen

Available (review coming soon) - LG Optimus Fuel (LG L34C) - Android 4.4

LG Optimus Dynamic II - Touchscreen Smartphone

ZTE Valet Z665C - Android Smartphone

Samsung Galaxy Centura - Android Smartphone

LG Optimus Dynamic - Android Smartphone

Huawei Glory - Android Smartphone

Reviews of Tracfone Cell Phones with Triple Minutes:

These are the newer phones Tracfone has released and each provides plenty of great features such as Triple Minutes for Life. Read our full review by following the link.

LG 306G Touchscreen with WiFi

LG 305C Touchscreen with WiFi

LG 840G Touchscreen with WiFi Capability

Motorola EX431G with QWERTY keyboard

Samsung S390G Review with WiFi and QWERTY Keypad

Tracfone LG 530G Review  Great Overall Value

Samsung S425G Slider Review with sliding QWERTY Keyboard

Other Tracfone Cell Phone Reviews:

These cell phones from Tracfone are slightly older, but can often be found in store or online at a great discount. Some have Double Minutes, while others have Triple Minutes for Life along with lots of great features for a prepaid cell phone.

LG 440G Flip Phone with 3G speed and a low price

Alcatel A382G Big Button Phone Review

Tracfone LG 800G Touchscreen with triple minutes for life

Tracfone LG 500G Review Durable QWERTY keyboard

Tracfone Motorola W376g Review 

More reviews to come soon!

Looking for a phone with WiFi? Here is a recent post with a list of all Tracfone cell phones with WiFi capability

TracfoneReviewer's Best Picks and Top Lists Posts:

Here are some links to recent posts that cover our selection of the best phones from Tracfone.

(Note - Some of these articles are outdated - we're working at updating)

Best Tracfone Device 2015

Top 3 Tracfone Cell Phones

Best LG Brand Cell Phones from Tracfone

Top 3 Best Tracfone's for Texting


To view all the reviews on one page Click Here

94 comments :

  1. The WiFi on the LG 840g sounds like the best thing I've ever come across, having no built in key board or # keys for calling sounds a little scary. Are there any other phones that come with the free WiFi that have a qwerty key board. Also I've been to Great Falls and checked every store that stocks tracfones and no luck. Did find one on ebay with a year & abunch of minutes for less then tracfones price but how can they sell cheaper then TracFone ?
    Thanks for your time & consideation. Have used your site recently and received 250 extra minutes, Great Web Site Thanks again.
    Don ;o)

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    1. The LG 840g is the only tracfone with wifi at this point. Hopefully its popularity will encourage tracfone to get more smartphones!

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    2. I know this is an older post, so just as an FYI, there is the S390G that also is 3G/Wi-Fi capable.
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    3. Yes indeed, and it has been reviewed, and added to the list above! Thanks for catching that!

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    4. the zte valet is a decent cell but the wifi reception is very poor--

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  2. The WiFi on the LG 840g sounds like the best thing I've ever come across, having no built in key board or # keys for calling sounds a little scary. Are there any other phones that come with the free WiFi that have a qwerty key board. Also I,ve been to Great Falls and checked every store that stocks tracfones and no luck. Did find one on ebay with a year & a bunch of minutes for $110.00 but how can they sell cheaper then TracFone ?
    Thanks for your time & consideation. Have used your site recently and received 250 extra minutes, Great Web Site Thanks again.
    Don ;o)

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    1. The Samsung s390g is also a wi-fi TracFone that was out a bit before the 840g.

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    2. does lg ultimate 2 come with an sd card or not??

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  3. HSN has the LG840g with 1400 minutes a case and some other extras for $99 this weekend. Are there any tracfones that use android apps?

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    1. That is a great deal! At this point, there are no android tracfones that I know of. I hope Tracfone will move towards this in the very near future. THe LG 840g is a step in that direction.

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  4. I've used several Tracfones and found them very useful. I've just bought the A382G for an elderly relative. He's hard of hearing and we are unable to figure out how to increase the number of rings before it goes to voicemail. Do you know how to do this?

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    1. This is not always possible on Tracfone cell phones, but may be possible on the A382G. You might want to call or email Tracfone about this. The A382G is one of the best easy to use phones Tracfone offers.

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  5. Great site and info... thanks!

    Does Tracfone keep their coverage map up to date?

    When I entered my zipcode on their site, the two wifi phones showed up as available for my location. But when I checked the tracfone coverage map, those phones weren't listed for my location. I'm not sure what that means?

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    1. I don't think Tracfone's map is completely up to date, so if you entered your zip and it was OK, the coverage should be fine. But it may be worth calling Tracfone about it. Thanks for visiting!

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  6. I'm looking for a simple to use Tracfone for an older person who is very very hard of hearing and has a loud ring tone for him to hear that can be used in the 66614 area code.

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    1. I would recommend the Alcatel A382G. You can read the full review linked above, but it has nice big buttons, hearing aid compatible, and is actually loaded with a number of other convenient features. I would also suggest getting either the family value plan (if you or others have Tracfone) or the 1 year cards so there is little to no hassle. Hope that helps, leave a comment with any other questions!

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    2. hearing aid compatible does not mean people with hearing aids can hear the voice on the line, it means less interference. I need a high volume phone. hard to find, i'm still searching. can't find a high volume tracfone.

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  7. Sounds good, do you know if people who refuse to wear hearing aids and are 90% deaf can hear good on it?

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    1. I can't say for sure as I am not in that situation, but it should be ok and is certainly worth a try!

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  8. anyway I can use the fone over the net?

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  9. Has the issues with the Samsung S390g pocket calling 911 with the keyboard locked & not alerting when messages come in ever been fixed? I am looking to upgrade my current Tracfone & was considering the S390g until I read of these issues. They sound serious.

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    1. Glue a piece of plastic thicker than the keys just below the ZERO (0) key

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  10. My LG840G no matter how I set it up uses my minutes and all that.
    But can not beat this phone for texting..the minutes and time stretch out good on this one.
    Not sure how the Samsung Centura Android with the three buckets works?

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  11. I have the LG 530G. Why is it that sometimes my phone rings with a incoming call. If they don't leave a voice mail I would never know they called. And sometimes the voice mail shows up a day later? Any Idea as to what is wrong are my settings wrong.

    Helen from Buufalo NY

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    1. I have heard of this problem before and it might be a problem with the phone. if it gets annoying, you can either call tracfone, or simply get a new phone. You might be able to get tracfone to give you a new phone if you call.

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  12. No way to block calls on the LG840g. Spam calls started the day I activated it and have continued daily!

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  13. Can I check my voicemail messages from another phone to save using minutes?

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    1. Yes. Dial 1 from your phone like you are getting your messages. Write down the phone number and you can call that number from any other phone. hit # enter your phone # and password

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    2. Yes dial 1 from your tracfone. Write down the phone #. You can call that number from any phone enter #, your phone # and password.

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  14. Used promo code #70166 today 1/30/14 it works got the extra 30 minutes.

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  15. Our latest encounter, of many, was this evening. My daughter just got off the phone with Tracfone customer service after a 2 hr and 36 minute frustrating call. She has the ZTE android phone. Last month, when she rec'd it, they could not activate it and transfer her minutes until they sent a new sim card. Over a week's delay. Now the phone can not text or make calls. After first hour on the phone it was determined the phone is defective (after 2 months) and needs to be returned before issuing a replacement. after being transferred to a "supervisor" who went through all the same shenanigans for another hour and a half, he determined the same thing. This company's customer service is RIDICULOUS we will be switching carriers as soon as possible. DON'T go near Trac Fone!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. I have an LG840g and love it. Today, for around $30.00, I was able to buy 390 minutes to use any way I want.... 1 unit per minute for talking, 1/2 unit per text (outgoing and incoming) and it has wi-fi so I never pay to browse because most places I patronize have Wi-Fi and that's good enough to Google a question, play You Tube or check my Facebook. Do I miss the ap capabilities of android? Heck no! I have an IPad for that! This is a great, economical little wonder that costs me about $15 per month to have. It also takes decent pictures and holds mega music mp3s. Yes, I love this little phone.

    I really wanted an android smart phone and was excited to hear that tracfone had come out with the Samsung Galaxy, but then I found out that your "minutes" are divided up... so much for talk, so much for text and so much for browsing. That turned me off because I use my phone primarily for talk. I browse for free where there's WiFi an I text some, but I'm not a teenager and don't use it all that much so basically, I would lose out on 2/3 of my purchase of "minutes" with the android phones. If Tracfone ever does away with the three buckets, I would consider an android. If I was hell-bent on going android, I think I would go to StraightTalk with unlimited everything for $45 per month but for now, I'm happy with my LG840g and my $15/month expense.

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    1. The android Smartphone is actually a better deal. When adding a phone card you will get triple talk time, triple text, and triple data time. If I add a 200 minute phone card to my ZTE android tracfone I receive 600 minutes to talk - 600 text message minutes and 600 MB to use on data. You receive all of your talk time plus triple text minutes and triple data.

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  17. Does anyone have any info or thoughts on the Motorola EX124G? I prefer Motorola but currently have the LG840G, which I'm not overly thrilled with.

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  18. what is the advantage of buying 365 days regardless of minutes, since you add days every time you buy minutes???? Color me stupid.

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    1. If you use more minutes - your minutes will be cheaper. I have a triple minute phone and purchase minutes off of the website. I have an android triple minute phone so for $200. I get 4500 minutes to talk 4500 minutes for messages and 4.39 GB to use on data.

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    2. I rarely use my phone so I don't have to add minutes, ever. I buy 1 year cards (I get double minutes) just so I don't have to worry about my days expiring on a monthly basis. Just once a year and that's it!

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  19. I got a Boost Mobile Samsung S3 it says "Mobile Network Type; CDMA - eHRPD" I don't have a SIM card slot but can I still use it for Tracfone for the BYOP? Net10 gave me the BEST service. Now everything is muffled with Boost Mobile.
    Advice? Help?

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  20. I'm trying to buy a LG Optimus Dynamic II and transfer it to my Tracfone acct but want to verify that it will work in my zip code (02675) before I buy it. I presently use a LG phone w/o problems. Customer service is no help and suggests that I buy the older Optimus Dynamic which I don't want to do. Any ideas about getting this info? Thanks

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  21. Do you know whether the LG Optimus Dynamic II from Tracfone has that annoying padlock button like my LG800 does? It totally interferes w/calls to business/utility companies where you're required to keep punching in additional numbers before getting a live person on the line.

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  22. I have a Huawei Glory H868C. Recently a narrow band of, I call them, "data blocks" appeared across the top of my screen. Each block contains such entries as dX:00 or y-0. Some of the blocks are highlighted in red. Anyway, this data strip blocks out the icons in the upper right corner of the screen. I've tried everything I can think of to remove it. Tracfone Cutomer Service Rep did not appear to understand the issue, and was of no help. Has any other user experienced this? Any advice? Thanks.

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  23. What can you tell me about the Motogo EX431G. It is listed on the Tracfone website for $9.99 but I have not seen any reviews on this phone.

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  24. Why is it on the smart phones the minutes are separate? You buy a new unit to take advantage of the features and you have 1500 minutes and out of text minutes. That is crazy, The policy needs to be the same as it is on the phones, Or most of us will have to switch to another carrier. Always out of text time but have talk minutes out the wazu Not a good set up for most people

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  25. I just activated a Iphone 4s and transferred the time and minutes it took about an hour. I only thing is I need to have a way to keep track of my useage. It says I can download an app their app but their is no prepaid menu on the phone

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  26. There is no app for iphones. Only android phones have the app. You can always check your balance online. Bookmark the tracfone mobile website on your iphone and use it to check your usage.

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  27. I'm thinking about getting this phone for myself would anyone recommend it ?

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  28. My son has the Optimus Dynamic 11, he has been able to put minutes on the phone but seems like the minutes are being eaten up and he has to buy more minutes. Also, there is no way to check your minutes on this phone. How do you go into the phone and check for your total minutes???

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  29. Google play has an app for checking minutes. It can also be done on tracfone website. Remember, tracfone is not for heavy phone users. Your son seems to be a heavy user hence tracfone is not for him.

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  30. Very helpful site, as I have been pondering switching to a Tracfone android. But, not to sound "dense" I'm confused about the phones that have "free wifi" capability- are you using minutes while surfing the web? Where is the wifi connection coming from? Do you have to be in a "hot spot" with public access in order for it to work? Thanks-

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  31. If I decide I don't like my new Android tracfone, am I allowed to resell it on eBay or Craigslist?

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  32. Purchased a trac phone, could not get or send pics. After THREE calls to tech support and being on the phone for 40 minutes and told to try to send a pic in 4 hours, the phone still didn't work. Tech support meant talking to people in other countries that could not speak CLEAR ENGLISH. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND!

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  33. Surprise, Tracfone added two new Androids. LG Ultimate 2™ Android™ for $129.99, android 4.4, a 4.5" screen, 5MP camera/1.3MP front facing, 1.2GHz Quad Core, microSD support up to 32GB, and the Alcatel onetouch® ICON™ Pop Android™ $149.99 android 4.4, a 5" screen, 5MP camera/0.3MP front facing, 1.2GHz quad-core, microSD support up to 32GB.
    Have Fun!
    Jim/Wiz1

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    1. update: Tracfone is listing the LG Ultimate 2 as having Quad-Core but many sites and the same model in Walmart for Straight Talk says it is only Dual-Core. The Alcatel is Quad-Core. Tracfone typo? or some sort of change in model?
      Jim/Wiz1

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    2. Great points, we're working on a post about this right now! Thanks for the tips!

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    3. And shopcelldeals has them both on ebay finally. $119.99 for the Ultimate 2 and $139.99 for the ICON Pop. If I didn't already have (or know about) the Moto G, I would jump on the Ultimate 2, but only because of the microSD slot the Moto G does not have.
      And, yes, tracfone corrected the info that the Ultimate 2 is really only dual-core.
      Jim/Wiz1

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  34. I have lg306g - I got rid of that annoying voice by clicking on accessibility - meter readout - moving from 1 to 0 - thank god - I do not know why they use a voice - hope this helps - looking on amazon for case

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  35. Can I use the fire phone with a tracfone plan?

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  36. A very recent blog offering here is the List of the Best Android Apps for Tracfone which suggests the AppMgrIII is a desirable app to move apps from the internal phone storage to a SD card. I tried the app as well as several other SD Mover apps and none work for me. A search suggests that the Android OS on some phones does not allow moving apps to SD cards. Is the Pop Icon one of these that won't allow moving apps to the SD card?

    I realize that some apps can be moved and others can't. My issue is that even for the apps that are movable, my Pop Icon does not offer me the "Move to SD" button.

    Am I doing something wrong or does the Pop Icon not support moving apps to SD storage?

    Thanks in advance.

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  37. If I buy my Moto E through the ad web link do you get credit for it? How do I make sure you get a portion of the phones I am about to buy through your Ad Links?

    TJF

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  38. TracPhone seems to have developed a policy to make their "Triple Minutes For Life" pay off for them. Periodically (every 20 minutes), without warning or authorization, the minutes on your phone will mysteriously "tick away" in increments of .15 minutes at a time. I called their customer service department and was told, "You're screwed, we can't do anything about the missing minutes".

    On a pre-paid cell phone, those minutes are MONEY. So, TracPhone will steal your money and then tell you, "You're screwed".

    What a marvelous business model.

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  39. Question: Looking through the phones, there seems to be one the ZTE that might have voice texting. My main complaint of any phone is the time it takes to type out a text. Is this right. Does this phone have the ability to take voice command and turn it into a text?

    Are there any other Tracfones that will do that? Thanks.

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    1. I have used voice texting on my LG Ultimate 2 (LG41C)

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  40. GREAT DEAL from HSN on ALCATEL ONETOUCH Pop Icon 5" No Contract Android Smartphone with 1200 Minutes for Life, Texts and Data, Accessories and Tech Support - TracFone
    $129.00 with flexpay option of 5 payments of $25.99!
    http://www.hsn.com/products/alcatel-pop-icon-5-android-tracfone-with-1200-minutes/7721305

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  41. lg 39c-will receive and send emails on home wifi, will receive emails using data only, but will not send email using data only or as a visitor on non-home wifi. any solutions?

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  42. Love this site-I reference it all the time!! I have the LG Ultimate 2 (LG41C) and can send and receive regular texts without having the Wi-Fi or data turned on..as I should. However, I can only send or receive a text with a picture attached when "DATA" is on...will not work when Wi-Fi is on, or when neither wifi or data is on. Is this how it is supposed to work???

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  43. Are the batteries for the Tracfone LG440G and LG420G interchangeable? Both seem to be the same physical size. Both are 3.7v. The LG440G has 950mAh
    The LG420G has 900mAh

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  44. Do the LG Ultimate 2 & the Alcatel onetouch icon pop have " UID " capability?

    Our new security system app requires the UID to operate.

    Our Huawei H868C does not have UID.

    Thank you

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  45. I bought the Huawei phone based on the reviews here, and it worked well for over a year. Now, all the time, when I am reading a screen I asked for, the phone will suddenly return to the search screen; sometimes it says it is updating. Is this the fault of the phone or with the TracFone service?

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  46. lets review this one.......

    Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

    http://www.cnet.com/products/samsung-galaxy-grand-prime/#!

    http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_grand_prime-6708.php

    alhough I'm not into big screens on phones over 4.5" this one looks good, I still like the L22 though.

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  47. Good News Everybody!! Tracfone just announced that we can bring our own smartphone to Tracfone. iphone 5, iphone 6, any smartphone, even Verizon. The game just changed!!

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  48. Peter
    I've had a bit of a problem since Easter lost my phone (The kindthat does not use a sim card) cadm? Anyway I've tried to purchase several phones at walmart all the salesmen said it would work but alas in 59433 they do not. Can you tell me the easiest and least expensive place to buy a replacement. Thanks! Also on wasan android which works most places biut not at home, might keep that one for travel.Sorry to run this on , Im 70 and forgetting things like crazy, It's a U671c is there a way to set it only to open a browser when I have wifi ? Many, many Thanks. Don PS I get your emails and enjoy them to no end. ;o) †

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    1. Don, you should go to QVC.com and buy a tracfone through them. They will send you the correct phone according to your address and you'll find some great deals! Or go directly to tracfone.com to purchase a phone based on your area code.

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  49. Alcatel A564C vs LG Power L22C What are the direct comparisons between these 2 phones? Thank you.

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  50. Hello Tracfonerreviewer! Great website and it helps me make my decisions in purchasing my next Tracfone. Have you heard of this?:

    http://www.phonearena.com/phones/carriers/Tracfone/upcoming

    These are two new phones that might possibly add to the Tracfone smartphone family. Let us know what you think of this! Thanks!

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    1. Hey there had known about the Samsung phone, but not the HTC, thanks for the heads up!

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    2. Great! No problem. Just wanted to see if you knew. :)

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  51. I read that roaming is not possible with tracfones. Does this mean that the phone can only be used in the zip code area where the user lives? If so, doesn't this defeat the purpose of a cell phone? Thank-you for any information you can give me. (I now have a "dumb" tracfone but would like to upgrade to a smart phone).

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  52. NO, you can use the phone anywhere you are getting a signal from the carrier your tracfone is using (AT&T, T-Mobile, or Verizon). I live in Florida and was making calls from my phone while in Alaska.

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  53. Review making is an important job! Thank you for doing it!

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  54. I used to have a TRACFONE flip phone and it worked great for years. About 6 months ago I switched (treated myself) to a TRACFONE LG15G and hate it. After about 4 months it died on me so it was replaced free by TRACFONE (it took a month). The replacement one is no better. Half the time I have to take the battery out and put it back in just to boot it up. That is what the original LG15G started doing before it eventually died. So I see the same pattern. Text messages also take hours to get to me and many calls often go direct to voicemail, which wasn't the case with my TRACFONE flip phone. It's so unreliable that family and friends call me on land lines now. I know the phones are "reconditioned" and it only cost a little over $50, but once this phone dies, I'm going back to a TRACFONE flip phone.
    My wife has a Verizon phone and with my luck with the TRACFONE flip phone, we were going to switch hers to a TRACFONE smartphone as well (she wanted a smartphone). That will not happen now as we need at least 1 reliable phone when we travel together.
    I can't bring myself to pay $600-$700 for an Apple or the monthly expense involved. So I look at this as a lesson learned.

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  55. I was just told by a trac phone supervised that you don't get bonus min on triple min phone

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  56. I had an LG L22c and it was pretty good. I kinda miss it.

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  57. I would not recommend this company. A complete stranger at a Verizon store told me the same thing happened to his son. I had over 2000 minutes and over a month to go on my prepaid card when they deactivated my phone. After talking to them they agreeded but told me I misused my phone. Asking them to explain how i misused the phone then they told me that I used the minutes up. Constantly avoiding my questions and talking in circles eventually they told me I I needed to buy the $40 card to get it reactivated because I owed them for minutes on a prepaid phone LOL...idiots... The best part is theynot only hung up on me trying to get things fixed but also a coworker and my new cell phone provider. They maybe cheaper but you get what you pay for crap. By the way over half the time I owned the phone I could not get any reception other than in my home.

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  58. Tracfone sent me a different phone, telling me my old one was no longer adequate for some reason. What I received is LG 329G--and I absolutely HATE it. It keeps insisting I do things I do not want to do and is not user friendly at all. Now I have to buy a new phone as this one is threatening my sanity.

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    1. tracfone told me in Apr. it was d/c support for my old phone which i had had FOREVER and could use in my sleep, practically. they sent me this LG 329g which i despise!!! they hardly have any these days that aren't Smartphones, which i DON'T want Let me know if you find a good sub. for the LG 329g which is just a regular phone. deesmith91 at yahoo.com

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  59. Can I get a 3G flip phone for the elderly who needs something easy to use I also would like it to be a CDMA-V

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  60. TracFone is changing service in our area and substituting a flip phone for my existing QWERTY phone -- yeah, isn't that just wonderful. GREAT, customer service [not!].

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  61. Love to see a review of the new LG Rebel L44VL 4G LTE for tracfone... especially compared against the LG Ultimate 2 I'm currently using

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  62. I just went onto Tracfone and noticed it now has a Samsung Galaxy S6 for sale ($569.00). Maybe they are starting to get with the times; especially since the S7 hasn't been out that long. Who knows? Personally I use a BYOP Samsung ATIV SE Win phone. I also have a cheapo smartwatch that I set up with Tracfone; yes, it works. So, you don't only need a phone; any phone capable device will work with them.

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  63. I've been with tracfone for about 5 years. I am on my 4th tracfone. I keep upgrading in order to get more internal memory and a smartfone with better features. Tracfone should release a smartphone with no less than 16gb. of internal space, octacore and a Samsung, LG, etc. Hurry up tracfone! I'm a loyal customer and I'm running out of space on my smartphone.

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  64. Peter Vanosdall
    Any news regarding the new Moto E 2cd generation coming to tracphone
    In the near future.

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  65. what is a good tracfone- smartphone for a teenager that likes lots of apps? preferable under $50

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  66. I am a 15 year customer who is tired of no service from customer service. Do Not Buy tracfone.

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