How to Activate a TracFone Online

According to Tracfone's website, Tracfone is the United States' largest no-contract cell phone service provider. Tracfone's brands include Net10, Safe Link, Tracfone and Straight Talk. When activating a Tracfone, customers can receive a new telephone number or have an existing cell phone number ported from their current providers. Tracfone prepaid phones and minute refill cards can be purchased at retail locations and activated by phone or online.

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Tracfones can be activated quickly online.

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Go to Tracfone's website, provided in the resources section of this article.

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Click on the box that says "Activate Phone, Add or Buy Airtime."

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Move your cursor over the "Activate/Reactivate Phone" button and click "Activate/Reactivate Phone" from the drop-down menu.

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Select the appropriate option in the "Tell us how you wish to activate your Tracfone" box.

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Scroll down to the next box and use the tabs and images to select your phone's brand and model. Then click "Submit."

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Create a new user account or log in to your existing Tracfone account by selecting the appropriate option. If creating a new account, enter all necessary information and select submit.

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Enter the serial number of your Tracfone. This number is found on the activation card included with your phone. During this step, you also have the option to enter a nickname for your Tracfone.

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Click "Submit" to review the information you entered and follow the prompts to complete the activation.