How to Check How Many Minutes you have on Tracfone Android Phones
|Tracfone My Account app|
But on Android Smartphones, there is no automatic menu or display for your airtime. So how can you check your balance? We will answer that here!
Tracfone is a prepaid cell phone service provider that also sells phones to use with their service. They have a wide variety of phones, from flip phones to touchscreen smartphones. (visit our Cell Phone Reviews page to see the options).
On the Android phones, minutes are not treated the same as on feature phones, they are split into three buckets for texts/talk/data.
It is always important to keep track of your airtime and service days with Tracfone because if you run out of minutes or service days, you can't make any calls. Now with your texts, talk and data split into different buckets for Android phones, it is even more important to keep track of how many of each you have remaining. Take a look at our explanation of How Minutes Work on Android Phones for more information.
Well there is an easy way to track your Tracfone minutes on the Android phones:
Tracfone Airtime App for Checking your Balance
|Tracfone Airtime Widget on Android|
Once you download the app you can enter your details and keep up with your remaining minutes.
You can even add a widget to your home-screen that will display your airtime, much like on older feature phones!
If you don't have the space for this app on your phone, or want to check your balance online, there are two more methods you can use.
You can always go to the Tracfone website, whether from your phone or on a computer, and log in and view your account details. From there check your airtime balance and it should show your remaining minutes, and/or send you a free text with this information.
Additionally, you can enter the following URL to check your balance: "https://www.tracfone.com/direct/CheckBalance?input_phone=1234567890" (replace 1234567890 with your phone number). You will get a text with your balance.
Tracking your airtime is important, so that you don't run out at an inconvenient time when you really need the phone. You can make your life a little easier by looking into the Tracfone Family Value Plan.
With this plan, you pay $10 a month for the first phone, and $6 for each additional phone to receive 50 and 40 minutes plus 30 service days, each month. Follow the link above to view our full post on it, and learn how to enroll.
If you're shopping for a smartphone, be sure to check out our Android Tracfone List, which includes all the current smartphones available from Tracfone. And see our post on the Major Differences between Android and Non-Android phones from Tracfone.
You can also Bring Your Own Phone to Tracfone, including devices like the Moto G and iPhone 4S.
Thanks for visiting and leave a comment if you still have any questions.