Last year I wrote about how I ditched my smart phone and went to a tracfone instead. Here’s a quick update on how that’s going.
I was using a simple, non-smart phone with my Tracfone plan. I could do much with it, make and receive calls and text. That’s it! The basics.
Tracfone recently came out with their BYOP (Bring Your Own Phone) program. On this program, you’re able to add a cell phone of your choice, as long as it’s compatible with their software, and add a Tracfone plan to it.
There have been so many additions to the smartphone apps that can help you save money, that I decided to get a smart phone once again. No. I didn’t go back to Verizon and get another $150 monthly cell phone bill. I bought a smartphone and added it to my tracfone account. I’m not paying any extra every month with my plan by having a smartphone.
A Tracfone is a prepaid cell phone where you purchase airtime minutes on an as needed basis. I purchased my cell phone for $100 from Amazon. Then I added 60 Tracfone minutes to my phone for $19.99, but with this particular phone and plan any time I add minutes they’d give me 180 minutes instead of 60. Those 180 minutes where 180 minutes for talk and another 180 minutes for texts (texts were 1 per text) and 180 megabytes of data. I spend $20 every 3 months…so about $6.67 per month.
If you need extra data or texts you can purchase them separately. I haven’t need to purchase extra data yet because when I am at home I use my Wi-Fi. The same when I am out and about. Most stores and restaurants have Wi-Fi for their guests/customers.
I have to tell you about the phone I have. It’s a BLU Studio C Super Camera smartphone. The camera in it is spectacular and is actually a Polaroid camera. I love this phone. My daughter, who has an iPhone, likes my phone better than hers.
If you want to ditch your high cellphone bill, I highly, HIGHLY recommend doing the BYOP plan through Tracfone. You might even be able to keep your current phone number.
Here’s how you do it:
Check if your phone is compatible -Most 4G LTE or 3G smartphones are compatible with Tracfone’s service plans. If you’re phone isn’t compatible, you can find ones on Amazon that are compatible. Don’t forget to do your research. Check your compatibility here.
Buy an Activation Kit & Airtime Card– Simply purchase a Tracfone Activation Kit and phone airtime service plans. It’s how you keep the phone you love. My Activation Kit came with a service plan/minutes.
Activate Your Phone– Once you have your compatible phone and TracFone BYOP Activation Kit, go to Tracfone’s website to register your phone and get it up and going.
Perks to switching to Tracfone BYOP
-No calcellation fee
-You use the phone you want
-Pay as you go
-Your minutes, texts and data non-usage rolls over
Let me know if you have any questions. I’d love to help you go to a Tracfone and save money.