The TracFone Alcatel Cell Phone has all the basics you need to connect on the go. The Tracfone Prepaid Cell Phone features big buttons so it's easy to use and hands-free speaker so you can get some work done while you talk. With the Tracfone Cell Phone, you enjoy text messaging, voice mail, Call Waiting, Caller ID, large lighted keys and a background noise reducer. Additional benefits of the Tracfone Prepaid Cell Phone include long battery life, hearing Aid Compatible (HAC) Rating: M4, voice dialing, voice command, auto redial, alarm clock and 1,000 contact address book. The TracFone Alcatel Cell Phone also includes polyphonic ringtones and TracFone Airtime Balance Display that shows you how much airtime you've used and how much is left, so you control your costs. The TracFone Alcatel Cell Phone requires no activation fees, contracts, monthly bills or credit checks. Nationwide long distance included.
Go to www.tracfone.com and click Support, then choose phones. This model is listed there.
But I don't think the manual is adequate for voicemail options, actually it's useless.
When he dials in for the first time he chooses the language - which can be changed later - then he just follows the prompts to complete voicemail activation. After that he just needs to listen to the options and menus.
If you want to help him you watch this video that demonstrate how to setup on Tracfone, it's universal:
Usually during voicemail activation no password is assigned. But have her try the last 4 digits of her telephone # or use 0000, those are used by default security codes by Tracfone for certain applications.
I'm not sure at all how these work. As far as the minutes, do you pay for in advance? And what network or whose towers does it work from? Thanks
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We've owned something like 22 TracFones between my wife and I. Yes you are paying in advance and most minutes will advance the service by 90 days or buy a year card. Every time you add minutes the clock advances and your minutes add up. As long as you keep the service and don't let it lapse you won't lose anything. The much lower cost more than compensates for any minor inconvenience. BTW changing to a new model is a breeze, minutes and number get transferred.
This model uses either AT&T or T-Mobile. So if you need Verizon don't get this model.
New Tracfones come with 10 to 20 complimentary minutes so you don't have to buy airtime to get a phone activated. Once you know it works well then buy an airtime card if you want to continue.
Airtime cards come in many increments. And most extend your service date by 90 days, some extend to 1 year.
You can use the phone as long as you have a service date and minutes available. And they stack. For example if you buy two 60 minute airtime cards with 90 service days each and activate them tonight you will get 120 minutes and 180 days of service. If you buy three of them you'll get 180 minutes and 270 days.
Those are examples of stacking dates and rollover/carryover minutes. It's really that simple. I've been a Tracfone customer since 1999.