The New LG CG225 GSM Camera phone is the first Tracfone folding camera phone available. This phone works on the GSM networks of AT&T and or T-Mobile. Previously the Motorola C261 which is a candy bar style phone was the only camera phone available. If AT&T does not have service in your area then this phone will not be offered in your area.
Half price Minutes all the Time
The “Double Minute Card" from Tracfone is normally $50. The LG 225 comes with the Doubler card already installed. This cuts the comparable price of your phone to under $30. This cuts the cost of minutes on your new phone in half. If you buy $30 cards you normally get 120 minutes. This is doubled with on this phone so you are getting 240 minutes.
Tracfone is a MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) which means it does not own its own network. They buy minutes from all the major cell phone networks like Alltel, Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile instead of building it's own cellular network. They have over six million customers in the US.
When you are using this phone in the AT&T area you can send pictures. If you are roaming with this phone you cannot send or receive pictures. You can still take them as long as your memory is not full.
The LG 225 is a Single Rate Phone
Roaming, long distance, and even International Long distance is the same rate, one unit per minute, as local calls with this Single Rate Tracfones. The older phones charged two units per minute when you were roaming. This varies from phone model to phone model but almost all of the newer phones available are single rate.
This phone can be used for web access as long as you are in AT&T coverage area. If you are not in AT&T coverage area you will not be able to use the web access on this phone. Tracfone allows web access of a very small slice of the internet.
How does a Tracfone work?
They have a simple Prepaid Phone Plan. You buy the phone and then you buy phone cards either from their website, the phone, or almost any retail store like Safeway, Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Best-Buy. Each phone card gives you minutes and network activity time. For example the $30 one hundred and twenty minute card gives you 90 days of activity time. The 225 phone gets 240 minutes from these cards because of the doubler feature. Before you run out of minutes or activity time you need to add another card. Tracfone tells you right on the screen of your phone how many minutes you have left and how long your phone will stay active.
What does a Tracfone cost to use?
Minutes cost between twenty cents and forty cents each unless you have a doubler card. Then minutes cost between ten and twenty cents each. As you buy in bigger amounts you get cheaper minutes. This is the only Tracfone that comes with the doubler card which gets you half price minutes all the time. Minutes for this phone will cost between 10 and 20 cents depending on the size card you buy.
Tracfone is the only cell phone supplier that offers phones for sale in every zip code in the United States. They have deals with most of the major cell companies to buy minutes on their networks. Tracfone and NET10 are the only Prepaid cell phones that can roam to different Cellular Networks. All of the other Prepaid phones from Verizon, T-Mobile, Alltel will only work on one network or if they do allow roaming it will cost over 60 cents a minute.
Tracfone LG CG225 Review
This is the best quality phone that Tracfone has released so far. The Motorola W370 is a nice phone also but it does not come with a camera. I have found the camera feature handy even though I almost never send photos. I like taking pictures and having them on my phone. This is the best value Track phone because the doubler card is already installed. Check out Pictures of the Tracfone LG 225 and more prepaid phone reviews.
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