Verizon Prepaid vs Tracfone are examples of two different types of prepaid phone plans. Verizon Prepaid uses the “Unlimited in network minutes with a daily charge” type of plan and Tracfone uses the Cost per minute plan.
How Verizon Prepaid Works
Verizon Prepaid has several options
Prepaid Basic which offers 25 cent minutes.
99 cents per day which allows you unlimited calling to other Verizon Wireless phones and then you will pay 10 cents a minute on all other calls. Every day that you use your phone you will pay the 99 cent fee. Texts are 10 cents to send and receive.
199 cents per day which allows you unlimited calling to other Verizon Wireless phone users and then you will pay 5 cents a minute on all other calls. You also get Unlimited Nights and Weekend calling with the $1.99 plan. Every day that you use your phone you will pay the $1.99 fee. Texts are 5 cents to send and receive.
399 cents per day which allows you unlimited calling to other Verizon Wireless phone users and then you will get Unlimited calling every day. Every day that you use your phone you will pay the $3.99 fee. Texts are 1 cent to send and receive. This is basically their Prepaid Unlimited Plan. $3.99 per day for Unlimited Calling to any phone in the United States.
Text Message Bundles
If you are on any of the Verizon Prepaid Plans you can get the Message Bundle Plans. For $20 per month you get Unlimited Messaging. For $10 per month you get unlimited texting to Verizon Wireless phones and 250 additional messages. If you go over the 250 you will pay 20 cents per message with the Basic plan, 10 cents with the 99 cent plan, 5 cents with the 199 plan, and 1 cent with the 399 Unlimited plan.
How Tracfone Works
Tracfone is a simple Cost Per Minute prepaid cell phone company.
You purchase the Tracfone phone and a Minute card.
Then you activate the phone by calling Tracfone on a land line or by going online.
You will have to type in some numbers into your phone and then it is active. It is really easy.
Next you will add a Tracfone Minute Card.
When adding a minute card if you use a five digit Bonus Code you might get more minutes. Check out the Tracfone Bonus Codes.
Basically you buy Tracfone minutes on a card and add them to your phone. You will get 90 days of service time on most Tracfone cards. You must keep minutes and service time on your phone to use it. The remaining number of minutes and the service end date will usually show on your display. vzprepaidvstrac
Be sure to check out what Tracfone DMFL is before you purchase your Tracfone. Here is a great article on Tracfone DMFL. I would only add minutes to a Tracfone that had DMFL on it.
Tracfone Service Time and Minutes Roll Over
If you add minutes or service time before your phone has completely run out the remaining minutes or service time will roll over.
What is the difference between a GSM Tracfone and a CDMA Tracfone?
CDMA Tracfones work on the Verizon and Alltel and US Cellular networks. These phones will roam onto the different CDMA networks. The GSM Tracfones work on the At&t and T-Mobile networks and will roam onto some other GSM networks also. If there is a good GSM network in your area the phones that will be available for your zip code will probably be GSM phones.
A GSM Tracfone will not roam onto a CDMA network and a CDMA Tracfone cannot work on a GSM network.
Tracfone Motorola W376 and Samsung R451c
How Can You Pay for Verizon Prepaid Service?
Verizon allows you to pay with credit card or debit card and auto pay,
With credit card or debit card on their website
Pay by phone or in person at Verizon Wireless stores or kiosks.
Pay in Person at Verizon Stores.
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