Monday, August 24, 2015

Family Road Trips with TracFone Wireless

Pack up the trunk, grab your favorite snacks and hit the open road! Summer may be coming to a close, but there’s no better way to send-off the sultry season than with a family road trip! And whether you’re going across the country or just across the road, with nationwide coverage on America’s largest and most dependable networks, TracFone will be there every mile along the way to keep you connected and entertained.

Here are a couple of tools you can use on your TracFone Android™ smartphone during your next road trip to ensure a smooth ride from start to finish!

Never Get Lost Again with GPS
Say goodbye to those outdated paper maps! With GPS capabilities on your TracFone Android™ smartphone, you’ll never get lost again. Apps such as Google Maps or Waze can provide your family with turn-by-turn navigation and even help you avoid traffic jams. Best of all, you won’t struggle trying to figure out how to fold and un-fold your phone.

Sing Car Karaoke with a Road Trip Playlist
What’s the best type of traffic jam? The one with your favorite tunes! Before you hit the open road, be sure to load your TracFone Android™ smartphone with your personal top-40. You’ll have your favorite hits at your fingertips and won’t have to bother adjusting the radio dial as you cross state lines.

Stay Entertained with Games, Games & More Games
Let’s face it, playing ‘I-spy’ and the ‘license plate game’ can get very boring, very quickly. Luckily, there are over 600,000 games and apps available to download for your Android™ smartphone. So whether you enjoy word games, puzzles, or arcade classics, you’ll be able to find the perfect game for every member of your family. Best of all, when your kids have their favorite games in the palm of their hands, you won’t hear “Are we there yet?” ever again.

Have any road trip tips of your own? Share them with us on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Do Everything for Less: Back-to-School Shopping

Summer is almost over, so it’s just about time to pack up the kids’ pool toys and get them ready to hit the books. With every new school year comes a new school supply shopping list, which seems to get longer each year. To help you Do Everything For Less®, we’re sharing our favorite back-to-school shopping tips so you can keep your wallet stuffed as you work to stuff those backpacks!

Shop At Home First
When starting the back-to-school process, take a look around the house to see if you can start checking items off your list before you even head to the store. You’d be amazed at how many school supplies you already own. Using last year’s scissors, rulers, folders, pencil cases and more will instantly lighten the load, allowing you to spend less and save more.

Compare Prices
After you’ve created a stockpile from your home supplies, be sure to check and compare prices from your local stores. You can easily find the latest offers in your local newspaper and determine who has the best deals around. Or, you can use your TracFone Android™ smartphone to download and use one of many free price comparison apps on Google Play (hyperlink to play.google.com). Just like your kids learn in school, “knowledge is power,” and knowing the best deals will give you the power to save!

Shop at Multiple Stores
Certain stores may have better deals for certain items. Your local department store may have great deals on pens and pencils, while your local discount store has amazing sales on notebooks and paper. Why not take advantage of both? Shopping at multiple stores allows you to get the best offer around, always. And all of these savings will add up—it’s simple grade school math.

Save Money with TracFone
With a new school year comes new bus routes, new play-date friends, and new afterschool activities. It can be tough to keep track of it all, but fortunately, TracFone is here to help with the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle edition of the LG Sunrise Android™ smartphone. Now avalaible for $29.99 at Target.

This kid-friendly smartphone provides parents with peace of mind and has the fun features kids want. Not only will you be able to stay connected with your child through TracFone’s dependable nationwide coverage, but this incredible device comes with one FREE year of the NQ Family Guardian app. This award-winning app allows parents to monitor their child’s cellphone usage, set up web and app filters, and even set up time limitations. That way you can make sure your precious one stays on the Honor Roll by preventing them from playing with their phone during class.

Speaking of playing, the TMNT edition LG Sunrise Android™ smartphone comes with exclusive access to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode and games. All of which should only be played after homework is finished of course…

Be patient
Our final tip is to be patient when school supplies shopping. Remember, it’s a school year, not a school day. You don’t have to have every item purchased when the first bell rings. Feel free to hold off on buying items such as clothes until later in the year when the sales are even bigger. Holding off on these purchases will help you save in the long run and will show your smart student that you're a smart shopper!

For more information about the TracFone LG Sunrise Android™ smartphone Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle bundle, please visit TracFoneParents.com

Have some back-to-school shopping tips of your own? Share them on our Facebook and Twitter channels.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

4G LTE Arrives at TracFone

If you have the need for speed, then you’ll love the latest and greatest service from TracFone Wireless! Now, through our new BYOP® (Bring Your Own Phone) program, you can easily bring your 4G LTE smartphone* over to TracFone Wireless and enjoy one of the most affordable plans in America on one of the two largest and most dependable networks.

Bringing your own 4G LTE smartphone to TracFone is as easy as 1–2–3!

1. Check if it’s compatible – Head to TracFone BYOP.com and follow the instructions to see if your phone works with our BYOP program.
2. Buy a SIM kit & airtime card – If your device is compatible, simply purchase a SIM kit and choose the airtime service plan that is right for you.
3. Activate Your Phone – Complete the BYOP process by registering your device and enjoy TracFone’s 4G LTE service!

With this technology at your fingertips, you’ll be able to experience 4G LTE service so fast, your thumbs will have a hard time keeping up. But be careful, when you have 4G LTE on your smartphone, you’ll want other things in your life to be just as fast! Here are our top three things we wish had 4G LTE speeds:

1. Washing Machines


Doing laundry can definitely be a hassle. Not only is it a multi-step process, but you can also end up waiting hours to finish just one load. Imagine if there was a 4G LTE setting on the washer and dryer. You could clean all of your clothes in a matter of minutes! Now if only there were a machine that could fold the clothes for you…

2. Amusement Park Lines

For all of the thrill seekers, there is nothing more fulfilling than a roaring rollercoaster. With their twists and turns, dips and dives, and loop-de-loops, they are sure to give you a rush of adrenaline and an ear-to-ear smile. However, waiting in line for 45 minutes just to hop on a 90-second ride can definitely take the “Amusement” out of Amusement Park. But, if the line was powered by 4G LTE, it might even be more fun than the rollercoaster itself!

3. Pizza Deliveries
Nothing satisfies hunger quite like a piping hot pizza! Crunchy crust, gooey cheese, and tasty toppings come together beautifully to create a food so delicious, it’s a wonder why we eat anything else. But sometimes when it takes the delivery guy more than an hour to supply the supreme snack, you start to question whether the order was worth it. Now if only his car was powered by 4G LTE, you’d get your pizza faster than you can say “stuffed crust!”

For more information about TracFone’s BYOP program or to make the switch today to verify your compatibility, please visit: TracFoneBYOP.com

*requires a 4G LTE compatible or unlocked smartphone


Thursday, July 23, 2015

What Your Phone Background Image Says About You!

Whether you’re looking for the latest smartphone to surf the web or a feature phone to simply stay connected, TracFone offers a wide range of devices so you can get the phone that perfectly fits your needs. But the personalization doesn’t stop there. Adjusting the background image on your phone adds a distinct touch and lets the world know exactly who you are.  So what does your phone’s background image say about you?

Beautiful Scenery
You’re a photographer at heart and love capturing the beauty of everyday life. You do your best work at sunset and love a great camera phone like the Alcatel OneTouch Pop Icon™ with a 5MP camera.


Sports Teams
You’re a diehard fan who sticks with the home team through good times and bad. You need to keep up with the day’s sports news, which is why you love getting 3X the data on your TracFone MaxPatriot Android™ smartphone. Staying up to date on the action has never been easier.


Family Photos 
You’re a family-first person and cherish spending time with your loved ones. Not a day goes by that you don’t give a call or send a text to those who matter most. Keeping in touch is priority number one, and thanks to TracFone Wireless, you can stay connected for less!

What do you have as your phone’s background? Let us know on our Facebook and Twitter channels.

Friday, July 10, 2015

TracFone Tips: Text Messaging

Beep! Beep! You have 1 new text message.

Text messages are a fun and simple way to keep in touch with friends and family and can easily brighten up your day! You can send a text to arrange plans or quickly shoot one over to your friend just to say “Hello.”

With TracFone’s new text only add-on card, you can easily add 1,000 text messages to your service for only $10, allowing you to keep sending the LOLs and XOXOs to all of your BFFs.

And don’t be fooled by their length. Although text messages are only 160 characters, you can say more than ever with the help of emojis, tiny icons that can be inserted into text messages from your smartphone to add a personalized touch!

We’ve included some of our favorite emoji messages below. Try them out in your next text conversation!


Need to corral the family for dinner? This emoji message will have them running home!


Make sure fido gets his exercise with this helpful emoji message!


This emoji-filled message is sure to get the party started!


Use this message to let everyone know how you truly feel about your favorite wireless provider!

Have a favorite emoji message of your own? Share them with us on our Facebook and Twitter channels.

For more information about our new text-only add-on card, please visit: http://bit.ly/TFTextOnly

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Stay Connected with the StaySafe™ Bundle

Whether it’s a birthday wish, holiday greeting or just a simple 'hello,' there’s nothing more pleasant than getting a phone call from a family member. From nieces and nephews, to aunts and uncles, to nanas and papas, at TracFone, we are committed to making sure that everyone in your family can stay in touch with ease.

And with National Safety Month under way, it is a great time to think about the ways you and your loved ones can stay connected and stay safe. We’ve made it our priority to offer a wide range of phones to ensure you're able to keep the lines of communication open and know that help  – if you should need it – is just a call away.

Introducing TracFone’s StaySafe™ bundle featuring the Alcatel Big Easy Flip phone. With its simple design, this easy-to-use bundle is a golden option for family members enjoying their golden years. The Big Easy Flip phone features a sizeable screen and large lighted keypad, offering exceptional accessibility for beginner cell phone users! Additionally, this device allows for up to eight speed-dial numbers, which means connecting with your family members, even in an emergency, is as simple as pressing a button!

In addition to helping you stay connected while the family is apart, the Big Easy flip phone is also perfect for when the family gets together. Celebrating a graduation or birthday? With its user-friendly 2MP camera, capturing and sharing joyful moments has never been easier. Just point and shoot to capture photos that will bring a smile to your face for years to come.

Best of all, the StaySafe™ bundle also includes a hands-free headset, car charger, wall charger, and 800 minutes with a year nationwide service. At only $79.99, this bundle is one you just cannot pass up!

For more information about the StaySafe™ bundle, please visit: TFStaySafe.com

Thursday, May 28, 2015

TracFone Perks: Unlimited Carryover®

Nobody likes to be wasteful. Whether it’s food, clothing or even packaging, throwing things away is more than just tossing them in the trash, it’s throwing money away too. At TracFone, we want to help you Do Everything For Less.® From saving on your wireless bill to cutting down the waste, we are here to help you get the most out of what you pay for.

For instance, with TracFone's Unlimited Carryover®*, you get to keep your unused minutes, texts and data, so you’ll never have to worry about losing what you’ve already purchased. In fact, TracFone is the only pre-paid wireless company to offer that service. We truly believe that nothing should ever go to waste!

Reusing and recycling household items are a great way to reduce waste, too. We’ve compiled a few simple projects below to help you get more out of your purchases. Plus, these homemade 'Carryovers' can double as fun projects for the whole family!

From Milk Carton to Bird Feeder
A great way to repurpose an old milk carton is to transform it into a bird feeder. All you need to do is simply wash out the carton, cut a bird sized hole in the base, and hang it from your favorite tree. Once you add the seeds, beautiful birds will start flying by!



From Mason Jar to Flower Vase
When you’re finished at the grocery store, you’ll notice that in addition to bringing home the bacon, you’re also bringing home the jars. But what do you do with those glass canisters after you’ve gobbled up two dozen pickles or spread the last morsels of your favorite fruity jam? Instead of tossing them in the trash, why not rinse them out and convert them into stylish vases. Simply add water and flowers, and you can include a beautiful floral touch to any room!  




From Food Jar to Piggy Bank
With all of the money you’ll be saving with TracFone, you’ll need a place to keep it. That’s where this homemade 'Carryover' will come in handy. Just wash out an empty jar, slice a hole in the lid  (make sure it is big enough for dollars too) and decorate like a piggy to finish the look. All of the money you save will be great for a rainy day fund. Or use your savings to create more homemade 'Carryovers'!




Have any homemade 'Carryovers' of your own? Share them with us on our Facebook and Twitter pages!

*Service must be active and in use within each six month period.