TracFone and Net10 Promotional Discount Codes
First, I think it’s worth a reminder that the discount codes for both TracFone and Net10 are still working. These codes debuted in mid-2008, and were expected to expire within a few months. However, they are still active, each offering $3 off your order of phones, regardless of the total price. This can make for some pretty nice deals, particularly with the Net10 version, where you can get 600 minutes for $22. For more details on the TracFone Promotional Discount Code, click here. (Although, the free accessory kit is no longer being offered). And, if you are looking for the Net10 Discount Code, click here.
If you happen to be searching for a bluetooth adapter for use with your LG 600g or, perhaps, a future bluetooth-enabled-and-unrestricted TracFone, you might want to check out this deal. I happen to like buy.com quite a lot, and the price on this device is just $6.99 with free shipping. I haven’t used this device personally, but did read the reviews at Amazon.com. There, the overall rating was 3 stars (out of 5), but the negative reviews were kind of silly in my opinion. One person rated it just 1 star because it’s not Mac compatible, and another user gave it 2 stars because he smashed it when charging his laptop with the device still attached to the USB port. Anyway, if you’re looking to add bluetooth functionality to your computer, this is an inexpensive option.
Universal Phone Chargers Coming (not so) Soon
If you’ve been following my reviews, one of the things that I like about the recent Motorolas and dislike about the LG phones has been the presence or lack of a charger with a port that works for a variety of phones. For example, the charger for the w376g will work for the w175, w260, w370, many Moto bluetooth headsets, and a variety of other Motorola products. Last week a formal agreement was announced that will encourage many major phone manufacturers to adopt a standard adapter, so that the chargers will be interchangeable. While it doesn’t take effect until 2012, it will have several postive effects, including reducing the envrionmental waste of throwing out old chargers with each new phone purchase, and the hassle and expense consumers face when each phone upgrade requires new accessories. Here’s an excerpt from the article I read about it:
“Under the scheme, phone makers have pledged that a majority of new handset models will include the universal charger by January 1 2012. The planned device will use a micro USB plug.
Aside from bringing relief to drawers stuffed full of redundant chargers, the GSMA stressed that the new device would reduce raw materials.”
If you want to read the rest of the article from CNN, you an find it here, or google “universal phone charger” for more news. It’s still a long way off, but hopefully it’s something that will make all our lives easier.
More V170′s on Clearance
I was at my local Shopko yesterday and noticed that there remaining stock of TracFone Motorola V170′s were marked at a clearance price of $6.24. I don’t know if this is national, but if you want this phone it might be worth a look. A better deal, though, is to get the phone free when you pay regular price for a 60 minute card, as I explained in a previous post HERE. The free accessory kit is no longer being offered, but you can still use the promo code to save $3.