Posted 10 November 2012 - 04:03 PM
In my case the phone is the simplest used (reconditioned) phone they offer for something like $10. A couple of years worth of more minutes than I will ever need is another $150. The plan is for it to sit charging in the vehicle, turned off, and only to be used in an emergency.
I would ask Tracfone directly but can't find anything on their website, and their Tracfone specific forum is very hard to get registered on. The answer is probably obvious to everyone but me, but then again, I am late to the cellphone party, and wouldn't even own one if they weren't so darned handy when you have a flat and need to call for roadside assistance.
Thanks in advance for your replies.
Posted 10 November 2012 - 04:20 PM
Steve and Joy
2011 Jayco 35LKTS and 2014 Ford F350 Lariat Dually with Camper Package
The Kids . . . Yogi the Yorkie . . . Cookie the Chihuahua . . . Cooper the Aussie Doodle
Posted 10 November 2012 - 08:23 PM
Edited by Dutch_12078, 10 November 2012 - 08:23 PM.
2001 GBM Landau 34' Class A
F-53 Chassis, Triton V10, TST TPMS
Bigfoot Auto Leveler System
2011 Toyota RAV4 4WD/Remco pump
ReadyBrute Elite tow bar/brake system
Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:16 PM
Thank you for your interest in TracFone Wireless. We are responding to
your recent inquiry.
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customer care representatives so we can deactivate your phone. Please be
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:31 PM
Barb & Dave O'Keeffe
2002 Alpine 36 MDDS (Figment II), 2004 Subaru Forester toad (Mischief)
SPK# 90761 FMCA #F337834
Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:04 PM
Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:25 PM
How did everyone manage . . . ."before cellphones"?
Both the DW and I do exactly the same.
For me the Tracfone is in my truck - turned off.
For her it's in her purse - also off.
If we need to make a call - or expect a call - we would leave it on (and for me - carry it).
Since we are *not* fulltimers - when camping I regularly check our S&B voice mail, rather than be "tethered".
I get a kick out of the folks with a cockroach in their ear - but not the ones *driving* with a starbucks in one
hand and their cell phone in the other.
Back to your question - to add to the info you received . . .
Be sure to use a lock code - required when you turn the phone "ON".
A finder of your lost phone - or thief - can't use your minutes.