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List of Tracfone Cell Phone Reviews

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White LG 840G
Provided below are a list of Tracfone cell phone reviews by TracfoneReviewer. These reviews are provided to help consumers learn more about the phones available to them, make a better buying decision, and gather information from others who already might have the phone.

For those accustomed to using Tracfone, the cell phones are typically easy to use, and are a worry free phone for daily use or just in case of emergencies.

Tracfone's prepaid cell phones are not usually fancy, but they get the job done.

For anyone unfamiliar with Tracfone and their products, it can be either a bit surprising, or annoying at the relative simplicity of their phones. They use phones that have been proven to have good value for the money, and sell them at very reasonable prices.

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

Tracfone Android Smartphone Cell Phone Reviews:

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.

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

Coming Soon - LG Optimus Fuel (LG L34C) - Android 4.4

LG Optimus Dynamic II - Newest Touchscreen Smartphone

ZTE Valet Z665C - Touchscreen Android Smartphone

Samsung Galaxy Centura - Touchscreen Android Smartphone

LG Optimus Dynamic - Touchscreen Android Smartphone

Huawei Glory - Touchscreen 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.
tracfone cell phone reviews list
Samsung S390G

LG 306G 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.

Top 3 Tracfone Cell Phones

Best LG Brand Cell Phones from Tracfone

Top 3 Best Tracfone's for Texting


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48 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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  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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  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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