It has been another busy few weeks in TracFone news. Whether you are in the market for a good deal on airtime or a new phone, there are some developments that might interest you. One particular deal expires at the end of the day on June 9th (the same day this post is being published), so you might want to check that out. That discount is for eBay, and also applies to other non-phone items. The eBay promo info is at the bottom of this post.
But first, the new phones: two new models have been spotted – the ZTE Zephyr Z752C, and the LG Power. Both are in the $80-$90 price range. However, either one may be hard to find at least for now, as each is available from only one online seller at this time. Both models have been available on Straight Talk for some time now, but are new to the TracFone market.
TracFone ZTE Zephyr
The ZTE Zephyr is the first TracFone from ZTE in about a year. It is another Android 4.4 device with a 4″ screen, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, and 5.0 MP camera, using the Verizon network. The Zephyr is available from TracFone.com for $89.99.
The price and technical specs of the Zephyr put it along the lines of the Samsung Galaxy Stardust and possibly the Moto E. I have not been overly impressed with the other ZTE prepaid phones I’ve tested, having found shortcomings in build quality, durability, and wi-fi issues. Therefore, I probably will skip the ZTE Zephyr when it comes to trying out new devices. If you are interested in checking it out yourself, click here to find it on TracFone.com. The online tutorial is also available here.
TracFone LG Power
The next new phone is a little more interesting to me – the LG Power. The TracFone version is available for$79.99, but currently only from eBay seller Shopcelldeals, who I recommend as a trustworthy and reputable prepaid phone seller.
The LG Power is on the larger side with a screen measuring 4.5 inches, just like the much-loved LG Utlimate 2. However, the quad-core (1.2 GHz) processor and Android 5.0 (lollipop) operating system differentiate the Power from all previous TracFone handsets. I’m not a big fan of the design, which has the home row of buttons on the screen itself. But I am interested in the latest and greatest Android OS version, so I may give the LG Power a look. Click here to view Shopcelldeals’ eBay listings for this device. You can also view the TracFone tutorial for this device here.
Discounts, Deals, and Promo Codes
TracFone.com has put out more discount codes that apply to the purchase of new phones or phone plus airtime bundles. Code TFJ10OFFPH (exp 6/30/15) is good for a $10 discount on a phone or bundle order of $19.99-$49.99 from their website. TFJ15OFFPH gives $15 off orders over $49.99, and TFJ20OFFPH gives $20 off orders over $99.99. Click here to try out any of these codes on a new TracFone.com order.
If you need airtime only, I’ll refer you back to Shopcelldeals. They are currently offering the TracFone 1-year, 400-minute card for just $79.99. (Click Here). This is $5 cheaper than their regular price, and $20 cheaper than what you’d pay in store or on TracFone.com. Further, it can be combined with the next deal (the eBay code).
Finally, eBay is offering a great promotion, ending today (June 9th). If you make a $100 minimum purchase in the categories of Home & Garden, Sporting Goods, or Tech, you can save $15 with the coupon code “C15FATHERSDAY” at checkout. In order to qualify, you must checkout with PayPal. This seems like a good bet to combine with one or more of the above-mentioned offerings from Shopcelldeals. Click here to shop on eBay.
That’s all the news I’ve got for now. I know I’m overdue to publish my opinions on the LG Lucky and the Samsung Galaxy Stardust. I’m still planning to get those done. For now, please know that I like the Stardust a lot better than the Lucky, but I prefer the LG Ultimate 2 or the Moto E to either of them. I hope this might help some of you that are looking to buy right now. And if you want the Stardust, and happen to have a KMart nearby, they have the Stardust on sale for $49.99 through July 6th.