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The Only Tracfone Thread You Need To Read

by Kim Jong-il    Jan 27, 2008, 1:42 AM

In my experiences with Tracfone, it is good for three types of people-
1. People who use their phone infrequently or like the security of having a phone in case of emergency

2.People who have bad Credit

3. People who need to cut back on phone bills or liimit their phone usage.

The huge plus with the Tracfone service is convenience. I found a decent motorola phone for 10 dollars, and was able to set it up in very little time over the internet. One doesn't even need to enter any personal information as far as I remember. The convenience of the service is a great thing for those who have less than stellar credit.

For someone who uses a phone only for emergencies or infrequent calls- < or = 2 a day- this is might be a great choice. One can have the security of having a phone without being locked-into a contract or breaking the bank. Just make sure you add minutes every few months or your phone will not be usable.

If you are going crazy with text messages and need to limit yourself, this might be a good choice. They have recently come out with some pretty nice phones, one with a camera is here or on its way.

**FOR ALL OTHER USERS
If plan to use your phone even somewhat regularly Tracfone might be a bad choice. It is a great deal for those that have low monthly minutes, but will begin to equal or exceed the cost of another service provider's basic plan if used frequently. If you plan to have a phone for a while, you might want to just sign a plan. It seems you can find a few plans starting at 30 dollars that give you 200-300 minutes and sometimes free nights and weekend minutes (ask the service providers about your plan to confirm and make sure it is right for you) If need a trendier phone, more features, plan flexibility try other prepaid providers like Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile. These offer more features such as downloadable ringtones and have better phones.

If you've made it through this thread, I congratulate you. I know it was lengthy but i hope it helped you in deciding what service is most appropriate for you.

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