Saturday, April 21, 2007

Marbl and Tracfone Updates

Well, my Marbl's battery died this morning, about 24 hours after I charged it. Then aain, I only charged it to about 25% of capacity (was on the charger for maybe half an hour) and I used web for awhile, text for awhile and voice for a few minutes. And I was in a low-signal area for a good bit of the time. So from my experience the Marbl's battery life isn't that bad...it'd probabyl last four days with moderate use...but I'd still only use it for voice calling...

But about Tracfone...

They'e updated their promotions again. The Nokia 1100 is now vanished from their website; the new $10 refurb phone on GSM is the Motorola c155. As in the one they're giving away with the "twofer" deal.

Also available now is the 250-minute card (they need to get rid of the physical cards I guess) available for $50 with a Motorola v170...in other words you get the (reconditioned) v170 for free (you can do the same thing with the 1-year card). It's not a fancy phone, but it's something...

If you do want a good phone, however, the Nokia 2600 is fine, and it's just $15 on Tracfone's site. If I remember corectly, however, shipping isn't free anymore.

8 comments:

Turk said...

I was in one of my local K-marts the other day and the Moto C261 was indeed on sale for $30, as I posted this last weekend...anyways, two things that surprised me was that: 1.they put out for sale brand new Nokia 2600's (in the old packaging)!...and 2.they were priced at $30!.....I haven't seen this phone around here a for over a year now...I just thought it was odd to see this phone again, thats all.

Anonymous said...

Any more current info on the Tracfone Motorola W370? Is it ever gonna come out? lol

Turk said...

No...the Moto w370 isnt coming out now, its been cancelled!...LOL (just kidding)...I have no new info on it, but it is coming out soon I'm sure.

Anonymous said...

gotcha thanks! much appreciated... Hopefully your right in saying soon!

Anonymous said...

so... when will the lg cg225 be available? i asked about it at walmart and the employee looked at me like i was crazy!

Turk said...

Maybe because you are crazy!..Woooooooooo!...LOL...(just kidding-just kidding)...Most Walmart workers aren't very informed about phone releases, they just work there...however, my Walmart guy is pretty well informed on this stuff, so I can trust him most of the time we chat...he keeps saying "anytime now"...so I have to agree with him on this...so just relax and keep checking your stores, and with the help of Ian's blog we'll know when these phones are released.
* Quote the Turk, never more *

Turk said...

I was talking to my Walwart guy today and here is some new info he gave me on Tracfone and Net10 phones.

* Tracfones next CDMA phone wont be out till the Fall (Oct. or Nov.) as usual, and its suppose to have a camera in it...as I posted a this same comment on this awhile back.

* Net10 is "suppose" to be coming out this Fall also with their very first CDMA phone as well, and it will only use Net10 minute cards.

* He doesn't know if it will be the same CDMA phone model for both companys.

* Thats all I know for now, and remember: "Diamonds are forever, and so is the Turk"...Wooooooooo!

Anonymous said...

thanks! keep me posted on new tracfone news. i'm the last 2 know everything!