International Calling on Your TracFone

It's amazing! With TracFone, International Long Distance costs the same as calls within the U.S.

Connect to anywhere in the world: Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia — and over 100 international destinations for the same price as a domestic call!

Plus, with TracFone's International Neighbors Service, you can set up an incoming local number for your friends and family in Canada and Mexico at no additional charge. They can call your TracFone for the same cost to them as a local call. Learn more here.

The world is yours — for less — with TracFone.

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No Respect!

Things are changing. Prepaid phone service, which predominates throughout the world, had been the exception rather than the rule in the U.S. Now, it's the fastest-growing part of the business.


One reason is economics, of course. People want — and need — to to get more for their money. They recognize that a contract-postpaid phone is a ripoff, plain and simple.

The other factor is control. If you can determine and manage your phone costs up front, that's a great feeling. It almost never happens with a contract, though.

Signing a contact may mean a "free phone," but as a wise man once said, "Free ain't free." Monthly charges, overages, fees and other "surprise" items add up. What was once "a great deal" is now a burden. And every month, a bill arrives to remind you how screwed you are.

Unfortunately, many people believe that there's something "normal" about this. Like victims of Stockholm Syndrome, they identify with their oppressors. They even justify and praise the exploitation.

And they inexplicably scoff at prepaid as being less desirable or down-market.

It's crazy!

One sad example was pointed out recently by Jeff Blyskal at Consumer Reports' Money & Shopping Blog. T-Mobile's ad campaign that involved a "Mobile Makeover," fronted by actress Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Bargain hunters are encouraged to give their information to a website that evaluates their needs and makes recommendations. Over a million people used it, according to T-Mobile, Jeff reported.

The only problem is that the searches conveniently ignored prepaid providers, included TracFone, Net10 and Straight Talk.


But the ever-vigilant Jeff busted them on this, correctly pointing out that major prepaid carriers were omitted from the "Makeover."

Some makeover. Some advice.

If you really want to save money, prepaid is the only way to fly!

Sorry, Zeta!

The least expensive way to own a cell phone in America

Cell phones may be commonplace but not everybody talks and texts all the time.

Many people, particularly older ones, still think of their landline as their "home phone." Some may own a cell phone but are tied down with a contract and pay monthly fees even though they rarely — or never — use their phone.

But a cellphone has become a necessity for emergencies, security and peace of mind — especially for older people. (Younger ones, too. But that's another story!)

You can purchase a TracFone for under ten bucks and pay $20 to keep it active for 3 months. That's cheap!

You can buy a phone with Double Minutes For Life, too, for around $30. Every minute you add for as long as you own that phone is doubled!

The point is that you don't need a contract and don't have to commit to two years of monthly bills just to own a phone!

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How To Get Out Of Your Cell Phone Contract For Free

From Howcast, via Lifehacker and Consumerist.

(So you can get a TracFone instead.)

Why Prepaid Makes Sense

TracFone is the least expensive ways to own and use a cell phone.

Prepaid cell phones work exactly like other cell phones, except you pay in advance. You purchase airtime as needed. It's yours to keep and use as long as your phone is active.

There's never get any surprise charges. No bills and no overages either. If you use up your minutes, you buy more. Sweet! Simple.

A prepaid cell phone is ideal for everyone, but can be especially useful for people who only need a phone for occasional or emergency use. Why sign a contract or get a monthly bill? Why pay big bucks to have something that you may not use all the time?

It's also perfect for anyone who can't handle a traditional cell phone plan; elderly family members or children, for example. Teach your kids about responsibility and money management!

Prepaid is the norm in Europe and in other parts of the world. Here in the United States, it's the fast-growing segment of the business.


Because people now realize there's no need to have a contract to use a cell phone.

Think about it.

Everyone needs a phone.

Prepaid makes it less expensive, simpler to manage and easier to use.

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International calling

TracFone is #2 (but that's ok)

J.D. Power and Associates, the respected consumer research firm, recently named TracFone as #2 in overall customer satisfaction among non-contract wireless users in its 2009 U.S. Wireless Prepaid Customer Satisfaction Index Study.

We're thrilled! Ecstatic! And not disappointed at all to be #2, since
our sister brand Net10 is #1.

The announcement is here and the page with the ratings is here.

MetroPCS came in dead last. Cricket, AT&T GoPhone, Verizon and T-Mobile were just above them, but still at the bottom. Sorry!

The 2009 U.S. Wireless Prepaid Customer Satisfaction Index Study, now in its fourth year, measures customer satisfaction with current non-contract wireless service across six key factors. In order of importance, they are: performance and reliability (28%); cost of service (19%); account management (17%); initial activation (15%); offerings and promotions (12%); and customer service (9%). The study is based on responses from 4,229 wireless users who currently subscribe to non-contract service plans. Findings are based on a continuous fielding period between January and June 2009.