Types of Cell Phones by TracFone

By Barbara Howard

TracFone is a wireless prepaid service provider of Motorola, Nokia, LG, Kyocera and Samsung cell phones. The company sells its cell phones, airtime cards and accessories in approximately 70,000 stores throughout the United States. TracFone does not require a service contract or charge for activating the phone. The company participates in SafeLink, a government-supported program that provides free cellphones and airtime for certain income-eligible customers. Phones as of April 2010 range from $9.99 to $124.99, and airtime is $9.99 per 50 minutes.

Bluetooth Phones

Samsung T301GThis phone is a slider design with downloadable ringtones, graphics, news, weather, sports, and so on. It has Bluetooth capability, a VGA camera, color display, text messaging, voicemail, caller ID, call waiting and phonebook. It weighs 2.92 ounces. Battery life: Talk time is up to four hours and standby time is up to 14 days. The battery, AC adapter and SIM card are included with the phone.LG 290CThis is a slider design with a 1.3-megapixel camera,. It includes Bluetooth capability, voicemail, call waiting, caller ID, text messaging, picture messaging, voice dialing, voice commands, voice recorder, downloadable ringtones and graphics. It is hearing aid-compatible with an M3 rating. It weighs 4.04 ounces. Battery life: approximately three hours of talk time and approximately 7.5 days of standby time. The phone comes with the battery and an AC adapter.

VGA Camera Phones

Motorola C261This phone features a VGA camera with 4 x digital zoom, text messaging, voicemail, caller ID, call waiting and multi-language support. It also has a hands-free speaker, phonebook, clock with alarm, calculator, currency converter and stopwatch. The phone weighs 3.3 ounces. Battery life: up to six hours of talk time and up to 12.5 days of standby time. The phone includes the battery, AC adapter and SIM card.LG225This is a flip phone with a VGA camera. It also has text messaging, voice mail, caller ID, call waiting, hands-free speaker, alarm clock, calculator, currency converter, stop watch and more. It weighs 3.26 ounces. Battery life: up to 3 hours of talk time and up to 8 days for standby. It includes the battery, AC adapter and SIM Card.

Flip Phones

LG 3280This phone has a color display, hands-free speaker, English and Spanish capability, voicemail, call waiting, caller ID, text messaging, phonebook entries and voice-activated dialing. It is hearing-aid compatible with an HAC rating of U3/M3. The phone weighs 2.82 ounces. Battery life: up to 3.5 hours of talk time and up to 7 days of standby time. The phone includes the battery and an AC adapter.Motorola V176This phone has English, French, Spanish and Portuguese capability, text messaging, voicemail, caller ID, call waiting, 20 pre-loaded ringtones, games, clock with alarm, calculator, currency converter and stopwatch. It weighs 3.7 ounces. Battery life: up to six hours of talk time and up to 12.5 days of standby time. The phone includes the battery, an AC adapter and SIM card.