This week, starting December 9, 2013, TracFone phones on sale can be found on Amazon.com, TracFone’s website, RadioShack, ShopCellDeals, Target, BestBuy and HSN.com. Amazon.com, ShopCellDeals and BestBuy offer free shipping, TracFone offers free shipping on $19.99 purchases and over, Target offers free shipping on orders over $50, RadioShack charges it $6.99 unless otherwise indicated and HSN charges Shipping $7.95 unless indicated.
Just as it previously leaked, Simple Mobile has added a new talk and text plan for $25 per month. Simple Mobile $25 plan includes unlimited talk, domestic and international texting and domestic MMS. It doesn’t offer any data allotment whatsoever. Read more
Page Plus Cellular has informed its dealers that they will add extra 500MB of data to its $55 Monthly Plan. From November 20, 2013, the $55 Monthly Plan users will have 2.5GB of data per month instead of current 2GB. Page Plus increases data allotment, same as before, to customers who renew their plans on November 20 immediately and to others on their next plan renewal. Read more
Verizon Wireless has the largest and most reliable network of all major carriers in the U.S. Verizon uses CDMA technology, which means that a phone swapping is not as easy as with GSM-based phones if customers are not happy with service or the phone itself. Verizon’s service is primarily focused on postpaid customers and their prepaid monthly plans are rather expensive than those provided by Verizon MVNOs.
TracFone has recently started offering, for the first time ever, Android phones with its Triple Minutes for Life airtime. In addition, the carrier has provided separate data card for Android phones only with 2GB of data for $50, 750MB for $20 and 300MB for $10. Up until now, the phones were available only from retailers as HSN, ShopCellDeal and BestBuy but now, TracFone Android phones are offered directly from its website. Read more
Three new TracFone Android phones discovered a week ago together with the Samsung Galaxy Centura, first Android phone released for this prepaid carrier, have become available. Just as expected, the phones are LG Optimus Dynamic (L38C), Huawei Glory (H868C) and ZTE Valet (Z665C). They are spotted in stores of different retailers so they are probably available, same as Centura, for days now. TracFone’s website doesn’t include any of the new Android phones. Read more
It didn’t take long before the first TracFone Android smartphone has become available. Just few days ago, data cards compatible only with Android phones have been discovered on TracFone. HSN has started selling the Samsung Galaxy Centura, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich phone, for $169.95 with a $25 Google Play gift card, DC car charger and a protective shield. However, currently, interesting customers can get this first TracFone Android smartphone for $149.95. Read more
So far, America Movil’s U.S. prepaid brand TracFone has been offering only feature phones from reliable handset manufacturers and pay as you go service plans. However, that is about to change soon as Howard Forums user has discovered data cards on the TracFone’s Buy Airtime page that are available with TracFone branded Android phones only. Given that TracFone has never had Android phones in its lineup, this most likely indicates that Android handsets will be added soon on TracFone. Data available with Android phones on the TracFone’s airtime page with carryover are 2 GB for $50, 750 MB for $20 and 300 MB for $10. Read more
T-Mobile MVNO Simple Mobile will be increasing high-speed data allotment on all monthly plans, according to a reliable source of Prepaid Phone News. The increase, which includes high-speed data allotment going up on the $40 plan from 500 to 1 GB, on the $50 plan from 2.5 GB to 3 GB and the $60 plan from 4 GB to 5 GB, should start being effective today, August 23, 2013. Read more
In late June, Page Plus’s online dealer Kitty Wireless has revealed intended data increase on Page Plus’s $29.95 and $39.95 plans. The data on $29.95 Talk n Text plan is already increased to 500 MB, up from the previous 250 MB, since last month. Starting today, the $39.95 Unlimited Talk n Text plan includes 500 MB of data instead of 200 MB. Read more