In a world where fewer and fewer companies are offering pay as you go plans and services, TracFone is one of the few who have held fast to its refill card service model. TracFone cards can be purchased at drugstores, mini-marts, dollar stores, gas stations, supermarkets…. just about anywhere you can think of, and they’re surprisingly popular.
Generally, the cards grant airtime which can be used for texts, minutes and data, all of which are pulled from the same bucket of funds. However, TracFone recently introduced a new text messaging refill card which is sure to make heavy texters a bit happier. Priced at $10, this card grants users an additional 1,000 text messages. Much like the data refill cards, the text message card does not actually give service or days and does not expire. In order to use the minutes, customers must have service on the phone–in other words, this card is not a standalone card.
Prepaid Phone News reports
that the text message card is currently only available online, and I certainly haven’t seen it at any stores, but I also wasn’t looking. Regardless, I expect that the cards should be reaching a location near you soon. As a note, the text messaging cards cannot be used with TracFone feature phones. Android phones and BYOD phones should be supported.
TracFone also offers data refill cards priced from $10 – $50, and pay-as-you-go service cards ranging from $10 – $200, depending on how many minutes and service days you want. For more information, or to purchase a phone or additional refill minutes, visit the TracFone website