Tracfone Great For Students
(Annville, PA, USA)
For years I was a loyal Tracfone customer, and my family swore upon them. I bought my first Tracfone when I entered ninth grade. Although at first I barely used it, as I got towards my license I started to use it more and more. By the time I was a junior I was paying for the minutes on my own, finding it much cheaper than a contract plan. When I went away to college I still swore by Tracfones. I would still be using Tracfone if my school didn't eliminate the free incoming calls to my dorm room.
Tracfone had great choices for purchases for people like myself that needed to refill the card monthly (I generally bought the $40-60 card), or for people like my parents who barely used the cell phone except when traveling (120 minutes with year activation). The expiration dates were great, and I never felt like I was forced to buy minutes when I didn’t need them. It was also nice that you could change what kind of card you bought to suit your needs as you saw fit.
Whith the notification status was on your phone, I felt that this was the best constant reminder for when your minutes were going to expire. Initially the per minute value on my first two Tracfones was okay. It was 1 minute for talk time, 0.5 minutes for incoming and outgoing text messages. As texting became more and more popular the newer phones changed this to 1 minute for talk time, and the phone I had was .3 per minute outgoing text, and .1 minute incoming text.
Another amazing feature for people like me was the double minutes for a year. I would buy the more expensive card once a year, and then every card from there on out would allow me to double my minutes on each card I bought for the remainder of the year.
I would definitely recommend this prepaid cell phone for students, those who don’t need cell phones that much, as well as those for children who may not understand cell phone plans and overages yet. These plans teach children responsibility and if parents are willing to only spend a certain amount each month, or make children pay for their own line, it teaches students money management skills as well as responsibility. Additionally, I found that it had very few dead zones no matter where I traveled to when on trips with school.