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Nice phone- if you don't roam
on January 29, 2012
I recently purchased two of these phones directly from the Tracfone website. The phones seemed ideal for their intended purpose- limited calling, mostly for emergency use only- until I visited my daughter at college, about 175 miles away. Not only did the ominous blue "R" suddenly show up on my phone, my phone would not work at all- would not receive calls, and any attempt to make a call resulted in me suddenly getting routed to a number offering me the "opportunity" to buy access to the roaming network. I'm not sure if this would be an issue if used for the Straight Talk plan, but I suspect not. I returned both phones to Tracfone and am now happy with the similar AT&T Z221, which works anywhere AT&T works. Beware roaming issues with Tracfone- they may make your purchase much less desirable than you anticipated.