Tracfone Reviews page2

Tracfone is probably the most famous known entity in prepaid phones as the costs of the phones and plans/minutes are hard to beat. Tracfone is a Virtual provider, meaning they do not have any of their own network towers. Instead, they utilize some of the best networks in North America including AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon. As time has gone on Tracfone introduced many other brands that offer different deals. These are have been welcomed with open arms for thrifty shoppers in this great nation. (Net10, Straight Talk, Safelink, etc.) 

The Network service:

 TracFone buys bulk airtime from major cell providers thoughout the US, these are some that are know to be used:

GSM Models:

  • AT&T Wireless
  • T-Mobile
  • Claro (Puerto Rico only)
CDMA models:
  • Verizon Wireless

Facebook: You can use a basic version of facebook on all these phones, use in the phones browser


The TracFone was established in 1996 as Topp Telecom Inc., a prepaid cell phone company, in Miami, Florida. In February 1999, Topp received a major infusion of capital from Teléfonos de México or Telmex , Mexico's largest telephone company. TelMex paid $57.5 million for a 55 percent controlling interest in the company.

In 2000, Telmex spun off their mobile unit, creating América Móvil, of which Topp Telecom became a subsidiary. In November 2000, Topp Telecom Inc. changed its name to TracFone Wireless Inc.