TracFone Starts Selling Its First Samsung Handsets
TracFone has recently begun selling the T101g, T201g, and T301g, its first phones from Samsung. All three have dual-band GSM 850/1900 radios.
- T301g: This slider has Bluetooth, a VGA camera, and basic messaging and mobile data capabilities. It costs $50.
- T201g: This clamshell has dual displays and simple messaging and data features.
- T101g: This simple bar-style phone has mobile data and messaging functions. It costs $15.
Samsung Reveals the Galaxy J1 for TracFone
Samsung today published details about the Galaxy J1, an entry-level handset headed to TracFone. The J1 features a 4.3-inch screen, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 5-megapixel main camera with LED flash, and 2-megapixel user-facing camera.
Verizon Now Selling the Samsung Convoy 4
Verizon Wireless recently added the Samsung Convoy 4 to its roster of simple flip phones. The Convoy 4 makes improvements over the previous generation device by adding GSM roaming capabilities and resistance to water.
Samsung Reveals the Galaxy E5 for Tracfone
Samsung has published details about the Galaxy E5, a low-cost Android handset intended for Tracfone. The E5 has a 5-inch, Super AMOLED 720p HD screen and is powered by a quad-core 1.2 GHz processor with 1.5 GB of RAM.
FTC Nails TracFone for $40M Over False Advertising
TracFone has agreed to pay customers $40 million to reimburse them for what the FTC labeled as deceptive advertising. From 2009 to 2013, TracFone advertised "unlimited data" plans for $45 per month.
GreatCall Touts Touch3 for Seniors
GreatCall recently announced the Samsung Touch3, an Android smartphone designed specifically for senior citizens and older users. The Touch3's major selling point is the user interface, which has been stripped down to the bare essentials in order to make it easier to use.