Monday, December 30, 2013

Give Yourself the Gift of Android This New Year

Maybe you have some extra spending money after the holidays, or you didn’t get exactly what you wanted this holiday season. There’s still time to get leading nationwide coverage with plans starting at $7 per month. Don’t take our word for it, though. “Our Ordinary Life” breaks down why a no contract Android-powered smartphone is a great way to ring in the New Year. Check out the full article here, and click to learn more about Android devices on TracFone.


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Tips for Picking the Perfect Smartphone

From managing emails to connecting with friends, a smartphone can do a great number of things. But all of these features can be overwhelming when you’re in the market for a new smartphone.
Whether you are a savvy, resourceful consumer, someone looking for an inexpensive way to become a first time smartphone user, or a budget-focused head of household, you need to find the right smartphone that fits your lifestyle. Here are a few tips to get you pointed in the right direction towards a satisfactory purchase, whether you’re buying a smartphone for yourself or giving one as a gift this holiday season:

What will you use it for?
Before you are enticed by a shiny television advertisement for the hottest new device, decide what the primary functions will be. If you want the ability to search the Internet or communicate through social media apps, a smartphone with a user friendly keyboard and an extensive data plan may be what you’re after. Consider if you will need the phone for work, play or both.
Contract plans, and even some non-contract plans, force you to pay for data, minutes or texts that you may not need or want, but TracFone allows you to pay only for what you use. Plus, unused talk, text and data roll over for use the following month. For more information, visit http://www.tracfonewireless.com.

Where will you use it?
It’s important to choose a carrier that offers reliable coverage for the areas where you will be using your phone the most TracFone offer phones and plans that can be purchased at more than 100,000 retailers across the nation and offer unbeatable nationwide coverage across America’s largest and most dependable networks.

What’s your budget?
In your research, be sure to look at both the cost for the phone and the monthly contract. It’s also important to ask about any extra fees associated with the device, including activation or termination fees. Affordable Android smartphone plans are as little as $7 per month. Smartphones can be expensive devices, but with a little research you should be able to find a deal for one that can help you do more, without spending more.

Ask us any questions in the comments, and learn all about TracFone’s special holiday offers here: http://www.tracfonewireless.com

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

5 Google Play Downloads to Check Out This Thanksgiving


We’re extremely thankful Android™ is now available on TracFone Wireless®! (Check out the great devices here)

The Google Play store has thousands of apps, games, books and music to download on your new Android device, and here are five we think can take your Thanksgiving up a notch this year.

You’re going to be seeing friends and family this Thanksgiving, so why not create a fun video and make some memories! Jumpcam is a free app that makes it easy to create collaborative videos with friends. You simply start a video, invite others to add their own clips, add filters and music that you like and the app stitches everything together into a single, beautiful movie.








With more than 250,000 recipes, you’re sure to find something to impress your holiday guests!














This app lets you easily flip through all of your local sale papers so you never miss a sale! You also can create shopping lists, quickly clip coupons and set alerts from your favorite retailers. Download it for free before Black Friday!








Winter Getaway Magazines
If you’re more of the reading type, check out these magazines featuring winter vacation ideas and destinations. With the whole family together at Thanksgiving, it might be a great time to plan some fun in the sun! 















Don’t use this app until you’re done feasting, but it’s a great way to form healthy eating habits and shed a few of those pumpkin pie pounds after Thanksgiving. The Noom Weight Loss Coach is a personalized coach, with daily tasks customized for you!


Have a great Thanksgiving, and feel free to ask us any Android on TracFone questions in the comments! 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Enter to Win $7,000 or a New Android-Powered Smartphone Today!

To celebrate Android on TracFone, we’re giving away seven Android-powered smartphones a day for the next week (11/18-11/24)! One lucky grand prize winner will also get $7,000. Entering for a chance to win is a simple, three-step process:
  1. Like TracFone on Facebook
  2. Fill out your contact information so we can let you know if you win an Android-powered smartphone or the $7,000 Grand Prize
  3. That’s it! You’re automatically entered to win the $7,000 Grand Prize and eligible to instantly win an Android-powered device! (Eligibility to instantly win the device is determined in step 2.)

Visit our Facebook page by clicking here to get started.

Friday, October 11, 2013

5 Free Apps You Need to Have on Your Android TracFone

Now that Android is available on TracFone, here are five free apps you need to download today! Give them a try and ask any questions you may have in the comments.

Instagram
Instagram is the most popular way customize your photos and videos and share them with friends and family. The app features gorgeous filter effects that transform everyday moments into works of art that you can immediately upload to all of your social networks.

WiFi Finder
WiFi Finder helps you locate free wifi near you so you can save on data usage!

OpenTable
This app lets you find tables and make reservations at restaurants near you, in real-time. You can filter restaurants by type of cuisine, read helpful reviews and earn points redeemable for gift certificates for later dining visits.


Clean Master
Who couldn’t use a little help keeping their new Android device running smoothly? Clean Master is the most downloaded free Android cleaner and task manager app for Android. It helps you manage your storage space and helps protect your privacy by deleting personal information.

Candy Crush Saga

This is an addictive puzzle game that’s perfect if you have a little free time on your hands. Take on this deliciously sweet, 100+ level saga alone or play with friends to see who can get the highest score!


Friday, May 31, 2013

Simplify Your Life With TracFone’s Big Easy

Looking for a simpler way to get in touch with your loved ones? The Big Easy is the phone for you!

Check out these key features:

  • Easy-to-read: Larger font makes any text easy to read  
  • Big buttons: Keys you can finally read
  • Build-in flashlight: Built-in backlight lets you make calls in any lighting 
  • Voicemail + Caller ID: Return your missed calls & know who’s calling before you answer
  • Long Battery Life: Go about your day and know your phone will always be available
  • Simplified SMS: Predictive text makes typing quick and easy

Take it back to the basics in a few quick steps. Purchase the Big Easy phone online, add your prepaid airtime, and then activate!


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Talk Or Text: What Kind of TracFone User Are You?

TracFone users fall into two categories – talkers or texters. Different categories require different phones, so it’s to find out which you fall into you.  
We’ve outlined common characteristics for each type of cell phone user below. Check it out:

You know you’re a talker when you…

You’re definitely a “texter” when you…
Receive a text message and prefer calling back.

Send a call to voicemail then text back.
Have something important to say and a text won’t do it justice!

Wish your friends Happy Birthday via text instead of a phone call.
Can’t keep up with all the abbreviated words kids are using these days.

Believe that emoticons are an effective way to share how you feel.
Feel the need to hear the voice of the person on the other end of the line.

Often incorporate LOL and OMG into normal conversation.

Which are you? Let us know in the comments below. Then find a TracFone device that best meets your talking or texting personality.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

TracFone “Fun With Friends” Weekly Contest is here!


Scenario: You have $500 to splurge on a friend or family member. Who would you spoil? Where would you go? WHAT WOULD YOU DO?!

Make that dream a reality with TracFone’s “Fun With Friends” contest. For the next eight weeks, we’ll be awarding one lucky fan a $500 Visa gift card every week. Just visit the Facebook tab or head to Tracfonefriends.com to enter.

Whether it’s treating your Grandma to a spa day or taking your BFF out for a wild night on the town, be the best friend or family member ever and enter to win here.



Friday, March 15, 2013

Conserve Your Juice


You’re walking through the mall getting ready to meet up with your friends when your phone indicates low battery. Your mind races, your palms get sweaty. What if your phone dies before you meet up with your group and you’re stranded alone at the mall forever?

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Avoid “Low Battery Anxiety Disorder” by following these battery saving tips:

  1. Stay cool - Keep your phone in a cool place – heat drains your battery. Even putting your phone in a looser pocket may help keep the heat down.
  2. Turn off Wi-Fi - Wi-Fi is constantly looking for possible networks to connect to. Turn off this feature in your phone’s settings to save power.
  3. Switch from vibrate to ring tone - Did you know the vibrate function uses additional battery power? Try turning your ring tone volume as low as possible instead of resorting to vibrate.
  4. Dim the display - Turn down your screen brightness to conserve juice. 
  5. Avoid using unnecessary programs - If you know you’re running low on battery, avoid browsing the web, taking pictures, or playing a game.
  6. Use airplane mode or turn off your phone - If you find yourself in an area with little to no reception, use airplane mode or just power down. Your phone spends extra battery life trying to find reception – save it the extra effort.
  7. Keep calls short and sweet - This may be the most important tip: Keep phone calls to a minimum when your battery is running low. You’ll be amazed how long you can prolong your battery life by shortening your conversations.
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Thursday, February 28, 2013

TracFone Supports Our Troops


We wanted to send our troops a little something to show our appreciation for everything they do to protect our freedom.  So Laura Talbert, Director of Trading Partner Integration at TracFone, and member of the American Legion Auxiliary, sent a box of TracFone t-shirts to our troops in Afghanistan.  We think they like the shirts!  



The American Legion Auxiliary is the largest women’s patriotic service organization in the world, dedicated to supporting service members, veterans, and their families. Learn more about them here.

Thank you, American Legion Auxiliary for supporting our troops. And a big thank you to our troops for everything you do!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Call Contest

TracFone is making a cameo in The Call, a suspense thriller coming to theaters March 15! After 911 Operator Jordan Turner (Halle Berry) takes a call from a teenage girl who’s been kidnapped, she realizes she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl's life.

We’re giving away some amazing prizes so you can see this film (and TracFone’s cameo!) on the big screen.

How to win: 

1. Win an Advanced Private Screening
Enter TracFone’s The Call Contest at Tracfonethecallmovie.com. Share your story of how you made a call that saved the day for a chance to win.

The best response will win an advanced private screening of The Call for you and 50 friends! Enter here by March 1st!

 


Why wait? Enter now for a trip to the theaters on us!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Trac N’ Save: Don’t Miss the Deals

At TracFone, saving you money is our priority. Now we’re going beyond the cell phone bill to bring you even more discounts!
With our new Trac ‘N’ Save program, we’re working hard to negotiate great deals that save our customers money on groceries, gifts, travel and more.

Ready to get started? Here’s how it works:

  1. Go to Tracnsave.tracfone.com to log in and create a profile.
  2. “Clip” and “Save” coupons and deals into your online wallet, then print and use them at your convenience. Buy deals from our trusted partners at a discounted price.
  3. Use the Shopping List Assistant to organize your shopping and keep track of your discounts.

And best of all, it’s free! Start getting great deals just for you – sign up for Trac N' Save today.
--Your TracFone Team

Monday, February 4, 2013

Improve Your Texting Vocab



LOL, TTYL and OMG. We all know what these mean*. But what about ^5? Or ILU?


Over 6 billion SMS messages are sent every day* – that’s a LOT of texting! Save time and impress your friends by incorporating these 10 acronyms into your texting vocab:

  1. PLZ- Please
  2. ILU- I Love You
  3. WTG ^5- Way to go! High five!
  4. QT 3.14- Cutie Pie
  5. SMH- Shaking My Head
  6. IMHO- In My Humble Opinion
  7. ROFLCOPTER - Rolling on the floor laughing can't operate properly till eyes refocus

  8. LMK- Let Me Know
  9. Za- Pizza
  10. TF- TracFone

TTYL!
The TF Team


*Don't know what these mean? That's OK, we still think you're cool. TTYL means "talk to you later," and OMG means "oh my gosh" 
** According to a study by Forrester Research

Monday, January 7, 2013

Win a Week in Paradise from TracFone

Imagine yourself relaxing on a beach. The weather can only be described as perfect and you’ve got a cold drink in hand. You dig your toes into the sand and exchange smiles with your loved one who is sitting right beside you. Sound too good to be true? What if we told you this could be a reality?


TracFone is offering a trip for you and a guest to Hawaii! From now until January 30th, you are able to register for a chance to win a seven-night vacation for two to Hawaii (airfare and hotel included).  How do you enter? It’s simple – just have friends and family members follow these three easy steps:

  • Buy a TracFone from www.tracfone.com by clicking on the link and using the promo code they'll receive in their welcome email.
  • Activate their TracFone.
  • Buy and add minutes.

Not only can you earn up to $20 for every friend who completes the three steps, you will also increase your chances of winning the vacation to Hawaii. Don’t forget- there is a $200 weekly drawing happening too. What more can you ask for?

Ready to get your referral on? Visit our Refer-A-Friend page and start working towards that well deserved vacation.