Rabu, 30 Juli 2014

Best LG Phones from Tracfone

Top 5 LG Brand Phones From Tracfone

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The Best LG Brand Cell Phones
Here are the top 5 phones made by LG for Tracfone prepaid cell phone service. Each phone offers certain features and benefits the others may not be able to offer, so it is important to analyze which phone may be right for you.

These are only the top 5 LG brand phones, for those who like the LG brand and want to narrow their search to one brand. If you prefer other brands of cell phone, you may find our useful.
Cell Phone Reviews page

LG is a very popular electronics company that makes everything from TV's to refrigerators. They make some of the most cutting edge smartphones as well.

But the LG cell phones offered through Tracfone are not the newest or most recently released. They tend to be older models that have proven themselves with good value, durability and low cost.

LG products are great, and the same is true for their mobile devices from Tracfone, so let's get straight to the top 5 LG phones from Tracfone.

The Top 5 Best LG Brand Cell Phones Available at Tracfone

Starting with #5:

#5 - LG 440G
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LG 440G
The LG 440G is a flip phone loaded with more features than one would expect for this compact phone.

It comes with fast mobile web, courtesy of 3G connectivity speeds. It also has a decent 1.3 MP camera, hands free speaker, voice dialing and all the other features normally included with a Tracfone. The only downside to this impressive little phone is that it only comes with Double Minutes for Life instead of the better Triple Minutes for Life that most newer Tracfone's now have.

Overall, this LG phone is small, convenient and has great value as a backup phone, or for other uses. You can read TracfoneReivewer's full LG 440G Review to learn more, including how to find it for less than retail price.

#4 - LG 530G
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LG 530G
This LG phone is a fine upgrade from other, older phones, including the LG 500G, which it is similar too. The LG 530G is a candy bar style phone (meaning no flipping or sliding parts), with a full QWERTY keyboard.

This phone is great for texting, in fact, it is one of de9w2dsl's top picks in our Best Tracfone Cell Phones for Texting post a few weeks back. The QWERTY keyboard makes texting quick and convenient, even for those unfamiliar with this style keyboard. If you haven't tried texting with a phone like this, it is well worth a try.

Other impressive features the LG 530 comes with include MP3 player, 1.3 MP camera, and best of all, Triple Minutes for Life. (which triples every minute added to the phone - a great value)

Overall, the LG 530G is a great LG brand cell phone offered by Tracfone and works well as an everyday phone. Triple Minutes for Life and easy texting makes it one of the best cell phones offered by Tracfone.

You can read our Review of the LG 530G to see the full feature list, and find our likes and dislikes for the phone.

#3 - LG 840G
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White LG 840G
Our #3 pick for best LG Tracfone is the 840G. It has modern features, and provides great value and functionality to consumers. It comes with Triple Minutes for Life, which means that every minute you add is tripled!

Three features that really stand out on the LG 840G are Touchscreen, MP3 player with 2GB MicroSD card included, and WiFi connectivity.

The LG 840G is one of only a handful of Tracfone Cell Phones with WiFi. WiFi connectivity allows you to connect to the internet for free and surf the web without using prepaid minutes. Needless to say, WiFi is a huge feature.

The touchscreen on the LG 840G is good, better than the touchscreen on the older, LG 800G. It may take some getting used to, but functions well and helps make this phone look like it is part of the modern smartphones, even if it isn't quite there yet.

Overall, the LG 840G is a stylish, feature rich phone that is the most modern offering from Tracfone. You can read our entire Review of the LG 840G to see all the features, and where to find it for less than the $50 retail price.

#2 - LG Optimus Dynamic
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LG Optimus Dynamic
The runner up in our list of top LG phones is the LG Optimus Dynamic. This phone is a true smartphone, running Android 2.3 and comes with a lot of features besides the ability to access thousands of apps in the Google Play store.

The touchscreen is 3.2", about the same as the LG 840G. The Dynamic also has WiFi, and Triple Minutes for Life.

It has a convenient size for those who don't want a large phone, and you can easily surf the web, browse YouTube, or play games on the phone. The storage space on the Optimus Dynamic isn't great, however, so you won't be able to load a large number of apps. But there are ways to move apps to the included SD card which helps increase the space.

Check out our full review of the LG Optimus Dynamic to learn more about the features. You can also take a look at the price on Amazon, which last check put it at under $20!

#1 - LG Optimus Dynamic II
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LG Optimus Dynamic II
As you can probably guess, the LG Optimus Dynamic II is a newer and better upgrade to the LG Optimus Dynamic. The Dynamic II has a larger 3.8" screen, WiFi, and more internal memory for storing things.

The LG Optimus Dynamic II runs Android 4.1 which is a newer version of Android OS. It also has a 3MP camera and lots of other great features.

The Dynamic II is one of the best Smartphones available from Tracfone at this time, but you should take a look at our List of Android Smartphones to see some of the options coming in the future, including the LG Optimus Fuel.

For more features and info, read our Review of the LG Optimus Dynamic II. It is currently selling for under $100 on Amazon and other places.

This concludes de9w2dsl's selection of the best LG phones offered by Tracfone. We hope you found this useful. You may be interested in reading our recent post with the Latest Summer Deals and Sales on Tracfone Devices and Minutes.

And if you're shopping for a new phone, you may want to learn about the new 'Bring Your Own Phone' to Tracfone program that we cover on our Tracfone BYOP page.

Leave a comment with your thoughts, questions or ideas and be sure to share this with others who might be interested!

Don't know what Tracfone Promo Codes are? Well, you are missing out on free minutes!

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This post was originally published on 7/2/2013 and fully updated on 7/30/2014

Selasa, 22 Juli 2014

Summer Deals and Sales on Tracfone - July 2014

Discounts, Deals and Sales for Tracfone Devices and Minutes!

There are lots of great deals and sales available around the web, but it can be hard to find the right sales when you want them, or even just find them!

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Deals and Discounts on Tracfone
de9w2dsl has collected some of the best deals and sales for Tracfone Cell Phones and Minutes from the internet and listed them here for your convenience.

Tracfone Wireless is a prepaid cell phone service provider that offers low cost phones and minutes. Both the phones and minutes are widely available in stores and online.

The deals listed below are just some of the best we've found, but there are plenty more out there depending on what you're looking for. So don't be afraid to do some searching for yourself, and be sure to let us know of any great deals you find!

These discounts sometimes go fast so don't wait to check them out and grab them if they are what you're looking for. Let us know if the deals change so we can keep this page updated.

Speaking of deals, be sure to visit our Tracfone Promo Codes page for a list of codes to get free minutes when adding a minutes card to your device. Also like us on Facebook to get the latest news, deals and blog posts!

Tracfone Sales, Discounts and Deals for July 2014

List of the latest deals on cell phones for Tracfone from around the web. Some of the deals listed below are for both minutes and phones, others for just phones.

1. Motorola EX 431G for $5 (or $100 with 2000 minutes!)

About the Deal: This Motorola phone has a full QWERTY keyboard that makes texting fast and simple. It also comes with Triple Minutes for Life, which is a fantastic deal. If you still have a phone with double minutes, (or no extra minutes!) you should probably upgrade and at $5 this deal is hard to beat! Just be sure to buy the Moto EX 431G that has Triple Minutes as some versions only have double.

Read our recent review of the Motorola EX 431G to learn more about this great little phone.

If you're looking for a big minutes bundle, check out this deal on HSN for the Moto EX431G and 2000 minutes for $100. The minutes alone are worth more than $100, and this deal works out to 5 cents per minute.

2. LG 306G for $20 on Amazon (and eBay!)

About the Deal: The LG 306G is a touchscreen phone from Tracfone that uses GSM networks and does not have the Android operating system. It comes with Triple Minutes for Life and the minutes are all in one 'pool'.

The LG 306G was released more recently and you can check out our review of the LG 306G for more information on the phone. It is a great little device similar to the LG 840G and $20 is the lowest we've seen for it.

This deal comes with free shipping, and is available on eBay as well.

3. 200 Minutes for $35 and 400 Minutes/1 Year for $93 on Amazon

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1 Year of Service and 400 Minutes
About the Deal: These two deals on minutes are a nice discount from the usual price on minute cards for Tracfone.

A 200 Minute Tracfone Card usually goes for $40 (plus tax) and this deal is for $30.50 plus $5 shipping.

A 1 year/400 minute card usually goes for $100 (plus tax) and this deal is for $87.99 plus $5 shipping.

As you can see, each deal offers a few dollars off the usual price you find in stores and on the Tracfone website. So with a little planning you can save a few bucks.

4. LG Optimus Dynamic with 600 Minutes $40

About the Deal: The LG Optimus Dynamic is the smallest Android touchscreen device offered by Tracfone. It comes with Triple Minutes for Life, Android 2.3 and a 3.2" screen. While this phone is not as advanced as most other smartphones and suffers from low storage capacity, it is a great first smartphone and an incredible value.

This deal comes with 600 minutes, which is a $40 value, so you basically get the phone free! Read more about this phone no our review page for the LG Optimus Dynamic.

This deal is available from both Amazon and eBay (click to view).

5. LG Optimus Dynamic II with 600 Minutes for $100

About the Deal: The LG Optimus Dynamic II is bigger and better than the original Dynamic in almost every way. It has a 3.8" touchscreen, more internal memory, Android 4.1 and much more.

It typically retails for around $90 online and in stores, but this deal is for $100 and includes 600 minutes worth $40. If you're looking for the latest smartphone from Tracfone, this is it right now. Check out our review of the LG Optimus Dynamic II for more details on it.

This deal is also available through Amazon, but it doesn't have free shipping.

There are several shopping websites like HSN.com, QVC.com and ShopHQ.com which feature some great deals from time to time but they tend to be very short term. Keep an eye out if you're looking for a good deal on a new phone.

This concludes our list of deals and sales on Tracfone mobile phones and minutes. We hope this list is useful and be sure to leave a comment with any deals you find.

Learn more about Tracfone and the phones available with these recent posts:
Tracfone BYOP - Get the details on this new 'Bring your own phone' to Tracfone program with a list of compatible phones and much more.

Complete List of Android Smartphones form Tracfone - View all the smartphones from Tracfone in one place to compare features and learn more about this powerful devices.

Tracfone Android vs Other Devices - Learn about the big differences between Tracfone's new Android phones and all the other regular phones they offer. There are some key differences you should be aware of and this article may help you choose if an Android phone is right for you.

Thanks for visiting!

Senin, 14 Juli 2014

6 Major Differences between Tracfone Android and Non-Android Devices

Comparing Android vs Non-Android Devices from Tracfone

Should you buy a new Android smartphone from Tracfone? Is it worth upgrading to these powerful devices that have recently become available to use with Tracfone prepaid service? We want to answer questions like these with this guide to understanding Android including 6 important differences to other Tracfone prepaid phones.

Let's start with a basic but important question:

What is an Android Phone?

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Tracfone Android vs Non-Android
Any phone that uses the Android Operating System is considered an Android device. Basically, it is a standardized operating system for phones, like Windows OS for PC's.

Android allows users to have access to hundreds of thousands of different applications through the Google Play store and other locations. These apps provide added functionality, and many are free to download and use. There are apps for nearly anything you can think of, ranging from music and radio streaming, to games and entertainment.

For more about Android OS, here is a link to the Wikipedia page on Android.

Now, we want to mention here that there are three categories of phones form Tracfone at this time:

Three Types of Phones for Tracfone:
  • Android - Cell Phones that use Android OS
  • Non-Android - All other phones from Tracfone (visit our Cell Phone Reviews page to see them)
  • BYOP Phones - A new program from Tracfone that allows you to 'Bring Your Own Phone'. (follow the link to learn more about this program) including iPhone and Android devices
So there are a few different types of phones to choose from, but we won't get into that. We will focus just on Android smartphones, and comparing the difference between them and all other phones offered by Tracfone.

So let's get to the main question, how are Android smartphones different from other Tracfone devices?

6 Key Differences Comparing Android vs Non-Android Devices from Tracfone

A list comparing the major differences between phones with Android operating system, and all the rest that are available from Tracfone. Use this list to help choose whether an Android phone may be right for you.

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Find Apps for Android
1. Access Thousands of Applications with Android Smartphones
Androids are called smartphones because of their increased functionality with access to standardized applications (apps). These apps can do many of the same things that computers programs do, including web browsing, photo editing, games and much much more.

Apps for Android phones are available from the Google Play Store and many are free or just a few dollars. There are over a million applications and they do quite a number of different things.

Access to applications gives Android phones almost unlimited functionality because you can always download and install a new app to do something you couldn't do before. Non-Android devices from Tracfone are usually limited to the features that come with the phone, like an alarm clock, web browser, etc.

Visit the Google Play Store to see some of the apps available to use with Android.

2. Minutes are Split into Three 'buckets' for Android Phones
One of the major differences between Tracfone's Android devices and their non-Android phones is the way minutes work. 

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Use the same prepaid card for Androids
On the non-Android phones (such as the LG 840G or LG 306G), when you add a 60 minute card, you get 60 minutes (or 180 if you have Triple Minutes for Life) for talking, texting and web browsing all in one 'bucket'. Also, texts cost only 0.3 minutes each.

For Android smartphones (like the ZTE Valet or LG Optimus Dynamic II), a 60 minute card will be split into three 'buckets' and give you 60 minutes calling, 60 texts, and 60mb data (and these will all be tripled to 180 with Triple Minutes for Life). So you get the same number of calling minutes (180), plus texting and data (180 of each)!  

However, if you use texting almost exclusively, this may not be a great deal because you would only have 180 texts on the Android versus a total of 600 for the non android (180 minutes divided by 0.3 per text). But there are apps available on Android that text for free - like TextPlus or several others.

So prepaid minutes work a little differently, but for most, this is very beneficial.

3. Touchscreens on All Tracfone Android Smartphones
Not everyone likes to use a touchscreen, but all of the Android powered phones from Tracfone have touchscreens at this time.

Most smartphones these days only have a touchscreen, it is very common. But if you prefer the feel of buttons under your fingers, then you might want to stick with Tracfone's like the Samsung S390G or Motorola EX431G which both have full QWERTY keypads.

Additionally, you can visit our Tracfone BYOP page to learn about how you can bring a smartphone to use with Tracfone, including some phones with sliding keyboards. Visit the BYOP page for a phone list and all the details.

4. Android Phones are (generally) Newer
Most of the newest phones from Tracfone are all Android devices. And while Tracfone's current Android smartphone selection has mostly phones that are a few years old, their non-Android phone selection includes phones from 5-10 years ago.

If you're looking for a newest phones from Tracfone, Android is where you should look. There are a couple of new smartphones we are excited about which are the Samsung Galaxy Ace Style and LG Optimus Fuel.

5. Android Phones are (generally) More Expensive
Because the Android phones from Tracfone are newer and have more features, they also tend to be more expensive. Typically the phones will be priced above $100. There are a variety of online stores that offer some great deals, including deals with minutes. So shop around when searching for a phone.

But not all of the Android smartphones are expensive, you can even get the LG Optimus Dynamic for $20 on Amazon right now.

6. No Tracfone Promo Codes for Android
The last, and probably most disappointing difference between Android and other Tracfone cell phones is that the Android phones won't accept promo codes which you might be accustomed to using with other prepaid phones.

For a long time, Tracfone has provided special promotional codes which customers can use when buying new prepaid minutes to get extra minutes for free. This is a great deal, and you can get as many as 250 free minutes.

But these promo codes are not available for Tracfone Android Smartphones, which is too bad.

Bonus Point! You are Charged for Every Text You Receive on Android Phones
Thanks to David for mentioning this in the comments - On the Android phones you cannot choose which incoming texts you read (and are charged for). You are automatically charged for every incoming text, whether you read it or not.

On non-Android Tracfones you can choose not to read a text, and thus not be charged for it. So be aware of this, and if you receive a lot of spam texts, you may want to change your number when changing to an Android phone from Tracfone.

This concludes the list of key differences between Android smartphones and the regular cell phones offered by Tracfone. We hope these points will help you choose if an Android phone is best for you. If you have any questions, or additional points to add, leave a comment below!


View all the android phones for easy comparison on our new Tracfone Android Smartphone List.

Thanks for visiting, and we hope this information was useful!

Kamis, 10 Juli 2014

Tracfone Android Phone List - Compare Smartphones

Complete List of Android Tracfone Devices with Reviews and Comparison

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Compare Android Tracfone Devices!
Tracfone is now fully embracing Android smartphone devices and sells a variety of different phones. Each of the phones have different features, pro's and con's, that can be hard to evaluate fully.

de9w2dsl is here to help with this list of Android devices that includes a quick comparison of each phone, and links to our full reviews.

We wanted to create a resource for consumers who were looking at buying an Android phone from Tracfone and provide a clear list of the phones, with comparison details. This list is for your convenience, and we hope that it will make for an easier decision.

Let's start with a basic but important question:

What are Android phones and how are they different from other Tracfone devices? Well. this is a question we have answered with a full article which you can read by following the link above . This is an important question to understand, and you should decide before proceeding further, if an Android phone is what you need.

The basic answer to the question is that an Android device is a phone that uses a common operating system, called Android, which allows users to have access to thousands of applications on Google Play.

Android phones are usually refereed to as smartphones, or Android smartphones, because of their increased functionality. They almost all have large touchscreens, and can do many things you would normally only be able to do on a computer such as browsing the web, checking email, surfing social media, and getting GPS directions.

Well, let's get to the list of Android devices offered by Tracfone.

List of Tracfone Android Smartphones with Specs and Comparison

We will include every Android device from Tracfone in this list, with information about each phone that you can compare to the others to choose the best one to fit your needs.

This list is in no particular order, and we will continue to update it as Tracfone releases new phones. Leave a comment if we miss anything, or if you see a phone that is not included here.

1 - Samsung Galaxy Centura

The Samsung Galaxy Centura is a touchscreen smartphone from Tracfone running Android 4.0. It has a 3 MP rear camera, WiFi, and has been available since 2013 from Tracfone.

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Samsung Galaxy Centura Specs
Features and Specs at a Glance:
  • Android 4.0 with access to thousands of apps via Google Play
  • 3G Network access with Verizon service
  • 3.5" Touchscreen (320x480)
  • 3 MP Camera
  • 4 GB Internal Memory
  • 800 Mhz processor
  • 512 MB RAM
Pricing: The Samsung Galaxy Centura retails on Tracfone.com for $109, but can often be found in many stores and online for much less. (lowest price $49 online)

Availability: View the Samsung Galaxy Centura on Amazon or eBay for price and buying options.

Read de9w2dsl's full Review of the Samsung Galaxy Centura for more details.

2 - ZTE Valet

The ZTE Valet is an Android 4.1 powered touchscreen smartphone from Tracfone that features a 3.5" screen. It also has 5 customization home screens, includes a 4 GB Micro SD card, and has been available from Tracfone since 2013.

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ZTE Valet Specs
Features and Specs at a Glance:
  • Android 4.1 with access to thousands of apps via Google Play
  • 3G Network access with Verizon service
  • 3.5" Touchscreen (320x480)
  • 3 MP Camera
  • 4 GB Internal Memory
  • 1 Ghz processor
  • 512 MB RAM
Pricing: The ZTE Valet is priced at $99 on the Tracfone website but can be found for less in stores and online. (lowest price found is $49)

Availability: In stores and online. View the ZTE Valet on Amazon or eBay

Read de9w2dsl's full Review of the ZTE Valet for more features and details.

3 - Huawei Glory

The Huawei Glory is a touchscreen smartphone with Android 4.0 and a 3.5" screen available from Tracfone since 2013. It has a 3.2 MP rear camera and a FM Radio. The Glory has been available from the Tracfone website, but not as easily found at other stores.

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Huawei Glory Specs
Features and Specs at a Glance:
  • Android 4.0 with access to thousands of apps via Google Play
  • 3G Network access with Verizon service
  • 3.5" Touchscreen
  • 3.2 MP Camera
  • 4 GB Internal Memory
  • 1 Ghz processor
  • 512 MB RAM
Pricing: The Huawei Glory retails at Tracfone.com for $99. It can sometimes be found online or in stores for much less.

Availability: Limited availability, sometimes found online and in stores. Available at Tracfone.com

Read de9w2dsl's full Review of the Huawei Glory for more information.

4 - LG Optimus Dynamic

The LG Optimus Dynamic is a smartphone with Android 2.3 and 3.2" touchscreen from Tracfone. It is the smallest smartphone from Tracfone at this time, but has a 3.2 MP camera and was released in 2013.

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LG Optimus Dynamic specs
Features and Specs at a Glance:
  • Android 2.3 with access to thousands of apps on Google Play
  • 3G Network access with Verizon service
  • 3.2" Touchscreen (240x320)
  • 3.2 MP Camera
  • 1 GB Internal Memory
  • 800 Mhz processor
  • 384 MB RAM
Pricing: The LG Optimus Dynamic initially retailed for around $80, but can be found for much less online and in stores. (Lowest found is $20 online!)

Availability: View the LG Optimus Dynamic on Amazon or eBay

Read de9w2dsl's full Review of the LG Optimus Dynamic for more details and specs.

5 - LG Optimus Dynamic II

The LG Optimus Dynamic II comes with Android 4.1 and a 3.8" touchscreen. It is the successor to the original Dynamic and features a larger screen, more memory and several more improvements. The Dynamic II has been available from Tracfone since early 2014 and includes a 4 GB Micro SD card.

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LG Optimus Dynamic II Specs
Features and Specs at a Glance:
  • Android 4.1 with access to thousands of apps on Google Play
  • 3G Network access with Verizon service
  • 3,8" Touchscreen (320x480)
  • 3 MP Camera
  • 4 GB Internal Memory
  • 1 Ghz processor
  • 512 MB RAM
Pricing: The LG Optimus Dynamic II retails at Tracfone.com for $129. It can be found many other places online and in stores for less. (lowest found is $80 online)

Availability: View the LG Optimus Dynamic II on Amazon or eBay

Read de9w2dsl's full Review of the LG Optimus Dynamic II for complete specs and features.

6 - LG Optimus Fuel (available)

The LG Optimus Fuel is a touchscreen smartphone similar to many of Tracfone's other Android devices with one big difference - it runs Android 4.4 which is the latest version (at the time of writing this). It also has a 1.2 Ghz processor and IPS screen. The Optimus Fuel, also called the LG L34C, is now available with Tracfone, and we will be doing a full review and updating information soon

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LG Optimus Fuel Specs
Features and Specs at a Glance:
  • Android 4.4 with access to thousands of apps on Google Play
  • 3G Network access with Verizon service
  • 3.5" Touchscreen (640x480)
  • 3 MP Camera
  • 4 GB Internal Memory
  • 1.2 Ghz Dual Core processor
  • 512 MB RAM
Pricing: $60, slightly less online

Availability: Tracfone website, Amazon, eBay

Get more details and specs by visiting our main page for the LG Optimus Fuel

7 - Samsung Galaxy Ace Style (coming soon)

The Samsung Galaxy Ace Style runs Android 4.3 and features a 4" touchscreen which is larger than previous phones from Tracfone at the time. This smartphone also has both front and rear facing cameras, and the rear 5 MP camera has autofocus. The Samsung Galaxy Ace Style is not available from Tracfone yet, but we expect it to be coming soon, and are very excited for the features it brings.

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Samsung Galaxy Ace Style Specs
Features and Specs at a Glance:
  • Android 4.3 with access to thousands of apps on Google Play
  • 3G Network access with Verizon service
  • 4" Touchscreen (480x800)
  • 5 MP Rear facing camera, 0.3 MP (VGA) Front camera
  • 4 GB Internal Memory
  • 1.2 Ghz processor
  • 512 MB RAM
Pricing: Unknown, likely around $100

Availability: Currently Unavailable - Coming Soon.

Get more details and specs by visiting our main page for the Samsung Galaxy Ace Style.

8 - Moto E (coming soon) E XT830C

The Moto E is a powerful and widely respected budget smartphone produced by Motorola when it was owned by Google. It has Android 4.4 (the latest at this time) and may be updated to Android 5.0. The Moto E has a durable 4.3" touchscreen, 1.2 Ghz dual-core processor with 1 GB of RAM. It has a rear camera, but no autofocus and does not have a front facing camera. The Moto line of phones, which includes the mid level Moto G and top level Moto X, or known for their great performance, battery life, and overall value. The Moto E is not yet available.

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Moto E Specs
Features and Specs at a Glance:
  • Android 4.4 (and perhaps 5.0)
  • 3G Network access with Verizon service
  • 4.3" Touchscreen (540x960)
  • 5 MP Rear Camera (no autofocus or front camera)
  • 4 GB Internal Memory
  • 1.2 Ghz Dual Core Processor
  • 1 GB RAM
Pricing: Unknown, probably a little over $100

Availability: Currently Unavailable with Tracfone - Coming Soon

For now, visit our main page on the Moto E coming to Tracfone where you can keep up with the latest news, and see full specs and features.

9 - LG L41c Ultimate 2 (Available)

This Android 4.4 powered smartphone has a 4.5" touchscreen, 1 GB RAM, 1.2 Ghz dual-core processor and 5mp camera with autofocus.

The LG Ultimate 2 is perhaps, at this time (11/2014), the best phone available from Tracfone. It comes with Android 4.4, a 4.5" Touchscreen, 5 MP Rear Camera with autofocus and a 1.3 MP Front facing camera. Internal memory is listed at 4 GB, but multiple sources are reporting 4.8 GB of actual usable space on the phone - enough for most users. The LG Ultimate 2 (known as the LG L41C as well) also has a 1.2 Ghz dual core processor and 1 GB of RAM. This smartphone brings many features Tracfone users have been looking for into one nice cell phone package.

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LG Ultimate 2 Specs
Features and Specs at a Glance:
  • Android 4.4 with access to thousands of Apps on Google Play
  • 3G Network access with Verizon service
  • 4.5" Touchscreen (800x400)
  • 5 MP Rear Camera with Autofocus, 1.3 MP Front Camera
  • 4 GB Internal Memory
  • 1.2 Ghz Dual Core processor
  • 1 GB RAM

Pricing: The Ultimate 2 is listed at $129

Availability: Currently found on the Tracfone Website, BestBuy, QVC. We will update when available on Amazon/eBay.

More coming soon, visit the main page with specs for the LG Ultimate 2 including LG Ultimate 2 specs and features, and lots of comments from users!

10 - Alcatel Onetouch ICON Pop  (Available)

With an impressive 5" touchsreen, Android 4.4, Quad core 1.2 Ghz processor and much more, the Alcatel Onetouch is an impressive phone! It was released at the same time as the LG Ultimate 2, and features many similar specs, with two noticeable differences: The Alcatel has a larger, 5" screen, and it has a quad core processor. For Tracfone Users in need of a large touchscreen phone, the Alcatel Onetouch ICON Pop fits that need. With such a large screen, video on the phone has been reported as slightly choppy at times.

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Alcatel Onetouch Icon Pop Specs
Features and Specs at a Glance:
  • Android 4.4 with access to thousands of apps on Google Play
  • 3G Network access with Verizon service
  • 5" Touchscreen (854x480)
  • 5 MP Rear Camera with Autofocus, 0.3 MP Front Camera
  • 4 GB Internal Memory
  • 1.2 Ghz Quad Core Processor
  • 1 GB RAM

Pricing: The Alcatel Onetouch is $149

Availability: Currently found on the Tracfone Website, we will update with other sources as we find them.

More information available on the Alcatel Onetouch ICON Pop page including detailed specs and features.

We have also noticed another smartphone, the Unimax Maxpatriot, but details are still slim on this phone.


This concludes our list of Tracfone Android cell phones. We will continue to update this list as Tracfone releases new devices. Please leave a comment with any questions or information you have to share. Be sure to also read our reviews for each of the phones to get all the information on them, or simply visit our Cell Phone Reviews page for links to each review.

Each of the smartphones listed above have certain strengths and weaknesses that you can compare. The Alcatel Onetouch ICON Pop has the largest screen, the LG Optimus Fuel, Moto E, LG Ultimate 2 and Alcatel Onetouch ICON Pop will have the latest version of Android (4.4), and the LG Optimus Dynamic is the least expensive.

If you are trying to make a decision about buying a new phone, take a moment and choose what things are most important to you - cost, screen size, Android version, camera, etc. Then use this list to quickly compare each phones features.

Each of us has different needs for a phone, and we hope this list will allow for easy comparison of all Tracfone Android smartphones currently available (and some that are coming soon).

You may also want to learn about Tracfone's 'Bring Your Own Phone' program which allows customers to bring a variety of other smartphone devices to use with Tracfone service, including iPhone 4/4S. So visit our Tracfone BYOP page for all the details.

Don't forget about our Tracfone Promo Codes page, although these codes don't work on Android phones.

Also take a look at our post on How to Set Up the Tracfone Family Value Plan, which makes it incredibly inexpensive to put a whole family on a monthly, pay as you go, plan.

Follow us on Facebook! And keep up with the latest news and updates, and join a growing community of Tracfone users.

Thanks for visiting and we hope this information was useful!

Minggu, 06 Juli 2014

Browsing the web anonymously.

Happy Monday!  Today's blog covers how to stay safe (or at least as best possible), while surfing the web!  
Web browsing can be a very scary thing.  Websites track your surfing session.  Social networks, search engines, your Internet provider, even the government may be tracking you online as well!  They may be collecting what they consider valuable marketing data, or trying to prevent potentially dangerous criminal activity, regardless, what you do online, in the so called privacy and comforts of your home, sadly folks, is anything but private!
Thankfully, The MacMentor is always looking out for his people!  Below, are some tips I've gathered to help your browsing be done anonymously.
That said, there are a few ways to spend time online anonymously. The following are a few suggestions.

How to Tweak your browser...
Do you ever wonder about the ads you get on your Facebook page, or other sites you visit?  How they are seemingly tailored just for you?  Well, THEY ARE!  To help avoid site knowing "who you are", or better, who your computer is, one thing you can do is use anonymous proxy software.  I know what you are saying, "English, please Mr. MacMentor!"  Ok, anonymous proxy software is a great way to mask, or hide your IP address online.  However, even using this type of software, there is still plenty of information about your Web-surfing habits stored on your computer — which could also be viewed over a network, say, at the office, by your IT department (that's right folks).
Thankfully, its very easy to manage your privacy settings right in your Web browser, unless the company you work for does not give you admin privileges, which you need to make changes to your browsers settings.  
A great thing to do is to disable the cookies in your browser.  A browser cookie is a tiny text file that gets stored on your computer.  It has information about where you've been online, your passwords, and other information as well.  You should also delete your browser history to make certain to cover your tracks!  Every major browser, from IE, Chrome, Safari or Firefox allows you to delete your browsing history.  All you need to do is go into the Options or Settings on your favorite browser and you'll see how this is done.  In Safari, Apple makes it very easy.  Click the History Menu option and you'll see a menu like the one below pop up.

           You'll click the Clear history option (last item you'll see on the pop-up menu),                then a window will appear like the one below.

From there, click the Clear button (highlighted in blue) and you'll clean out your browsers history.  
Another tip...Turn off Auto-complete functionality on your browser.  If Auto-complete is turned on, someone could jump on your computer, type in a few letters of a Web Address (URL) bar, or in a search engine and any recent places you've visited could be automatically filled in!  Didn't I tell you it could be scary out there!  And NEVER click "Remember my password" for any private or financial institutions.  Doing so could grant a hacker access to your most precious information.
Ok, now that I've thoroughly scared the C#$@ out of you, there is another, very easy thing you can do.  Most browsers allow for private surfing.  If you are a Safari user, click on the Safari menu option, and choose Private Browsing.  Enabling this feature will stop your browser from saving any history, search queries, cookies or passwords.  
Ok, now let's discuss search engines.  You could simply choose not to save your browsing history.  For example, Google, recently was ordered to make this easier for users in Europe.  You might also consider not logging into your Google account when you are using these services, or you may choose to install a free browser plug-in that tells Google and other advertisers to simply back-off.  
Finally and sadly, you may (or may not) have heard that Facebook is going to start sharing Web-browsing history it collects with advertisers to display more targeted ads — yes, even on non-Facebook sites you visit. Thankfully you can opt out of this within Facebook's Privacy settings.

Speaking of Facebook, how on earth does Facebook know to show you ads for your local gym or supermarket? In part it's because your computer's unique Internet Protocol (IP) address, assigned by your Internet provider, which reveals your geographical location. Unfortunately, even if your computer generates a different IP address every time you boot up or log online, this number (e.g. still tells your general location.
There are a slew of solutions that allow you to hide your Internet connection, allowing you to remain anonymous while online.
One solution si to use a free "online proxy servers" to conceal your identity. Simply point the Web address (URL) to the proxy server and surf right from its website (for help with this, check out proxy.org for a list of great options).
Or, you may wish to download Virtual Private Network (VPN) software that encrypts your browsing sessions.
The browser-independent Hotspot Shield from AnchorFree (anchor free.com), for example is available for Windows, Macs, iPhone and Android channels all Web activities through a personal VPN and secures Internet communications by turning all HTTP traffic into the safer HTTPS (which is what your bank uses for a safe connection). You can purchase an ad-supported free version and a beefier "elite" option ($29.95/year) with more bells and whistles.
Similarly, Tor is free software that protects you against Internet surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy. TOR is short for "The Onion Router" — which gets its name for its "layered" approach to the encryption process — TOR (torproject.org) provides online anonymity as the software routes Internet traffic through a worldwide volunteer network of servers to conceal your location as well as your online browsing patterns.
Lastly, this blog will cover USB sticks.  In some cases, software to encrypt your connection is kept on a USB drive.  These can be fantastic when you  wish to remain safe and secure when using a public PC.
Check out the SurfEasy Private Browser ($69.99 one-time fee; surfeasy.com).  Its a tiny USB key that fits into a credit card-shaped case to be kept in your wallet. When you plug it into a PC or Mac it immediately launches its own password-protected browser and you're good to go (no proxy or network settings to configure).
Your browsing session is handled through SurfEasy's fast and secure private proxy network. Your IP address will be masked throughout your browsing session.
SurfEasy  also has a new downloadable product called SurfEasy VPN that can protect not only computers, but your iPhones, iPads and even Android devices as well!
Lastly, check out Tails (tails.boum.org), which can be downloaded and installed onto a USB stick to run independently of the computer's original operating system. Similar to SurfEasy, it allows you browse the Web anonymously, on virtually any computer as all connections are channeled through the earlier mentioned TOR network.
Didn't realize how unsafe your browsing was, did you?  Well I hope this post helps.  You may choose to do nothing, just be aware that you are being "followed" and "watched".  There are things you can do, and things I hope you do to help protect yourself.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to me for assistance!  
Have an awesome week, and until next time, best to you and your devices.  And Safe Browsing to you all!

Selasa, 01 Juli 2014

Tracfone Promo Codes for July 2014

List of New Tracfone Promo Codes for July 2014

Below is a list of Tracfone Promo Codes collected by de9w2dsl for use with Tracfone devices in the month of July 2014.

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Tracfone Promo Codes for July!
Tracfone is a prepaid cell phone provider that offers low cost phones, and prepaid service across America.

When adding prepaid minutes to a Tracfone device, you can also enter promotional codes which are good for additional free minutes. These codes are collected from around the web, and provided here for your inconvenience and to help get you more minutes for free!

Below are just the new promo codes for July 2014. You can see a full list of codes with more options, on our main Tracfone Promo Codes page.

These codes are a bonus, and don't always work. Try adding airtime online at the Tracfone website where you can try several codes if the first doesn't work. Also note that these codes do not work for Android phones.

Speaking of phones, we have lots of Cell Phone Reviews on the latest Android smartphones from Tracfone, including the Samsung Galaxy Ace Style which is coming soon.

And don't forget to check out our Tracfone BYOP Guide, with a list of compatible phones!

Now, let's get to the codes.

Tracfone Promo Codes for July 2014

These codes are listed with the prepaid minute card they go with. They should all be valid through July 2014. Leave a comment with how the codes worked for you.

60 Minute Card - Use code 84464 for 30 bonus minutes

120 Minute Card - Enter code 32102 for 60 free minutes or 59632 for 20 bonus minutes

200 Minute Card - Use 32102 for 60 minutes or 24265 and get 40 free minutes

450 Minute Card - Use promo code 93528 for 50 extra minutes

1 Year/400 Minute Card - Enter 43870 or 55539 to get 250 free minutes

These are the codes for Tracfone for the month of July 2014. We hope you find these useful, and get some free minutes the next time you add a prepaid card! Please let us know which codes are working for you with a comment below!

Learn more about exciting changes to Tracfone here, including using an iPhone 4 with Tracfone BYOP. Browse the blog for more news and information.

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