About a year ago my mother in law was out for a walk with her dogs when she fell and hurt herself really bad. She's 66 years old and sort of resistant to technology, but after she fell she had a change of heart. She had to go the hospital and had to get several MRI's and while we are thankful her injuries were not life threatening, we really wished she had a cell phone so she didn't have to walk back to her house to call 911. If she had broken her leg instead of just scraping it up, who knows how she would have gotten back home or who would have found her. I know that a lot of older people are resistant to cell phones and technology but we talked to her about a prepaid cell phone for emergencies and she agreed it was a great idea. In addition when she takes my son to the park, I have a way to reach her if I need to now.
In fact I really think that once my child gets school aged, he may just get a Tracfone for emergencies just so that he has a way to reach me if he needs to.
A lot of parents are driving their kids to practice or summer camps and kids have things they are doing all day long, getting a prepaid TracFone for your child to let you know they are ready to be picked up can be very helpful during the busy summer months and if you need to keep track of all your kids where-a bouts, TracFone is the least expensive option for owning a cell phone in America. There are no contracts, no credit checks, no activation charges or cancellation fees not to mention great Nationwide coverage and reception.
And if you are thinking well I like that its inexpensive, but TracFones aren't exactly cool, well you are wrong, they offer brand name phones from leading manufacturers like Motorola, Kyocera, LG, Nokia and Samsung. You can choose from simple "Candy Bar" phones, to Bluetooth®-enabled "Smart" phones. They have great phones packed with features like camera/video recorder, web access, app capabilities, mp3 player, and full QWERTY keyboard, for $29.99
So How Does The TracFone Payment Thing Work?
You can pay as you go online or with cards available at thousands of retail stores across the country.
• 1 year service cards give you so much more. Receive double minutes for the life of your TracFone, and 800 minutes, for only $119.00
• “Double minutes for the life of your phone” is a feature that can be purchased separately for only$19.99, but some phones include it!
• Choose monthly plans with 200 minutes for under $30.00, and as low as $9.99 for 50 minutes. This option would be perfect for kids who's phone is for one purpose, contacting mom and dad.
Other benefits about the TracFone is that you can make international calls for the same price as standard phone calls, and you can call over 60 international destinations directly from your TracFone at no extra cost! With the International Neighbors program, you can provide family and friends in Mexico or Canada a local phone number in those countries to reach you at your TracFone in the U.S.
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real TracFone customers
real TracFone customers
If you are uncertain that you really need a TracFone, check out some testimonies from customers who are glad they had a TracFone when they really needed one.
In this day and age, where there are no phone booths like there used to be, I really recommend a TracFone, at least for emergency purposes and I'm so glad my mother in law has one now.