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

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 consumers, with a number of devices available at budget friendly prices.

Before we get to our full list of cell phone reviews, here are our top picks for the best smartphones from Tracfone.

 Best Tracfone Smartphones

1. Google Pixel 6s - Best Tracfone Smartphone

The Pixel line of smartphones from Google have been an extremely popular, especially the 'a' series, due to their excellent specs and relatively affordable price compared to high-end smartphones. The Pixel 6a 5G features all the specs of a great phone, including a full HD 6.1" screen, Google's Tensor processor, 6 GB RAM, and 128 GB internal storage, with a price that won't break the bank.

It also has a very impressive dual 12MP rear camera, the latest Android OS (12, with future upgrades), and 5G capability. 

At a list price of $450 for the unlocked version (but that's now closer to $299), it is more than many Tracfone customers might want to spend, but Tracfone now offers the phone at a discounted price of just over $200. There is a lot to like about the Pixel 6a even if it is a year old, and it is one of our top picks for best Android Tracfone smartphones.

See all the top phones in our List of the Best Tracfone Smartphones

2.  Samsung Galaxy A54 5G - Best Tracfone Smartphone (Runner up)

The Samsung Galaxy A54 5G is one of the latest smartphones from Tracfone released in mid 2023, and has a large 6.4" Super AMOLED screen, 5,000 mAh battery for all-day performance, quad rear cameras, octa-core processor and 6 GB RAM for great performance and 128 GB internal storage.

It is our runner up pick for best smartphone available from Tracfone for the great blend of features and performance while still priced under $300.  The A54 replaces to A53, and offers a more powerful processor among other improvements on an already solid phone.

View the Galaxy A54 5G Review to learn more

Also consider the Samsung Galaxy A14 5G and Moto G Power 5G (2023) for less expensive but still capable options.

3. iPhone 12 Mini - Best High-end Smartphone

The iPhone 12 is available directly from Tracfone and offers a number of great high-end features including a 5.4" Retina Display, 64 GB internal storage, dual 12 MP rear camera, and the A14 Bionic hexa-core processing chip.

With the superior performance and storage, the iPhone 12 is currently the best high-end smartphone available from Tracfone although we expect the iPhone 13 or 14 to be available very soon. Generally, it may be better to purchase high-end phones unlocked, so you have a great variety of options and prices.

Learn more on the Tracfone Website.

4. Samsung Galaxy A03s - Best Budget Smartphone

With a 6.5" touchscreen, Android 11 and triple rear camera, the ultra-budget Tracfone A03s packs in a lot of features for the price.

Samsung smartphones are a popular option for many consumers as they typically pass along some of the features from their high-end smartphones to the cheaper ones, or at least, a version of them.

And the Galaxy A03s comes with some familiar design and software features while keeping the cost under $100.

Hopeful Resources:
Beginners Guide to Tracfone
Differences between GSM and CDMA phones
List of the Latest Tracfone Smartphones (2023)

Tracfone Reviews - Android Smartphones

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A Wide variety of Android powered smartphones are available from Tracfone. Not sure what Android is or if it is right for you? View our post on the 6 Key Differences between Android and other Mobile Phones.

Phones are listed with newer devices at the top.

Samsung Galaxy A25 5G (S256VL) 6.5" Super AMOLED screen Android 14, 128GB storage, 6GB RAM, 5G

Moto G Play 2024 (XT2413V) 6.5" screen, Android 13, 64GB storage, 4GB RAM, 4G LTE

Samsung Galaxy A15 5G (S156CL) 6.5" screen, Android 14, 128GB storage, 4GB RAM, 5G

Moto G Stylus 2023 (XT2317DL) 6.5" screen, Android 13, 64GB storage, 4GB RAM, 4G LTE

BLU View 4 (B135DL) - 6.09" screen, Android 12, 32GB storage, 3GB RAM, 4G LTE

BLU View Speed 5G (B1550VL) - 6.5" screen, Android 12, 64GB storage, 4GB RAM, 5G

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G (S546VL) - 6.4" screen, Android 13, 128GB storage, 6GB RAM, 5G

Moto G Power 5G (XT2311DL) - 6.5" screen, Android 13, 128GB storage, 4GB RAM, 5G

Samsung Galaxy A14 5G (S146VL) - 6.6" screen, Android 13, 64GB storage, 4GB RAM, 5G

Moto G Play 2023 (XT2271DL) - 6.5" screen, Android 12, 32GB storage, 3GB RAM, 4G LTE

Samsung Galaxy A53 5G - 6.5" screen, Android 12, 128GB storage, 6GB RAM, 5G

BLU View 3 (B140DL) - 6" screen, Android 11, 32GB storage, 3GB RAM, 4G LTE

BLU View 2 (B131DL) - 5.5" screen, Android 11, 32GB storage, 3GB RAM, 4G LTE

Moto G 5G 2022 (XT2213DL) - 6.5" screen, Android 12, 64GB storage, 4GB RAM, 5G

Samsung Galaxy A23 5G - 6.6" screen, Android 12, 64GB Storage, 4GB RAM, 5G

Samsung Galaxy A03s - 6.5" screen, Android 11, 32 GB storage, 3 GB RAM 4G LTE

Moto G Stylus 2022 (XT2211DL) - 6.8" screen, Android 11, 128 GB storage, 6 GB RAM, 4G LTE

Samsung Galaxy A13 5G - 6.5" screen, Android 11, 64 GB storage, 4 GB RAM, 5G

Moto G Pure (XT2163DL) - 6.5" screen, Android 11, 32 GB storage, 3 GB RAM 4G LTE

Samsung Galaxy A32 5G (S326DL) - 6.5" HD screen, Android 11, 64 GB storage, 4 GB RAM, 5G

Samsung Galaxy A02s (S124DL) - 6.5" HD screen, Android 10, 32 GB storage, 2 GB RAM, 4G LTE

Moto G Play (2021) (XT2093DL) - 6.5" HD screen, Android 10, 32 GB storage, 3 GB RAM, 4G LTE

Samsung Galaxy A11 (S115DL) - 6.4" screen, Android 10, 32 GB storage, 2 GB RAM, 4G LTE

LG K31 Rebel (L355DL) - 5.7" screen, Android 10, 32 GB storage, 2 Gb RAM, 4G LTE

Moto G Power (XT2041DL) - 6.4" screen, Android 10, 64 GB storage, 4 GB RAM, 4G LTE

LG Stylo 5 (L722DL) - 6.2" screen, Android 9, 32 GB storage, 3 GB RAM, 4G LTE

TCL (Alcatel) A2 (A507DL) - 5.5" screen, Android 10, 32 GB storage, 3 GB RAM , 4G LTE

LG Premier Pro Plus (L455DL) - 6.1" screen, Android 9, 32 GB storage, 2 GB RAM, 4G LTE

Samsung Galaxy A01 (S111DL) - 5.7" screen, Android 10, 4G LTE

Samsung Galaxy A20 (S205DL) - 6.4" screen, Android 9, 4G LTE

LG Classic Flip (L125DL) - basic feature phone with 4G LTE

Moto G7 Optimo MAXX (XT1955DL) - 6.2" touchscreen, Android 9.0 Pie, 4G LTE

Moto E6 (XT2005DL) - 5.5" touchscreen, Android 9 Pie, 4G LTE

Moto G7 Optimo (XT1952DL) - 5.7" touchscreen, Android 9.0 Pie, 4G LTE

BLU View 1 (B100DL) - 5.5" touchscreen, Android 9.0 Pie, 4G LTE

LG Journey - 5.45" touchscreen, Android 9.0 Pie, 4G LTE

LG Solo LTE - 5.7" touchscreen, Android 8.0 Oreo, 4G LTE

Samsung Galaxy A10e - 5.83" touchscreen, Android 9.0 Pie, 4G LTE

Moto G6 5.7" Screen, 3GB RAM/32 GB Storage, Android 8.0 Oreo, 4G LTE

Samsung Galaxy J7 Crown (S767VL) 5.5" Screen, Android 8.0 Oreo, 4G LTE

Moto E5 5.7" Screen, Android 8.0 Oreo, 4G LTE

LG Rebel 4 (L212VL/211BL) 5" screen, Android 8.0 Oreo, 4G LTE CDMA or GSM

LG Stylo 4 (L713VL) 6.2" screen, Android 8.0 Oreo, 4G LTE CDMA

LG Premier Pro (L413DL) 5.3" screen, Android 7.1, 4G LTE CDMA

LG Rebel 3 (L158VL) 5" Screen, Android 7.0, 4G LTE CDMA

ZTE ZMAX Champ (Z917VL) 5.5" screen, Android 6.0.1, 4G LTE CDMA

Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro (S727VL) - 5.5" screen, Android 6.0.1, 4G LTE CDMA

Samsung Galaxy J3 Luna Pro (S327VL) - 5" screen, Android 6.0.1, 4G LTE CDMA

ZTE ZFIVE (Z862VL) - 5" screen, Android 6.0.1, 4G LTE CDMA

LG Fiesta (L64VL) - 5.5" touchscreen, Android 7.0, 4G LTE CDMA

LG X Style (L56VL) - 5" touchscreen, Android 6.0, 4G LTE CDMA

Samsung Galaxy Sky S320VL - 5" touchscreen, Android 6.0, 4G LTE CDMA

Samsung Galaxy Luna S120VL - 4.5" touchscreen, Android 6.0 4G LTE CDMA

Alcatel OneTouch Pixi Glory - 5.5" touchscreen, 4G LTE GSM network

ZTE ZMAX 2 Review - 5.5" touchscreen, 16 GB memory, 4G LTE GSM

ZTE Citrine Review - 4" touchscreen, both GSM and CDMA versions available

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 and CDMA available)

LG Rebel LG L43AL/L44VL - 4.5" Touchscreen, Android 5.1, 4G LTE (GSM and CDMA available)

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

Moto E (XT830C) - 4.3" touchscreen Android 4.4

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

Samsung Galaxy Ace Style (S765C) - 4 inch Touchscreen

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)

6 Best Tracfone Device 2020

Best LG Brand Cell Phones from Tracfone

To view all the reviews on one page Click Here


Don said...

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)

Don said...

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)

Anonymous said...

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?

TracfoneReviewer Team said...

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.

TracfoneReviewer Team said...

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

Anonymous said...

I know this is an older post, so just as an FYI, there is the S390G that also is 3G/Wi-Fi capable.

TracfoneReviewer Team said...

Yes indeed, and it has been reviewed, and added to the list above! Thanks for catching that!

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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?

Pat said...

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?

TracfoneReviewer Team said...

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.

TracfoneReviewer Team said...

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!

Anonymous said...

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.

TracfoneReviewer Team said...

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!

Anonymous said...

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

TracfoneReviewer Team said...

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

Anonymous said...

anyway I can use the fone over the net?

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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?

Helen said...

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

TracfoneReviewer Team said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shadymoe said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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?

Unknown said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

Pete Robinson said...

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.

Unknown said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

Unknown said...

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

Anonymous said...

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???

Anonymous said...

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!

Anonymous said...

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.

KHC said...

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-

Ggbpam said...

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

BLAINE said...

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!

Anonymous said...

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!

Anonymous said...

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?

TracfoneReviewer Team said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

Can I use the fire phone with a tracfone plan?

Unknown said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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?


TracfoneReviewer Team said...

Yep, Thanks!

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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.

Unknown said...

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!

Anonymous said...

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?

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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 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???

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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?

Hoody said...

lets review this one.......

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime!

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

JohnS said...

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!!

Don said...

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) †

Unknown said...

Don, you should go to 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 to purchase a phone based on your area code.

Unknown said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Unknown said...

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

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

TracfoneReviewer Team said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Anonymous said...

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).

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

Unknown said...

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

Evan Peters said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

Latoledana said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Anonymous said...

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!].

Shadus Tain said...

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

RayW said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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.

Unknown said...

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

LLb said...

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

Alane said...

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

Unknown said...

What is the major benefit of a phone with a 1.2 gig quad processor over a phone with a 875 meg processor? Thanks in advance.

TracfoneReviewer Team said...

A higher speed processor means it can do things faster. More memory means it can do more things at once.

Unknown said...

Thank you.

lynn said...

Does anyone know if tracfone sells their numbers? I transferred a business landline to a tracfone (just to keep the number) and the only calls that come in now, several per week, are spam calls. I never got these calls when the number was a landline. I also just purchased two more phones and wonder if the same thing is going to start happening. I transferred to tracfone because last month mom and I used 3 and 16 mins, respectively of talk time. She has a 200 min time card, which should easily last a year or more, but if she's going to be answering repeated spam calls or having to waste air time checking voicemail, it's not going to be a good deal.

TracfoneReviewer Team said...

I don't think they do, but I guess it could be possible. It is more likely that, since your landline has been around for a while, it got picked up by some spam callers. It is certainly annoying when random people call and waste airtime. I try to only answer if it is a known caller.

lynn said...

Just seems awfully coincidental that it started once I transferred the number to tracfone.

lynn said...

If I'm at home and connected to my wifi, and download some apps, does that still use my data kbs?

Olga said...

Hi there, I am a blogger in the smartphone blogosphere and the visitors of my websites (about the Amazon Fire Phone) have been asking me if they can use Trackfone with Fire Phone. From what I see there should not be any problems as long as the Fire Phone is unlocked. Am I right?

TracfoneReviewer Team said...

Yes, the Amazon Fire Phone should work with Tracfone.

Unknown said...

morning Peter, I for one really appreciate your reviews,it's so hard to get straight/knowledgeable answers out of CS in most doing a recent research on a new phone I am interested in. I keep seeing remarks about GSM being done away you know anything about that happening..thanks JK

TracfoneReviewer Team said...

RE: Judith Krupski

2G GSM networks are going away in 2017, but that probably won't affect smartphones.

Anonymous said...

I too am hearing impaired. If you need volume,turn on the speaker phone button. Most phones have them. I sometimes have to do this, but don't hold it to your ear when you turn it on. I made that mistake once. Almost blew my brains out.

TheLanMan said...

Also possible your phone number was on a do not call list like, and moving the number somehow knocked it off. Try registering again at Also free Android apps like Mr Number can block a LOT of spam calls. Highly recommended!

Unknown said...

You should try to use flexispy app that would be a great help help for everyone interested in hacking phones.

Anonymous said...

I know this company has the ability to credit minutes, data, texts. They refused to transfer over my phone number and give me my minutes and data which I rightfully paid for. If I transferred my phone number, they would cancel my new package minutes. BS! I asked to talk to a manager and a woman representative refused to send me to a manager. I call back a minute later and I'm magically talking to a manager. Don't think that's coincidence. Shady company with shady practices. Avoid at all costs.

the rep canceled my phone during the original call and I had to call back to activate it. Somehow they were able to give me a new phone, starting over again, and are now working on restoring my minutes, texts and data. (hasn't happened yet). Yet they couldn't transfer over my original number and give me my minutes!?!! How screwed up are their policies and systems?

Anonymous said...

Do not buy any tracfone smartphones....worthless...their customer service tech support is the worst outfit ever. It shouldn't take 5 hours to activate a LG Rebel Lte. smartphone...and they take off 24 minutes setting it up off of your internet service when you use a landline phone to activate it....when they had to do a hard factory reset. Worst purchase that I have ever made!

Anonymous said...

Well, I, my wife, sister, and sister in-law are all Tracfone users.....they are not tech savvy, and we are constantly replacing Tracfones, yearly, bought from HSN/QVC, basically because, the phones are just about free with the included one year card......

I would say I have bought about 15 phones over the years, and transferred the numbers for them....never had a problem doing latest phone was for the BYOP program.....

Today, I just bought the LG Fiesta as an upgrade for the wife's Rebel.....the Fiesta is not on the market yet, only on HSN.......the phone cost $129.99, on sale.....a $125 one year smart phone card is included shipping.....and since, I ordered by my Roku, I got another $10 off.....thus, with the tax, I essentially bought a $125 smart phone card(tax free), and paid $2.45 for this phone.....

Without a doubt, the Fiesta has the best specs for any Tracfone cell phone thus far.....5.5" screen.....16GB ROM.....can't find RAM spec, think it is 1.5/2.......5MP selfie camera with flash.....13MP rear camera, with all kinds of features......7.0 Nougat......1080P video recording.....4500ma charging case and app package.....

Unknown said...




a. 3 minutes deducted to send the text
b. 3 minutes deducted when I opened their text asking me to give my pre-consent to give the answer (why is this needed anyway when I requested it in the first place!)
c. 3 minutes deducted for me to text “Yes”
d. 3 minutes deducted for me to open their reply to the original question (balance of minutes).



Shruti Singh said...

Call drops, slow internet connectivity, and weak cell phone receptions are everyday story. Which one can amplify weak cell phone signals up to 36X and deliver you uninterrupted connectivity and high speed data connection.

Greg said...

Yeah, what she said. Anyone?

Steve said...

Just ordered a brand new Galaxy J3 Luna pro,5 inch screen,16gb mem,came with 1200 min's,a case and car charger,all for 99.00 dollars,iam upgrading from a Galaxy Luna, looking forward to trying it out!

eager to learn2 said...

Hi, I got an Alcatel Pop as a gift. The power button is incredibly tiny. I saw no reviews for this smart phone mentioning how tiny the power button is. I want to return it but which smart phone would be equivalent (in features, etc.) to this Alcatel phone only with a normal-size power button? Thank you!!!

Anonymous said...

Fiesta 2 now selling on HSN for 79.99 with 1500 min/text/mb card.....

Anonymous said...

Tried to buy minutes online. Usually I just buy a card. So I get the $9.99 one and it says 30 services and 60 minutes. When my phone loaded, it only gave me 60, but I have the double the minute plan, so I thought I should have gotten 120 minutes. When I checked out, under See Benefits info and it said 60 minutes, so I thought I bought 60. I called cust service. She said $9.99 is 30 minutes, and it only said 60 because I put in my phone number. NO WHERE ON THEIR SITE DOES IT SAY $9.99 AND 30 MINUTES. So I asked for some credit back because I was wasting time calling them about THEIR problem. She said no, I asked for supvr, then waited again. I hung up because it was taking a long time. She called me back, and got transferred to supervisor again, and he said NO, and the minutes aren't free. IS THAT "CUSTOMER SERVICE"?????? Soon as I find another phone, I will be deactivating it. I got the supervisors name, Janell (sounded like a woman), but it was male, and ID 515417. He said I can transfer my minutes, so I have his name and ID, in case anything happens where they do not do that.

Anonymous said...

Been pretty happy with the service.
MotoE running android 4.4.4, purchased in 2016.

Recently travelled to another part of the country and was surprised to see the service drop from the usual 3G down to 1G the entire time until I returned.

Iam Sure this is buried in the fine print somewhere, probably a carrier policy. Just something to be aware of. If you travel a lot this could turn into a headache.

Unknown said...

I have an LG Treasure, year is up and need to update, is there a better phone out there that doesn't cost a lot, or should I just stick with this one? I don't use it a lot.
I don't see any good deals on a yearly plan since I really don't need more minutes, still have a lot left.
Thank you for any advice, have a great day.

Unknown said...

After being bounced from department to department and speaking to 8 customer care representatives and wasting 45 minutes of my life I was told by Tracfone to call back in 3 days. I'm throwing this phone away and getting a new one from another carrier - Avoid!

Unknown said...

I want to decode the LG ( Rebel 2 ) phone I bought from Amazon and do not work on the Middle East networks

Anonymous said...

I love this site. I read the phone reviews periodically. I've been using TracFone for maybe 10 yrs. Basic cell phone. I consult this site every time I get a new phone. I'm moving up to my first smartphone, so am back again. This site says whether a phone uses CDMA or GSM, which other sites, incl. TracFone's, don't usually give. I was considering the Moto E5, until I read here that it's CDMA. I want GSM. I hope this site stays around. And I hope I can find a decent budget smartphone. Since I won't use many of the features and am a light user, I don't want to spend a lot on it. Great site.

Saul said...

complete and totally useless customer service, the data doesn't work the phone works only sometimes, they repeat the same messages over and over like a robot.

Anonymous said...

Just tried a Tracfone sim (T Mobile compatible) in a Blackview Bv 9100 and it works. The Bv 9100 has a 13000 Ma battery.

Anonymous said...

55698 still working on a 60 minute card as of Dec.8,2020

Unknown said...

How can I contact you with questions? Thanks

Anonymous said...

Verizon bought Tracfone, god/dess save us

John said...

DO NOT USE Tracfone!!! My plan was set to expire in November 2023 and currently had 975 min, 822 texts, and 1.01 gigs of data remaining. Knowing I wouldn't use all of that, as this is a back up phone for work. I purchased a 1 year extension on May 20 carrying me until Nov of 2024. Out of the blue the other day I get an email stating my service was set to expire on July 29 unless I renew. (Where did that date come from??) So, I called Tracfone yesterday the 29th and spoke to Victor (Employee#518484) who assured me he had set my phone to reflect the correct expiration date 11/20/24 at midnight. I wake up this morning and you guessed it NO PHONE!!! Tracfone just stole $80.00 from me. I WILL BE PLACING THIS REVIEW EVERYWHERE I CAN FIND TRACFONE!!!