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Avoiding Smartphone Contracts This Season with TracFone!

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With Christmas and other holidays around the corner, it’s time to figure out those perfect gifts. In our home we are a very busy family and we have a soon to be 9 year old. We visit a lot of places and sometimes we split up to let the kids do what they want, which sometimes is opposite of each other.

We were provided with a Samsung Galaxy Centura Smartphone with service provided by TracFone. TracFone is one of America’s largest no-contract cell phone service providers and are great phones and plans because we do not like to be locked into contracts, too many stories.

We have decided to stick with no-contract phones for several reasons, but one being the affordability. The TracFone Samsung Galaxy Centura Smartphone is an Android powered device and has a 3G data connection. It has a built in camera and can run video and pictures. 



This is a great phone for our oldest when she wants to go to a friend’s house or when we need a spare phone when on the go say at one of our local Southern California Amusement Parks which we have passes to several and visit often.

With TracFone’s flexible Android plans it makes it easy for our big family to add in new lines with no contracts and high costs. We can decide on how much we want to spend and the minutes last for 90 days with plans beginning at $7 a month. There are also plans that will provided even more talk and data so make sure to check out the TracFone website and participating retailers across the U.S. Service is simple to refill, buy a refill card, do it online or over the phone, anytime anywhere service is available. You can pick up a 60-minute card that triples to 180 minutes, 180 texts and 180 MB data for $19.99 that will last for 90 days.

This is a great option for low usage. Or you can get the same minutes and data for only $7 a month. And with the ability to Carryover® unused minutes, text and data is great for us who use the phone as needed (as long as service is active.) 3 TracFone provides nationwide coverage on America’s largest and most dependable networks allowing service in any city and state (where applicable). There is also a helpful app that allows us to monitor talk, text and data to let us keep a track


on balance information with the help of a useful widget. And data can be purchased as needed or as not needed – 300MB ($10), 750MB ($20), 2GB ($50).

We were happy to take on a new Smartphone because we really needed one. But the best thing of all is ability of avoiding the contract and being able to buy only the minutes we need without them expiring 30 days later.

This makes the perfect gift for anyone because minutes and data can be loaded by anyone like us for our kid. This also makes a gift for someone who needs a phone and then they can take on paying for service on their own. The days of contracts and over usage are long gone!





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  1. Trish F on January 2, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    My college junior son talked me into signing up with Verizon a year and a half ago, since then I pay $150 a month on a phone I rarely use. I told him come our 2 year lease is up I’m not renewing. I always had a track phone but I admit it didn’t even have a camera, now that I know you can get them in smart phone, I’m going to be looking into that, I can’t afford this contract bill!

  2. Jean on December 27, 2013 at 8:11 am

    I need to look into this for my husband. He changed jobs and no longer gets a mobile phone through work and is currently going without a phone. I know the main reason he’s putting off getting a phone is cost. This might be a good option for him.

  3. saminder gumer on December 26, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    these are such a great idea and are a great price that i may get one for the kids. thanks.

  4. Taylor Allen on December 26, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    I think 2014 will bring a huge jump in non contract phone sales. It seems like the big mobile carriers are heading in the way of current cable companies…. They better evolve and give more power to the paying customer or risk losing sales to companies that will.

  5. Sarah L on December 25, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    I’ve never had a contract phone and would not get one. Currently with t-mobile.

  6. shelly peterson on December 25, 2013 at 4:07 am

    This sounds like a good deal to look into. I like the no contracts and is great for people with low usage.

  7. Lisa Brown on December 25, 2013 at 3:59 am

    looks like a nice phone and a better type service than a standard 2-year contract.

  8. Mer on December 24, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    This does sound like a good option for a first phone! And great for those of us who like flexibility, as opposed to being locked in.