Use your compatible cell phone on the TRACFONE network with this TRACFONE TFMATKTP4C kit, which contains GSM and CDMA dual (2FF/3FF) and nano (4FF) SIM cards, activation instructions and a CDMA network access code to suit your needs.
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Posted by: RoamingDog from: on
This kit is an easy solution for those wanting to participate in Tracfone's BYOP program. No need to worry about what SIM card your phone uses. The box has standard, micro, and nano SIMs for both GSM (AT&T) and CDMA (Verizon) networks. Unused SIM cards may be used to activate additional phones. If they fit, of course.
Remember, you also need airtime to get online. The SIM only gets you access to a network.
Determine your network type and card size, then (carefully) punch the card out of the surrounding plastic.
Read the setup instructions for your network type, then read them again. The setup process is not difficult, but it demands that you follow the steps carefully.
The only difficulty I had was in getting a Windows Phone onto the AT&T network. Almost everything was automatically set correctly, but there was no Internet connection on the cellular service. (Voice was fine.)
If you encounter this, dig down into the SIM setting for "Internet APN" and "MMS APN". You can find help online, or try Tracfone's tech support.
21 out of 21 found this review helpful.
Best Buy purchase good but ...
Posted by: Tess from: on
The purchase and service at Best Buy was good. However, when I called Tracfone for installation help (5 times) they were quite useless.
15 out of 15 found this review helpful.
Faster than dealing with Tracfone
Posted by: BigDady1961 from: on
For a buck (the same price as on-line) you can have your Tracfone BYOP card immediately - works for me!
My only warning is about the Tracfone website - after you enter the SIM card number, the following screen has a field for the phone IMEI - DO NOT enter the actual IMEI for your phone! It will be prefilled with digits from the SIM card - leave those there. (This is for a GSM phone, it may be different for CDMA.) If I understand correctly, Tracfone registers the SIM card, not the phone.
15 out of 15 found this review helpful.
Everything you need to bring your own phone
Posted by: BagAWind from: Atlanta area on
I was pleased with this kit as it contains everything you need to sign up for Tracfone service when you bring your own phone. In my case it was an iphone 5 which uses the nano sim card. This kit had the nano sim along with other sizes. It also has the required Activation Code inside. Just follow the instructions online and you are a Tracfone member in no time. I never thought I could use my iphone with Tracfone but it works great!
14 out of 14 found this review helpful.
If your time is worth nothing Tracfone is for you!
Posted by: DWayneC from: on
I have been going round and round with Tracfone since 2/24/16 (now 4/9/16). Tracfone's website claimed my Verizon iPhone 5c was eligible and compatible with BYOP. I paid for the activation sim. Tracfone sent the wrong size. While trying to convince the rep that they sent the wrong sim and send me the right size one the rep insisted I also needed a network activation code which I then purchased. I received the code but still no sim. Another bout with customer no-service and found that the rep with whom I spent over an hour with last time did not bother to record my address.
Finally received the correct sim and the phone seemed to work great. My previous minutes transferred fine, all was good. A few days later I found I could not access cellular data. After a week and maybe twenty hours with customer service a rep decided I needed a new sim card.
I received the third sim and phone was working great, call, text, data, all working. Only problem was no one could see my minute/ text/ data balance. I could not check on phone or internet and customer service could not check it. I spent two weeks off and on clearing the phone, pushing profiles, checking settings etc. and being told "Wait 24 hrs", "Wait 24 hrs", "Wait 24 hrs", and then "We are escalating to a higher level", "We are escalating to a higher level", "We are escalating to th HIGHEST level". After two weeks a Rep tried manually adding time to my account or so he said and "look at that" I could check my balance but could no longer access cellular data.
So now, after wasting in the neighborhood of 60 hours of my time they tell me that maybe the phone isn't compatible with Verizon and Tracfone. It worked with Verizon for the past two years. It worked with Tracfone except no one could check my account balance on the phone or off it. Now they want me to walk away empty handed.
I have begged to be put in contact with someone that has authority to make this situation right. I have been given voice mail to a person who never calls back. I have been told I am being transferred to someone in "Corporate" only to be back with a agent that has no authority. I have a balance of over 6000 minutes. I have been lied to (we'll call you tomorrow, we'll connect you with an account executive etc, please hold for my supervisor (and after 20 min of hold the call is dropped)). My last offer for them was for them to send me a comparable phone that they could get to work ($49 on their site). They feel I'm owed nothing. I am not going away quietly.
33 out of 42 found this review helpful.
Posted by: JakeK from: on
I purchased this to get a gift card with the purchase of a phone. Spending the $1 to get a $15 gift card is fine by me. The kit includes every possible combination (GSM/CDMA, Regular/Micro/Nano sim card) you would need to activate your phone.
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Posted by: thatsme from: on
Works as expected. Just slide the sim card into your SIM card slot on your unlocked phone and simply call Tracfone to get it setup. Don;t bother with Tracfone's website to try and get your new phone setup. It won't work
8 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Bill from: on
Just upgraded to second new phone with BYOP. All I did was pull the Sim out and put it in the new phone and it worked instantaneously. No more waiting. Upgraded from Galaxy S3 to S5.
9 out of 11 found this review helpful.
What a Deal for only a buck!!!
Posted by: rosswald from: on
My son wanted to use my old iPhone 5s and for $1 I was able to purchase a SIM card for TracPhone and bring it over. Very easy and he loves it. Couldn't be happier. Trac Phone is an easy way to keep control of your kids cell phone service.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Jazz from: on
This worked good with my AT&T Lumia windows phone.