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Samsung Galaxy S7 Smartphone + Gear Sport Smart watch+ 1 Year Service - $199.99 at tracfone via ebay

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On eBay, the official Tracfone store is offering a bundle deal with a Samsung Galaxy S7 Smartphone, Samsung Gear Sport Smartwatch, Car Charger, Phone case, and 1 Yr of Tracfone service(1500 Minutes/Text/Data) for $199.99 + Free Shipping.

*Note: Tracfone smartphones are locked to Tracfone for 12 months and require 12 months of service before they are eligible for unlock.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/...3520714546

Also $16 back with ebucks for those that qualified.
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This seems a great deal for a limited 365-day emergency plan with included older tech. The airtime alone retails for $125, and the watch retails for $280 on Best Buy.

I'm confused by this in the listing:
"Phone + Airtime Bundles do not include a Physical Card. Please note that Phone + Airtime bundles, Airtime is installed on the phone upon activation."

Is this S7 some kind of special dedicated TracFone such that it doesn't need a SIM? Will it really work as an unlocked phone, and how does one go about getting it unlocked after 12 months?

Edit: This link may have the answer to my question: https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/gui...ng-program

It looks like TracFone does sell special phones, and by agreement with the FCC, will compensate customers who leave, but the average compensation is $10:

"Approximately 8 million TracFone customers who purchased locked phones from TracFone may be eligible for compensation, with an average benefit of $10 per handset."

So I'm guessing this S7 is locked and can't be unlocked.
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This seems a great deal for a limited 365-day emergency plan with included older tech. The airtime alone retails for $125, and the watch retails for $280 on Best Buy.

I'm confused by this in the listing:
"Phone + Airtime Bundles do not include a Physical Card. Please note that Phone + Airtime bundles, Airtime is installed on the phone upon activation."

Is this S7 some kind of special dedicated TracFone such that it doesn't need a SIM? Will it really work as an unlocked phone, and how does one go about getting it unlocked after 12 months?
May be a Verizon mvno model if it has no sim card
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May be a Verizon mvno model if it has no sim card
No, Verizon LTE requires a SIM. See my edit above for the likelihood that this phone is locked to TracFone and can't be unlocked.
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You can unlock it by flashing a different firmware on it. Jeff confirmed it with the Tracfone S7 he got from a previous deal
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You can unlock it by flashing a different firmware on it. Jeff confirmed it with the Tracfone S7 he got from a previous deal

Thanks much. This info takes it back to a great deal.

EDIT: All 5 eBay feedbacks for this item are positive, and all bought it at $250.
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This listing (283520714546) has been removed, or this item is not available.
Please check that you've entered the correct item number.
Listings that have ended 90 or more days ago will not be available for viewing

This is what I get when I click the link.
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This is what I get when I click the link.
Here's a plain link (slickdeals might add affiliate tags):
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tracfone...3520714546

Just bought this (thanks OP and John_Wick!), so should work.
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Here's a plain link (slickdeals might add affiliate tags):
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tracfone...3520714546 [ebay.com]

Just bought this (thanks OP and John_Wick!), so should work.
Does anyone know how long we have to activate the plan? I'm hoping I can activate it within six months.
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You can unlock it by flashing a different firmware on it. Jeff confirmed it with the Tracfone S7 he got from a previous deal
is it easy? can i done by myself?
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How many GB for the data? All I saw was mins
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How many GB for the data? All I saw was mins
Looks like only 1.5GB data. Boo!
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Looks like only 1.5GB data. Boo!
1.5GB for a year!? Oh hell no~ lol
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Does anyone know how long we have to activate the plan? I'm hoping I can activate it within six months.
Can't find where but just read an older post yesterday where sometime claimed to have chatted with a Tracfone rep who said they could activate the service next May and use it till may 2021 no prob.


So don't hold it to me, but I think your safe
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