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Bought minutes

January 8th, 2010 at 07:04 am

Tracfone currently has a web exclusive deal where you can get 1500 minutes for $200.

Now, I know that sounds really steep at first, but if you break it down, it comes out to only $0.13 per minute! That's better than even their own usual rate of $0.17 per minute! (All this is before tax, which bumps up the rate very slightly.)

Plus, my phone has double minutes, so, I actually got 3000 minutes total, or roughly $0.066 cents per minute! My service is also extended out for an extra year.

I still have 200 minutes left, but I went ahead and jumped on this one because it is simply a great deal. Overall, I'm saving $60 with this than if I bought their usual minutes. And of course, this is still infinitely cheaper than most anything else out there.

To put this into perspective, I use an average of 100 to 150 minutes a month. In other words, my total phone bill is basically paid off and set for the next 2 years!

5 Responses to “Bought minutes”

  1. DeniseNTexas Says:

    DH uses a tracfone but rarely even turns his phone on! 100 minutes will last him for months but I'll let him know about this since he might be interested. Thanks!

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Thanks, I'll look for this.

  3. frugaltexan Says:

    Very nice!

  4. Single Guy Says:

    Tracfone has bonus minutes codes all the time, though I don't know if they would work with this offer. In any case, unless you are using your phone alot (which it looks like may be your case), you are best off trying to get your service time as economical as possible (and getting just enough minutes). Using bonus codes I usually get 120 minutes and plus 90 days of service for $20 (whichis enough for me). If you have double minutes, with the use of a bonus code (usually good for an extra 90-120 minutes) you could buy ~300 minutes and 90 days of service for $30. This might be a more economical way for you to go (at least in the future). Just an idea.

  5. Broken Arrow Says:

    Hehe, you know you're in the right place when even though you think you are a low usage user, you find people who are even lower. Big Grin

    Anyway, thank you for the suggestions. I'll definitely look into it. I usually calculate by cost per minute, not the lowest dollar amount.

    As for my usage, I'm typically lower than that as well, but lately, my friends seem to be rather chatty. And to me, staying connected with my friends are more important than the absolute lowest minutes possible.

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