May 7, 2013

Best Tracfone Cell Phones for Texting

What is the Best Tracfone for Texting?

This is a great question many people have when considering Tracfone because texting is one of the best ways to make your minutes last longer.

Each text costs just .3 unites, so you can send or receive 3 texts per minute used. While texting can add up if you are sending and receiving hundreds a month, it is generally the cheapest way to communicate using a prepaid cell phone from Tracfone.

So here Tracfone Reviewer brings you three different Tracfone cell phones that are great for texting.

You might also be interested in our post about How to Make your Minutes Last Longer

Top 3 Cell Phones for Texting from Tracfone

These three phones from Tracfone are similar in one important aspect, they all have QWERTY keyboards. For most people, texting using a QWERTY keyboard is fastest and easiest, but everyone has their preference. So you may prefer a touchscreen or a flipphone, but most people will find a QWERTY phone fastest for texting.

3. LG 500G

lg 500g texting tracfoneThis phone is great for texting because it is simple, and inexpensive to buy.

The LG 500G comes with a variety of features, like MP3 player, games, and other basic functions. It covers the basic cell phone needs well, and the QWERTY keyboard is also easy to use, and fast for texting.

The one drawback for the LG 500G is that it only comes with Double Minutes for Life, while the other two phones in this list have Triple Minutes for Life. However, this phone's cheap price, usually $20 or less from places like Amazon, make it a bargain phone.

2. Samsung S390G
samsung s390g tracfone texting
This phone comes with several great features that make it a popular choice.

Two of the most impressive features for the Samsung S390G are Triple Minutes for Life, and WiFi capability.

With WiFi, you can surf the internet for free anytime you are connected to a wireless internet network. So if you like to check your email, or the weather, from you phone, this is a great choice.

This phone has had some problems, including a number of customers reporting that this phone will randomly dial 911 and other numbers. So be aware of that, and get a replacement if that happens to you.

1. LG 530G

lg 530G tracfone textingAnd Tracfone Reviewers choice for the best phone for texting from Tracfone is the LG 530G.

This phone is durable, has a long battery life, comes with lots of nice features, and is fast and easy to text with.

The LG 530G is at the top of our list because it solid phone for those who like to text often. And the included Triple Minutes for Life makes it so you can text even more!

This phone's QWERTY keyboard is quick and responsive, and the phone is a big step up from the LG 500G.

While the price can sometimes be a little high for this phone, we have seen it for under $30 at several places, including Amazon.

Hopefully this helps you choose the right phone for you if you like to text often. Also check out the rest of our Cell Phone Reviews to see what Tracfone Reviewer has to say about these phones, and many others available from Tracfone.


Anonymous said...

My wife uses Tracfone LG500G, and it's OK for basics but the keys are too small for her when texting. Would the Samsung 425G be better? It appears the keys on the slider keyboard are a bit bigger than the 500G. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Peter Vanosdall said...

The Samsung s425 is a nice phone, and while it does still have a full qwerty keyboard, the keys are a little bigger. So it might be a good choice. You could also consider the LG 840G, if your wife is comfortable with a touchscreen.

Ann said...

Do you have any recommendations for a CDMA phone? My 82 year old mother would like to learn to send text messages. I'm looking for a phone that will work with her hearing aid and that she can send texts with. We need a phone on the Verizon network since she uses it when visiting family in rural towns in the west. By the way, I'm glad I found your blog. I love the "best" lists that you post!


Peter Vanosdall said...

You might want to look into the Samsung S380C, unless the keys are too small. It is easy to text with because there is a key for every letter.

Anonymous said...

My wife & I have decided her next phone should be a Tracfone as she is using her phone much less than in the past. We are also looking for simplicity and ease of use due to arthritis. Which phone would be serve the purpose? She does very little texting.

Anonymous said...

One problem with the QWERTY phones are that the keys are mechanical, and as such, they are prone to jam eventually. I have a LG500G and my E key is a bit jammed, making it harder to text. Same thing happened to my Motorola before that. Very annoying. I think I'll be trying a touchscreen this time.

Anonymous said...

Do any of the Tracfone Android phones allow you to text more than 160 characters at a time without splitting the texts? Or are there apps to download that can do it?

John Fizzelo said...

What's the best Tracfone with these features?
- Full qwerty keyboard
- Full conversation view text messaging
- 3.5mm headset jack for calls
- Safelink compatible