I’ll soon have some unboxing videos to share with you, and I’ve started reviews for these phones, but I’ve also got some timely info this week. Two different TracFone handsets are on sale right now.
The first is the TracFone LG 500g QWERTY from Target (brick and mortar store only, not available online). There you can get this phone for $20, which is $5 cheaper than you’d pay at TracFone.com after using the discount code. For the LG 500g review, click here. This deal is available through Saturday.
Next, the LG 290c, a CDMA slider, is at HSN.com. There they are offering it with TRIPLE minutes for life. The deal includes 1200 (total) minutes with the phone, for a total of $129.99. If you need a CDMA phone and don’t care about a QWERTY keyboard, the 290c is a good way to go in my opinion, especially if you plan to stay with TracFone for a while and can take advantage of that Triple Minutes deal. Click here and search for “LG 290c.” (Thanks to TracFancier for taking the time to point this one out to me!)
As I looked for the LG 290c, I also noticed that the LG 800g is still being sold at HSN with triple minutes for life as well. They had offered this deal previously, but those always sold out so fast that I never got chance to share the deal on the blog, or buy one for myself. Now after learning about the texting issues, I don’t want one. I’m a little surprised that they are still selling this phone when TracFone and Net10 themselves have stopped, and I would advise being cautious with this deal as well. With all the problems with texting, and the replacement EX124g phones causing people some headaches as well, it might not be worth the hassle to grab the 800g at this time.
However, the fact that there are now two TMFL phones raises the question of when TMFL will become widely available. Hopefully it won’t be long before we see it as a standard feature on new phones and as an upgrade card you can buy from TracFone for existing phones, as we previously saw with DMFL. If the roll-out sequence of DMFL is any indication, I would think that we’ll continue to see more of the most expensive TracFones come with TMFL standard, then over time we’ll see more and eventually all of their lineup including TMFL. Considering this, it might be worth waiting, if you can, before you buy another TracFone handset.