Saturday, August 18, 2007

Net10 & Tracfone News: CG225 and More

And my final post to catch up on prepaid happenings...

1. The 30-minute card is gone. Nice idea but I guess Tracfone didn't like the high cost per transaction, which means of course lower profit for them. Why they even had it is another question altogether but ah well...

2. There has been a report at the forum that the LG CG225 may need reprogramming so that you get what you paid for: double minutes for life. As in, it doesn't look to come with it...odd, huh? Just keep this in mind when you get one of these new phones.

3. Net10 now has the LG CG225, just a week or two after it came out on Tracfone! The price for this phone is the same across both providers, yhough the Net10 version comes with 300 bonus minutes (note, not free minutes anymore...more on that in number 5) instead of the double minutes for life found on Tracfone. Overall not a horrible deal considering the Motorola c261 is $80 as well.

4. Net10 has lowered prices on a few of their phones, which is always a nice thing. The Motorola v176 is now $60 and the Motorola c261, as mentioned, is $80. However, if you're in a CellularOne\Dobson (now part of AT&T...almost) user you're stuck with two relatively expensive phones: the Nokia 2600 for $40 or the Motorola v171 for $60. Oh well...pretty soon everyting will be T-Mobile or AT&T based.

5. Looks like Net10 is measuring the bonus airtime a new way. Now on the Nokia 1600, Motorola w370 and LG CG225, you get merely 100-minute bonuses on your first three refills, rather than 300 minutes outright with the phone. I'm supposing that this hasn't spread to other phone models, but I'd not be surprised if it has...:/

And now I'm caught up with prepaid happenings. On to other activities, which may or may not be related to prepaid, depending on how tired I end up being after I get ready for my second night at the dorm...

2 comments:

Turk said...

I saw today at one of my many Walmarts the new Net10 phone stuff.

The phones are re-packaged with a new look and it explains on the front how the 300 minutes are now broken down into three 100 minute additions.

One of my other Walmarts still have the same old packaging/phones yet.

* Heres a question for all you Turk-A-Maniacs...if you buy the older Net10 phone with the old packaging, do you still get the 300 minutes up front or will it also be broken down into three seperate additions like the new phones?...hmmmmm...


************ Turk-A-Mania ************

Turk said...

Check out "Go4Prepaid Forum" for more information on phones, etc...

Click on the link thats on the right hand side of this Blog's main page, and it'll take you right there.

Just look it over and maybe become a member of the forum and you can add your opinions or information you might have...everyones welcomed!