How to Transfer TracFone Minutes Between Phones

By Thomas McNish

TracFone is a wireless-network service provider for prepaid phones. Unlike companies that require you to sign contracts, you simply pay for the minutes as you need them with TracFone. Technology changes quickly these days, and you may decide to get a new TracFone phone. You can still keep your old TracFone number, and you can even transfer your unused minutes to your new TracFone phone.

Step 1

Log in to TracFone's website (see link in "Resources") and click the "Activate Phone, Add or Buy Airtime" link.

Step 2

Hover your cursor over the link that says "Activate/Reactivate Phone" to reveal a drop-down menu. Select the "Transfer Number" option. A new page will open.

Step 3

Select the option that says "Transfer my service and phone number from one TracFone to another." Select the model of your new TracFone phone, and then click "Submit." A new page will open.

Step 4

Select the model of your old TracFone phone, then click "Submit." A new page will open.

Step 5

Log in to your account by entering your email address and password, if you are not logged in already. Click "Sign In" to continue to the "Phone Upgrade" page.

Step 6

Enter your new TracFone's IMEI number on the "Phone Upgrade" page. If you don't know what your new phone's IMEI number is, you can type "*#06#" into its keypad to reveal it. Select your old phone from the list, and then click "Submit" to continue to the next page.

Step 7

Follow the instructions to get your old phone into "Code Entry" mode. Each phone is different, so each set of instructions will vary accordingly. Follow the specific instructions on the page carefully.

Step 8

Click "Yes" on the following page if you agree with the number of TracFone minutes that are being transferred. You will be able to review your request. Click "Continue" to finish the process.

Step 9

Reboot your new TracFone phone (by turning it off and turning it back on), and wait for the minutes to transfer. Within a few moments, you should see your new talk minutes appear on the home screen. Your TracFone minutes have been successfully transferred.