If you have a TracFone that has expired, it is not useless. You can reactivate your phone with TracFone service and get back to making and receiving calls before you know it.
Visit the TracFone website and click on the "Activate Phone, Add or Buy Airtime" option.
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Click on "Activate/Reactivate Phone."
Select the "Activate my TracFone with a new number, or Reactivate my TracFone" option.
Select your phone from the list of available models to reactivate and click "Submit."
Log in to your existing account, or if you do not have one, take a few moments to create one.
Wait for a message on your phone indicating that activation has been successful. This could take up to one hour to appear.