TracFone Expands to More States
Today TracFone announced an expansion of its SafeLink Lifeline program into the states of Alabama, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New Jersey, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. TracFone's SafeLink service, which offers no-cost or low-cost cellular service to qualifying families, now covers an additional 1.9 million low-income households. Those who qualify will receive a free cell phone, mobile access to emergency services and free 68 minutes of airtime, monthly, for the period of one year.
Hands-On: Alcatel OneTouch Pop Mega and Pop Star
Alcatel revealed two new Android smartphones headed to Tracfone later this year, the Pop Mega and the Pop Star. Here are a few thoughts on these low-cost cell phones.
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.
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.
TracFone Settles with FCC Over Locked Phones
TracFone has reached an agreement with the FCC concerning its policies for unlocking handsets. In February of this year it became mandatory for all carriers to unlock customer handsets and to properly disclose their unlocking policies to customers.