This is a pretty good deal for a phone and 3 months of prepaid service, but I'm not sure about refills though. I bought the phone, but it doesn't seem like a hot deal when I will have to start refilling the minutes after 3 months.. compared to T-Mobile or Page Plus.
I plan on using this phone as a backup/emergency so I doubt if I will hardly use more than 20 minutes a month. Looking at the refill options, I will have to choose from 30 minutes card (good for only 30 days) for $10 or 60 minutes card (good for 90 days) for $20. Seems like buying 60min card is a smarter option, which means it costs $80 in refills to keep the phone active for 1 year even if consume very few minutes.
Compared that to say T-Mobile, where it costs $100 the first year and only $10 to keep the phone active every year after the first. Its their prepaid Gold Rewards[t-mobile.com]..
Unless I am missing something here, Tracfone refills cost more than T-Mobile/Pageplus for someone who is looking for a long term prepaid plan with low minutes usage.
I too don't use many minutes (about 500-700 a year) on my cell and have Tmobile prepaid because it's a better deal and the minutes don't expire for 1 year (once you have gold status). I wish the other prepaid providers would also offer good deals on minutes that don't expire for one year. T-mobile is still the only one who does that, right?
A little off the subject but amazon.com has the CDMA Samsung S380C for $29.99. When I received it I transferred my service from another tracfone and it added 60 days AND my minutes went from 223 to 1120. Could have been a fluke I guess so ymmv. http://www.amazon.com/TRACFONE-SA...cfone+380c
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