An image problem for TracFone? LOL!

Now that TracFone has a QWERTY phone and a Touch Screen Phone (LG 500G and LG 800G), their reputation may be in jeopardy.

People who thought of them as low-end and downmarket may have to think again!

Sure, they're not Androids or iPhones.

But a QWERTY TracFone for under 30 bucks is pretty wild.

And a genuine Touch Screen TracFone for under 50 bucks is nothing less than revolutionary.

And no contract? No bills? Pay as you go?

That may even be MORE revolutionary, though it's nothing new for TracFone.


Your way

No, it's not Mickey D's but Tracfone can also say that they let you have it your way.

You choose a phone, buy it, activate it, add airtime and that's that.

Talk and text. No contract. No bills.

Add more airtime when you like.


Click here to get Tracfone.

Upgrade whenever

Remember: There's no such thing as a "free" telephone if you're signing a contract.

I had a contract phone for a while. First it was from AT&T, then BellSouth, then Cingular, then back to AT&T -- and I never changed companies! (But that's another story.)

This was a while ago and cell phones were still new-ish. They were also kind of big and every few years, when they came out with a newer, smaller model, I had to sign yet another two-year contract to get one.

The phone was supposedly free, but I knew that I was paying for it every month with all the money I was being charged for making calls.

Tthat's how it works; there's no such thing as a "free" telephone if you're signing a contract.

And that brings us to TracFone.

You want to upgrade?

Go ahead.

Buy a new TracFone and when you activate it, port over your old number.

It's a very easy and painless process. And best of all, no contract is required.

If you'd like to purchase a new TracFones (or upgrade), please click here.

Cool phones for TracFone??!

Maybe you felt a shudder in the fabric of the universe. Maybe it was The Force. Whatever oit was, the world will never be the same.


TracFone, our favorite money-saving prepaid cell phone company, now has two VERY cool phones.

Really. You won't have to put up with that cutting-edge 90s technology just to save some dough.

Both new phones are from from LG.

The LG 500G is a QWERTY phone, meaning the keypad layout is like a computer (or typewriter, if you're under 30) keyboard. This makes texting much easier. It also aids in Web browsing, since users needn't mess around with the limited characters that a regular numerical keypad offers.

The LG 800G is a touch screen phone. There's no keypad; the touch screen becomes a virtual QWERTY keyboard, as needed. It's a very modern, sleek and light-weight phone, too.

If you'd like to purchase either of these new TracFones, please click here.

Here's TracFone guru Patrick's video review of the unboxing of his new LG 800G.

Make a good deal better with promo Codes

TracFone saves. That's a well known fact.

Double Minutes For Life make the savings even sweeter.

And Promo Codes are the cherry on the sundae.

How? When you order TracFone Airtime from the Web or your phone, you enter them and get extra minutes. (They won't double, but they ARE free!)

Here's a link to a site that does a very nice job collecting Tracfone news and their most recent collection of promo codes.



All this technology, all these so-called labor-saving devices, and life is more complicated than ever.

We're all busy like never before.

It's insane.

Most of us use our phone to talk and text (and possibly check email).

Wanna do more?

Hello! They're phones! They're not little computers!

TracFone is ideal for those of us who want to use our phones for talking and texting.

It's not complicated. In fact, it's super simple.

You choose a phone, buy it, activate it and add airtime.

Add more airtime when needed.

Uncomplicated. Simple.

You may not be able to avoid dealing with most of life's complications, but TracFone provides a great place to start.

No commitment

Here's what a friend of ours told us the other day:

"I hate commitments. I mean, I don't mind being in a relationship but I like to keep my options open.... if you know what I mean.

Same thing with everything else. I like certain restaurants but would never eat at the same place every day or even every week. I like a little variety.

That's not to say I'm disloyal. If something is good, you'd have to be crazy to avoid or ignore it. And that's my point. Choice is a good thing.

That's why I like TracFone. I didn't have to to sign a contract and the phones are not expensive at all.

I can talk and text as little or as much as I want to -- and can afford.

If I want to "upgrade," I don't have to sign another contract. I just buy another phone.

No commitment required. That's what I'm talking about!"

Keep your business and personal affairs separate

Of course, TracFone is a great primary phone. As the least expensive way to own a cell phone in the country, it's a perfect replacement for a landline. Why pay for a home phone when you can replace it with a TracFone?

And if you use a cell phone, why bother signing a contract and getting a bill every month?

Many people have TracFones for their business. They know when it rings, it's a customer so they can keep business and personal calls separate.

Others may find that a TracFone strictly dedicated to specific purposes can be a smart idea.

It can be a VERY good way to help manage your affairs, so to speak.

Just sayin'.

Why the great coverage

It's not a secret... but maybe it is since you never hear them talk about it.

But we will.

TracFone uses the power of Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile. When you're using a TracFone, you're on one of those networks.


Well that explains why TracFone gets such amazing coverage everywhere.


People are astonished when they get a signal on their humble little TracFones in places that the expensive phones get NOTHING.

It's amazing but true. Three networks.

On TracFone, no less!


Click here to purchase!

Surpassing Verizon, TracFone notches 1.1M net adds in Q4

Congrats to TracFone!

According to "TracFone netted a whopping 1.1 million new subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2010, finishing the period with a total of 17.7 million subscribers.TracFone's net adds put it in the same league as some of the nation's Tier 1 wireless carriers. For example, Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless carrier, recorded 955,000 total net customer additions in the fourth quarter, ending the period with 102.2 million 'total wireless connections.'"

You can read the whole story here.