How to Locate a TracFone & Tell Where It Is

TracFones are pre-paid cell phones that you can buy at a variety of outlets and dealers. However, like any cell phone, a TracFone can be traced and located. Many of the services that track down cell phones do require payment, though, so before you start tracing numbers and locating users, keep an eye on the fine print and make sure that you're not breaking any laws in your area about tracking down people this way.

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How to Locate a TracFone & Tell Where It Is
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Locate a cell phone tracking service. Such services as Phone Trace, Accutracking and Phone Detective can help track down a phone as long as they're on and working.

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Provide the cell phone number you want traced to the service you've chosen. Pay any fees associated with the tracing service.

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Get the current location of the TracFone. Once the trace is completed, you should have the location of the phone.