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Promoted 06-24-2016 by Randy71 at 03:14 PM View Original Post
Amazon.com has TracFone Bring Your Own Smartphone SIM Kit (TFRTPKP4CNA) on sale for $1. Shipping is free with Prime or if you spend $49 or more. Thanks bluesharkaudio

Note: Usually ships within 1 to 2 months. Requires a compatible or unlocked GSM / CDMA smartphone.

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  • TracFone Standard + Micro GSM/CDMA SIM Card
  • TracFone Nano GSM/CDMA SIM Card

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Edited June 24, 2016 at 09:24 AM by jersharocks
Hey guys, i see that this deal has not been posted yet.

TracFone has the new 3-in-1 BYOP SIM kit on sale for $1.00 w/free shipping via Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/TracFone-B...B014X62KUE

You will need this to use a BYOP Kit with any unlocked device.

The universal kit works with most major devices as it includes a standard, micro and nano sim.

Normal price for the SIM kit is $9.99.
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I have all three and can compare.

Freedompop is based on Sprint. Good amount of free data, but all voice calls are via their app which is over voip. The quality is so bad over cellular data (even LTE) that it renders the phone un-usable for any calls, maybe except 911. Also FP is known for selling "refurb" phones that are simply used, beat up, or broken, and almost always have dead batteries. Plus a few billing whoopsies, and making it confusing and difficult to cancel the trials of the multiple services they sign you up for automatically. Devices you can use are somewhat limited, although their BYOD program has expanded.

Ringplus is also based on Sprint, so same coverage as Freedompop, although of course not as good as Spring post-paid, as no voice or text roaming (well, not without a bunch of hoops and investment). Calls are actually over the cell towers (not-voip), but the extra "processing" that Ringplus gives to every call adds latency. This makes phone calls difficult as you're often talking over each other. A minor annoyance for free service, but still not great call quality. If it weren't (virtually) free I wouldn't use it. Nice to be able to use native txt and voice dialer. Depending on your usage and plan, good amounts of voice/txt/data and overages are reasonably priced for a Sprint MVNO. An obvious recent drawback is the inability to activate devices that won't pass Sprint's FED check, such as all virgin mobile, boost, and Sprint pre-paid devices.

Tracfone is really two services. One is GSM (AT&T) based, and one is CDMA (Verizon) based. I'll cover the CDMA/VZW service as that's what I have. You can usually find "400 minute/365 day" cards on ebay for around $80, which retail for $100. On any android this will triple into three "buckets" of voice, txt, and data, so 1200min voice, 1200 txt, 1200MB data. You can top up all of these with additional minute cards, which will again triple into each bucket, or you can add txt only cards, or data only cards. These will not triple. Voice quality is far superior to FP and Ring+ but the biggest advantage is coverage. Identical voice, text, and data coverage to VZW pre-paid. Unfortunately no roaming, but still far superior overall coverage to Sprint, and good coverage in the mountains of NC where only Verizon has a tower, which is quite a few places. BYOD SIM allows any clean-esn Verizon phone to work (as far as I know) which is great.

I offload most sizable mobile data usage (google maps, use at airports, youtube, etc) to my Rinplus phone. Other than that, my Tracfone on Verizon is my daily driver.
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How is the service with tracfone? I'm thinking of switching to TPO wireless. Any comments would be much appreciated!
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Quote from megookman View Post :
How is the service with tracfone? I'm thinking of switching to TPO wireless. Any comments would be much appreciated!
Per TracFone, they are an MVNO of most major carriers. So depending on which phone you have, you can use the "TracFone" service under att, tmo or verizon towers. I currently use AT&T and it has been great so far.
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How is the service with tracfone? I'm thinking of switching to TPO wireless. Any comments would be much appreciated!
I've been with tracfone for a couple years now and have been very happy. I'm a light user so the $7 a month plan is perfect for me.
Tracfone uses Verizon in our area which turns out to be perfect as they have the best coverage around here.
I used to use tracfone branded phones but last year I bought one of these sim kits to put in an LG G3 for their BYOP plan and it works great. My wife has the regular Verizon plan and I notice no difference in our coverage.

Tracfone has saved me a ton of cash over the past couple years with excellent service as well.
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Anyone know if these work with tracfone's other brands, in particular Total Wireless?
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Quote from xerostatus View Post :
Anyone know if these work with tracfone's other brands, in particular Total Wireless?
This package does not, it only works with Tracfone service.
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This package does not, it only works with Tracfone service.
Do you know if there is a specific reason why this is different than, say:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/tracf...Id=4596900

(In another thread related specifically to Total Wireless, people mentioned this would work for Total Wireless as well)
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Quote from xerostatus View Post :
Anyone know if these work with tracfone's other brands, in particular Total Wireless?
Total Wireless will send you a free sim. Mine came in 2 days.
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Total Wireless will send you a free sim. Mine came in 2 days.
Does your screen header show Verizon or Tracfone where you see how many bars you have?
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In for 3. Handy to have around.
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How does Tracfone's data work?
My mom has Tracfone but her current phone doesn't support pictures and she always wants to see pics of the little ogre so she's looking at getting a smartphone.
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I've been with tracfone for a couple years now and have been very happy. I'm a light user so the $7 a month plan is perfect for me.
Tracfone uses Verizon in our area which turns out to be perfect as they have the best coverage around here.
I used to use tracfone branded phones but last year I bought one of these sim kits to put in an LG G3 for their BYOP plan and it works great. My wife has the regular Verizon plan and I notice no difference in our coverage.

Tracfone has saved me a ton of cash over the past couple years with excellent service as well.
I noticed that they give you "3x data/talk/text." So If I purchased this SIM card for $1, does that mean I can choose any plan and get triple the amount? I'm a little confused about this.

If I purchase the $25 dollar plan (500 min/1000 text/ 500 megabytes), does that mean I will be getting 1500 min/3000 texts/1.5 gigs?
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