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1. Motorola V60iC Prepaid Phone (TracFone)
$59.99 list($99.99)
2. Motorola V60iT Prepaid Phone (TracFone)
$49.99
3. Nokia 1221 Prepaid Phone (TracFone)
$29.99 list($59.99)
4. Motorola V120C Prepaid Phone (TracFone)
$29.99 list($59.99)
5. Motorola V120T Prepaid Phone (TracFone)
$49.99
6. Nokia 2285 Prepaid Phone (TracFone)
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7. Nokia 5125 Prepaid Phone (TracFone)
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8. Nokia 5180i Prepaid Phone (Tracfone)

1. Motorola V60iC Prepaid Phone (TracFone)
by TracFone
list price: $99.99
our price: $59.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0002Y62N8
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: TracFone
Sales Rank: 546
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Compatible with TracFone prepaid cell phone service, the Motorola V60iC is a stylish, high-end contender that features voice-activated dialing and memo recording, text messaging, free voice mail, free caller ID, free call waiting, and much more, all displayed on a backlit grayscale LCD screen.

Calling Features
Used simply as a phone, the V60iC features a 4-way joystick for easy navigation to a variety of handy features, including call timers, redial, missed call indicator, call log, voice activated dialing, any-key answer, auto-answer, auto-redial, dual-tone multifrequency, roaming indicator, speed dial, linked (credit card) dialing, phonebook look-up, phonebook scroll, mute control, no-answer transfer, one-touch 911, system select, usage alert, vibrating ring, and a phone book capacity of 500 entries. There's also 32 different ring tones to choose from, and a special TracFone airtime balance display so you always know how much time you've got until the next refill.

Messaging and Internet
The phone's wireless Internet browser provides data transmission capabilities, two-way text messaging with iTap predictive text input, and access to news, sports, weather and more on the Wireless Internet. It also supports digital TTY/TDD (Telecommunication Device for the Deaf).

Organizer
The Motorola V60iC's organizer features include a calendar, calculator, alarm clock, voice memo, and more. Using the included TrueSync software, you can also sync up data from your phone's organizer with your PC.

Fun and Games
This phone comes with three games, plus access to more via the Internet. You can also swap out the faceplates for others (sold separately) if you wish.

Vital Statistics
The Motorola V60iC weighs under less than 3.8 ounces. Its batteries are rated at from to 120 to 240 minutes talk time and 6 to 8 days standby within the digital service area. It runs on CDMA service.

In the Box
Motorola V60iC cell phone, manual ... Read more

Features

  • Voice-activated dialing
  • 4-way joystick for easy navigation to a variety of handy features
  • Data transmission capabilities, 2-way text messaging, and access to wireless Internet
  • Organizer includes calendar, calculator, alarm clock, voice memo, and more
  • PC synchronization with TrueSync software

Reviews (9)

5-0 out of 5 stars review..
I have a Nokia 1100 Tracfone that saves me quite a bit of money from the monthly contracts i used to have with Cingular cellphone service. Tracfones are ideal for people with light or medium cellphone usage, so it works out well for me. The tracfone website is user friendly and makes it easy to perform functions such as activation, information gathering, or additional purchases. I got a referral from a friend before i activated, which got me 100 free minutes. Since then i have referred a neighbor's tracfone. I paid an extra $10. and got the car charger that just plugs into the cigarette lighter if the tracfone battery gets low when i'm driving.
I was pleasantly surprised to find some extras included free of charge on my tracfone- 2 games, a good selection of ringtones, a calculator, and voice mail. The main downside that i've seen is that you have to be disciplined in your tracfone usage unless you're prepared to buy more airtime/minutes cards. These range in price from $20. to $130. Overall, i'm quite happy with the tracfone.

4-0 out of 5 stars Tracfone is Great
Tracfone has a great program if you refer someone to tracfone they recieve 100 free minutes and the person you refer does also its great!!!! You buy the phone and just keep the word going and you have a phone with unlimited minutes (...)! thanks the phones they have are great never have a problem and i live way out in no mans land

4-0 out of 5 stars .
I have no complaints with my tracfone. After a little practice i could send text messages and set up the voice mail the way i liked it.

5-0 out of 5 stars tracfone...
I like my Tracfone so far. Mine is small and has good reception. It's also nice that they let the unused minutes carry over month to month without ever taking them away.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Deal
We did without cellphones for 6mo...was tired of the costly monthly charge and being stuck in a contract.We bought this phone over $30.00 cheaper so shop around.
So far pleased with the phone...still need to check out all the features it has.
Free minutes with the refer a friend...It works!!!
My husband is wanting one for himself now!!! ... Read more


2. Motorola V60iT Prepaid Phone (TracFone)
by TracFone
list price: $99.99
our price: $59.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0002Y63JG
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: TracFone
Sales Rank: 204
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Compatible with TracFone prepaid cell phone service, the Motorola V60iT is a stylish, high-end contender that features voice-activated dialing and memo recording, text messaging, free voice mail, free caller ID, free call waiting, and much more, all displayed on a backlit grayscale LCD screen.



Click the image to get a closer look at the V60iT's functions.
Calling Features
Used simply as a phone, the V60iT features a 4-way joystick for easy navigation to a variety of handy features, including call timers, redial, missed call indicator, call log, voice activated dialing, any-key answer, auto-answer, auto-redial, dual-tone multifrequency, roaming indicator, speed dial, linked (credit card) dialing, phonebook look-up, phonebook scroll, mute control, no-answer transfer, one-touch 911, system select, usage alert, vibrating ring, and a phone book capacity of 500 entries. There's also 32 different ring tones to choose from, and a special TracFone airtime balance display so you always know how much time you've got until the next refill.

Messaging and Internet
The phone's wireless Internet browser provides data transmission capabilities, two-way text messaging with iTap predictive text input, and access to news, sports, weather and more on the Wireless Internet. It also supports digital TTY/TDD (Telecommunication Device for the Deaf).

Organizer
The Motorola V60iT's organizer features include a calendar, calculator, alarm clock, voice memo, and more. Using the included TrueSync software, you can also sync up data from your phone's organizer with your PC.

Fun and Games
This phone comes with three games, plus access to more via the Internet. You can also swap out the faceplates for others (sold separately) if you wish.

Vital Statistics
The Motorola V60iT weighs less than 3.8 ounces. Its batteries are rated at from to 120 to 240 minutes talk time and 6 to 8 days standby within the digital service area. It runs on TDMA service.

What's in the Box
Motorola V60iT handset, manual. ... Read more

Reviews (7)

5-0 out of 5 stars review..
I have a Nokia 1100 Tracfone that saves me quite a bit of money from the monthly contracts i used to have with Cingular cellphone service. Tracfones are ideal for people with light or medium cellphone usage, so it works out well for me. The tracfone website is user friendly and makes it easy to perform functions such as activation, information gathering, or additional purchases. I got a referral from a friend before i activated, which got me 100 free minutes. Since then i have referred a neighbor's tracfone. I paid an extra $10. and got the car charger that just plugs into the cigarette lighter if the tracfone battery gets low when i'm driving.
I was pleasantly surprised to find some extras included free of charge on my tracfone- 2 games, a good selection of ringtones, a calculator, and voice mail. The main downside that i've seen is that you have to be disciplined in your tracfone usage unless you're prepared to buy more airtime/minutes cards. These range in price from $20. to $130. Overall, i'm quite happy with the tracfone.

1-0 out of 5 stars Tracfone has no customer service :(
I have had one TERRIBLE experience with Tracfone that has lasted over a month.I ordered the Motorola v60 and year card on special for $139.98.When I got the phone I had difficulty activating it, called in and was told I was sent the wrong technology phone.I was sent a TDMA phone and my area is a CDMA.Sent phone back and I had to pay for shipping out of my pocket.Got a second phone, still the wrong phone.Sent that phone back, and now more shipping costs out of my pocket.So I waited a few more days, no contact saying they were sending another phone, so I sent in an email saying I am canceling my order.The following week another phone showed up - this time I refused the package and called in to customer service again.I was told I purchased the phone card and there is no refunds on the cards.Today I finally discovered a web site that lists some very interesting information on Tracfone.http://www.bestfrauds.com/tracfone2.html.With the information at this web site I was able to contact the correct person directly (Executive Resolution Department Manager 1-800-339-9345) and was told I will receive a fill refund with in 5 business days.I will not recommend Tracfone to any one, their customer service is terrible and I wish I would have found and read this web site above before I made the purchase; it would have saved me a ton of grief.I had Virgin Mobile and they are wonderful, but offer no coverage in my current location.I will now try T-mobile, with better luck (at lease their customer. service is open 24hrs, major +++)

5-0 out of 5 stars tracfone...
I like my Tracfone so far. Mine is small and has good reception. It's also nice that they let the unused minutes carry over month to month without ever taking them away.

4-0 out of 5 stars Tracfone is the way to go
If you don't want to spend a lot of money each month for a plan that makes you sign up for two years, try Tracfone. After I started it, many of my workmates and friends have switched to Tracfone. If you decide it is not for you, all you have lost is the actual purchase price of the phone and the minutes that come with it, still less than what you pay to the likes of Verizon each month. (...)Please keep in mind that Tracfones won't work in Canada or anywhere outside the US.

5-0 out of 5 stars review
My tracfone has worked out well so far. I like that they let the unused minutes carry over month to month without ever taking them away. (...) ... Read more


3. Nokia 1221 Prepaid Phone (TracFone)
by TracFone
list price: $49.99
our price: $49.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B000237FRQ
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: TracFone
Sales Rank: 1025
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Compatible with TracFone prepaid cell phone service, the Nokia 1221 features Internet connectivity, mobile messaging, and a bunch of free services such as voicemail and more, all displayed on a high quality backlit "full graphics" 84 x 48 pixel screen.

For calling, you'll enjoy free voicemail, caller-ID and call waiting, plus a dedicated voice mail button and indicator. There's also call timers, redial, missed call indicator, call log, any-key answer, auto-redial, speed dial, mute control, one-touch 911, usage alert and a phone book capacity of 200 entries. Nokia also supports TTY/TDD (Telecommunication Device for the Deaf) compatibility with phone adapter (adaptor not included).

Get online, and in addition to access to stock quotes, weather, movie times, and more, you'll also enjoy mobile text messaging and numeric paging, downloadable ring tones, and three games included with the phone: Space Impact, Snake II, and Pairs II. A PIM is included along with a calculator to help you manage time and finances. The 1221 weighs 5.3 oz. and measures 4.5 x 1.94 x 1.02 inches. Its batteries are rated at 300 minutes talk time and up to 360 hours standby

What's in the Box
Nokia 1221 phone, battery, ac charger, user documentation ... Read more

Features

  • Features FREE Voicemail, Caller-ID and Call Waiting
  • Phone book stores up to 200 names and numbers and/or email addresses
  • Easy to use with one-touch dialing.
  • Three great games included
  • Includes handset, wall charger and user documentation.

Reviews (51)

5-0 out of 5 stars info.
The tracfones are good for people who don't require heavy cell phone usage. Basically you have to keep the phone active by buying month or year cards. If you run out of minutes then you have to buy more of those too.

5-0 out of 5 stars Birthday present for my oldest.
This was my second Tracfone purchase. It is for my eldest son. He requested this model because it has no antenna and he was afraid an antenna would break off.[...] I think I may purchase one for myself next.I was suprised how good the signal is on this phone even though it has no antenna! thanks again amazon!

5-0 out of 5 stars emergency phone
This phone and service is good for people who don't use a cell phone all the time, great for emergencies. It is great for anyone who doesn't want long term contracts and a monthly cell phone bill. (...)

1-0 out of 5 stars Worst company I've ever dealt with
The basic premise for Tracfone is solid, and in general they provide a needed alternative to the big wireless carriers and their expensive monthly plans.They also seem to have solid wireless coverage by selling a variety of phones that work on different technologies (TDMA, CDMA, GSM).But, if you ever have to deal with them on a problem with your phone, and you need to return your phone for whatever reason, good luck.I originally purchased a reconditioned Nokia 2285, and the battery would not hold a charge.I sent it back.They sent me a Nokia 1221 as a replacement.I sent it back (not the phone I purchased).I pleaded with them to send me the 2285 (I wanted a CDMA phone that had a vibrate feature - the 1221 is TDMA and has no vibrate).They sent one, but the back did not stay on.I sent it back.The sent me another 1221.I sent it back, this time with the postage paid by them - not in compensation units.I pleaded with them again to send a 2285; they promised they would.They sent me another 1221.The reason?In my area, there are more TDMA towers, so that was the phone THEY (the warehouse) felt I should have.They told me that the 2285 did not work in my area, even though I confirmed that it would before the purchase and, in fact, it worked fine while the battery was charged.After dealing with numerous supervisors, who promised they would call me with information on my case but never did, I decided I'm done.I'm accepting delivery of the wrong phone and selling it to the highest bidder on ebay and I'm done with Tracfone.

Yes, they gave me compensation minutes for all my trouble (didn't come close to the amount of aggravation), and the CSRswere generally curteous (their customer service centers are somewhere outside of the US - South America?), but when they tried to give me compensation minutes for a phone I did not want, I almost gave up.After the third wrong phone, I gave up.It's next to impossible to speak to a supervisor; I had to force the issue to get what I wanted.Even with the help of supervisors, they could not send the correct phone.There is also no way to reach anyone in their corporate office to complain.There is no accountability with them.I suppose that as long as you don't have to interface with customer service for anything, you are okay, because they plug into the wireless networks of all the major players.But if I can't even get an exchange for the correct phone, there is something very wrong with they way they do business.Go with other prepaid options if that's what you're looking for, but stay away from Tracfone.

1-0 out of 5 stars Worst Customer service ever
Useless service.. waste of money.Customer service takes 47mins for a simple question. Horrible.**DON'T BUY** ... Read more


4. Motorola V120C Prepaid Phone (TracFone)
by TracFone
list price: $59.99
our price: $29.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0002Y62KG
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: TracFone
Sales Rank: 192
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Compatible with TracFone prepaid cell phone service, the Motorola V120C is a sturdy, midrange phone that features voice-activated dialing and memo recording, text messaging, free voice mail, free caller ID, free call waiting, and much more, all displayed on a backlit grayscale LCD screen.



Click the image to get a closer look at the V120C's functions.
Calling Features
Used simply as a phone, the V120C features include call timers, redial, missed call indicator, call log, voice activated dialing, any-key answer, auto-answer, auto-redial, dual-tone multifrequency, roaming indicator, speed dial, linked (credit card) dialing, phonebook look-up, phonebook scroll, mute control, no-answer transfer, one-touch 911, system select, usage alert, vibrating ring, and a phone book capacity of 500 entries. There's also 32 different ring tones to choose from and a special TracFone airtime balance display so you always know how much time you've got until the next refill.

Messaging and Internet
The phone's wireless Internet browser provides data transmission capabilities, two-way text messaging with iTap predictive text input, and access to news, sports, weather and more on the Wireless Internet. It also supports digital TTY/TDD (Telecommunication Device for the Deaf).

Organizer
The Motorola V120C's organizer features include a calendar, calculator, alarm clock, voice memo, and more. Using the included TrueSync software and a handy USB connection, you can also quickly sync up data from your phone's organizer with your PC.

Fun and Games
This phone comes with three games, plus access to more via the Internet. You can also swap out the faceplates for others (sold separately) if you wish.

Vital Statistics
The Motorola V120C weighs 4.5 ounces and measures 5.0 x 1.77 x 1.1 inches. Its batteries are rated at minimum 240 minutes talk time and 242 hours standby time. It runs on CDMA service.

What's in the Box
Motorola V120C cell phone, manual. ... Read more

Reviews (7)

5-0 out of 5 stars review..
I have a Nokia 1100 Tracfone that saves me quite a bit of money from the monthly contracts i used to have with Cingular cellphone service. Tracfones are ideal for people with light or medium cellphone usage, so it works out well for me. The tracfone website is user friendly and makes it easy to perform functions such as activation, information gathering, or additional purchases. I got a referral from a friend before i activated, which got me 100 free minutes. Since then i have referred a neighbor's tracfone. I paid an extra $10. and got the car charger that just plugs into the cigarette lighter if the tracfone battery gets low when i'm driving.
I was pleasantly surprised to find some extras included free of charge on my tracfone- 2 games, a good selection of ringtones, a calculator, and voice mail. The main downside that i've seen is that you have to be disciplined in your tracfone usage unless you're prepared to buy more airtime/minutes cards. These range in price from $20. to $130. Overall, i'm quite happy with the tracfone.

5-0 out of 5 stars info.
The tracfones are good for people who don't require heavy cell phone usage. Basically you have to keep the phone active by buying month or year cards. If you run out of minutes then you have to buy more of those too.

5-0 out of 5 stars great phone
The Motorola T120 is not going to win any design awards, but it is really one of the best phones I have ever used from a practical perspective, which is what counts. The durability is far superior to the flimsy flip phones that currently saturate the market. Battery life is also outstanding.

4-0 out of 5 stars works for me
This is a good option for the light user.I only carry it so my kids can reach me in case of emergencies or for very brief calls or messages.It's been fine, and in my area the coverage has been good even inside large buildings.I have used it on longer trips too and found the roaming reception fine. I bought the 1 year card and got 100 free bonus minutes through a promotional deal online.I have had no problems activating the phone, adding minutes, setting up voicemail, etc.I have not had any reason to deal with customer service, so can't speak to that.For me it's been a reliable, affordable option as a person who doesn't use a cell phone enough to warrant a monthly service plan.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great phone and service
My family loves their tracfone we have a total of 3 tracfones. I love being free from contracts and monthly bills. (...)
... Read more


5. Motorola V120T Prepaid Phone (TracFone)
by TracFone
list price: $59.99
our price: $29.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0002Y62ME
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: TracFone
Sales Rank: 825
Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Compatible with TracFone prepaid cell phone service, the Motorola V120T is a sturdy, midrange phone that features voice-activated dialing and memo recording, text messaging, free voice mail, free caller ID, free call waiting, and much more, all displayed on a backlit grayscale LCD screen.

Calling Features
Used simply as a phone, the V120T features include call timers, redial, missed call indicator, call log, voice activated dialing, any-key answer, auto-answer, auto-redial, dual-tone multifrequency, roaming indicator, speed dial, linked (credit card) dialing, phonebook look-up, phonebook scroll, mute control, no-answer transfer, one-touch 911, system select, usage alert, vibrating ring, and a phone book capacity of 500 entries. There's also 32 different ring tones to choose from and a special TracFone airtime balance display so you always know how much time you've got until the next refill.

Messaging and Internet
The phone's wireless Internet browser provides data transmission capabilities, two-way text messaging with iTap predictive text input, and access to news, sports, weather and more on the Wireless Internet. It also supports digital TTY/TDD (Telecommunication Device for the Deaf).

Organizer
The Motorola V120T's organizer features include a calendar, calculator, alarm clock, voice memo, and more. Using the included TrueSync software and a handy USB connection, you can also quickly sync up data from your phone's organizer with your PC.

Fun and Games
This phone comes with three games, plus access to more via the Internet. You can also swap out the faceplates for others (sold separately) if you wish.

Vital Statistics
The Motorola V120T weighs 4.5 ounces and measures 5.0 x 1.77 x 1.1 inches. Its batteries are rated at minimum 240 minutes talk time and 242 hours standby time. It runs on TDMA service.

In the Box
Motorola V120T cell phone, manual

... Read more

Reviews (1)

2-0 out of 5 stars Not bad when it actually works
The V120 worked well when I first purchased it but within 2 weeks it started to turn off by itself. After the third week it refused to turn on again...at least the batteries were salvageable. ... Read more


6. Nokia 2285 Prepaid Phone (TracFone)
by TracFone
list price: $49.99
our price: $49.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00022Q1TK
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: TracFone
Sales Rank: 1629
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Overview

Compatible with TracFone prepaid cell phone service, the Nokia 2285 features a built-in mobile Internet minibrowser and plenty of phone and organizer features, all displayed ona five line, high-resolution 96 x 65 pixel screen. It's even color-customizable, with snappy Xpress-on covers (sold separately).

Calling Features

Used simply as a phone, the 2285 features Nokia's typical "candybar shaped" design and easy to understand navigation. Primary calling features include vibrating alert,voice dialing and commands for up to 25 numbers and/or menu items, as well as voice memo recording of up to 1 minute, among other features. Nokia also supports TTY/TDD (Telecommunication Device for the Deaf), and hearing aid support for the Nokia LPS-3 Loopset, (adapter and Loopset sold separately).

Messaging and Internet

The phone's cdma2000 1X microbrowser technology provides high-speed data transmission, email, and advanced messaging (text and graphics), the latter sporting predictive text input and up to ten text message templates and five graphic message templates. It's also GPS capable, for location based emergency services.

Organizer

The phone's organizer features include a phone book with up to 250 contacts with multiple numbers and text entries per contact; a full calendar with 100 savable entries/reminders; a to-do list with up to 30 savable entries; a calculator; currency converter; and an alarm clock with a snooze function. The organizer features can be synched up with your PC using the included Nokia 2285 PC Suite software.

Fun and Games

In addition to changing the front and back color of your phone with Xpress-on color covers (sold separately), the 2285 lets you choose from 35 included ring tones, download up to 10 new ringtones, or create your own ring tones using the included PC Suite software. You can also download Java applications, and play 3 games included with the phone: Snake II, Bumper, and Space Impact II.

Vital Statistics

The Nokia 2285 weighs 3.49 ounces and measures 4.26 x 1.96 x 0.88 inches. Its Lithium Ion batteries are rated at up to 3.6 hours digital talk time, and up to 11 days digital standby time. ... Read more

Features

  • Phone comes with a 10-unit airtime refill card, and charger
  • Simple-to-use navigation buttons and graphical screens
  • Large 5-line screen
  • Includes phone, charger and 10-unit prepaid card.

Reviews (22)

4-0 out of 5 stars Recommended....
....I would recommend Tracfone to anyone who wants to get away from cell phone contracts.Tracfone has been reviewed as a phone for the occasional user, but... I own one. ;-)I use my phone alot, [...] Tracfone's customer service has been complained about, but I've used them once and they got my problem solved.The only problem was that they sounded foreign (no disrepect 2 anyone)-- so I had to really listen to every word to make sure I knew what they were saying (a lil' communication barrier).

That aside, I've had an awesome time with Tracfone's service, and I'm sure you will, too! :) [...]

4-0 out of 5 stars Great and inexpensive for occasional use
I got two Nokia 2285 Tracfones for my wife and me after looking at the alternative of spending around $70 each month including taxes for the next two years with a Verizon contract (plus activation fees etc.). So far everything works great. Despite all the negative comments on the internet I found their customer service to be prompt, friendly and helpful. Yes, they have an accent, but so do I... Activation through the webpage is easy, although a little lengthy with dozens of numbers to type into the phone. I got a referral from a friend, which is worth 100 minutes and 2 months of service. I "referred" my wife's phone after activating mine, which gave us another 100 minutes and 2 months of service each. So we ended up with two phones which can remain active for the next 6-8 months and a few hundred minutes each, all for less than what I would have spent at Verizon every month.
I like the fact that you only pay 2 minutes per minute when roaming (roaming means you are outside of your normal calling area, around 50 miles from home depending on where you live), while a friend of mine recently complained about paying several dollars per minute when roaming on her 2-year-plan phone. With Tracfone there are never any surprises. Also calls of less than 15 seconds are always free, great for busy signals or when you just want to check if it works.
Tracfone does not have coverage outside of the US. This is why I gave it four stars. It would be nice to be able to use it in Canada.
Hope this helps.

5-0 out of 5 stars info.
The tracfones are good for people who don't require heavy cell phone usage. Basically you have to keep the phone active by buying month or year cards. If you run out of minutes then you have to buy more of those too. (...)

5-0 out of 5 stars tracfone...
I like my Tracfone so far. Mine is small and has good reception. The tracfones are good for people who don't require heavy cell phone usage. Basically you have to keep the phone active by buying month or year cards. If you run out of minutes then you have to buy more of those too.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very good
I have owned this Nokia Tracfone for four months and I'm very happy with it.


The phone...

The battery doesn't last as long as they say it does.I get about 72 hours on standby.I use it for emergencies and those times when I'm out and need to call home.I really like that you can enable GPS for 911 calls.A very good option for me.The display is very bright (doubles as a flashlight for me in a pinch) and the functions are easy to navigate.The built in games are cheesy, but fun when you're waiting and there's nothing else to do.

Tracfone's service...

I have no problems at all.Recently though, every time I send a text message the system sends me back one that says "message delivered" and it charges me .5 units for it.After a few wasted units, I learned not to choose "view" and to just choose exit and manually go to text messages where the first 10 characters are visible and delete it without paying for it.To me, they're just trying to force me to use a whole unit on sending one text instead of a half unit.Overall though, I find that I get the minutes I pay for and the service is A+ ... Read more


7. Nokia 5125 Prepaid Phone (TracFone)
by TracFone
list price: $59.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00005V5TK
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: TracFone
Sales Rank: 2660
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The Nokia 5125 is a classic handset offered by TracFone, a leading national prepaid service provider. The 5125, matchedwith TracFone's simple and hassle-free service, is a convenient way to own a cell phone without contracts, credit checks,security deposits, monthly bills, or age restrictions.

The 5125 is a lightweight personal phone with impressive talk and standby time that's loaded with classic, simple-to-learn features. Its changeablefaceplates, 30 different ringers (and room for 5 downloadable tones), and an expansive world of accessories, makes the5125 a fun, general-purpose phone. And with predictive T9 text input, wireless business card and e-mail capabilities,Nokia has created a more competent business communications tool (although they have yet to introduce a Web-enabled phone).

Weighing in at 6.2 ounces (including battery), the 5125 measures 5.2 inches high, 1.85 inches wide, and 1.2 inches deep,not counting a stubby antenna that extends another 0.7 inches. As a moderate-weight, midsize phone, the 5125 is highlyportable. It's also extremely rugged in typical mobile phone environments--including being thrown into bags and cases andoccasionally dropped on the ground.

Four buttons handle most of the menu navigation: a hefty button in the middle that Nokia calls the Navi key, up and downarrow buttons that control volume during calls, and a key marked "C" for "clear." Menu navigation is very intuitive. Ifyou tap the Navi key, the first of a series of graphical menu items pops up. Hit the Navi key again to drill down tooptions within the menu or tap the up or down arrow keys to choose a different menu. The top-level menu choices are phonebook, messages (SMS and voice mail alerts), call log, settings (for calls, phone, and security), system, games (Memory,Snake, and Logic), clock, tones, and keypad lock. The brightly backlit display works well with the control keys tosimplify finding and making choices. In text mode, five 16-character lines are displayed.

If you like distinctive ringing tones, you'll be satiated with the 5125, which lets you select from 30 preprogrammedtones. You can also download an additional five ringer tones from your service provider's website, if applicable. Andwhile there's no internal vibration mode, an optional vibrating battery is available. You also can store electronicbusiness cards in your phone book. Any friend or associate can forward their name, number and e-mail to your phone, andyou can automatically store their information with some deft menu navigation.

One caveat worth mentioning: Not all faceplates work with the 5125 phone. Nokia-brand faceplates will work, but faceplatesfrom other manufacturers will not fit the 5125. Although this is a 5100-series phone, the keypad is a unique size, and itdoes not accommodate other manufacturer's faceplates.

The Nokia 5125 has the usual array of standard call and messaging features. If supported by your carrier, you can use thisphone with caller ID, call waiting, call forwarding, and voice mail alerts. A call history maintains the last 10 dialednumbers, 10 most recently received calls, and 10 missed calls. The phone supports two-way SMS text messaging, but is notWAP- or Internet-enabled.

The 5125 offers four basic security features: An initial security code, keypad lock, call-restriction modes, and a lockcode that can activate or deactivate memory and menu options. One nice thing about the lock-code feature is you can storenumbers in a secret unlocked location, which will allow you to make calls even if the phone is locked.

The 5125's NiMH battery is rated to last up to 180 minutes of digital talk time and 200 hours of digital standby time. Inour testing, we achieved 180 minutes of digital talk time and over 225 hours of digital standby time.

Overall, Nokia's 5125 is a noteworthy addition to their 5100-series phones. Choose your favorite faceplate color andringer tone and shock the world!

--Brown Consulting Associates

Pros:

  • Airtime balance display
  • Inexpensive prepaid option
  • Easy activation

Cons:

  • Lacks standard vibration mode

How We Tested Battery-Talk/Standby Time

When reading our reviews, you should view the test results of mobile-phone battery talk time and standby time as relative information only. Many variables, including carrier signal strength at your location, signal consistency (including incoming and outgoing calls), display and ringer settings, and battery charging methods and history, will affect performance. When handset manufacturers and mobile phone carriers list talk-time and standby-time ratings, they usually include disclaimers about variable performance and often refer to the times they publish as maximum times. Some quote expected battery life ranges, and in this case you're probably safe to assume you'll experience at least the minimum rated range. Note that manufacturers of dual-mode digital and analog handsets publish battery-life rates for both digital and analog modes, as analog mode consumes much more power than digital mode.

Our Tests: We tested digital-mode talk and standby times with each phone. Prior to each test, we fully charged the phone's battery according to the manufacturer's directions. To test digital-phone talk time, we turned the phone on, established a digital carrier signal, dialed a number in our test lab, and, when the call rang through, took the receiving phone's handset off the hook. When all went well, we didn't do anything else except record the time when the phone died. In a couple of cases, the phones lost the signal and dropped the calls. If we were right there and could redial, we did so immediately and continued running the test. Otherwise, we halted the test, recharged the battery, and started the test over. Assuming consistent carrier-signal strength, this test should represent best-case talk time. And it's worth noting that several phones' talk-time performance significantly exceeded the manufacturers' ratings.

To test digital-phone standby time, we turned the phone on, established a carrier signal, and left the phone in standby mode. We checked the phone every few hours (for what was often days on end) until the phone finally cut out. Since no outgoing or incoming calls occurred during testing and because the phone was not moved, this method should represent best-case standby time, again assuming consistent carrier signal strength. ... Read more

Features

  • No prepaid minutes included. Comes with hands-free headset, battery and charger.
  • Up to 180 minutes of talk time and 200 hours of digital standby time; includes charger, 10 free minutes upon activation, and 100 minutes bonus airtime offer
  • Simple-to-use navigation buttons and graphical screens
  • Large 5-line screen
  • Changeable faceplates allow personalization

Reviews (21)

5-0 out of 5 stars Tracfone
The tracfones are good for people who don't require heavy cell phone usage. Basically you have to keep the phone active by buying month or year cards. If you run out of minutes then you have to buy more of those too. They have a referral program so if you email me at turshen34@hotmail.com before you activate the phone they they will give both of us 100 Free Minutes.

5-0 out of 5 stars 100 Free Minutes....
i like my tracfone so far. if you decide to get a tracfone please let me refer you before activating it- we will each get 100 free minutes. my email is shown above. thank you

4-0 out of 5 stars tracfone
The minutes on the Tracfone service can get a little expensive if you use it for non-topic-specific just-to-talk calls to friends, but it does help if you're stranded somewhere and you don't have a quarter or a calling card.Reception in my little part of the country is great; I usually recieve full bars, and considering I live in the mountains of Maine, it's pretty surprising.

Tracfone has a refer-a-friend program in which you and I both get 100 free minutes if I refer you.So if you've bought a 'fone and not activated it yet, or if you're thinking of buying a phone, e-mail me at guardianangelz@msn.com with questions or referral requests.Thanks.

3-0 out of 5 stars Advice for customer service +300 free minutes
I purchased my phone with a 1-year plan ($8/mo.) and have been happy with both phone and service. Others have posted complaints however. When all else fails, contact the little known Executive Resolutions Department with this link. All one line:

http://www.tracfone.com/about.jsp?task=about&CurrentView=mediaContacts

These guys are a step above the regular customer service and will handle ANY problem.

I travel constantly and have not encountered any problems with reception. I highly recommend either the Nokia 2600 or 1100 because of their no roaming set-up. They are both GSM phones and utilize the same nationwide network as T-Mobile/Cingular.

If you purchase the 1-year card and activate at tracfone.com use the promotional code 57448 for +200 free minutes.

Tracfone also gives +100 free minutes to customers referred to by current Tracfone users. E-mail me at captwilliams@gmail.com for a referral or with any other questions you might have.

If this information is useful let me know!

5-0 out of 5 stars 100 Free Minutes
i like my tracfone so far. if you decide to get a tracfone please let me refer you before activating it- we will each get 100 free minutes. my email is shown above. thank you ... Read more


8. Nokia 5180i Prepaid Phone (Tracfone)
by TracFone
list price: $49.99
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Asin: B00005S0M4
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: TracFone
Sales Rank: 2362
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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The Nokia 5180i is a handset offered by TracFone, a leading national prepaid service provider. The 5180i, matchedwith TracFone's simple and hassle-free service, is a convenient way to own a cell phone without contracts, credit checks,security deposits, monthly bills, or age restrictions.

The 5180i is a lightweight personal phone with impressive talk and standby time that's loaded with classic, simple-to-learn features. Its changeablefaceplates, 30 different ringers (and room for 5 downloadable tones), and an expansive world of accessories, makes the5180 a fun, general-purpose phone. And with predictive T9 text input, wireless business card and e-mail capabilities,Nokia has created a more competent business communications tool (although they have yet to introduce a Web-enabled phone).

Weighing in at 6.2 ounces (including battery), the 5180i measures 5.2 inches high, 1.85 inches wide, and 1.2 inches deep,not counting a stubby antenna that extends another 0.7 inches. As a moderate-weight, midsize phone, the 5180 is highlyportable. It's also extremely rugged in typical mobile phone environments--including being thrown into bags and cases andoccasionally dropped on the ground.

Four buttons handle most of the menu navigation: a hefty button in the middle that Nokia calls the Navi key, up and downarrow buttons that control volume during calls, and a key marked "C" for "clear." Menu navigation is very intuitive. Ifyou tap the Navi key, the first of a series of graphical menu items pops up. Hit the Navi key again to drill down tooptions within the menu or tap the up or down arrow keys to choose a different menu. The top-level menu choices are phonebook, messages (SMS and voice mail alerts), call log, settings (for calls, phone, and security), system, games (Memory,Snake, and Logic), clock, tones, and keypad lock. The brightly backlit display works well with the control keys tosimplify finding and making choices. In text mode, five 16-character lines are displayed.

If you like distinctive ringing tones, you'll be satiated with the 5180, which lets you select from 30 preprogrammedtones. You can also download an additional five ringer tones from your service provider's website, if applicable. Andwhile there's no internal vibration mode, an optional vibrating battery is available. You also can store electronicbusiness cards in your phone book. Any friend or associate can forward their name, number and e-mail to your phone, andyou can automatically store their information with some deft menu navigation.

One caveat worth mentioning: Not all faceplates work with the 5180i phone. Nokia-brand faceplates will work, but faceplatesfrom other manufacturers will not fit the 5180i. Although this is a 5100-series phone, the keypad is a unique size, and itdoes not accommodate other manufacturer's faceplates.

The Nokia 5180i has the usual array of standard call and messaging features. If supported by your carrier, you can use thisphone with caller ID, call waiting, call forwarding, and voice mail alerts. A call history maintains the last 10 dialednumbers, 10 most recently received calls, and 10 missed calls. The phone supports two-way SMS text messaging, but is notWAP- or Internet-enabled.

The 5180i offers four basic security features: An initial security code, keypad lock, call-restriction modes, and a lockcode that can activate or deactivate memory and menu options. One nice thing about the lock-code feature is you can storenumbers in a secret unlocked location, which will allow you to make calls even if the phone is locked.

The 5180i's NiMH battery is rated to last up to 180 minutes of digital talk time and 200 hours of digital standby time. Inour testing, we achieved 180 minutes of digital talk time and over 225 hours of digital standby time.

Overall, Nokia's 5180i is a noteworthy addition to their 5100-series phones. Choose your favorite faceplate color andringer tone and shock the world!

--Brown Consulting Associates

Pros:

  • Airtime balance display
  • Inexpensive prepaid option
  • Easy activation

Cons:

  • Lacks standard vibration mode

How We Tested Battery-Talk/Standby Time

When reading our reviews, you should view the test results of mobile-phone battery talk time and standby time as relative information only. Many variables, including carrier signal strength at your location, signal consistency (including incoming and outgoing calls), display and ringer settings, and battery charging methods and history, will affect performance. When handset manufacturers and mobile phone carriers list talk-time and standby-time ratings, they usually include disclaimers about variable performance and often refer to the times they publish as maximum times. Some quote expected battery life ranges, and in this case you're probably safe to assume you'll experience at least the minimum rated range. Note that manufacturers of dual-mode digital and analog handsets publish battery-life rates for both digital and analog modes, as analog mode consumes much more power than digital mode.

Our Tests: We tested digital-mode talk and standby times with each phone. Prior to each test, we fully charged the phone's battery according to the manufacturer's directions. To test digital-phone talk time, we turned the phone on, established a digital carrier signal, dialed a number in our test lab, and, when the call rang through, took the receiving phone's handset off the hook. When all went well, we didn't do anything else except record the time when the phone died. In a couple of cases, the phones lost the signal and dropped the calls. If we were right there and could redial, we did so immediately and continued running the test. Otherwise, we halted the test, recharged the battery, and started the test over. Assuming consistent carrier-signal strength, this test should represent best-case talk time. And it's worth noting that several phones' talk-time performance significantly exceeded the manufacturers' ratings.

To test digital-phone standby time, we turned the phone on, established a carrier signal, and left the phone in standby mode. We checked the phone every few hours (for what was often days on end) until the phone finally cut out. Since no outgoing or incoming calls occurred during testing and because the phone was not moved, this method should represent best-case standby time, again assuming consistent carrier signal strength. ... Read more

Features

  • Phone comes with 10 free minutes upon activation, $100 bonus airtime offer, headset, battery, and charger
  • Simple-to-use navigation buttons and graphical screens
  • Large 5-line screen
  • Changeable faceplates allow personalization
  • Up to 180 minutes of talk time and 200 hours of digital standby time

Reviews (37)

5-0 out of 5 stars 100 Free Minutes.
i like my tracfone so far. if you decide to get a tracfone please let me refer you before activating it- we will each get 100 free minutes. my email is shown above. thank you

5-0 out of 5 stars Great in a pinch ...
This is a pretty good phone for the price.I take mine with me anytime I leave home for emergencies, etc.It also comes in real handy when my power goes out ... in the hills of PA, that's fairly often.I hardly need to make calls so my minutes go far, all I have to do is add 40 minutes every 60 days and I'm good to go.It may lack some of the fancier features like vibrating alert but it serves its purpose.I would highly recommend this phone as a "safety net".

4-0 out of 5 stars tracfone
The minutes on the Tracfone service can get a little expensive if you use it for non-topic-specific just-to-talk calls to friends, but it does help if you're stranded somewhere and you don't have a quarter or a calling card.Reception in my little part of the country is great; I usually recieve full bars, and considering I live in the mountains of Maine, it's pretty surprising.

Tracfone has a refer-a-friend program in which you and I both get 100 free minutes if I refer you.So if you've bought a 'fone and not activated it yet, or if you're thinking of buying a phone, e-mail me at guardianangelz@msn.com with questions or referral requests.Thanks.

5-0 out of 5 stars 100 Free Minutes
i like my tracfone so far. if you decide to get a tracfone please let me refer you before activating it- we will each get 100 free minutes. my email is shown above. thank you

3-0 out of 5 stars Advice for customer service +300 free minutes
I purchased my phone with a 1-year plan ($8/mo.) and have been happy with both phone and service. Others have posted complaints however. When all else fails, contact the little known Executive Resolutions Department with this link.

http://www.tracfone.com/about.jsp?task=about&CurrentView=mediaContacts

These guys are a step above the regular customer service and will handle ANY problem.

I travel constantly and have not encountered any problems with reception. I highly recommend either the Nokia 2600 or 1100 because of their no roaming set-up. They are both GSM phones and utilize the same nationwide network as T-Mobile/Cingular.

If you purchase the 1-year card and activate at tracfone.com use the promotional code 57448 for +200 free minutes.

Tracfone also gives +100 free minutes to customers referred to by current Tracfone users. E-mail me at captwilliams@gmail.com for a referral or with any other questions you might have.

If this information is useful let me know!

... Read more


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