How to Turn on a Tracfone

By Chanel Adams

Tracfone is a prepaid wireless phone service. The company offers affordable wireless service and phones that are simple to use. After the phone is turned on and activated, users can add minutes and contacts right away. As always, consult the phone's user manual because the setup process can vary by phone model. The manual also can help with programming the phone.

Step 1

Open the phone. Depending on the phone model, it will slide or lift open.

Step 2

Press and hold the red soft key. Wait for the Tracfone logo to appear on the screen. Release the button.

Step 3

Enter your PIN number, if necessary. Press the "OK-Menu" button. The phone will search for your network and the network signal will appear on the top of the screen.

Step 4

Make a call with the phone to test that it is working properly. From here, you can add contacts to the phone or navigate the menu to learn the various features and settings.