This stylish Samsung T301G slider phone offers an affordable way to stay in touch with family and friends across town and around the globe via voice communication and text messaging via the Tracfone prepaid wireless service. In addition to voice communication, it offers a full range of messaging options--both text and picture messaging as well as IM capabilites--and it's mobile Web ready. It features a VGA camera for capturing still photos on the go, Bluetooth connectivity for handsfree devices, color display, speakerphone, bi-lingual support (English and Spanish), organizer tools, up to 4 hours of talk time, and up to 20 minutes of starter airtime upon activation.
Tracfone provides nationwide prepaid wireless service using the nation's leading cellular providers to create a national footprint covering 99 percent of the U.S. population. This gives you connectivity everywhere cellular service is available. You can use your Tracfone across the U.S. and if you move, you can relocate your wireless number with just a phone call.
You can buy bundles of minutes (which must be used within a set time limit of between 90 to 365 days) from the Tracfone web site on your home PC or directly from your phone's web browser. For example, if you purchase a block of 120 minutes of airtime, you'll need to use that within 90 days of your first use. When you buy additional airtime minutes, your Tracfone service is extended automatically by another 90 days. Tracfone also offers international long distance calling to over 60 international destinations (including Argentina, Brazil, China, Mexico, most European countries, and many more), which deducts the same amount of minutes from your phone as when you make calls to destinations within the U.S.
Whether you want to send a text, go hands-free, or stay on schedule, the Samsung T301G has the tools you need to get the job done quickly and easily.
This phone ships with a number of handy Tracfone services, including free voice mail, free caller ID, and free call waiting. And perhaps most importantly, the integrated TracFone Airtime Balance Display shows you how much airtime you've used and how much is left, so you can control your costs. You must activate your cell phone before use either by calling the Tracfone toll-free number or going to the Tracfone web site.
The Samsung T301G has a brightly colorful LCD screen (128 x 160 pixels, 65K colors) that sits above a standard navigation area with send/end buttons and soft navigation keys. The face slides smoothly up to reveal an alpha-numeric keypad. The phone's small internal 2.4 MB memory can store up to 100 contact entries in the handset's phone book, and it also displays the last 30 incoming/outgoing/missed calls.
Handsfree communication is easy thanks to the integrated speakerphone. This phone also provides Bluetooth wireless connectivity (version 2.0), and includes profiles for communication headset and handsfree car kits.
If you need messaging capabilities, the T301G has you covered as support is built-in for sending and receiving both SMS text messages and MMS picture messages--great for sending on-the-go photos captured by the phone's VGA camera (640 x 480-pixel resolution). The T9 predictive text technology is built into the unit, which autocompletes text for you as you type on the alpha-numeric keypad and offers options for selecting the correct word.
Other features include:
- Includes up to 20 minutes of starter airtime upon activation (after activating your TracFone on the TracFone web site)
- TracFone Airtime Balance Display shows you how much airtime you've used and how much is left, so you control your costs
- Downloadable ringtones, graphics, news, weather, sports and more using Airtime Minutes
- Organizer tools: Alarm clock, calendar, calculator, world time, stopwatch, converter
- 20 pre-loaded ringtones
- Multilingual text display (English and Spanish)
- Vibrating alert
The Samsung T301G weighs 2.92 ounces and measures 3.92 x 1.95 x 0.56 inches. Its 800 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 4 hours of talk time, and up to 336 hours (14 days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS frequencies.