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tracfonewireless via eBay has Tracfone 1-Year Prepaid Smartphone Plan for AT&T or T-Mobile w/ 1200 Minutes, 1200 Texts and 3GB of Data + SIM Card for $39.99. Shipping is free. Thanks CorNut

Note: Coverage on AT&T, Verizon or T-Mobile network (based on device/location, selectable via the drop-down menu).

Kit Includes:
  • Pre-Loaded SIM Card
  • 365 days of service
  • 1,200 minutes
  • 1,200 texts
  • 3GB data
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separate activation card and sim kit

Kit Includes:
activation card
AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile SIM cards
365 days of service
1,200 minutes
1,200 texts
3GB data

Service it for 1-year, NOT per-month. This is targeted to light users or for a backup phone.
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Last Edited by baileyc113 March 19, 2020 at 09:17 AM
BUYER BEWARE! Fraud ALERT Tracfone is sending out SIMs that are not pre-loaded with plans/airtime. You might as well throw $40 out the window. Good luck getting a refund.

see posts on this deal thread and see recent negative seller reviews: https://www.ebay.com/fdbk/feedbac...:ONE_MONTH

I too received empty SIM not pre-loaded and no airtime card/PIN was received. Tracfone customer service is useless and just demanded I buy airtime with a credit card and would not listen that I bought a plan and not just an empty SIM.

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I can confirm what @dreamwarrior and @duluthgeek have been saying. I have an existing unlocked smartphone that I was using via Tracfone's BYOP program. It was using a TF AT&T SIM. I am pretty sure any other TF SIM (i.e. Verizon or T-Mobile) would work, too, but the transfer process may take a little longer (see step 7 below). Anyway, I received an AT&T-only SIM (no separate one year card) from Grand Prairie, TX today, and here are the steps I followed to transfer from my preexisting TF AT&T SIM, and maintain all the existing data/minutes/texts, while adding one year of service plus 3GB data + 1200 minutes + 1200 texts that are associated with this new TF AT&T SIM.

1.) go to Tracfone website (https://www.tracfone.com/) and log into your account; my existing TF BYOP AT&T SIM was listed there--well, the phone number was, not the SIM number; if your existing BYOP SIM is not already listed there, set it up
2.) click the "Activate" tab towards the top of the page
3.) choose the "I'M BRINGING MY OWN SMARTPHONE" option, and then choose "YES" for the "ACCEPT TERMS AND CONDITIONS" popup that appears
4.) at the "Do you have a Tracfone SIM card?", choose the "YES, I ALREADY HAVE ONE" option, and enter the full number of your new SIM starting with 89014, then click the "CONTINUE" button
5.) at the "Do you want to keep your current phone number?" screen, choose the "YES" option
6.) at the "SELECT THE NUMBER YOU WANT TO KEEP" popup, select the telephone number of your phone of interest (see step 1 above), and then hit the "CONTINUE" button
7.) you'll end up at a "Phone Upgrade Request Submitted" screen that gives instructions about waiting for your existing SIM to deactivate, then shutting down the phone, putting in the new SIM, and starting up again; hit the "CONTINUE" button to proceed
8.) you'll end up at a "SUCCESS!" screen, woo-hoo, you have completed the process!

At that point, I shut down the phone, pulled the old SIM, inserted the new SIM, and woo-hoo, everything worked. Indeed, when I checked my balances for that phone on the Tracfone website, they had been immediately updated--I did not even have to wait 15 minutes.

I note that since I was already using a TF AT&T SIM, the transfer process was essentially instantaneous (even though the messages on the screen in step 7 above suggested it could take up to two business days). If I had been using a Verizon or T-Mobile SIM, I suspect the transfer might have taken longer.

Anyway, in the long run, if you have an existing Tracfone, and simply want to add a year of service + 3GB data + 1200 minutes + 1200 texts, this is a great deal for $40 + tax. And do not be worried about not getting a separate one year card!
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Total for the whole year but you can add as you go fairly inexpensively. This isn't for heavy users. It's for light users, backup phones or other scenarios (people usually around WiFi, use other apps to communicate instead of actual texts etc)
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awesome deal, best price yet. These plans are ideal for most senior citizens and stay at home moms Smilie and most peeps who arent cell phone addicted. Best bet is to get connected to wifi at home, first thing! you can cheaply add minutes and text throughout the year.. data is a lil more pricey but still better than the avg $80 a month cell bill most peeps pay.
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I had a 5% eBay Bucks offer when ordering through the app, if you have the app be sure to check if it's available for you.
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Csn you "extend" an existing year plan i already have (exactly this same plan)?
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Csn you "extend" an existing year plan i already have (exactly this same plan)?

Officially? No it's not supported, this is for either new activations or BYOP port-ins only.

Historically? Yes, since this is the kit with a separate activation card instead of an activated SIM it's been known to extend service on existing accounts unless they've changed/updated that in the past couple months.


***EDIT*** TracFone pulled a bait & switch. they edited their post to say it includes a preloaded SIM
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No Sprint with TracFone. You'll need to update the description.
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Officially? No it's not supported, this is for BYOP/new activations only

Historically? Yes, since this is the kit with a separate activation card instead of an activated SIM it's been known to extend service on existing accounts.
How easy is it to port in and port out?
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Did they just reduce the price on this, or is this the new price going forward? I purchased one for $49.99 last year.
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Did they just reduce the price on this, or is this the new price going forward? I purchased one for $49.99 last year.
It was $50 last night when I added it to my cart, I decided to not buy it & wait for another $40 sale. When I woke up I seen it was $40 in my cart, I purchased 2.
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awesome deal, best price yet. These plans are ideal for most senior citizens and stay at home moms Smilie and most peeps who arent cell phone addicted. Best bet is to get connected to wifi at home, first thing! you can cheaply add minutes and text throughout the year.. data is a lil more pricey but still better than the avg $80 a month cell bill most peeps pay.
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Can this work with a flip phone and double the minutes
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Can this work with a flip phone and double the minutes
Huh?

Do you want minutes for each half of the flip phone?
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Huh?

Do you want minutes for each half of the flip phone?
My understanding is for a lot of non smartphones, TRACFONE refills actually give double the listed quantities. My understanding is also that this is almost never the case for a refill where the data amount is not the same number of megabytes as minutes and texts. I could be wrong; I'm a relatively recent customer.
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Does anyone know what the normal price is on this 1 year plan? wondering how much i should expect to pay after the year is done.

Also - any place to check IMEI # to confirm its compatible?
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