Do you get charge for incoming & other chgs
if you get a text do they charge you for the receipt of the txt (that you have missed), that you open. Is the chg for out-going starts when the phone is ringing or when the other party answers? Also do they chg for 800 numbers? My current plan has been chging for incoming txt, for opening the txt, for responding; also the chg commensing while the call is ringing & for 800#. I have pd for 200 min, but have not used as with all the incoming, etc they have eaten my mins; in trying to get answers, they ask for pardon, but follow with the insult of no can do with refunds or credits. Need to make sure before chging that I won't get ripped off. I only want a cell for emergency used. HELP
asked 11 months ago
on (Email Delivery) Tracfone 60-Minutes Wireless Airtime Card
GOLDTREEFROG87 gave the correct answer and explanations.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
If you NEVER open the text message and just delete it, it will not take any of your minutes, but if you do open it, it will take from your minutes when you open it, not when you receive it. Calls that you make but are not answered will not take your minutes unless you connect with their voicemail. If you just hang up after several rings it will not affect your minutes. If you don't answer a call, you don't lose any minutes. As far as I can tell, all calls use minutes regardless of if you are calling an 800 number or not. All outgoing texts use minutes. The way mine is, every 3 texts = 1 minute of your airtime, whether you sent it or received it. I think it's the same for all the Tracfones. Hope this helps.
Yes you are charged for everything with Tracfone. Incoming, outgoing, all types of #s, retrieving voice mails, all text messages and some texts that come via Internet and Email accounts count as multiple messages.
Prepaid is most beneficial for those who don't talk or text much, that's not a ripoff and Tracfone works well for my needs.
"Straight Talk" is a different Tracfone prepaid service with good options. You can pay $45/mo for unlimited talk and text or $30/mo for 1000/minutes and 1000/texts.