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    Phone downgrading

    For x-mas I got my mom a HSN $49.99 deal for the Rebel 4 with the 1500 Min/Txt/Data. Anyway at nearly 80 years old, she's just horrible at the touch screen interface(no matter how much we make her practice) and she really can't use the phone unless someone is there to do it with her. I know there are still a couple of flip phones available from TracFone, but if I get her one of those downgrades, what happens to the existing minutes from her current smartphone? She's hardly used any of them.

    Thanks,

    Bob

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    The new flip phones use the same 3-bucket talk/text/data system as a smartphone. The bucket units, and service days, will transfer across as is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bfollett View Post
    For x-mas I got my mom a HSN $49.99 deal for the Rebel 4 with the 1500 Min/Txt/Data. Anyway at nearly 80 years old, she's just horrible at the touch screen interface(no matter how much we make her practice) and she really can't use the phone unless someone is there to do it with her. I know there are still a couple of flip phones available from TracFone, but if I get her one of those downgrades, what happens to the existing minutes from her current smartphone? She's hardly used any of them.
    When you activate a new phone with Tracfone you will be given the opportunity to transfer the number, service units and time from an existing TF line.

    Good luck with Mom and cellphones. BTDT.

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    Have a look at the available large launchers which may help your mom.

    Specifically https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...launcher.older

    And there are others.

    https://play.google.com/store/search...auncher&c=apps

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    A405, Doro, Z233 use the same 3 buckets the Rebel 4 uses.
    Older flip phones, if ATT or T-Mo will allow their activation (Verizon won't), just have one bucket, which gets filled with 1/3 of your existing minutes bucket.

    A405 MyFlip has huge buttons and a big display for a flip phone, I think she'll like it.

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    Tracfone e-Bay store - https://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_nkw...reless&_sop=15

    Tracfone online - https://shop.tracfone.com/shop/en/tr...es?pageSize=31
    Promo code TAX25 gives 25% off the phone`s price when you bundle any airtime (cashback sites pay on the combined price).

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