Sunday, October 3, 2010

Straight Talk Unlimited Review

Pay per minute, Pay per day, and Unlimited minutes per month. Some wireless companies sell a mix of these alternatives with their various plans.

Pay per Minute Prepay Mobile phones

With Pay per Minute phones you will purchase a phone card that will usually come with a certain number of minutes. The biggest companies within the Pay per minute are Tracfone Prepaid and Net 10. When you add the minutes you will additionally receive a time period to use the minutes in. For example with a $30 Net10. card you will receive 300 units and 60 days of activation time. If you do not use all of your units before the 60 days is up you will have to purchase and add another phone card in order to use the remaining minutes. On the other hand if you talk or text through all of your minutes you will want to add another unit card even when you have service time left.

Pay per Day Prepaid Cellular Plans

The Pay by the Day model is definitely most popular with the big Long term contract Cell phone providers such as Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile and At&t. With this system you will generally pay $1 per day and be able to make any number of calls to anyone on their phone network. As an example Verizon Wireless Prepay allows their prepaid customers to dial up everybody with a Verizon Wireless Prepaid account for 99 cents a day and all other calls will be ten cents a minute. The 99 cents will only incurred on the days you use the phone. You will need to spend at least $15 a thirty day period to continue to keep their service activated.

Unlimited Calling Prepay Cellular Plans

The Prepaid Unlimited use cell model is becoming more common in the last few years. The Unlimited plans began with a few small localized businesses that offered unlimited phone calls in the local area for under $50 a month. The major contract carriers formerly charged $100 plus per month to get unlimited use. Cricket and Boost Mobile were some of the first to offer unlimited prepaid cell phone plans. Straight Talk Wireless has rapidly become the largest provider in unlimited cell usage. They have a $45 a month Unlimited pay as you go cell plan that uses the Verizon Network.

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

How Tracfone Prepaid Works

How Tracfone Prepaid Works

The Prepaid model that Tracfone uses is the Cost per Minute structure. You purchase minutes and at the same time you will get a service period to use those minutes.

You buy the Tracfone phone and a Minute card. You can only use a Tracfone Cellular phone for Tracfone prepaid service, you cannot use a Verizon, At&t, T-Mobile, Alltel, Net10 or any other phone with Tracfone Service. The Tracfone SIM card will not work in any other phone either.

Then you activate the phone by calling Tracfone on a land line or by using the internet.

You will have to key in some numbers into your phone and then it is active. It is really easy.

Next you will add a Tracfone Minute Card. You will key in the 15 digit PIN code into your phone.

When adding a minute card if you use a five digit Bonus Code you might get more minutes. Check out the Tracfone Bonus Codes.

Tracfone W376g and Lg 200c

Tracfone W376g and Lg 200c

How Tracfone Service Time Works

Most Tracfone cards will put 90 service days onto your phone along with the minutes. You must have both minutes and service time on your phone to use it. The remaining Tracfone minutes always show on the display of your phone. The Service end date will also scroll onto your screen. It normally says "Add Airtime by 12/21/10 or service ends." hwtracwrks

Buying Tracfone Minutes

Tracfone minute cards come in different sizes. The different options are $20, $30, $40, $80, $100 and $200. The larger the amount of the cards the cheaper the minutes. With the first four cards you will add 90 days of service time with the card. The twenty dollar card gives you three minutes per dollar and the eighty dollar card gives you 5.8 minutes per dollar. These numbers double with DMFL. The $100 and $200 cards extend your service by twelve months.

Tracfone Double Minutes for Life Card

Be sure to check out what Tracfone DMFL is before you order your Tracfone. Check out this article on Tracfone DMFL. It is an expensive mistake to add a phone card to a Tracfone without DMFL. How Tracfone Prepaid Works with DMFL cards.

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Tracfone Service Time and Minutes Roll Over

If you add minutes or service time before your phone has completely run out both the minutes and service time will carry forward. For instance if you have 20 minutes and 60 days left on your Tracfone and you add a 120 minute phone card you will end up with 140 minutes and 150 days left. If you have DMFL you would end up with 260 minutes (2+120+120) and 150 days of service.

The Most Common Tracfone Mistakes

Check out my article on Tracfone Mistakes.

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Here is a great article on How Tracfone Prepaid Works.

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Saturday, February 16, 2008

TracfoneTips - Motorola W375 Users Guide

This is a Motorola W375 Users guide and FAQs.

How do I turn it on and off?
Push and hold down the red button, to the right and slightly below the round four way button,for four to eight seconds. This is the Start/Stop Menu Key. If you push this button it will end your phone call. It will also stop any function like stopwatch or lantern and take you back to the home menu from anywhere.

How do I adjust the ringer volume?
Push the lower button on the edge if the keypad to lower the ringer volume. If you want your phone to just vibrate keep clicking the lower button until it shows zero volume and vibrate. One more click to the left will turn off vibrate and your W375 will be silent. The higher button makes the ringer louder. The last position before silent it vibrate.

Motorola W375 Prepaid Cell phone.

How do I silence the ringer without answering?

More answers and questions at this link
TracfoneTips - Motorola W375 Users Guide

Friday, December 21, 2007

TracfoneTips - Childrens Cell Phone

We have all heard Horror stories about Children's Cell Phones.

A friend of mine's son met a girl in Canada online and started calling and talking to her all the time. He had had his phone for several months but up until then had mainly been talking to friends that were on Verizon. Before mom even found out he had run up a $1200 phone bill in less than a month. By the time she got it stopped he had run up another $1000. She was able to get Verizon to knock some of the bill down but she still paid over $1200 for her son's international calling.

I strongly recommend a prepaid phone for your childs first cell phone experience. Your child can only spend the money that has already been placed on the phone. When they run over their minutes they lose access to their phone. You will never get a $400 or $1200 bill because your child sent 2000 text messages or talked for an hour to someone in Mexico.

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Friday, December 14, 2007

TracfoneTips - Tracfone vs Cricket

Tracfone vs Cricket Cell Service is an interesting comparison. The two companies are about as different as possible.

Tracfone Charges by the minute Vs Cricket charges by the month.

With Tracfone you can buy a very inexpensive handset and then you add minutes and activation time to your service. You activate your phone and add a Card. The Tracfone card costs $20 for 60 minutes, $30 for 120 minutes, $40 for 200 minutes.

Cricket starts at $30 a month for unlimited minutes and unlimited Texting. They have several different options you can add to your service to spend up to $60 per month.

Tracfone is available in every US Zip Code Vs Cricket is only available in certain Cities.

Tracfone is available everywhere in the US. Online at you can purchase a Tracfone for every zip code in the US. You can purchase at

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Sunday, December 2, 2007

Net 10 Prepaid Review

Net 10 Prepaid is a division of Tracfone.

The best Deal on Net10 cell phones is usually at the Website.

Right now they have the Nokia 1100 phone with 300 minutes for $19.99. This comes out to 6.66 cents per minute. This is the cheapest Pay as you go minutes you will find anywhere.

Net10 only offers GSM phones. These are the phones that take the little SIM card. This card is usually installed below the battery. Net10 as of November 2007 has just started offering CDMA phones also.

Net 10 does not own cell phone towers. They have contracts with AT&T (formerly Cingular), T-Mobile Alltel, Verizon, and several other companies to use their networks. When you set up your phone it will be set up to work on one of these networks. The Net10 Phones will roam from T-Mobile to At&t without charging you extra. At this time the T-Mobile prepaid phones will not roam so if you are not in T-Mobile coverage area your T-Mobile Prepaid will not work.

You can also purchase Net 10 Prepaid Cellular phones at Walmart, Safeway, Target, and many convenience stores around the country. I have never seen them as cheap in a store as they are at the Website.

Net10 Prepaid Phone Cards

To add minutes to your Net10 Pay as you Go phone you can buy minute cards at almost any Walmart, Target, or gas station. Also you can purchase and install minutes on your phone at the Net10 Prepaid Website.

You can also install minutes on your Net10 phone by punching the PIN code after going to "add airtime" on your phone's prepaid menu.

Net 10 Prepaid Review Summary

Net10 is a better, simpler deal than Tracfone. If you use 100 plus minutes a month it is much simpler and cheaper to buy and use a Net Cell Phone.

NET10 is the best prepaid cell phone service for most people. If you use less than 100 minutes a month then Tracfone would be a little cheaper for you. The Net10 phones really are Pay as you Go Made Simple.

Check out how to get Net10 Minutes for 7.5 Cents Each

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The LG 225 Camera Phone from Both Tracfone and NET10 is a great phone. This phone works if you live in an area covered by the GSM networks like AT&T and T-Mobile.

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The Lg 200c is the little brother to the LG 225. This phone works if you live in an area where the CDMA networks of Alltel, Verizon and US Cellular work.

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