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  1. #1
    JoshIII
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    "John" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message ..
    >
    > If I read correctly, tmobile gives you 1000 minutes for $100
    > Tracfone gives you 250 minutes for $100
    > Why do people use tracfone?
    >


    JoshIII responds:
    TracFone has specials all the time. The special
    they are offering right now on their website, is
    450 minutes *and* a free phone *and*
    1 Year of Service for $100.

    According to the T-Mobile Prepaid Plan website,
    roaming is free *only* on the "national T-Mobile
    network".

    Here is the T-Mobile prepaid national coverage map:
    http://www.t-mobile.com/coverage/prepaid.aspx

    Note: As anyone can see, there are *severe*
    coverage issues with the (prepaid) national
    T-Mobile network. From the T-mobile prepaid
    coverage map, less than 1/3 of the USA
    has native T-Mobile coverage.

    That should answer your question....

    All TracFone GSM models (single-rate plan)
    roam free on other networks.

    Even though the sum of all GSM networks
    coverage in the US is still not as good as
    the sum of all CDMA networks nationally,
    its getting better everyday.

    TracFone also offers CDMA models, but
    they are harder to find locally, and their roaming
    rate is twice the local calling rate.

    If it wasn't for the specials and 100 free minutes
    referral program TracFone has, I would
    switch to PagePlus Cellular (prepaid). It
    uses the *extensive* Verizon CDMA network.
    You can keep a PagePlus Cellular phone
    activated for a whole year for about $30,
    if you only need a cellphone for emergencies,
    like I do.

    Hope this helps!

    JoshIII, 2JUL06, < josh3i at hotmail . com >
    http://pasofinosc.tripod.com
    Prepaid advice? Activating a TracFone soon?
    Get an email referral from any TracFone user
    before you activate and you'll both receive
    100 free airtime minutes! Check my website
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  2. #2
    JimL
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    Re: Why tracfone when there are cheaper alternatives?

    On Fri, 30 Jun 2006 22:45:05 -0700, "John" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote:

    >
    >If I read correctly, tmobile gives you 1000 minutes for $100
    >
    >Tracfone gives you 250 minutes for $100
    >
    >Why do people use tracfone?


    The total annual cell phone cost for Tracfone is less than $100.


    For Tmobile, the cheapest total Annual cost is $$280.


    So TracFone wins, twice over.





  3. #3
    DevilsPGD
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    Re: Why tracfone when there are cheaper alternatives?

    In message <j43ga21kvl5ib6ks08dpb7tpjs3o9fq2cq@4ax.com> JimL
    <me@privacy.net> wrote:

    >On Fri, 30 Jun 2006 22:45:05 -0700, "John" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>If I read correctly, tmobile gives you 1000 minutes for $100
    >>
    >>Tracfone gives you 250 minutes for $100
    >>
    >>Why do people use tracfone?

    >
    > The total annual cell phone cost for Tracfone is less than $100.
    >
    >
    > For Tmobile, the cheapest total Annual cost is $$280.
    >
    >
    > So TracFone wins, twice over.
    >


    I'm confused... I have T-Mobile prepaid service which I use when I'm in
    the US (several times per year), and I only put in $100/year, as it
    expires.



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  4. #4
    scharf.steven@gmail.com
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    Re: Why tracfone when there are cheaper alternatives?


    John wrote:
    > If I read correctly, tmobile gives you 1000 minutes for $100
    >
    > Tracfone gives you 250 minutes for $100
    >
    > Why do people use tracfone?


    Tracfone advertises a lot, and has wider distribution.

    In terms of coverage, with T-Mobile, you're only able to use T-Mobile's
    network, and roam on 1900 Mhz networks (there is no roaming on
    Cingular's 800 Mhz GSM network).

    The best deal is PagePlus, which uses Verizon's network. It's the same
    price as T-Mobile, but with far better coverage.

    One good thing about T-Mobile is that when you buy the $100 airtime
    card, you only have to re-up once a year.

    Tracfone is not a good deal, but they make it easy to sign up and to
    buy time.




  5. #5
    SMS
    Guest

    Re: Why tracfone when there are cheaper alternatives?

    JoshIII wrote:

    > If it wasn't for the specials and 100 free minutes
    > referral program TracFone has, I would
    > switch to PagePlus Cellular (prepaid). It
    > uses the *extensive* Verizon CDMA network.
    > You can keep a PagePlus Cellular phone
    > activated for a whole year for about $30,
    > if you only need a cellphone for emergencies,
    > like I do.


    Using PagePlus, and not dealing with all the various Tracfone promotions
    is less hassle. The coverage is better than Tracfone, and much better
    than T-Mobile, and it's cheaper. The downside of PagePlus is that if you
    do happen to be in a roaming area, you really pay for it, I think that
    it's $2/minute, though for emergencies, it's not a big deal.



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