Tracfone W376 Weak Battery
Tracfone W376 Review
The Tracfone W376 is one of the nicest phone avaialble from Tracfone. There is a bit of an issue with the battery life. Several people have complained about the battery barely lasting a day or two.
The Motorola W376 is a step forward for Tracfone. They have historically sold bottom of the barrel basic phones. This phone fits into the middle of the road variety. It has some nice features and does not feel like a ten year old cell phone design.
Bluetooth, an FM radio, VGA camera, vibrating alert make this a nicely featured cell phone. If only we could use all the features the phone is manufactured with.
W370, W376, Nokia 1600
Bluetooth Semi Disabled
Yes Tracfone treats their customers like red headed step children still. The Bluetooth cannot connect to your computer to download pictures or your phone book. It has been disabled so it can only connect to a headset.
Weak Battery Solution
You can purchase a Motorola W370 for $20 and then have a spare battery and a spare charge that you can take to work. Since it takes about two seconds to change the battery having a spare is a simple solution.
Tracfone Motorola W376, W370, and Net10 W375
The Tracfone Website has lowered the price on this phone. This nearly free Tracfone perfoms quite well for the price.
Tracfone W370, W375, Net10 W376
Tracfone has come up with a program called (DMFL) Double Minutes for Life. If this is installed on your phone, anytime you add a Tracfone card you will get two times the number of minutes on the card. Many of the newer phones have DMFL already installed. The W376, W370, LG225 phones all come with DMFL included.
Tracfone is a Prepaid Cell phone company. You purchase the phone and you purchase minutes before you use them. Prepaid rates a couple of years ago were often 30 to 50 cents a minute. Tracfone has cut their rates a lot. The large denomination Tracfone cards give you a lot more minutes per dollar. If you purchase the $80 card and you have DMFL on your phone you will pay under 9 cents a minute.
Buying Tracfone Minutes
Tracfone issues Bonus Codes that give you extra minute when you add a tracfone card to your phone. These bonus codes can add between 20 and 300 extra minutes to the card you are entering.
Here is a link to a great Tracfone Bonus Code Tutorial