Satisfied Tracfone Family
(Connellsville, PA, USA)
I am a loyal Tracfone customer, having used Tracfones for at least seven years now. My parents got my first Tracfone for me when I was involved in extracurricular activities my senior year of high school so that I would be able to call them when I needed a ride home. Cell phones were fairly new then, and while most other people had phones with contracts, I did not mind my Tracfone one bit. I got a clear pink princess cover for it, along with an iridescent purple, navy, green cover. I did not really send text messages with that phone since it wasn’t popular then, but I enjoyed playing the snake game and calling when I needed to.
My next cell phone was also a Tracfone, this one a Nokia as well. My first Tracfone was about three and a half years old at the time and didn’t seem to be holding charge well. I really liked that my new Tracfone was at least half the size of my original and looked much more stylish. I was also able to purchase a pink cover for it, which added a special novelty quality. I began to text more with this phone since I was in college and texting was gaining popularity. At times I felt I was out of the loop without a contract cell phone, but the money I saved definitely outweighed any social stigma I imagined.
My third and newest Tracfone is a Motorola. This phone
was also a gift. The brand mattered little to me as long as I had a Tracfone. This has been a fantastic phone as well. While I do not buy a prepaid card for my phone every month, the monthly cost for me would average to $10 a month. You can’t beat that. I use my cell phone for calls that are a necessity, emergency, or may otherwise save me time and money. Now I also send a text message instead of calling if the other person can simply send one back in response. That way I only use .6 of a unit instead of a full unit, saving me more money.
Tracfones and their prepaid time literally save me at least $500 a year. The Nokia and Motorola phones I’ve had also seem better made than contract phones and last 3 times longer. I have recommended Tracfone service to others, especially family members and older adults. In addition to costing less, they also are simpler to use because they only have the features you really need.
The only drawback is trying to understand their customer service staff if you need to transfer minutes from an old phone to a new phone, but this happens only once every few years, so minutes of annoyance are undoubtedly outweighed by years of successful and enjoyable use. My parents, my grandparents, my fiance, his parents, and his sister all have Tracfones – for a total of 8 – and are extremely satisfied customers.