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TracFone Cell Phone Plans

Nov. 6, 2019
Cell Phones, Utilities
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TracFone offers primarily pay-as-you-go cell phone plans, with a handful of monthly plans for smartphone users. The prepaid carrier contracts with all four major wireless companies, so customers benefit from extensive networks without the premium price tag.

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AT A Glance

  • Plans start at $9.99 for 30 minutes
  • Notables: Double- and triple-minute promotions; company partners with each of the four major carriers; poorly rated customer service
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TracFone cell phone plans


Monthly plans include unlimited talk and text, plus a set amount of data. You can rollover any unused data, as long as you keep your service active on a monthly plan. These plans are only available with a smartphone.

  • 1GB: $20
  • 2GB: $25
  • 3GB: $30

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Pay as you go

Tracfone airtime cards are good for anywhere from 30 days to a year, depending on the package. Any calls placed or received, as well as incoming and outgoing texts, will be deducted from your plan. You can save 10% on most airtime cards if you set your account to automatically refill. And with some plans, you can double or triple your minutes.


  • 500 minutes, 500 texts, 500MB (30 days): $15
  • 500 minutes, 1,000 texts, 500MB (60 days): $25
  • 750 minutes, 1,000 texts, 1GB (60 days): $35
  • 750 minutes, 1,000 texts, 1.5GB (90 days): $45
  • 750 minutes, 1,500 texts, 2GB (90 days): $50
  • 1,500 minutes, 1,500 texts, 1.5GB (365 days): $125

Basic phone:

  • 30 minutes (30 days): $9.99
  • 60 minutes (90 days): $19.99
  • 120 minutes (90 days): $29.99
  • 200 minutes (90 days): $39.99
  • 450 minutes (90 days): $79.99
  • 400 minutes (365 days): $99.99
  • 1,000 minutes (365 days): $159.99
  • 1,500 minutes (365 days): $199.99

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How TracFone compares on prices

Use the table below to see how TracFone’s monthly plans stack up against other prepaid providers.

 2GB or less3-5GB6-9GB10-25GBUnlimited
*Google Fi customers pay $20 for unlimited talk and text. Data is billed at a rate of $10 per gigabyte.
**Republic Wireless customers pay $15 for unlimited talk and text. Data is billed at a rate of $5 per gigabyte.
AT&T Prepaid$35 (2GB)$50 (8GB)$65
Boost Mobile$10 (1GB)

$15 (2GB)
$25 (5GB)$35 (10GB)

$45 (15GB)
Cricket Wireless
$30 (2GB)$40 (10GB)$55
Google Fi*
$20 (talk, text and Wi-Fi)

$30 (1GB)

$40 (2GB)
$50 (3GB)

$60 (4GB)

$70 (5GB)
$80 (6GB+)
Metro by T-Mobile
$30 (2GB)$40 (10GB)$50
Net10$20 (2GB)$35 (5GB)$40 (10GB)
Republic Wireless**
$15 (talk, text and Wi-Fi)

$20 (1GB)

$25 (2GB)
$30 (3GB)

$35 (4GB)

$40 (5GB)
$45 (6GB)

$50 (7GB)

$55 (8GB)

$60 (9GB)
$65 (10GB)

$90 (15GB)
Straight Talk Wireless$30 (1,500 minutes, unlimited texts and 100MB data)$35 (5GB)$45 (25GB)$55
T-Mobile prepaid$40 (10GB)$50
Ting$10 (talk and text)$25 (5GB)$45 (with 12GB of hotspot)

$60 (with 30GB of hotspot)
Total Wireless$25 (talk and text only)$35 (5GB)$50
Tracfone$20 (1GB)

$25 (2GB)
$30 (3GB)
U.S. Cellular prepaid$30 (talk and text only)$40 (5GB)$55
Verizon prepaid
$35 (talk and text only)$40 (5GB)$50 (15GB)$65
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