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NORTHEAST U.S. -- My Tracfone Nokia 1100 Have Roaming Charges If I Were Outside My Area Code?

Discussion in 'PRE-PAID Cell Phone Companies and Plans' started by montecarlo1987, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. montecarlo1987

    montecarlo1987 New Member

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    Hello! I have older Tracfone called the Nokia 1100 -- never used and new in the box. It is just a little dusty box.

    Now, I know over time Tracfone has changed or modernized their policies services NOT to include roaming while in my local area Code BUT OUTSIDE the area code of which one resides in recent years as well. So if you make a call outside your area code for which it is programmed, you are charged the same rate as if you were in your area code. Is my older Nokia 1100 Tracfone programmed for the modern Tracfone rate policies or not?

    Now, I have an EVEN OLDER Tracfone (big and heavy, but solid) Nokia 918P that if I am outside my area code, I WILL BE charged 3 units for every one minute of talking and 1 unit per minute inside my area code. I also have a NEW 4-month old Tracfone that no matter where I am in America I am charged 1 unit for every one minute of talking. I do not use this one anyone, but I still have it.

    Now, I was told at the time (many years ago now when I was using that relic) by Tracfone that there is nothing that they can do on their end to my older Nokia 918P to change to the newer policies since the rate per minute is PROGRAMMED INTO THE PHONE. I would have to buy a newer Tracfone to avoid roaming charges with their newer policies in place. I remember using up all the minutes from the Nokia 918P becuase they could not transfer the minutes to my next Tracfone I had (which now I cannot recall what it was).

    I was thinking there is a way to tell: However, I am not going to run or activate the Nokia 1100 for the first time and drive outside my area code just to find out if its rate policies are for the newer phone or policies are for the older rate policies by testing it. There are reasons. For one, if it is under the older policies, in addition to the minutes lost by testing; I will not be able to transfer a phone number or reamining minutes to a newer Tracfone version. I have heard the horror stories from people a few years ago who bought the newer phone versions of Tracfone and there was a barrier at the time on types of transfers from their older Tacfone to their newer Tracfone. The Nokia 1100 could be just another one of these stories and I do not want to go there.

    Could you tell me if the Tracfone Nokia 1100 is programmed under the older rate policies or the newer rate policies of the new phones? Does the Tracfone Nokia 1100 have roaming charges outside my area code? I see the display is a B&W display similar to my older Tracfone if that has anything to do with it?

    Yes, I called Tracfone tech support and they noted that they did not know if the Nokia 1100 is under their older policies or newer policies. They did mention however that all their phones have roaming charges outside your zip code. Obviously, that is a bunch of bull -- look at my newest Tracfone!!! No offense, but their tech reps are not always bright or knowlegeable about their own products. So, no straight answer from them.

    Please reply.

    Thank you!
     
  2. mframe

    mframe Senior Member

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    Yes, the Nokia 1100 is Single-Rate. There will be no extra charge for roaming. It was one of TracFone's first GSM phones, and all of TracFone's GSM phones are Single-Rate. I think the Nokia 918 was an analog phone, which will no longer pick up a signal (analog has been eliminated). Analog, and some older model CDMA phones, did have the very limited local-calling area, as you describe.
     
  3. montecarlo1987

    montecarlo1987 New Member

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    Hello. Thank you for your reply. I have been wondering what the status of this phone was. I appreciate that.

    Again, thank you!
     

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