I activated an old R451c recently. The texting rate was 5 cents. I waited a couple of days as, in the past, the Tracfone system would update and the rate would drop to 3 cents. It never changed, stayed at a nickel. I then called Miami and the rep said it is 5 cents. I pointed out the packaging stated 3 cents. She told me I had to disregard this and the new rate is 5 cents now.
I hung up and eventually bought a 900g. Of course it is the 2.5 cent rate. I did notice that the new packaging doesn't state 2.5 cents anywhere. In fact, it says a $30 card will buy 600 texts (the 5 cent rate).
Is she right? Are they doing this to nudge people to use the monthly $25 and $50 cards?
Can anybody confirm if an LG 500/501 or 800 has 5 cent texting? I looked at the phone descriptions on net10.com tonight and none showed the 3 cent rate. I know the 401g always did in the past. Hmmm....
I have the LG800g, and out of the box it is 5cents/text. On the box it says nothing about text messaging rates.
Thanks for the info!
Net ten has always had .5 minute deduction and tracfone was the one with .3
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The Net10 LG900g will give you four texts per minute, as per a friend of mine who uses it. Quite a nice feature, although the audio on his phone isn't the greatest. I also thought there were some models that gave you three per minute as well.
Newer Net10 text rates vary with the type airtime card (30 day/paygo) applied to the phone so that the cost per text remains the same. $25/750=.033 and $30/300/3=.033 (4 text per minute is a new exception). The airtime card must reprogram parameter 08 (*#08) for the correct rate. NOTE: over playing with parameters can lock up your phone.