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Help choosing a Tracfone (budget)

by Cambeie / February 20, 2013 5:50 AM PST

I'm poor basically. I live only on a fixed SSI income. So I use the Safelink program in the northeast of the U.S. I asked them and they said I can get another tracfone than the one they sent me so I'm looking to get one.

I've got a little money for now so I'm looking to upgrade. I could probably afford something up to $60-ish. Definitely can't afford anything over $80 so that would be my absolute max but would prefer to keep it to $60 or less.

What would you guys say is the best Tracfone these days? I know Tracfone doesn't have an android phone but they do have a couple of touch screen phones.. the LG 800g and LG 840g. What do you guys think of those two phones? And are there other, better, choices?

I mostly use my phone to make calls, text a little, and use the alarm. Wifi stuff would be nice, but not necessary.

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Tracfone has android.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 20, 2013 6:42 AM PST
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That's a no-go. =(
by Cambeie / February 20, 2013 10:00 AM PST
In reply to: Tracfone has android.

Yeah I can't even find a price on that and like you said, they don't sell it on the internet. I'm disabled and stuck at home for the most part so online shopping is the way I have to go.

And what I have now is a very old tracfone. It doesn't have internet or apps or anything. It's the LG 320g.

Do you know anything about specific tracfone models that you might be able to help me with?

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Then folk shop for you?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 20, 2013 10:17 AM PST
In reply to: That's a no-go. =(

When I dad was in the rest home, others would go shopping for him.

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If you switch to Net10, you could get an Android phone
by Pepe7 / February 21, 2013 12:02 AM PST
In reply to: That's a no-go. =(

And also one w/ wifi if desired. Prices will be similar to Tracfone. Net10 is owned by Tracfone too, FWIW.

Right now I don't see anything for sale, like you said, w/ Android for TF. But you could also call their toll free support number to verify that it's simply not shown on their site but still offered for sale (The LG Optimus Zip).

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Target sells these at this link
by wpgwpg / February 20, 2013 10:47 AM PST
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I had SafelinkWireless and I did find a Tracfone at Wal-Mart
by DChrisL / February 27, 2013 7:13 AM PST

I am on a fixed income also. They transferred all my information into the new cell with double minutes, could take pictures and you can call all over the world for a same price. I have since lost it. The new one comes with Bluetooth plus extras. Type in and you can see it there and can order it online. Darrell

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(NT) Don't forget to set it up with your safelink number
by DChrisL / February 27, 2013 7:14 AM PST
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You can order online and theywill explain how to set it up
by DChrisL / February 27, 2013 7:35 AM PST
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