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.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

TracFone & Dress for Success Launch the Success is Calling™ Program

At TracFone, we understand that one phone call can change a life, especially when that call helps you land a job. That’s why we are proud to partner with Dress for Success and introduce the Success is Calling™ program. Launching in June, this program will provide the necessary training and tools to empower disadvantaged women and help them thrive in work and in life.

In addition to donating 20% of all phone sales from Walmart in April to Dress for Success, TracFone Wireless will provide participants in the Success is Calling™ program with phone interview training and phone etiquette tips. Once each participant completes the program, they will be given a new TracFone MaxPatriot with a year of cell phone service to support them as they enter the workforce and jumpstart their careers.

Having a cell phone and demonstrating proper phone etiquette is extremely important in today’s work culture. A recent survey shows that many HR representatives strongly value candidates who are well spoken on phone interviews and judge them more favorably if they are able to demonstrate proper cell phone etiquette. And the benefits go beyond phone interviews—check out our findings here:

Through the Success is Calling™ program and a $525,000 donation, TracFone aims to further the Dress for Success mission of helping disadvantaged women develop the skills and confidence they need to start a successful career.  Together with your help, we can ensure that more women receive that life changing phone call and hear those all-important words, "You got the job!"

To learn more about the Success is Calling™ program, please visit: SuccessisCalling.TracFone.com
To learn more about DFS, please visit: DressforSuccess.org

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

TracFone Tips: Smartphone Fashion

With spring in full swing, it’s officially time to put away your winter wardrobe and update your attire for the blossoming season.  Bright colors, lively patterns, and dynamic accessories define the latest fashion trends, but these refreshing styles shouldn’t be limited to your clothing. That’s why we’ve made a quick and handy guide to help you accessorize your favorite accessory and bring the finest smartphone fashions to your TracFone device.

The Case For The Case
Without a doubt, the most important addition to your smartphone is the case. Not only does a case protect your device from accidents and mishaps, it also gives it personality and defines your smartphone as YOUR smartphone. This season, patterns are all the rage, so find a design that catches your eye and personalize your TracFone device. Here are some fashionable patterns to inspire you:
Accessorize Your Accessory
Accessories are the perfect way to polish your ensemble and ensure your outfit is outstanding. The same is true for smartphone accessories. Adding a tassel, lanyard or charms will add that eye-catching excitement to your device.  Best of all, you can mix and match these trinkets to create a different look and feel for your phone.Feel free to mix and match a few of the following:

Smartphone Form and Function
Your TracFone device has about a thousand and one uses, so deciding how you wear it can define it's function and your look. For instance, if you’re going for a run and want to look sporty, place your smartphone in an athletic armband and use your favorite tunes to keep you motivated. Or, if you’re aiming to show your professional side, store your device in a belt clip and show the world you mean business.

No matter what smartphone fashions you choose, just make sure they fit with your personal style. And to find the phone that fits your personal needs, head to http://bit.ly/1eQxH0w and discover the perfect device at the perfect price. 

Monday, April 13, 2015

TracFone Tips: Phone Photos

Everyone knows that a picture is worth a thousand words, and with the camera-phone options from TracFone, like the Samsung Galaxy Stardust, you’ll have a lot to say. From snapping selfies to capturing landscapes, mastering the art of phone-ography can take some practice. That’s why we've compiled some useful tips to help you get more out of your mobile photos.

Cleanliness is Key
Picture this: you’re just finishing up a fantastic day at the beach—the waves are calm, the sand is warm, and the sun is setting, painting the sky with a gorgeous blend of orange and violet hues. You reach into your pocket to grab your phone so you can capture this unbelievably serene moment.


Wait, what’s this? Did a swarm of mosquitoes fly by as you took the photo? Did a cloud of smog just blow through? What gives? Well, it turns out you just forgot to wipe down the lens and a lovely fingerprint just smudged your sunset.

That’s why our first tip is to make sure your device’s lens is clean and streak free.  Just give it a quick wipe with a small towel or even the edge of your t-shirt. Trust us, this will help you avoid any future photograph upsets, so you can flawlessly capture those beautiful beachside sunsets.

Wipe your lens for flawless photos

If at First You Don’t Succeed…
So your first attempt to capture the spectacular sunset wasn't so hot. So what… smears happen. And so does blinking… and shaking… and blurring… and poor lighting. There’s a whole range of issues that can happen when trying to snap the perfect picture. But don’t worry, your TracFone Android™ device comes with enough internal memory  that you can keep the photographs flowing until you snap your perfect picture. And remember, practice makes perfect, so the more pictures you take, the quicker you’ll become a master phone-ographer!

Share Your Photos and Get Feedback
Remember the days when people carried photos of their family in their wallet? Well, lucky for our tushes, our wallets are much thinner as those days are coming to a close. Nowadays, you can store considerably more photos, which means you can share considerably more photos from your TracFone Android ™ smartphone.

Whether sharing in person, via text or uploading online, having friends and family take a look at your photos can provide you with the feedback you’ll need to take your phone-ography to the next level. Pretty soon, you’ll become a professional and have a gallery featuring your finest work!

For the latest TracFone Android™ smartphones with exceptional camera features, please visit: http://bit.ly/1nH8E4I

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Do Everything For Less: Spring Cleaning

Spring has finally sprung! The flowers are starting to bloom, birds are chirping their beautiful melodies and the house needs a good scrub-down. Oh spring cleaning. Nobody likes doing it, but it’s just something that needs to get done. Luckily, we’ve compiled a quick list to ease the pain and help you do spring cleaning for less!

Call in for Back-up
Family and friends make everything better, including spring cleaning! So before you put on a pair of yellow-latex gloves, send out a text message to your family and friends and see if they’ll swing by to lend a helping hand. The more support you get, the less time it will take to scrub down the house. Just don’t be surprised when they ask you to return the favor.

Make a Spring Cleaning Playlist
Once you’ve got your cleaning team in place, set up a 'Spring Cleaning Playlist' full of your favorite, groove-able tunes. You can blast the mp3s on your TracFone Android™ Smartphone and keep team morale high until the job gets done. Plus, with the music going, it will look a little less weird when you are dancing with the vacuum.

Use Old T-Shirts as Cleaning Rags
Spring cleaning is often a big undertaking that requires a lot of wiping, mopping and scrubbing. But instead of buying fancy dish towels that are just going to get ruined doing the job, simply cut up some old t-shirts and wipe-away. Let’s face it, that tuxedo t-shirt needed to be tossed anyway, so you might as well get some use out of it and save money in the process.

Use an Old Toothbrush
Dentists recommend changing your toothbrush every three months, we recommend holding on to them so you can easily clean those hard to reach nooks and crannies. As the old saying goes, “if it’s good enough to clean your mouth, it’s good enough to clean your house.” Old toothbrushes are great for scrubbing out the grime from in between bathroom tiles and from behind the kitchen sink. You’ll feel relieved after you finally remove that hard-to-reach filth, and, since you’ll save some money by not having to buy new cleaning supplies, your toothbrush just found a new way to keep that bright smile going!

Take Before-and-After Pictures
Although it’s a pain to scrub down and organize the entire house, nothing beats the feeling of having a clean, comfortable home. The best way to document your progress is to snap some quick before-and-after photos on your TracFone Android Smartphone. You’ll be able to see the fruits of your hard work and you can upload the photos to your social networks and show off the results to your family and friends. Hey, they might even ask you to swing by their houses to help them tidy up!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Do Everything For Less: Grocery Shopping

From schlepping to and from the supermarket to making sure you’re pleasing everyone in the family, grocery shopping can sometimes be a total pain. So to make this task more enjoyable and help you #DoEverythingForLess, we’ve gathered a few tips and tricks that will guarantee you get more out of your grocery shopping experience.

Gather Ideas:
You can’t get your family what they want if you don’t even know what they’re hungry for. So a day or two before you head out to the supermarket, send your family a quick text message and ask if they have any requests. They can easily send back their preferences, and you can easily ensure a happy household.

Make a List:
One of the most important things to help make your grocery shopping experience more enjoyable is to make a grocery list. Having one will help you get in and out of the store more quickly because you won’t be wasting time looking for items you don’t need. And best of all, sticking to a grocery list will help you save because you won’t be wasting money buying items you don’t need!

With your TracFone Android Smartphone, you’ll never be left without a grocery list again! Simply add a shopping list in a notebook app, save it, and you’ll have it ready in your purse or pocket every time you visit the supermarket!

Use a Coupon App
Looking to save even more when you grab your groceries? Then download and use a coupon app on your TracFone Android smartphone device. There are many FREE coupon apps available on Google Play, which will help you save everytime you shop. You can thank us later!

Load Up
With the money you’ll be saving on your wireless bill with TracFone, you’ll be able to load up and get an extra bag or two of groceries every time you’re at the store. With all this delicious food, you’ll be sure to have a happy household. Just make sure everyone is home to help you unload and put the food away!