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Tracfone Triple Minute Cell Phones (And How it Works)

Tracfone Cell Phones with Triple Minutes for Life

A list of Tracfone cell phones that come with Triple Minutes for Life conveniently organized by TracfoneReviewer for our readers to see which phones are the best deal on minutes.

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List of Triple Minute Tracfones

UPDATE: We can confirm that certain newer devices, such as the LG Fiesta, do not come with Triple Minutes for Life. Tracfone is no longer including that feature in certain phones released after April 2017. This may include all phones with Android 7.0 or newer, but does not appear to affect BYOP devices.

Tracfone is a prepaid wireless cell phone company that provides both phones and service. Many of their phones come with a special bonus of Double or Triple Minutes. In this post we will share many of the phones that have Triple Minutes, and help provide details on how Triple Minutes work.

Let’s start with our first question:

How Does Triple Minutes Work with Tracfone?

The way Tracfone service works is you buy airtime cards that come with certain amounts of minutes, like 60, 120 200 etc.

When you add the airtime card to your phone with Double Minutes, you will get twice the number of minutes. If you have Triple Minutes, you get three times the number of minutes.

So, for example. if you add a 200 minute card to your Triple Minute phone, you will get 600 minutes total (200 minutes plus 400 bonus minutes). And that’s before you add a Promo Code!

If you have a smartphone, however, things are a little different. Smartphones split up the Talk/Text/Data into three different pools. But, all Tracfone smartphones come with Triple Minutes, so you end up getting 3x Talk minutes, 3x Data and 3x Texts. (example: if you add a 200 minute card, you will get 600 talk minutes, 600 texts, and 600 MB data.)

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Triple Minute Cell Phones

Note: Smartphone only airtime cards do not triple, and can only be used with smartphones, but they are a good deal as we found in our smartphone airtime comparison chart.

We have several full posts providing further details on this including, How Do Minutes Work on Android Tracfones.

You can also learn about How Data Works on Tracfone Smartphones, and How to Buy More Texts for your Tracfone.

Now, here is the list of cell phones form Tracfone with Triple Minutes for life.

List of Tripe Minute Cell Phones from Tracfone

This is the list of Tracfone prepaid cell phones that come with Triple Minutes for Life. Found a triple minute phone that isn’t listed here? Leave a comment so we can add it!

To get more info on each of these phones, and read our reviews of them, simply follow the link for each one.

All Android Smartphones have Triple Minutes for Life (With an exception) – All of the recently released smartphones, like the Samsung Galaxy Sky, LG X Style and iPhone 6, have Triple Minutes for Life. So these are good options to choose if you’re looking to maximize your minutes. Visit our Cell Phone Reviews page or Android Phone List to see more smartphones available from Tracfone.

However, some of the latest devices that are running Android 7.0 do not come with Triple Minutes for life, and going forward, Tracfone does not plan to include this feature on new phones they release.

Top Android Phones with Triple Minutes:
Samsung Galaxy Sky
Samsung Galaxy Luna
Alcatel Onetouch Pixi Glory
LG Premier
LG Sunset
LG Power
Samsung Galaxy Stardust
Moto E
Alcatel Onetouch Icon Pop
LG Ultimate 2

All BYOP Smartphones have Triple Minutes for Life – Any phone that you are able to use with the Tracfone BYOP program automatically gets Triple Minutes for Life! You can bring a wide variety of phones to use with Tracfone, and learn more about this on our Tracfone BYOP page.

Some popular phones to bring to Tracfone include:
Moto G5 Plus
iPhone 6S
And take a look at our list of the best BYOP devices for more options.

Below are additional devices that are not smartphones, but come with Triple Minutes.

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LG 505C

LG 306G – One of the newest of the options listed below, this non-Android feature phone has a 3.2″ touchscreen, GPS connectivity, and plenty of useful features. Might be your best choice if you’re avoiding upgrading to a smartphone.

LG 530G – This phone comes with a great QWERTY keyboard making texting fast and simple. It also has lots of other good features like an MP3 Player, and long battery life. This phone has a solid construction and is very durable.

LG 505C – A phone with both a touchscreen and slider qwerty keyboard, this phone is very modern and sleek. It also uses the CDMA network, typically Verizon towers, so it is a good option if other GSM Tracfone cell phones won’t work in your area. Tracfone Reviewer will be reviewing this phone soon, but until then, you can check it out on Amazon.

LG 800G – A slightly older Tracfone mobile device that features a touchscreen and many other good features. This phone, while not the best, can often be found at deep discounts and serves well as a back up or temporary phone.

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LG 840G

LG 840G – A big upgrade from the LG 800G, this stylish touchscreen phone comes with WiFi and 3G connectivity making it a great value and one of Tracfone’s best cell phones. This phone also comes with a MicroSD card, and lots more. Read our full review to see all the great features and the best deals.

Samsung S390G – This phone is another great option from Tracfone that comes with a QWERTY keyboard for fast texting, and WiFi connectivity for free internet browsing from the phone. Anytime you are connected to a wireless internet network, you can browse the web without using your prepaid minutes, adding huge value to this phone. Be sure to read our full review by following the link to learn more.

Samsung R455C – Another cell phone from Tracfone that uses CDMA networks instead of GSM, this phone has very good features such as a sliding qwerty keyboard, and is a good option for those in areas where Verizon networks have better coverage than AT&T. View this phone on Amazon to learn more about it.

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Samsung T404G

Samsung T404G – A slider QWERTY keyboard style phone that is similar to the R455C except that this phone uses GSM networks, like AT&T. Tracfone Reviewer hasn’t reviewed this yet, so view this phone on Amazon to learn more.

Samsung S425G – An updated version of the T404G, this phone features 3G connectivity making browsing the web faster and easier. It has a full sliding QWERTY keyboard that allows for fast and simple texting, and impressive battery life.

Motorola Ex431G – A cell phone built for texting, the Moto EX431 is fairly similar to the LG 530G listed above. It has all the basic features you expect, like MP3 Player, Voicemail and MMS. This phone can sometimes be found for less than $10, making it a great deal. But pay close attention because some versions of this device only come with Double Minutes.

Know of another phone not listed here that comes with Triple Minutes for Life? Leave a comment so we can add it!

Learn more about the phones Tracfone offers by visiting our Cell Phone Reviews page.

And you might be interested in viewing the phones from Tracfone that have WiFI.

New to Tracfone? Start with our Beginners Guide to Tracfone which includes lots of helpful details and tips or you can also join our online community on Facebook!

Thanks for visiting!


This post was originally published in May 2013, and Updated April 2017

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