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New phones headed to Tracfone, Net10

Some people have a knack for finding new goodies. Among them is HoFo user The_Sweeper. He always picks up things that I don’t see from other people. Most recently it was the addition of four phones to Tracfone. How did he catch this while no one else did? Instead of finding them on the basic shopping page, he found them on the activation page. Clever. These models, two LG and two Samsung for Tracfone, plus a Samsung QWERTY for Net10, aren’t quite available yet, and we don’t know a whole ton about them. What we do know is that they’re headed for these carriers, and the wait shouldn’t be long.

Judging by the pictures, which you can find in the linked post, the Samsung T155G is a basic flip phone, complemented by the T101G, a candybar model. The LG models, 420G and 320G, appear a bit more advanced, but that’s just from their shells. For all I know, they could be just as basic as the Samsung models.

The interesting phone in the bit is the Samsung R355C. I’m not sure what it will run like, but it features a full QWERTY keyboard and, unsurprisingly, somewhat resembles the Blackjack line Samsung makes. The_Sweeper says it resembles the Samsung Freeform, and a quick look at the phone bears that out. So expect a 1.3 megapixel camera, MP3 player, and expandable memory. I’m sure we’ll learn more soon, too.

Apparently, these phones hit the FCC a week and a half ago, but I don’t remember seeing any reports at the time. I only found this article when searching for these models prior to writing this post. So it looks like we’re not far from seeing these five phones hit Tracfone and Net10.

9 Responses

  1. Rosie Says

    I have the Samsung R451C from Straight Talk (part of Tracfone0 and it is a fabulous phone! It has a full slide out qwerty keyboard, a really good MP3 player and excellent sound quality and ring tones so I expect the Samsung R355C for Tracfone cuold be similar and to I fully recommend it!


    Posted on March 2nd, 2010 at 2:38 am
  2. Marochita Says

    I’ve read mixed reviews on the new Finesse, which is available for TracFone, though most have been very positive. The price is somewhat steep, but I venture to say that the actual phone probably compares to the iphone. At least I hope so, there are no other carriers out there now that offer the touch screen-type phone. I also know they’re supported by Verizon, which in itself is a total plus since service is available just about anywhere. Any feedback on this phone would be greatly appreacited!


    Posted on March 9th, 2010 at 9:17 pm
  3. GaryP Says

    I can’t wait for that Samsung R355C! I’m on NET10 now and even though my phone is only three months old I will definitely switch to the Samsung once it’s available.
    They (NET10)now give 300 minutes free with every new phone so the phone paid for itself, pretty much!


    Posted on March 12th, 2010 at 3:35 am
  4. Rogen Says

    Ooo this is exciting. I have really enjoyed Net10 with 10c minutes and 5c text messages. They have a really nice range of phones already so this is going to be great. And I agree with Gary getting the free minutes is a very good motivation.. not that Net10 needs it as it is a really great service.


    Posted on March 25th, 2010 at 5:06 am
  5. MikeyMike Says

    FINALLY! Some new phones for Net10. I love the $.10 plans, but I was never crazy about the phones they offered. Now I am sure I will stay on Net10. I have used the phone as a backup for whenever I am in Boston, since my metro doesn’t have great service there (I visit twice a month for work). I payed the $200 and just buy minutes as I need them. What’s good is that the minutes last for about a year (so long as you don’t use them all) and you can add minutes whenever you need them. I am pretty sure you can use their site or call them and do it like that, but I haven’t done it yet. I just go to the store and buy the minutes. Good stuff overall. And the service and coverage is pretty good for a pay as you go plan.


    Posted on March 30th, 2010 at 9:32 pm
  6. ChaunCleta Says

    I just saw that Net10 came out with a Motorola phone that also is an MP3 Player! I thought the phones were cheap phones but as of late, they are coming out with some NICE phones. I know there is a Samsung with the QWERTY keyboard and I recently saw the Moto phone with the MP3 player. Does anyone have the model number for that one? I am trying to upgrade from my LG!


    Posted on April 29th, 2010 at 9:16 pm
  7. Scott Says

    I saw the Motorola phone Chaun was talking about. I really like it. I originally heard the phones weren’t that great, but from what I have seen, they are like any of the other provider’s phone options. ANyways, I bought a $200 card and plan to use it until they run out or they expire (which they won’t cuz I have a year since I activated it). I plan on using the phone through the summer since I will be traveling throughout the US and I heard they have good reception and always have coverage. Honestly, fits my needs perfectly.


    Posted on June 22nd, 2010 at 8:56 pm
  8. Alex Says

    Hey yall! I just bought this net10 phone from bestbuy the other other day and it has certainly worked to my liking. I am only paying 1/10 of a dollar per minute and all of the minutes roll over.


    Posted on July 31st, 2010 at 6:51 pm
  9. Colleen Tebeau Says

    I have tracfone service and would like a new fone with querty. Where can I purchase this. I would need to transfer my unused minutes to the new fone.


    Posted on November 20th, 2010 at 2:11 pm

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