TracFone branded Android phones and data cards soon available
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.
And this is not all. The same Howard Forums user also discovered four Android phones on Tracfone’s activate phones page. The phones are LG Optimus Dynamic (L38C) Android 2.3 Gingerbread phone, Samsung Galaxy Centura (S738C) Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich phone, Huawei Glory (H868C) Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich phone and ZTE Valet (Z665C), which uses Android 4.1 Jelly Bean platform. The Valet is the only one unknown since all other phones are offered by TracFone’s brands Straight Talk and Net10. All four Android phones run on Verizon network.
In addition, a comment on androidcommunity.com, from someone who apparently works for TracFone, brings up the September 21, 2013 as a date when these Android phones will be released.
Source: Prepaid Phone News, HowardForums