Saturday, January 19, 2008

Tracfone - How does the Double Minutes for Life Card work?

Tracfone is the largest prepaid wireless carrier in the country with over 12 million subscribers and in order to get the best bang for your buck - you need to be a smart shopper!

The Tracfone Double Minutes for Life Card (DM4L) sells for $49.99 - you pay that one time fee and receive a 15 digit pin number which you load onto your Tracfone (if you need help, we'll do it for you free) and once that is programmed into your phone - anytime you buy more airtime - for the rest of your life - you'll automatically get double minutes. So, if you bought a $19.99 60 minute refill - you'd get 120 minutes, if you bought the 200 minute card for $39.99 that would automatically be doubled to 400 minutes, etc.

This is a good deal IF you plan on keeping your Tracfone for a long time. If you plan to be a short term user, then this may not be a good deal for you. Keep in mind that the "double minutes for life" is good only on the phone you have now. If you change phones, that "double minute" feature cannot be moved to a new Tracfone - so make sure you have a newer model before buying.

You can get more details about this product at http://www.prepaidonline.com/product_wireless.cfm?type_id=25, or call 1-800-215-4922.

Remember --> You need to be a smart shopper if you own a Tracfone - you can get really good deals if you know where to look - they always have promotions to lower your wireless costs, so ask!

13 comments:

anonymous_stranger said...

My daughter bought me a Tracfone and it is easy to use. As for the double minutes, I have not purchased a card yet, but my question is what happens if someone were to get two double minute cards? Would the minutes be doubled that much more, or would it not work?

gmejia123 said...
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gmejia123 said...

No, your double minutes would not double again. However, you can take advantage of the many promo codes that tracfone offers. Here is a nice list.

http://preprepaid.com/currenttracfonebonus.php

heather said...

Hello - I just purchased a tracfone for my son - it also included the double minutes for life. I then purchased the 1 year 400 minutes, plus a bonus 200 minutes. Would the total 600 minutes then be doubled? I do not have the phone on hand. Thank you.

Bella said...

Does this card work if your minutes are purchased online automatically each month rather than purchasing a card each month?

Denise said...

Does "Double Minutes" apply to Value Plans? Would I get 200 minutes a month as opposed to 100 minutes if I get the Double Minute card?
Or does this just apply to minutes purchased with a card?

Miah_Katt said...

I got my boyfriend a Tracfone for Christmas and the box it came in said it came with double minutes. Does that mean there was a code somewhere we had to put in? I didn't see a card in the box. I'm a little concerned because if there was a code somewhere, then it's probably in the trash by now.

Duelist said...

Okay, I just recently got a tracfone with the double minutes promo. From what I can tell, that particular feature is already enabled, so there's no need for any concern.

Rita Shimniok said...

I also just bought a trac phone and the package said "double minutes for life included" - however, there is no code to enter in. When I activated the phone and went to add a 60 min. airtime card that I bought - the auto voice said it adds 60 min, not 120, to my new phone. It asked if I had a promo code to enter, so I said yes, figuring I missed something, but could not find it. Fortunately the 60 min did not take, which is good because it seems you have to get double for life before you enter in minutes even one time. How can I be assured this is automatic with this phone?

Susan said...

I purchased 2 cards at the same time - a one-year 400 minutes card and a double minutes for life card. I entered the 400 min. first, then got ready to add the second card. To my dismay, it said to put the double minutes card on first. I have not used any of the 400 minutes. Is there anyway to undo my mistake or do I have to wait a year until I need a new card? Thanks.

Susan said...

I purchased 2 cards at the same time - a one-year 400 minutes card and a double minutes for life card. I entered the 400 min. first, then got ready to add the second card. To my dismay, it said to put the double minutes card on first. I have not used any of the 400 minutes. Is there anyway to undo my mistake or do I have to wait a year until I need a new card? Thanks.

tracy said...

It really is true! there are no hidden hitches. I bought the double your minutes 4 life card and I really do get double the minutes when I buy them. The card cost me $49.99 and everytime I buy a minute now I get one free - this is real value for money

Raynard Bateman said...

My phone already had double minutes. I forgot about that and purchased a double minutes for life card. The card/PIN is not returnable. Is there a way to convert the double minutes card/pin into airtime?