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bought the alcatel A383G from scd for my dad.
it did indeed have 1 year of service and 800 minutes.
I did the setup on the tracfone web site, transferring from his previous tracfone. minutes transferred. days did not. Guess i will have to CALL tracfone which is always unbearably painful. anyone else have this happen?

for anyone else who bought this phone. here is the interactive tutorial. link to user's guide is at bottom left.
http://tracfone.deviceanywhere.com/tracfone/home.seam?custId=TFA...

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What a system. There should not be all these problems occurring with a simple transfer of service.
You may want to give live chat a try. Go to TracFone.com, click "contact us" (top center of page)
then look at upper right for the live chat link. Ask for a complete copy of the chat to be e-mailed to you.

If you still have access to the phone package, is the model number on the boxe`s bottom label
TFALA383GDMP4ASSV ?

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When I did my transfer to an LG 800 with one year service I was upset that I didn't get the days forwarded, but shortly after I got one more minute added and the days transferred. Patience is always needed with tracfone.

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Want to see which carrier a phone number is using?

https://www.carrierlookup.com/

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tracfancier said:   Want to see which carrier a phone number is using?

https://www.carrierlookup.com/

Thanks, tracfancier,this will be
really Handy for emailing to text - i can check to see which suffix to add

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If anyone is interested in playing with Google maps on their DUMBPHONE.
boostapps.com has free Java Apps and Games For Mobile Dumbhones
the site is run by Dennis Bournique - PrepaidPhoneNews.com / WapReview.com / boostapps.com

http://boostapps.com/apps/google-maps-1-5-1/

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Just a heads up for anyone planning to transfer a non-Android tracfone to an Android tracfone. I guess got the doubling of the service days glitch is either gone at this point, or just hit and miss as has been mentioned. I did an online transfer a few days ago. It was a long-existing CDMA non-Android transferred to a CDMA Android using the TF website. Everything went smoothly in terms of minutes, texts, data, but the service date stayed the same. I was not really counting on the doubling, but it would have been nice. It was kind of a slap in the face not to get the normal 60-day new phone extra service days. Silly me, I called the regular foreign support 800# and was told that there was no 60 days on transfers to an Android. I called the Miami number and got the 60 days added without much effort. So, there you go.

I still like TF prices and the new phone is fine. I guess the fact that they are both CDMA helped make the actual service transfer (ability to make/receive calls/texts) super fast---under 2 hours. But if you run into any hiccups, please just wait until Miami executive resolutions is open. Foreign support seems as absurd as ever. But since I have not had an issue for a few years, I sort of forgot. Good luck to anyone doing a transfer, but just don't count on the doubling.

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There are still some reports of the days doubling when transferring service from a dumbphone to (initially) activate a smartphone. But no longer is it to be counted on when making plans.

There has never been any free starter minutes/days at activation to try out a smartphone.
Before azjack`s success, I have heard of no one receiving 60 days, or even trying to get them.

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Tracfone has put the date of 6/29/15 (yesterday) on availability of SIM cards (activation kits) for the GSM (AT&T) BYOP program.
But like anything new for Tracfone, it is never quite ready for primetime - at release.
The CSR`s will probably claim they have never heard of it. CSR pre-training seemingly not a priority.
No refunds for failed attempts.

http://tracfonewireless.com/byop/


For those interested, here is the Tracfone GSM BYOP thread at HoFo with on going progress details:
Current Info began on Page 7, post #94.

http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php/1863272-ATT-network-B...

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TracFone.com is again offering a reconditioned Fuel for $9.99.
The Fuel is arguably the best current choice, short of all the most expensive choices.

http://www.tracfone-orders.com/bpdirect/tracfone/Start.do?action...

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tracfancier said:   There are still some reports of the days doubling when transferring service from a dumbphone to (initially) activate a smartphone. But no longer is it to be counted on when making plans.

There has never been any free starter minutes/days at activation to try out a smartphone.
Before azjack`s success, I have heard of no one receiving 60 days, or even trying to get them.

So, I actually was not supposed to get the 60 days? I just read briefly on TF FAQ that you get 60 days on a transfer to a new phone and I always got them when upgrading, "dumphone to new dumphone." So there is an exception to that just for new Androids. It was about 250 days less that I was hoping for, but I am not exactly crushed. Just put it out there so people don't buy multi-year cards based on the idea that it will double.

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