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    Tracfone 'Buy Airtime' page shows 'Tracfone Data Cards Only for Android Phones

    Hey All

    Just noticed something on the Tracfone Buy Airtime page!

    At the bottom of the page there is a new category -- Data Cards Only for Android Phones. With Carryover.

    And the denominations are

    2 GIG $50 for Web Browsing
    750 MEG $20 for Web Browsing
    300 MEG $10 for Web Browsing

    And next to each category there is a picture of an airtime card with a brand new Tracfone design. Not Net10, not anything else. Just Tracfone. And a brand new design. For Tracfone only. (Did I already say that?)

    And there is more. The Tracfone Activate Phones page shows these 4 phones. Word on the street is these are all Verizon-based.

    LG L38C LG Optimus Dynamic Gingerbread Android 2.3
    SA S738C Samsung Galaxy Centura Android 4.0
    ZTE Z665C ZTE Valet Android 4.1
    Huawei H868C Huawei Glory Android 4.0

    Could it finally be coming true? And could HSN possibly be correct about something? Is there really a new Tracfone Android coming? Hell just might freeze over twice this week.

    Online Tutorials

    L38C LG Optimus Dynamic Gingerbread Android 2.3
    http://tracfone.deviceanywhere.com/t...C&locale=en_US

    SA S738C Samsung Galaxy Centura Android 4.0
    http://tracfone.deviceanywhere.com/t...C&locale=en_US

    ZTE Z665C ZTE Valet Android 4.1
    http://tracfone.deviceanywhere.com/t...C&locale=en_US

    Huawei H868C Huawei Glory Android 4.0
    http://tracfone.deviceanywhere.com/t...C&locale=en_US

    Airtime Cards
    https://www.tracfone.com/direct/Purc...ype=TSAPP40060
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    someone on www.androidcommunity.com who says he works for Tracfone posted on 09/13/13 that the release date for these phones is September 21, 2013. His post sounds like all 4 will be released at the same time.

    http://androidcommunity.com/tracfone...y-lg-20130419/
    Last edited by annepani; 09-17-2013 at 09:06 AM.

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    Well, that's certainly interesting. I wonder how they're going to sell Android minutes. And if you have to use their handsets.

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    EDIT: duplicate post deleted

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    Aren't these phones just recycled from Net10/ST?

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    Your regular airtime tank has to be qctive to add the data card, which stands to reason. I wonder how many people will try to SIM swap with the gsm phones? It wont work, but some will try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Sweeper View Post
    Your regular airtime tank has to be qctive to add the data card, which starnds to reason. I wonder how many people will try to SIM swap with the gsm phones? It wont work, but some will try.
    Just as long as my regular airtime tank will accept the minutes I transfer in from my existing Tracfone phone, I don't mind. If not, no deal.

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    Nice find!! About time, though as expected, very low end phones. But - that's why they have NET10 and ST. The data rates are actually reasonable. I wouldn't mind one if I can activate it on Verizon. Threaded messaging would be nice, as would occasional data.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IsLand_BoY View Post
    Nice find!! About time, though as expected, very low end phones. But - that's why they have NET10 and ST. The data rates are actually reasonable. I wouldn't mind one if I can activate it on Verizon. Threaded messaging would be nice, as would occasional data.
    Supposedly they are all Verizon.

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    Nice find OP!

    This would appeal to me. I am mostly talk, some text, and a little data. It might work out to be less than Net10/ST's monthly rates all while using Verizon (which is needed in my area).

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    I think we are seeing the melding of Page Plus with TF/NT/ST.

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    Are any of these phones offered by the other divisions? I'm wondering about possible price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tracuser View Post
    Are any of these phones offered by the other divisions? I'm wondering about possible price.
    Both Net10 & Straight Talk offer the Dynamic ($80), and the Centura ($100). Only Net10 offers the Glory ($100) and the Valet has not been released on either Net10 or Straight Talk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Sweeper View Post
    Both Net10 & Straight Talk offer the Dynamic ($80), and the Centura ($100). Only Net10 offers the Glory ($100) and the Valet has not been released on either Net10 or Straight Talk.
    The Valet is showing up on Straight Talk tutorials, has it just not been released yet?

    http://tracfone.deviceanywhere.com/s...C&locale=en_US

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    Quote Originally Posted by tracuser View Post
    The Valet is showing up on Straight Talk tutorials, has it just not been released yet?

    http://tracfone.deviceanywhere.com/s...C&locale=en_US
    No, it has not been released yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by annepani View Post
    Supposedly they are all Verizon.
    Good news indeed. Can't wait for it to be released.

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