December 22, 2014

Tracfone Sales and Deals for 2015!

Sales and Discounts on Tracfone Minutes and Cell Phones for 2015

Enjoy this list of great deals and sales we've tracked down for you. These are some of the best prices we've seen, and are through a variety of different sources. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

tracfone sales 2015
Deals, Discounts and Sales on Tracfone!
Ring in the new year with some fantastic deals on Tracfone devices and minutes. These discounts will hopefully make 2015 a little brighter!

Finding the best prices on stuff can be a challenge, you just can't always tell when something is a good deal, or really on sale. But we monitor the prices for a wide variety of Tracfone products, and share the best deals with you here!

For those who might be unfamiliar with Tracfone, they are a low cost wireless prepaid cell phone company. They provide both cell phone service, and cell phones. To learn more about what Tracfone is and how it works, visit our About Tracfone page. You can also take a look at the cell phones available on our Cell Phone Reviews page.

Some of the biggest deals we share below are for the latest Android smartphones to come to Tracfone like the LG Ultimate 2 and Moto E. The deals we have found include not only the phones, but minutes as well for a great price! 

Well, let's get straight to the Tracfone deals for 2015!

Tracfone Discounts, Deals and Sales on Cell Phones and Minutes

Below are listed five great deals, check them out before they disappear!

The LG Ultiamte 2 is one of the latest smartphones to come to Tracfone. It features a 4.5" touchscreen, front and rear cameras, Dual-core 1.2Ghz processor, and about 4-5GB usable internal storage! Get more info on all the latest smartphones from Tracfone on our Android Tracfone List.

Buying the LG Ultimate 2 on sale with 1200 minutes is a great deal at $129 because the 1200 minutes (a 400 Minute/1 Year card tripled) are worth $100, making the phone cost only $30! You get a great smartphone, and 1200 calling minutes, texts and MB of data!

The Moto E is another smartphone from Tracfone running Android 4.4 with a 4.3" touchscreen. It also has a 1.2Ghz Dual-core processor, and rear camera. This phone is very fast, and has great battery life.

This deal includes the Moto E and a 400 Minute/1 Year prepaid card, which usually retails for $100. This means you basically get the phone for free! If you don't want the minutes, the Moto E is available by itself for $89 on Amazon.

With the largest screen (5"), the Alcatel Onetouch Icon Pop is a big phone that comes with a Quad-core 1.2Ghz processor, front and rear camera, and Android 4.4.

When the Alcatel was first released for Tracfone in Nov 2014, it started at $149 for the phone itself. Now you can get the phone PLUS a 400 Minute/1 Year card (worth $100) for $129! Its a great bargain.

4. LG 305C and LG 306G for $10 each

For those who don't need all the features of an Android phone, and want to keep more money in their pocket, the LG 305C/306G are going for a great price.

They come with a 3.5" touchscreen, and a variety of other features, and Triple Minutes for Life.

For those who might not know, the LG 305C is for people who use CDMA cell phone networks with Tracfone, and the LG 306G is for those who use GSM with Tracfone. Want a little more info on which is right for you? View our complete GSM vs CDMA blog post that not only provides definitions, but will help you know which one to use.

These phones are a great buy if you currently don't have a phone with Triple Minutes. For just $10 you will get your minutes Tripled every time you add more prepaid minutes! So if you add a 60 minute card, with these phones (and most Tracfone cell phones) you will get a total of 180 minutes!

Tracfone minutes have very consisten pricing, and usually can't be found at much of a discount. But this deal is for a 200 minute card that will be mailed to you for $32 including shipping. The 200 Minute card usually retails for $40, making this a savings of $8 or 20% off!

You will have to wait a few days, but will receive a card (or piece of paper) with the airtime PIN. Don't forget to use a Promo Code when you add the minutes!

View the Deal

Bonus Deal! Moto EX431G for $7

While the Moto EX431G isn't an Android phone, it does have Triple Minutes for Life, and plenty of the basic cell phone features you expect from a Tracfone device. it also has a nice QWERTY keyboard which makes texting fast and fluid.

This phone is a great buy if you don't already have a phone with Triple Minutes, or for a young kid who you don't really want surfing the net all the time.

View the Deal

Well that covers the best deals we've found. Let us know in the comments if you find more great deals!

If you're shopping for a phone, don't forget about the Tracfone BYOP program, which allows consumers to bring their own smartphones to use with Tracfone. This includes phones like the Moto G and iPhone 4S. Follow the link above to learn more.

We also recently shared our pick for the Best Android Apps for Tracfone users. Go check them out and let us know which apps are your favorite! And if you do have a smartphone, you should probably protect it with a cover or case. We list some of the most popular smartphones with Tracfone, and where to find great covers for them.

And if you like saving money, check out our post on the Tracfone Family Value Plan. It is a convenient way to get minutes every month, and also can be a great deal.

Thanks for visiting, and pass this along these deals to a friend!

December 18, 2014

Tracfone Smartphone Covers and Cases

List of Cases for Tracfone Android Devices - Smartphone Covers

When buying a new smartphone, one of the first priorities after starting to use the phone is to find a way to protect it from weather, accidents, and anything else that could damage it.

tracfone smartphone case
List of Tracfone Cases and Covers!
Using a case and screen cover will help keep the screen in good condition, and protect the phone should it be dropped. Some cases are rated to withstand significant damage while keeping the phone intact, and others are completely waterproof.

A case or cover can go a long way in protecting smartphones from damage, but there are thousands of different cases for different phones, which sometimes makes it hard to find the right one.

So below we are creating a list of different phones for Tracfone, and where to find cases or covers for these phones. For many of them, a simple search on Amazon, eBay or other online retailers will result in lots of options, but for some phones it can be harder to find a good case.

If you're also looking for a new smartphone, our Android Tracfone List is a good place to start because it lists every smartphone currently available with Tracfone (besides those available with Tracfone BYOP) along with basic information about each phone so you can quickly compare them.

You can also simply visit our Tracfone Reviews page for a list of all our phone reviews.

Well, let's get to the cases and covers!

List of Cases and Covers for Tracfone Smartphones

We will start with some of the most popular phones, and provide as many options as we can. If you don't see a phone, or find a new source for cases, let us know in the comments below.

LG Ulimtate 2
The LG Ultimate 2 is one of the best Android phones available with Tracfone and comes with a a large 4.5" screen. There are a lot of options for cases and covers for this phone, because it is widely used.

Search for LG Ultimate 2 Cases on Amazon
Search for LG Ultimate 2 Cases on eBay

The LG Ultimate 2 goes by several other names, including LG L70, LG Optimus Exceed II, and LG Realm. So you can look for cases for these phones as well, and they will fit your LG Ultimate 2.

Learn more about details of this phone, including full specs and lots of user feedback, by visiting our LG Ultimate 2 page.

tracfone phone case
TPU Plastic Case for the Moto E
Moto E
There are a lot of great phone case options for the Moto E, which has a 4.3" Screen. The Moto E is a widely popular budget phone, which means there are lots of accesories, cases and covers for this device.

Search for Moto E Cases on Amazon
Search for Moto E Cases on eBay

You may be able to find cases and other accessories in retail stores like BestBuy, just make sure you get a case for the Moto E, and not the newer Moto E II.

Find out the full specs and details for this phone on our Moto E page.

Alcatel Onetouch Icon Pop
With the largest screen size currently available for Tracfone (at 5"), the Alcatel Onetouch Icon Pop is a large phone with a lot of other top features. A good case, and cover for the screen, will help keep the phone functioning for the future.

Search for Alcatel Onetouch Icon Pop Cases on Amazon
Search for Alcatel Onetouch Icon Pop Cases on eBay

The Alcatel Onetouch sometimes is listed as the Alcatel Onetouch Pop Icon, so don't be worried if that's what the listing for the covers say.

Get more information about the Alcatel by visiting our Alcatel Onetouch Icon Pop page.
tracfone cases
LG Optimus Fuel Rubberized Case

LG Optimus Fuel (L34C)
This is a smaller but powerful smartphone running Android 4.4 with a 3.5" touchscreen. A lot of Tracfone users picked this phone up during the Black Friday sales which saw it drop to just $10!

Search for LG Optimus Fuel Cases on Amazon
Search for LG Optimus Fuel Cases on eBay

The LG Optimus Fuel also sometimes goes by the name LG Optimus Zone 2, and there are a lot of options for covers and cases.

If you want more details about the phone, visit our LG Optimus Fuel page.

LG Optimus Dynamic II
The LG Optimus Dynamic II was, at one point, the best phone available on Tracfone. But the smartphone, with a 3.8" screen, has been replaced (by the phones listed above mostly). It is still a solid device, and worth using, and protecting.

There are plenty of options for the LG Optimus Dynamic II, as it has been available for some time now.

Search for LG Optimus Dynamic II Cases on Amazon
Search for LG Optimus Dynamic II Cases on eBay

For more on this phone, view our complete Review of the LG Optimus Dynamic II.

We will be adding the LG 840G, LG 306G and LG 305C to this list soon. Please let us know in the comments any other phones you would like listed!

A quick note on the different kinds of cases and covers available. Sometimes it is hard to know what kind of case to buy.

What Type of Case Should I Get?

There are many different kinds of cases available for smartphones. Everything from super slim covers, to extreme heavy duty safe-like cases. But which one should you buy for your phone?

Well, that is really a question that you must answer for yourself depending on how concerned you are with damaging your phone (or how likely you are to drop it) and whether you mind adding extra weight and bulk to the phone.

Generally, the more protective the case, the bulkier your phone will be.

Let's go through some of the more common cases to help give you an idea for what might work best for you.

Slim Design cases and covers
These are cases that are very lightweight, and add very little extra size to the phone. They offer decent protection from shorter falls, and will help keep the outside of your phone from wear and tear. A slim case is best for people who keep their phone in their pocket, or simply want as little extra size and weight as possible.

Rubberized or Silicone Slim Case
These kinds of cases are made of soft rubber, silicone, TPU or other materials, which slips around the phone, and gives excellent grip. They can, however, make it a little harder to get out of your pocket, but it isn't as likely to slip from your hand.

Snap-on Hard Plastic Slim Case
Another slim case, but this phone usually comes in two pieces that snap together forming a hard shell around your phone. This case is easier to get in and out of your pocket, but isn't as easy to hold on to. Adds some extra durability to your device.

Here is a video showing the difference between rubberized hard case, silicone, and TPU.

lg ultimate 2 case
Rugged Case for the LG Ultimate 2
Rugged Designs
There are many, many different variations, but in general, cases with a more rugged design offer more features (like stands for holding your phone) and more durability while also adding extra weight and size.

There is a wide range of options with Rugged cases, some that are completely waterproof, or even drop proof up to a certain height. Read through the descriptions for the cases to learn more about what the case is meant to do, as cases often have different attributes and strengths.

There are lots of other cases available, and each has certain features and conveniences. Cases are usually inexpensive, so it isn't that bad if you don't like the first case you buy. It is better to find a case that fits your needs.

We hope you found this post useful! Take a moment and share it with your friends and family who might find it useful too!

Take a look at our recent list of the Best Android Apps for Tracfone users (and anyone else).

And don't forget about our most popular page, the Tracfone Promo Codes! But these codes won't work with Android phones.

Finally, its not too late to get some ideas from our Christmas Gift Guide! Take a look, and find some great Tracfone related gift ideas!

Thanks for visiting, Merry Christmas!

December 2, 2014

Tracfone Promo Codes for December 2014

Tracfone Promo Code List for December 2014

Each month TracfoneReviewer shares the latest promo codes as the become available from Tracfone and around the net. We hope you enjoy the codes, and Merry Christmas from TracfoneReviewer blog!

Tracfone Wireless is a prepaid cell phone and service provider and each month there are promotional codes that customers can use to get extra prepaid minutes for free.

When you add a 60, 120, 200, 400 or 450 minute prepaid card, there are promo codes that can be entered when you enter the PIN for the card, to get anywhere from 20 to 300 bonus minutes! The easiest way to test the promo codes is by adding the minutes online at the Tracfone website, but you can also add them on your phone, or by calling Tracfone.

We have collected and shared below the latest and greatest promo codes for Tracfone that should all work for the month of December 2014. These codes are totally free to use, and we share them for your convenience! You can also see these codes, and many more, on our main Tracfone Promo Codes page.

While you're here, don't miss out on our Tracfone Christmas Gift Guide which includes plenty of gift ideas if you're having a hard time.

And if you're thinking about a new phone, the new LG Ultimate 2, Alcatel Onetouch Icon Pop and Moto E are all available, and very impressive! Each run Android 4.4, and have screens larger than 4" with lots of other great specs! Unfortunately, Android phones don't accept promo codes.

Now, let's get to the Codes for December!

Tracfone Promo Codes - December 2014

Some codes can be used multiple times, others only once, if a code doesn't work for you, try another. Leave a comment below with which codes worked for you! Each code is for a certain minute amount, or any amount of greater value (so the code for a 60 minute card can be used on any card amount).

tracfone promo codes dec 2014
Tracfone 200 Minute Card
60 Minute Card use promo code 71287 and get 30 bonus minutes for free!

120 Minute Card enter code 79679 for 60 extra minutes or code 20036 for 30 minutes

200 Minute Card use either 45394 or 23798 to receive 40 free minutes

450 Minute Card add code 91951 to get 50 bonus minutes

400 Minute/1 Year Card enter promo code 76374 for a total of 300 bonus minutes!

SPECIAL! $15 off Tracfone 400 Minute/1 Year Card - Use promo code 47770 and get $15 off! Can only be used online at the Tracfone Website.

We hope you got some free minutes from these codes, and even saved some money with the special $15 off code! If you like these codes, and tips and information about Tracfone, then join us on Facebook! We have over 500 Tracfone users in our fast-growing community!

Looking to buy minutes? You can find Tracfone minutes (some at a nice discount) on eBay and Amazon.

If you're looking for a new phone with Triple Minutes, take a look at our Android Tracfone List which has all the smartphones currently available from Tracfone. Or you can check out our BYOP page which includes a list of phones that work with Tracfone's Bring Your Own Phone program.

We recently shared about using the Moto G with Tracfone, which some of you may find very exciting.

Thanks for visiting and we hope these codes worked for you! Share with others who might also benefit from the free minutes! Merry Christmas from TracfoneReviewer!

November 23, 2014

Tracfone Gift Guide - Christmas Gifts for Tracfone Users

Tracfone Christmas Gift Ideas 2014

As the holidays quickly approach, we start to look harder and harder to find the right gifts for others. Sometimes this can be a real challenge! Certain people are just hard to find gifts for.
tracfone holiday gift guide
2014 Tracfone Christmas Gift Ideas

So we have created a Christmas Gift Guide with a wide variety of Tracfone related gear and accessories to give you some ideas for Christmas gifts this year!

Christmas can be a great opportunity to surprise someone with a new phone, upgrading them to something that will give them more minutes (like a triple minute phone) or a powerful Android smartphone.

Giving Tracfone cell phones to kids (at the appropriate age) is also a great gift, and it can even help teach them some valuable skills as they manage their prepaid minutes. The first section below will cover a range of Tracfone cell phone options,

But if you're not looking for new phones, there are plenty of other options too! There are extra prepaid minute cards that range in price and can be added to any Tracfone. There are also lots of accessories, including cases, covers, external batteries and SD cards!

Well, let's get to the gift ideas:

Tracfone Cell Phone Christmas Gift Ideas

Below are a selection of the newest smartphones along with some great value phones. All have triple minutes for life.

Newest Android powered Touchscreen Smartphones:

tracfone christmas gift ideas
LG Ultimate 2
LG Ultimate 2 - With a 4.5" touchscreen, 1.2 ghz dual-core processor, and Android 4.4, the Ultimate 2 is one of the latest smartphones available with Tracfone, and also one of the best.

The LG Ultimate 2 also has front and rear cameras, and over 4GB of usable internal memory along with an external SD card slot. Read up on all the specs for this phone, and see what others are saying, on the main page for the LG Ultimate 2.

The Ultimate 2 retails for about $130 and is not always available on the Tracfone website. However it is available through a variety of other retailers.

Where to find the LG Ultimate 2:
LG Ultimate 2 on Amazon
LG Ultimate 2 on eBay
LG Ultimate 2 on Newegg

Alcatel Onetouch Icon Pop - Another recent phone from Tracfone, the Alcatel Onetouch has a massive 5" Touchscreen plus quad-core 1.2 ghz processor. It has many similar features as the LG Ultiamte 2, including front and rear facing cameras

The Alcatel comes with Android 4.4 and is the largest smartphone available with Tracfone at this time. You can see all the features and specs on our Alcatel Onetouch Icon Pop page.

The Alcatel Onetouch initially was retailing for $150, but it has appeared on the Tracfone website for just $99. We're not sure if this is an error or not, or how long it will last, but look into it if you're considering this phone.

Where to find the Alcatel Onetouch Icon Pop:
Alcatel Onetouch Icon Pop on Amazon
Alcatel Onetouch Icon Pop on eBay

Moto E - Only just released, the Moto E is another smartphone with similar features as the phones above. It comes with a 4.3" screen, Gorilla Glass 3, rear camera, 1.2 ghz dual-core processor, and Android 4.4. It does not have a front facing camera, but the battery life for the Moto E is excellent.

Visit our Moto E page for full specs and details.

The Moto E wasn't on the Tracfone last we checked, but is available through other retailers for about $100.

Where to find the Moto E:
Moto E on Amazon
Moto E on eBay
and the Moto E on eBay with 1200 Minutes for $99 which is a great deal!
Also reported available at Target

Great Value Smartphones and Other Phones:

LG Optimus Fuel - Another phone recently released by Tracfone, the Optimus Fuel comes with android 4.4, a 1.2 ghz processor, and 3.5" touchscreen. This is a compact, but powerful little device perfect for those who prefer a smaller size that can easily fit in your pocket.
tracfone gift guide 2014
LG Optimus Fuel

For more features and specs, visit the LG Optimus Fuel page.

The LG Optimus Fuel retails for $80 on the Tracfone website, but is much less through other online retailers. It is even advertised as low as $10 for in several Black Friday Deals. So act quickly if you're planning to get this phone.

Where to buy the LG Optimus Fuel:
LG Optimus Fuel on Amazon
LG Optimus Fuel on eBay
LG Optimus Fuel available through many other retail stores, and Black Friday deals.

LG 306G - This is a non-Android touchscreen phone that features Triple Minutes for Life (as do all Android smartphones). It has a 3.2" screen, camera, and connects to WiFi. Get all the details on this phone by reading our Review of the LG 306G.

The LG 306G is a good choice for those who aren't interested in the extra features an Android phone offers, or are simply looking for a solid phone for calling and texting. There is also a CDMA version of this phone, called the LG 305C.

The LG 306G is usually available through a variety of retailers, including the Tracfone website.

Where to buy the LG 306G:
LG 306G on Amazon (currently $15!)

If you're looking for more phone ideas, visit our Cell Phone Reviews where we have links to lots of phones, and their reviews.

For even more options, read up on the Tracfone BYOP program, and check out the list of phones on that page as well, which includes the Moto G that can be used with Tracfone.

Lastly, if you're just looking for Android phones, see all of Tracfone's offerings on our Android Tracfone List.

Now for some more holiday gift ideas!

Tracfone Accessories and Prepaid Minute Gift Ideas

Not everyone is in need of a new phone. But there are lots of other useful accessories that will make anyone already using Tracfone very happy.

The first option below are additional prepaid minutes for Tracfone. With Tracfone, you can buy prepaid cards of various amounts, and then use the unique PIN on each card to add minutes to any Tracfone device. This makes giving a prepaid card as a gift very easy, and is a great way to say, 'I want to stay connect!' to your friends and family.

Prepaid minutes can be purchased both online, and in stores. The benefit of buying online is that you can sometimes find a discount. Below are a variety of options for buying Tracfone Prepaid Minute Cards.

List of Prepaid Minute Cards

tracfone gift ideas
Tracfone 400 Minutes/ 1 Year card
Every Tracfone user knows how useful extra minutes on their phone can be. It is always nice to have a surplus of minutes or service days to allow you not to worry about it.

Buying minute cards online or in stores is very easy, and there are lots of different options, depending on how much you want to spend.

60 minute prepaid cards are the cheapest, at about $20, and give the user 60 additional minutes plus 90 more service days. The options continue, as you have a 120 minute card, 200 minute card, and 450 minute card, each a little more expensive, but giving more minutes. There is also a 400 minute card that comes with a full year of service and is usually about $100.

Where to Buy Tracfone Minutes:
Find Tracfone Prepaid Cards on Amazon
Find Tracfone Prepaid Cards on eBay
Find Tracfone Prepaid Cards in stores like Target, Walmart, Best Buy, Dollar General, and many gas stations and other retailers.

If you buy on the Tracfon website, the minutes will be added electronically rather than getting a physical minutes card with a PIN.

Be sure to also visit our Tracfoen Promo Code page to get additional minutes for free when adding a new card. (note that promo codes don't work with Android phones.)

Tracfone Cell Phone Cases and Covers

A cell phone cover or case can go a long way in protecting a cell phone, and add a nice accent or style to the phone. There are usually many options for each phone, especially for the more popular phones.

Smartphones especially benefit from a case or cover, which adds extra protection, and can even make the phone waterproof, depending on the case..

You can search for Tracfone cases on Amazon or eBay and find many options. If you search for the name of the phone, plus 'cover' or 'case', you should be able to find a number of options.

There are also plenty of options for screen covers, and even leather cases. Just be sure you know the type of phone you are buying the case for.

Some retail stores like Best Buy, Dollar General and others, may have cases and covers that fit Tracfone devices.

Cell Phone Chargers and Other Accessories

There are plenty of other gift ideas that a cell phone user may find useful, including car chargers, external batteries, and extra memory.

Below are some accessories that work with almost all phones from Tracfone, and will certainly be useful for Tracfone users.

Cell Phone Charger/Car Charger
An extra charger or car charger is a handy accessory to have especially for smartphone users, as these phones usually need to be recharged every 24 hours.

Many phones are using a standard Micro USB port for charging. You can find lots of options on Amazon for a Micro USB car Charger.

Some Tracfone devices use a variety of other connections, so you should check which connection you need before buying a charger.

Cell Phone Mount
Another handy idea (or hands-free idea) is a cell phone car mount, which holds the cell phone so you can keep your hands on the wheel.

Many mounts will hold a variety of different phones, and make using the phone's GPS much easier.

Cell Phone External Battery Charger
Smartphones are useful in so many ways, ranging from keeping in contact with others, to listing to music and playing games. But the battery just seems to drain so quickly, and sometimes we don't have access to a charger.

That's when you can use an external battery pack to store a charge for when your phone needs to be recharged while in a remote area.
tracfone gifts 2014
Solar Powered Charger

There are a wide variety of options to choose from, and a handful of different colors too.

If you really want freedom from the electricity grid while keeping your phone charged, check out Solar Powered Cell Phone Chargers, which are really cool power producing options. Pair this with an external battery pack, and you can stay charged no matter where you are in the world.

Micro SD Memory Storage
Most Tracfone cell phones have a slot for a Micro SD card which can store extra pictures, music, videos, games and more.

This is a convenient gift idea, and there are lots of options ranging form 2 or 4 GB up to even 32 GB.

Amazon offers a lot of options for Micro SD cards, and you can find them in the electronic sections of almost any retail store.

Be sure to double check that the phone will accept a Micro SD card, and that you choose the correct size. Most Tracfone Smartphones will accept up to 32 GB.

Tracfone Gift Guide Conclusion

We hope these ideas will give you some options for gifts for others, or even yourself. This list is not exhaustive, and if you have other ideas let us know in the comments! There are many more phone options, and plenty of other Tracfone related accessories, but these will help get your ideas going.

Be sure to also check out our Black Friday and Christmas Deals List which we will continue to update through the holidays!

Join our community of over 500 fans on Facebook where we post all the latest news, deals and updates. Plus lots of other people share great info too!

Thanks for visiting, and Merry Christmas from us here at TracfoneReviewer!

November 14, 2014

Black Friday and Christmas Deals on Tracfone!

List of Black Friday Sales and Deals on Tracfone

tracfone black friday sale
Black Friday Tracfone Deals!
View the updated Tracfone Black Friday Deals for 2015!

As the holidays approach, there are lots of deals out there, and we want to provide a place to share them!

This post will share the best deals and places to find sales on Tracfone related gear, including phones, minutes and accessories.

We are counting on you, our loyal readers, who have already been sharing tips and deals on our Facebook page. Now, you can share the deals on the comments below, and find new deals for the phones and other gear you're looking for!

We will be including all deals for Black Friday through Christmas time, as there should be plenty of exciting sales.

Tracfone, which is a prepaid cell phone and service provider, has a number of new phones available including the LG Ultimate 2, Alcatel Ontouch Icon Pop, and LG Optimus Fuel.  Each of these phones runs Android 4.4, and offer all the typical features of a smartphone.

There are also a number of phones which work with Tracfone's 'Bring Your Own Phone' program, and can make great gifts. Visit our Tracfone BYOP page for the full list, which includes the likes of an iPhone 4S, and even the Moto G.

Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas Sales:

These deals are for Tracfone related products that are discounted for the holidays, and may be available either in store, online or both.

Kmart - Black Friday - LG Optimus Fuel - $9.99 - LINK 
         Sears, Bestbuy, Meijer and others have the same deal

Dollar General - Black Friday - LG 305c, 306G for $9

Radio Shack - Black Friday - LG 440G - $2.99 - LINK

FRYS - Current Deal - New Verizon Moto G for $48 with promo code 4397819 - LINK
(a verizon Moto G can be used, after 6 months, on the Tracfone BYOP program.)

We will continue to add deals to this list as we find them.

Not a black friday deal, but the Moto E on eBay with 1200 Minutes for $99 is a great deal!

If you don't know about our Tracfone Promo Codes page, be sure to take a visit. You can use promotional codes to get extra minutes on your phone for free. But these codes don't work for smartphones.

Do check out our Android Tracfone List, which has all the current smartphones in one easy to find place. Quickly compare features, and choose which one might be best for you.

Thanks for visiting, and leave comments with any deals you find!

November 13, 2014

Use the Moto G with Tracfone BYOP

How to Use the Moto G on Tracfone: A Guide by TracfoneReviewer

This Guide to using a Motorola, Moto G on the Tracfone BYOP program is put together by TracfoneReviewer with help from many visitors to this blog who shared their knowledge and experience.

moto g tracfone
Use the Moto G on Tracfone BYOP
The Moto G is a very popular mid-level smartphone widely available on many carriers, and unlocked. But wouldn't it be nice if such a solid Android phone were usable with Tracfone prepaid service? Well keep reading...

Tracfone is a prepaid, low cost cell phone and service provider. They offer minute cards with varying amounts of minutes, and cell phones to use the minutes with. 

In 2013, Tracfone first began offering Android powered smartphones for use on their prepaid network. Since then, they have continued to add new Android phones to the list of phones they offer. These Android phones are locked to Tracfone, and cannot be used with other providers. (See the full list of phones, with basic specs and features compared, on our Tracfone Android Phone List.)

And while the Android phones they offer are getting better, like the LG Ultimate 2 or Moto E, they still are a little behind, and have limited options.

And then came along the Tracfone BYOP program.

Introduction to Tracfone BYOP

The 'Bring Your Own Phone' program, or Tracfone BYOP, allows users to bring a wider variety of smartphones to use with Tracfone prepaid service. Phones are limited to only those that use Verizon 3G and 4G LTE, but this still offers some great possibilities, including the Motorola Droid 3, Samsung Fascinate, iPhone 4S and more. 

See the full list of phones, and all the details on the program, on our Tracfone BYOP page. And read all about using 4G LTE devices with Tracfone in our recent blog post.

These are pretty good phones, but not all of them have the latest operating systems, and some are a few years old. It would be nice to have a newer phone, with the latest OS and decent screen, with Tracfone's super low cost service. However, BYOP phones do receive Triple Minutes for Life which is nice.

The details on which phones work with Tracfone BYOP (beyond that it must be Verizon 3G and now also 4G LTE) are a little murky. And it doesn't help that Customer Service are notorious for giving out bad information and telling customers one phone won't work, when later it does end up working. 

But there were hopes for the Verizon branded 3G Moto G, which retails for just $100 (or less) and is for use with Verizon prepaid service. 

Now, multiple sources are confirming activating a Moto G on Tracfone, so we are sharing this information with you so that you can have the option of using the Moto G with Tracfone BYOP if you so desire.

What is the Moto G?

The Moto G is an Android powered smartphone created by Motorola while they were owned by Google (Motorola is now owned by Lenovo)

The Moto G has a first and second generation, but we will be talking only about the first generation Moto G which was released in 2013. The newer Moto G (2nd gen) which was released in Sept. 2014, does not work with Tracfone at this time.

The Moto G (1st Gen) is a workhorse kind of phone that does the daily tasks efficiently and painlessly. It has a 4.5" IPS display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection that is stunning, especially when compared to more expensive phones. It features front and rear cameras, with flash and autofocus on the rear 5 MP camera.

Let's take a quick look at the list of specs for the Moto G:

Moto G Specs and Features

The Moto G has a number of features that are somewhat similar to the Tracfone LG Ultimate 2, with several noticeable improvements.
Moto G tracfone byop
Moto G Front and Back
  • Latest Android OS - Currently 4.4.4
  • 4.5" IPS Touchscreen (720x1280)
  • 5 MP Rear Camera, 1.3 MP Front Camera
  • Quad-Core 1.2 Ghz Processor
  • Adreno 305 Graphics
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 GB Internal Memory
  • Micro USB and 3.5mm headphone slots
  • GPS
  • FM Radio
  • Battery Talk time 24 hours
  • See even more specs at GSMArena.

A couple of key features that put the Moto G ahead of any of Tracfone's current phones are the processor, Internal Memory, Battery Life, Operating System, and Touchscreen.

The processor is a powerful quad-core 1.2 Ghz Cortex A7, a multitasking champ that runs well with the 1 GB of RAM. Internal Memory is 8 GB (some have 16) which is 4 GB more than current Tracfone devices, and is enough space to load all the apps you want.

The touchscreen is beautiful, and has plenty of resolution for this kind of price. The Moto G's battery is amazing, and can easily last two full days with moderate to low use. Surprisingly, the phone also charges very quickly. The long batter life isn't due to a large battery, but to the processor and other power-saving features.

Lastly, the Moto G will be getting Android 5.0 when it comes out, which none of Tracfone's other smartphones will get (except perhaps the Moto E). If you want the latest Android OS, the Moto G has you covered.

The Camera on the Moto G is fine, but doesn't really stand out, and can't compete with high-end devices like an iPhone 6 or Nexus 6. If you want a fantastic phone camera experience, you can buy these phones and use them with the 4G LTE service on Tracfone.

Finally, the fit and form of the Moto G is nice and comforting, giving the user a feeling of sturdyand ergonomic  construction.

Well, as you probably guessed, we are pretty big fans of the Moto G because of two key points: Price and Quality. For the money, there is probably no better phone currently available (besides the 2nd gen Moto G of course). But enough about the phone, time to share exactly how to get a Moto G working with Tracfone!

How to Use the Moto G on Tracfone BYOP

Now that you are familiar with what the Moto G offers, and what the Tracfone BYOP program is, we are going to share exactly how to get the Moto G to run on Tracfone BYOP. Note, there is no guarantee that a particular Verizon Moto G will work with Tracfone, but if you have the patience and are willing to take a risk, it is possible.

Step 1 - Find a used or refurbished Verizon (or pageplus) Moto G (1st Gen) on Amazon, eBay or elsewhere. The phone needs to have been used on Verizon prepaid for at least 6 months (we have not confirmed this, but it appears to be the case).

moto g on tracfone prepaid
Verizon Moto G
Step 2 - Go to Tracfone's BYOP page and enter the ESN/IMEI/MEID and follow the steps to register it, which includes a $10 activation charge. Note, this is the step that you might have the most difficulty getting through, as phones on Tracfone BYOP seem to be required to have been used on Verizon for a certain time, but no longer be active. If your phone fails the first time, you can try calling customer service, but that can be a challenge. Best advice from users is to have patience, and keep trying.

Step 3 - Once registered, log into your Tracfone account on the Tracfone website and choose "Transfer my Number and Service from One Tracfone to Another" and follow the steps there.

Step 4 - Your Moto G should be active in a few hours, or up to 24 hours. If it doesn't become active, you may have to call customer service to sort things out.

And now you have a Moto G active on Tracfone BYOP! This step by step guide was originally provided by an anonymous Tracfone user for TracfoneReviewer to share here. Thanks anonymous user!

Be sure to leave questions, thoughts and your experiences in the comments.

User Comments, Reports and First Hand Experiences

We want to share some of the comments and first hand experiences below for your convenience.

From Anonymous on Nov 4th, 2014:
Update on:November 2, 2014 at 3:38 PM My Moto G came today and I am on Tracfone, no problems and did it on-line too. This is a fantastic phone clear picture loud sound and it is like greased lightning. $9.99 for BYOP transfer and if you have an account just pick transfer you number to new phone. Look for Moto G refurbished and Verizon and Page Plus, clean ESN and right now going for less than $70.00 on Amazon. What a buy! Now it is learn how to operate this baby!
From Anonymous on Oct 18th, 2014:
Unlocked post paid verizon Moto G worked no problem. I am guessing this phone was flashed by ebay seller. It was advertised as being good for "PagePlus" also
From Anonymous on Oct 12th, 2014:
so all statements are not true to all extent i bought a new droid x2 "mb870"? no contract phone witch according to this post wont work anyway my steps to make it work step one set up with tracfone this alone wont work it will get activated to your account but the phone will not go through the activation to get that to work i had to call the (Verizon prepaid activation number "number" when i did this i received my telephone number (to let you know at this point i was completely pissed with tracfone and was just going to go to Verizon) when i got my number i thought at first it was a Verizon# so i went to the verizon site and entered the number but it said it wasn't a verizon number so i called back the tracfone support they said this is a tracfone number my best guess is that when i called the verizon act number it sent the unlock code well after a few min with tracfone the phone works.
The last comment, while a little hard to understand, seems to indicate that it may be possible, in a roundabout way, to activate new Verizon phones with Tracfone if you follow the right steps.

We hope this information, and the comments and input provided by anonymous users, will help you be able to activate a Moto G on Tracfone, if you so desire. Be sure to let us know how it goes, by leaving a comment below.

Be sure to visit our Tracfone BYOP page where there is lots of general information, and a lot of user comments. Also visit our Cell Phone Reviews page if you are looking for a new phone, but may want an easier route than the BYOP program. The Moto E is a great option, with somewhat reduced features compared to the Moto G, but still a solid phone.

We also share Tracfone Promo Codes each month, but unfortunately these codes don't work on Android phones.

If you're curious about how minutes work with smartphones, read our guide, How Minutes Work on Tracfone Android Phones. : D

Thanks for visiting! We will continue to update this as information becomes available. Keep up to date with us by following on Facebook!

Additionally, you can find a new Verizon Moto G on and use promo code 4397819 to get it for $48. But you may have to use it on Verizon prepaid for a few months before it will work on Tracfone. Thanks C. P. for the tip!