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Tracfone adds a million subscribers

We often hear about the number of wholesale customers added by big carriers like Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon, but we don’t usually hear the numbers from the wholesalers themselves. They are mostly private companies that do not need to disclose their numbers publicly. One exception is Tracfone, subsidiary of public company America Movil. Its three American MVNOs — Tracfone, Net10, and Straight Talk — added a little over a million subscribers in the first quarter (via FierceWireless). That brings their American total to 15.5 million subscribers, making it the fifth most popular carrier in America.

9 Responses

  1. Proudly Says

    I can proudly say I am one of those customers who made the switch over to prepaid. I use Net10 and love it. Having complete control over my bill and no contract, what’s not to love?

    Posted on May 6th, 2010 at 8:29 am
  2. BoatGuy08 Says

    Great review! Switching over to prepaid was one of the smartest decisions I have made. My family is savings TONS! I use Net10 and pay just a little over $15/month. The best part about this no-contract service is NO MORE MONTHLY CELL BILLS :) Net10 is great.

    Posted on May 14th, 2010 at 11:27 am
  3. edross Says

    Its easy to see why Tracfone have added so many new customers. With all the competition in the prepaid market they still have the cheapest phones and rates out there. For basic phones, and huge savings they really are the only option.

    Posted on June 21st, 2010 at 3:46 am
  4. JellyBelly Says

    I am one of those customers as of today!!! I bought the phone after months of research and am loving it so far. I was completely set up in under 15 minutes and am extremely happy with my new motorola. It even has an MP3 player and I just uploaded a good portion of my music library. I will followup next month with a review on my thoughts after a while of use.

    Posted on July 1st, 2010 at 12:02 am
  5. JoseOrt Says

    That’s pretty impressive considering that Tracfone doesn’t do a lot of commercials or advertisements. I have heard about Tracfone through word of mouth, like from friends and family who are trying it out. They keep telling me to check it out because it requires no contract and is cheap and is a good service. My contract expires later this month, so I may look into it. I am willing to try it out, as long as i don’t get stuck with another 2 year contract.

    Posted on August 12th, 2010 at 3:54 pm
  6. Miranda Says

    You can count me as one of those customers too! I’m so happy with my new LG and my service! Tracfone is awesome, i save so much money wiith Tracfone and I’m on the Verizon network, never experienced a drop call! Thank you, this is a great review!

    Posted on October 12th, 2010 at 9:33 pm
  7. Joeblow Says

    I just bought a Tracfone for $10.00 (Samsung T105G) at Wal-mart. Lightweight and a bit tinny, but it works for my purposes. Only thing is that it didn’t come with a travel charger. Just the home charger.

    I went to another store and found the same exact model that had all the extras so I only paid $8.00 for an additional charger, battery and case!

    If your going to bother paying $8-10.00 for the first phone, spring for another of the same exact model so you can always be charging one of the batteries while your chatting.

    Posted on October 27th, 2010 at 12:30 pm
  8. MaryAnn Says

    I believe what has been going on it that in this economy people are making smarter choices when it comes to money. Cellphone bills can be a big expense, and savings in there would be huge when you switch to a prepaid service. I’m saving 50 a month with Tracfone, I only add minutes when I need them. They also have great double your minutes promos and they sell a $10 travel kit that has all the accessories you need. Smart spending, lots of savings… love tracfone.

    Posted on October 30th, 2010 at 5:37 pm
  9. butterfly1986 Says

    i admit it, I am one of those over a million people that bought a Tracfone in the first quarter of 2010. after seeing my brother with his extremely low phone bills each month, I had to make the switch. I had been paying more than $100/month and now I pay as I go and I have been spending under $30/month without being tied to some long contract

    Posted on November 11th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

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