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Tracfone TracFone LG 236C Prepaid Cell Phone with Double Minutes

This compact 236C TracFone LG Prepaid Cell Phone with Double Minutes features a 1.3MP camera so you can take photos wherever you go. The device also features external caller ID and phone book storage for 1,000 numbers. This LG flip cell phone includes free double minutes for life. The phone offers a talk time of more than six hours, and it comes with a battery, a charger and an activation card.
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Questions & Answers for Tracfone TracFone LG 236C Prepaid Cell Phone with Double Minutes

Question

tranfering existing number

Can I transfer my existing tracfone number and minutes to this new phone.
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
kaister
on TracFone LG 236C Prepaid Cell Phone with Double Minutes
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Have had this phone for 11 days now and have had nothing but trouble activating it.
I made a 1 hr and 7 min call (sounded like India) and struggled to hear the lady who told me that the transfer of my old Tracfone number and my existing 3322.9 minuets would take a day or two.
I called again 4 days later (40 min wait) and Tracfone told ne that I had to wait 48 hours more.
The phone tells me it is now programmed and to push any key to continue ...... I did, and it showed the message "Activation Required".
Great Phone ..... extremely poor Customer Service. Still NO Activation.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
By
dajeffrey
answer 2
You can transfer your old cell # but not your remaining minutes from your old cell service, I don't think.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
cabinetman54
answer 3
Yes, you are able to call TracFone and transfer existing minutes from your current TracFone to a new TracFone.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 4
As long as the older Tracfone is active the phone number can be transferred to the new phone. Once the number is transferred you will not be able to use the old phone for anything except 911 calls unless you add more minutes and a new number is assigned.

Regarding minutes; Whether the old phone is active or not all minutes on the old phone can be transferred to the new phone. You will need the Serial Number for each phone when you call using a third phone. (You need a third phone as you may need to enter codes on each phone. Tracfone personnel will explain what you need to do to guide you through the process.)
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
IHave
answer 5
You should be able to. I did...
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Rjaybee
Question

Are minutes consumed when both receiving and making calls?

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Greg
on TracFone LG 236C Prepaid Cell Phone with Double Minutes
5 answers
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answer 1
Yes.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
M45PLEAIDES
answer 2
Yes the minutes are used both ways.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 3
Sadly, yes...& each text. Anytime you answer, or open a text, it uses up minutes!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Dunlap135
answer 4
Yes, you are using the phone for service.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
2Walmartgirl
answer 5
yes
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
peepeepaw
Question

Do you have to purchase new minutes every month even if you have not used them all

If the phone comes with 120 minutes prepaid and if they are not used within a certain period of time what happens, are they just lost
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Lori
on TracFone LG 236C Prepaid Cell Phone with Double Minutes
3 answers
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answer 1
They do expire eventually but it is not monthly.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Your question responds perfectly to the Virgin phone......that is the reason I selected this Tracfone.phone. Believe me I did a lot of research B4 buying. I had an old Tracfone & was ready for a new one. Prior to this I had a Virgin & they provided wonderful options to buy minutes (i.e., $80 for a full year & could pay quarterly. If you didn't use, you did not lose.) So B4 the last Tracfone purchase, I bought an another Virgin for $20/month.. & no more previous generosity w/their old plan. So I ditched that one. AND Bcuz I did so much research, I know that my selection is the right one for me.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
peepeepaw
answer 3
You can purchase 60 min. - 120 min cards etc. I got double minutes when I signed up with a 60 min. card. You will run out of minutes before you use up the expiration date, like I have only 85 minutes left and the expiration say's 8/20/14.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
cabinetman54
Question

does this phone have caller id?

asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
jay
on TracFone LG 236C Prepaid Cell Phone with Double Minutes
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes this has caller id.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Yes, it has all your basic features and a nice camera.
If you text a lot, you would want to go up to a Qwerty keypad.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
dontforgettosmaile
answer 3
yes
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
AMATEURANGLER
Question

can you send text messages

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
tt
on TracFone LG 236C Prepaid Cell Phone with Double Minutes
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes, but you're eating up minutes pretty fast.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
cabinetman54
answer 2
Yes, in fact it is cheaper to text than to talk on a Tracfone.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
IHave
answer 3
Yes
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
nraven13
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does this phone have blue tooth?

asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Ed
on TracFone LG 236C Prepaid Cell Phone with Double Minutes
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes, this one has Bluetooth.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
M45PLEAIDES
answer 2
Yes, it does have bluetooth.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 3
yes
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
kenosaba
Question

Will this phone work with the $30 Straight talk plan?

I noticed that this LG 236 C is offered in a Straight talk phone and a Trac phone. Although they have different model numbers.
Trac phone model # TFLG236CDMPWP for $14.88 and then
Straight talk model # STLG236CPWP for 49.99
Since they are basically the same phone I wonder if it will work. I like the price of the Trac phone and the price of the Straight talk plan of $30 for
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
gardengirl
on TracFone LG 236C Prepaid Cell Phone with Double Minutes
3 answers
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answer 1
The TracFone LG 236C Prepaid Cell Phone will not be able to use Straight talk plan. It can only use the original provider service plan.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
no
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
chriscap
answer 3
No, you're NOT able to switch phone plans back and forth like this. That's based on the provider service not the actual phone type.

You just get the various Airtime Cards from TracFone for so many Minutes and this Flip phone Doubles your card's face value for more Total minutes until the Expiration time period.

Hope this helps you.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
FeatureDriven
Question

what does "free double minutes for life" actually mean with this phone (Tracfone 236C)

what does "free double minutes for life" actually mean with this phone (Tracfone 236C)
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
sepl
on TracFone LG 236C Prepaid Cell Phone with Double Minutes
3 answers
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answer 1
It means that whatever amount of minutes you buy you get twice as much. So if you buy 60 minutes you get 120 for the same price.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
This means when you purchase a phone card they will double the minutes ie; 60=120 min. 120 min.=240, you will run out of phone minutes long before expiration date on phone card. When I finally got signed up, (it took a long time if you transfer your old phone # over to this phone), they have to check and make sure you don't owe any balances on your old phone service before TracPhone will transfer your old phone #. Also, with this type of phone you cannot sync your old phone #'s over to this phone, have to do it manually.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
cabinetman54
answer 3
For every minute you buy and add to your phone you receive the same amount free.
For example; You purchase and add 60 minutes. An extra 60 minutes is added free. Purchase 240 minutes, get an extra 240 minutes free. Each and every time you add minutes.
If, for any reason, you do not receive the extra minutes, simply call Tracfone, explain the situation and the proper adjustments should be added to your minutes quickly.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
IHave
Question

Cards for minutes?

Some say they come with a card to give, something to get you started. Does this model come with a card like that or will I have to buy them separate. Also do they make cards to give you minutes that rollover or have no expiration date?
asked 11 months ago
By
Scarlet
on TracFone LG 236C Prepaid Cell Phone with Double Minutes
3 answers
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answer 1
This phone only comes with an activation card. Separate cards will be needed to add time to the phone. Any phone card that is used will results in twice as many minutes being added to the phone.
answered 8 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Ok, once you charge the phone & activate it, then it will show 10 minutes to get you started. You have to buy a phone card to add additional minutes. The minutes on this phone do not roll over if your airtime date expires, but you can buy phone cards that will add airtime, for example, like for a year of airtime. This way you won't waste the minutes you bought if you forget or don't want to keep adding minutes (if you don't use the phone a lot). Remember, on this phone every time you buy a phone card, you will actually be getting double minutes (so if you buy a phone card to add 60 minutes, its like buying 120 minutes - you get the 60 extra minutes for free).
answered 9 months ago
By
Niqui1
answer 3
Mine didn't come with a card but you can add minutes through the phone itself or online, Also walmart sells the cards for this phone.
answered 11 months ago
By
Brodoc
Question

Is this a car charger or electricity charger

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
carol
on TracFone LG 236C Prepaid Cell Phone with Double Minutes
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
It comes with a wall charger not a car charger.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
electricity
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
chriscap
answer 3
no car charger with this phone
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
needproductsthatwork
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