I never heard of “The Obama Phone” before I saw this fucking video.
First of all, it’s disgusting that the government is WASTING our money by giving away a luxury item. If people need to make a call, use a fucking pay phone. I figured the “Obama Phone” was just a nickname given by the people from the sewer, who were sponging from good folks like me, in order to order drugs from local vendors.
THEN I SAW THIS!
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I mean, it has it’s own fucking website named after him and all.
How is this legal? Let me get this straight: he is using government funds to give away a luxury item to his political base and brand it with his last name? The free phone is synonymous with Obama. Therefore, he will literally get votes from people who enjoy this service.
Pray tell me, democrats and republicans alike, does this make any sense?
UPDATE: Apparently many parts of my reporting of “The Obama Phone” are false and may be deceptive to my dear readers. However, keeping with the spirit of the lazy 47% of America, I’ve opted to leave the story as is, in an effort to create my own form of propaganda. I could very easily correct the story and post some real facts. But that would be honest, something our beloved government abhors and does not endorse under any circumstances. Having said that, “The Obama Phone” also comes with a “VOTE OBAMA” app, where users can cast a ballot for their phone overlord, in order to keep the service going, and for free! Also, I understand Obama text messages these people directly to remind them that if they vote for Romney, their service will be interrupted.
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I bet it comes pre-loaded with a “Vote for Obama” app.
Which, contrary to public opinion, demonstrated succinctly by the posted video, most poor people will trash immediately after scoffing at the president’s classist assumption that just because they’re poor, they’re stupid enough to vote for him.
I expect you found this on The Onion.
It is real. Speak in plain terms from now on. Click on the damn picture and it will direct you to the site.
I would, but I’m really not interested enough to do so.
Frankly, I was busy researching this Express Scripts Holding company, wondering why you’re investing in one of these nanny-state, gov-contract-dependent companies that leech off the treasury like Welfare queens on crack.
Because its my Obama play.
I love the propaganda, Fly, it gets the rivalry moving, without which we would be just armchair generals sitting on the couch in a computer-surfing induced stupor. In the interest of faning more political rivalry:
“To this day the government provides discounts on landline phones for financially disadvantaged people in the United States and U.S. territories. The Link-Up portion helps with the installation and the Lifeline Assistance part helps with the monthly bills, to the tune of roughly ten dollars a month.
So, the subsidization of phones began under President Clinton, and has continued under Presidents Bush and Obama.
Over that time, the usage of cell phones rose and the costs came down. Assuming one believes in the Lifeline program in the first place, and remembering that the FCC has mandated the program, it only makes sense to expand the phone assistance program to include cell phones. So, in 2008 the first application of this program for mobile phones began when a company called Tracfone started their Safelink Wireless service in Tennessee.
Aha, some say, that’s the same year Obama was elected! Well, that’s true. But the service in Tennessee was launched three months prior to Obama being elected. And that means the discussion and approval of the extension of the program occurred under President Bush’s watch.
The Bush Phone, anyone?”
The hoi polloi have awarded ownership to The Lightworker.
Unbelievable, we really are fucked.
Makes great sense. Use your money to obtain more power.
Wow, first I heard of this besides your messages on the stream. Just wow. I really want to go back to pioneer days to get rid of whiny Americans and see who really survives. People disgust me anymore.
Everything is arbitrary. Food, shelter, and water (for now) is plentiful. Therefore, everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, is arbitrary.
Fuck these pieces of shit. All of them.
Imagine the day sometime in the future when these people have their umbilical cord cut.
It won’t be pretty.
I would personally like to do the cutting and then watch them combust into nothingness.
(side note) Fly is going to kill it with CPM’s on this post
35% of the 2012 GDP will be from transfer payments -
here’s the investopedia def of transfer payments: http://www.investopedia.com/terms/t/transferpayment.asp#axzz27jNTX8vD
xfers == 0 real production, for a payment == 100% inflation
careful what you wish for with romney -
It’s a phone that supposedly allows access to emergency services, such as 911. But, it has 250 minutes & texting options? Who the fuck is texting 911??? I can’t wait until I get my set of Romney clubs.
Obama Phone is an Urban Legend
No it’s not, dipshit
And if I was a name caller, you’d be a gullible dweeb.
Folks, after digging in a little bit, it seems like a pre existing program. Disgusting but nothing to do with obama.
Yet renamed Obama phone for votes
It’s branded obamaphone
I prefer to call it Obama Phoney.
These are the 47% Romney was talking about. The remaining 53% better vote Obama out or we are screwed.
Do not be fooled. If this program is not fiction, it was invented by communication industry marketers, as another government-handout contract. Maybe the industry’s losing intelligence-gathering contracts and is now taking a new data mining program to leech off the underground, poverty market.
So… a government subsidy was already in place to help the poor get access to land lines and the principle is practically equivalent here with cell phones.
I for one haven’t touched a fucking land line in ten years and it’s an outdated mode of communication in society now.
Let’s also not get carried away here either, these aren’t iPhones or Galaxy S’. These are piece of shit prepaid flip phones that have been plucked and refurbished from the asshole of the year 2004.
I do have a beef with attaching Obama’s name to the phone program. My only consolation is that ZERO tax dollars are funding this program but rather telecom companies are depositing an extremely small turd in the ocean to pay for this service.
That being said, it’s certainly a way to boost the Obama name’s visibility in one of the dumbest ways to some of the poorest people. Perhaps the idiotic voter ID laws would keep these sheeple home.
Question is what they are getting in return for giving away these phones? They aren’t doing this out of the goodness of their hearts and who the fuck made owning a cell phone a god given right in the first place? Fuck them. Let em bust their ass for 8-10 hours a day and buy a fucking phone like a human.
I would imagine they’re not doing this out of the goodness of their hearts but rather a mandate by the FCC.
Meh, who cares. The $$$ the telecoms have to fork over for paying this probably amounts to what the CEO’s would’ve spent on hookers and blow anyway.
The phones are bugged so to track and identify drug dealers then they will blow up when held against said dealers ear.
Uh, google ‘obama phone hoax’. The great thing is, you can actually double check factually inaccurate scams pretty easily that way. Oh, wait, there’s a web site, so it’s REAL. And, your daily schizophrenic market posts crack me up, but, lay off the coke. It’s clearly affecting your grasp.
Why would I google Obama phone hoax when there is a fucking lunatic woman in the video saying she has an obamaphone?
…and there’s no way she could be either a) crazy, or )paid off? Game theory. It’s silly season, be skeptical.
Do old white people not know how to use the internet? From the same site:
Is the Obama Phone Real?
The State and Federal government has a program that provides free cellphones and free talk time to people with low income as well as senior citizens. This subsidized program is called Lifeline phones assistance program. But Obama hasn’t initiated it; it started few decades back and got its current format after going through several changes within this time. Safelink Wireless, the largest cellphone provider of the Lifeline program and a subsidiary of Tracfone, was created under the administration of George William Bush which received grants from a company that was launched during the Bill Clinton’s time and it was done because of an act passed by President Franklin Roosevelt which in turn was influenced because of an agreement between President Woodrow Wilson’s administration and some telecom service providers. So you can realize that this free cellphone service has a pretty long history and the claim about the Obama phone is nothing but a false rumor.
At present, free cellphone with 250 free minutes is provided to financially disabled people. It has been included during Bush’s administration. Several telecom companies have been approved to provide cellphones to the qualified people living in the United States and within US territory. This service is not for everyone. You need to fulfill certain requirements to avail this facility provided by the government. These requirements are almost same in all the states as it has been set by the government.
Currently, the government is thinking of providing free wireless internet service to the people under this program instead of old-fashioned land phones. It’ll be a great effort if government includes this service in Lifeline program.
Who is old and white, you offal piece of shit?
Oh, I guess we both know more about assumptions now.
You must have one of those Obama phones pre-installed in your brain tissue.
The Obama branding is a hoax or not?
But I know for sure, the govt is handing out phones. Why do you cellar dwellers justify everything the man does?
Because they’ve been watching too many YouTube videos about the NWO
there spraying aids on all the corn man
they’re gonna convert all the Israeli jews into Iran’s master plan of taking over the world’s supply of corn-based falafel by hypnotizing Jews into selling all their arms in trade for gmo corn, which Iran will then mind control the population into selling to them at sub-market prices and falafel will take over the world!!!
What corn? It all died.
The most disgusting part about this is that if the republicans play it up it will actually work in Obama’s favor
I went to prom when Bush was in charge. It was the best, pouring cheap beer on naked chicks on a yacht.
My Obama Phone story has been UPDATED. Please scroll to bottom of story.
I’m selling dope, off Obama Phone.
Obama Phone Terms of Service: Any access to communication services provided by ObamaCares will be delineated by communication providers’ terms of contract based on the best-use policy: http://www.weowneverywordyousay.com, and negotiated by terms of service that hold the low-income citizen, using any communication platform, wireless, cell phone, data use, up to a code of use, including fair-language statutes which prohibit communication user from criticizing, in any way shape or form, anyone, and phone privilege will be deactivated upon any non-approved speech act, which may also be enforceable under Patriot Act II. The Obama phone privilege grants user free service but in return may use, alter, sell or trade any data produced on Obama-owned phones. These terms are binding and permanent. Click to prove you read and understand your rights as an Obama-user.
Obama is going the Fly and I a fist full of dollars over the 4 years. Eastwood style!
The program is called Lifeline, established in 1984 was originally created to subsidize landline phone service for low income Americans, funded by government-collected telecommunication fees, paid by consumers.
In 2008, the program was expanded to support cell phones which quickly escalated the cost of the program. In 2008 the program cost $772 million, but by 2011 it cost $1.6 billion.
A 2011 audit found that 269,000 wireless Lifeline subscribers were receiving free phones and monthly service from two or more carriers. Several websites have been created to promote “free” government cell phones, including the”The Obama Cell Phone” website at Obamaphone.net.
Rep. Tim Griffin R-Ark. has proposed a bill to eliminate federal subsidies for free cell phones and has produced a great YouTube video highlighting the runaway cost of the program. The program has also been highlighted for reform by Senator Claire McCaskill D-Mo.
Pressure to reform the program led the FCC to announce an effort in February to “reduce the potential for fraud while cutting red tape for consumers and providers” by the end of 2013.
Let me guess, CBS, NBC, ABC and Communist News Network will NOT run this story…
Here’s one possible scenario to end the experiment known as America:
Step 1: Lie to the public on ‘change’ (and hope) that a big bloated govt will ‘help’ you
Step 2: Make people dependant by increasing food stamp use (they have commercials for this now!), encouraging illegal immigration and illegal voting through the promise of govt handouts (under Obama there’s a USDA office IN MEXICO now advising Mexicans of their ‘benefits’ in the USA)
Step 3: Get support from enemy foreign states such as the Saudis and oil Sheiks as well as socialists like Soros
Step 4: By the time the mostly ignorant masses wake up to the charismatic smiling puppet they see, it is FAR too late…
This Phree Government Phone program is awesome. You get 250 minutes paid for by the Government every month. And… if you refer another leachfu<k 47%'er to the program, you get even more PHREE minutes. Awesome.
Get a FREE O-PHONE!! NO cost, No money, FREE UNLIMITED DATA, 250 minutes FREE ($5/minute after 250 limit is breached and lifetime contract to submission, dependency and full and unabridged allegiance to U.S. policy applies).
And when 0bamacare rolls around one could literally quit work and do pretty good for themsleves with a cash business on the side. Believe me, it’s gonna happen.
How Is This Legal? Here’s a REAL contract, and this, just to SHOP at a Starbucks Website. (Upper case and spacing added for emphasis):
Restrictions on Use:
The Sites may include interactive areas in which you or other registered users may create, post, send or store messages, materials, data, information, text, music, sound, photos, video, graphics, applications, tags, code, links or other items or materials on the Sites (“User Content”). By using the Sites, YOU AGREE NOT TO POST,
upload, transmit, distribute, store, create or otherwise publish through the Sites any of the following:
a. Unless specifically requested by Starbucks, any “sensitive” personally identifiable information about yourself or another person (including, but not limited to, information that relates to health or medical conditions, social security numbers, credit cards, bank accounts or other financial information, other information concerning trade union membership, sex life, political opinions, criminal charges or convictions, religious beliefs, racial or ethnic origin, or other sensitive matters); [if you do post this information, it is not protected, in other words,by regular laws].
b. User Content that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory,
obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing,
threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, fraudulent, otherwise OBJECTIONABLE or which threatens our relationships with our employees, partners, customers or suppliers;
c. User content that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party. By posting any User Content, you represent and warrant that you have the lawful right to distribute and produce such User Content;
d. User Content that impersonates any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents your identity or affiliation with another person or entity;
e. Spam, direct marketing communications or any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials or other forms of solicitation or commercial content;
f. User Content that constitutes, encourages or provides instructions for a criminal offense, violates the rights of any party or that creates liability or violates any
applicable local, state, national or international law;
g. Viruses, spyware, Trojan horses, easter eggs or any other harmful, disruptive or destructive files; and
h. User Content that, in the sole judgment of Starbucks, is OBJECTIONABLE, restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Sites or which damages the image or rights of Starbucks, other users or third parties.
Starbucks does not control, take responsibility for or assume liability for any User Content posted, stored or uploaded by you or any third party, or for any loss or damage thereto, nor is Starbucks liable for any user conduct or any mistakes, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehoods, obscenity, pornography or profanity you may encounter. The interactive areas are generally designed as open and public community areas for connecting and sharing with other people. When you participate in these areas, you understand that certain information and content you choose to post may be displayed publicly. You are solely responsible for your use of the Sites and agree to use the interactive areas at your own risk.
to remove, screen or edit any User Content on the Sites at any time and for any reason without notice. You are solely responsible for creating backup copies and replacing any User Content you post or store on the Sites at your sole cost and expense.
If you are viewing the Sites on a public computer or are otherwise using a computer to which multiple people have potential access, be sure to follow all relevant instructions to ensure you are sufficiently disconnected and logged off the Sites and the computer system you are using to prevent unauthorized User Content.
License to User Content
You represent and warrant that your User Content is not subject to any confidentiality obligations and that you own and control all of the rights to the User Content or otherwise have the right to grant the rights to Starbucks that you grant herein. Starbucks claims no ownership or control over any User Content, except as otherwise provided herein, on the Sites or in a separate agreement.
HOWEVER, by submitting or posting User Content on the Sites, YOU GRANT Starbucks and its designees a
worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, fully-paid up and royalty free license to use, sell, reproduce, prepare derivative works, combine with other works, alter, translate, distribute copies, display, perform, publish, license or sub-license the User Content and your name and likeness in connection with such use of your User Content. By posting User Content, you hereby release Starbucks and its agents and employees from any claims that such use, as authorized above, violates any of your rights and you understand that you will not be entitled to any compensation for any use of your User Content.
YOU GRANT Starbucks and its designees
YOUR User Content and YOUR name and YOUR likeness in connection with such use of your User Content.
By posting User Content, YOU understand that you will not be entitled to any COMPENSATION for any use of YOUR User Content.
Disclaimer: Any thought, opinion, statement, or any string of English words that appear to make sense, on this site, or any other website I enter strings of text upon, probably don’t. It’s just random stuff pull from my @$$. Daily.
Dont be raggin on Cleveland now… we go hard in this Motherfucker….
We real niggas, you NYC niggas a bunch of clowns… you know? Biggie got rubbered up for a reason….
Bone Thugz still around tho… dats that real shit homie….
Mrs. Fly will be limpin for a few days…. courtesy of Yours Truly
Factcheck.org reported on this…
Actual Terms of Service for use of free phones through gov program, “Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) that was created as part of the 1996 Telecommunications Act to “ensure all Americans, … shall have affordable service”:
(It costs $40 to add 200 minutes to said FREE phone. See Ad: https://www.safelinkwireless.com/Enrollment/Safelink/en/Public/NewHome.html
At Virgin mobile you can get 300 minutes for $35)
SAFELINK WIRELESS ™
Terms and Conditions of Service
Please read these SAFELINK WIRELESS Terms and Conditions of Service carefully. SAFELINK WIRELESS is a service of TracFone Wireless, Inc. (“TracFone Wireless”). These SAFELINK WIRELESS Terms and Conditions of Service are a legally binding agreement between you and TracFone Wireless. They contain important information about your legal rights and require that certain disputes be resolved through Arbitration instead of a court trial. TracFone Wireless reserves the right to change or modify any of these SAFELINK WIRELESS Terms and Conditions of Service at any time and at its sole discretion. Any changes or modifications to these SAFELINK WIRELESS Terms and Conditions of Service will be binding upon you once posted on the SAFELINK WIRELESS website at http://www.safelink.com. You should check the SAFELINK website regularly for updates to these terms.
By enrolling in the SAFELINK WIRELESS Program (the “SAFELINK WIRELESS Program” or “SAFELINK Program”) and by using the SAFELINK WIRELESS service (the “SAFELINK WIRELESS Service” or “SAFELINK Service”), you (“You”), the participant, acknowledge and agree to the following terms and conditions:
1. SAFELINK WIRELESS PROGRAM DESCRIPTION.
SAFELINK WIRELESS Service is funded by the Universal Service Fund Lifeline program and administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company. In order to qualify for enrollment in the SAFELINK WIRELESS Program, a person must meet certain eligibility requirements set by each state where the SAFELINK Program is offered. These requirements are based on a person’s participation in a state or federal support program(s) or by meeting certain income requirements based upon the Income Poverty Guidelines as defined by the US Government. Federal law limits the availability of the SAFELINK Program. The SAFELINK Program allows one (1) enrollment per “household” and only the “head of household” may apply. The SAFELINK Program permits only one Lifeline benefit per household, therefore, no person currently living in the household may receive Lifeline benefits from any other Lifeline program. Applicants for the SAFELINK Program must complete an application form, provide supporting documentation that they meet the eligibility requirements and certify, under penalty of perjury, that they:
• Are eligible for and currently receive benefits from the public assistance program(s) identified in the application form.
• Are a “head of household.”
• Do not currently receive Lifeline support for a telephone line serving their residential address and no other resident in their household participates in the Lifeline program. If the applicant is already participating in another Lifeline program, then the applicant agrees to cancel their current household Lifeline support provider in order to enroll in the SAFELINK Program.
• Are not claimed as a dependent on another person’s federal or state income tax return.
• Will notify SAFELINK Wireless by calling 1-800-SAFELINK if and when they no longer qualify for any of the public assistance programs identified in their application form.
• Will notify SAFELINK Wireless of any change of address by calling 1-800-SAFELINK.
• Reviewed the information contained in their application and it is true and correct to the best of their knowledge and belief.
Applicants who qualify and are enrolled in the SAFELINK Program will receive a free cellular phone provided by TracFone Wireless together with a free allotment of airtime minutes each month for up to one year. TracFone Wireless will determine at its sole discretion whether or not an applicant meets the eligibility requirements to participate in the SAFELINK Program. The monthly airtime minutes provided by the SAFELINK Program will vary from state to state (in Washington state, the number of monthly airtime minutes is 68 under Plan Option 1) and will be based upon the Plan Option selected. Please call SAFELINK WIRELESS at 1-800-SAFELINK or visit our website at http://www.safelink.com for further information.
Applicants who do not meet the eligibility requirements will receive written notification, via US Mail, of the reason for their non-eligibility. Upon enrollment in the SAFELINK Program, You will be qualified to participate for up to one (1) year. To continue your enrollment in the SAFELINK Program after the initial year, You must verify annually that you are qualified for continued enrollment in the SAFELINK Program as required by your state Public Service Commission, Public Utility Commission or other agency administering the SAFELINK Program in Your state. TracFone Wireless will also conduct verification drives for each state according to its rules. If TracFone Wireless determines during its verification drive, or at any other time, that a customer fails to continue to qualify for the SAFELINK Program, such customer will immediately be deemed ineligible to participate in the SAFELINK Program, will be de-enrolled from the SAFELINK Program and will no longer receive the free monthly minutes. SAFELINK Customers who are no longer eligible (for any reason) for enrollment in the SAFELINK Program must immediately notify SAFELINK Wireless that they no longer meet the eligibility requirements for enrollment. A SAFELINK customer’s enrollment may also be cancelled upon the request of a state and/or federal authority.
TracFone Wireless and SAFELINK WIRELESS reserve the right to cancel the enrollment of any customer and/or permanently deactivate any customer’s SAFELINK WIRELESS phone for fraud, misrepresentation or other misconduct as determined solely by TracFone Wireless. While participating in the SAFELINK Program, a customer shall not be permitted to sell, rent, give away or in any way allow another person to use the cellular phone or SAFELINK Service provided to him/her by SAFELINK WIRELESS. IT IS A VIOLATION OF FEDERAL AND STATE LAW TO SELL OR GIVE AWAY THE SAFELINK CELLULAR PHONE OR SAFELINK SERVICE PROVIDED TO YOU BY SAFELINK WIRELESS. Any violation of this prohibition will be reported to the appropriate legal authorities for prosecution. In addition, if TracFone determines, in its sole discretion, that a SAFELINK WIRELESS customer has violated these prohibitions, TracFone Wireless will the permanently de-enroll the customer from the SAFELINK Program, their phone will be permanently deactivated and the customer’s personal information will be permanently flagged so that the customer may not re-enroll in the SAFELINK Program in the future. If you have any questions, concerns, comments or complaints regarding the SAFELINK Program or Service, offerings or products, please call SAFELINK WIRELESS Customer Care at 1-800-SAFELINK. You may also contact your state’s Public Service Commission/Public Utility Commission.
2. ACTIVATION AND USE OF YOUR SAFELINK WIRELESS PHONE.
Upon enrollment in the SAFELINK Program, you will receive a pre-activated SAFELINK WIRELESS phone delivered to your home address noted in the application. You must accept the SAFELINK WIRELESS telephone number assigned to your SAFELINK WIRELESS phone at the time of activation and you will acquire no proprietary interest in any number assigned to you. The wireless telecommunications networks used to transmit calls for the SAFELINK WIRELESS Service are owned and operated by various licensed commercial mobile radio service providers (“Carriers”), not SAFELINK WIRELESS or TracFone Wireless. The number assigned to your SAFELINK WIRELESS phone at the time of activation will not be changed for any reason unless required by a Carrier or if the number is lost following the deactivation of your phone. You may not select a number to be assigned to your SAFELINK WIRELESS phone. Your SAFELINK WIRELESS phone can only be used through TracFone Wireless, and cannot be activated with any other wireless or cellular service. SAFELINK WIRELESS Services are provided at TracFone Wireless’ discretion. Some functions and features referenced in the Manufacturer’s manual provided with your SAFELINK WIRELESS phone may not be available on your SAFELINK WIRELESS handset. TracFone Wireless may modify or cancel any SAFELINK Service or take corrective action at any time without prior notice and for any reason, including but not limited to your violation of these terms and conditions of service.
3. AIRTIME RATES, USAGE AND INCLUDED MONTHLY MINUTES.
While you are enrolled in the SAFELINK Program, you will receive a free monthly allotment of airtime minutes as provided for the SAFELINK Program approved in your state and the minute Plan that you select. SAFELINK WIRELESS airtime is issued in minute (or unit) increments. Units are deducted from the SAFELINK WIRELESS phone at a rate of one (1) unit per minute or partial minute of use. There is no additional charge for nationwide long distance. If you are on Plan 1, there is no additional charge for international long distance to countries designated at http://www.tracfone.com. SAFELINK offers three plans that are currently available to all new and existing SAFELINK customers. Each plan offers different benefits, features and carryover options. The 3 Plans that are currently available are:
Free Monthly Minutes Included in Plan Unused Minutes Carryover Each Month Text Message Charge* Free International Long Distance Voicemail
Plan 1 68 in all states (80 in MA) Yes 3 Texts/1 Minute Yes Yes
Plan 2 125 Yes 1 Text/1 Minute No Yes
Plan 3 250 No** 1 Text/1 Minute No Yes
*These text messaging rates will apply even if a different text messaging rate is stated on an airtime card.
**With Plan 3, your phone will reset to 250 minutes each month when your monthly minutes are delivered. Unused minutes will not automatically carry over to the next month. You may carry over unused airtime minutes on this plan for up to 3 consecutive months if you purchase and add airtime from a TracFone Airtime Card before the 25th day of the month. By purchasing and adding a TracFone airtime card before the 25th of the month, your unused airtime minutes (including your free monthly allotment and any additional TracFone Airtime cards) will carry over for 3 consecutive months from the date of your last TracFone Airtime Card redemption. If you purchase and redeem a TracFone Airtime Card on or after the 26th day of any month, your airtime balance will be reset and not be carried over to the next month. The minutes you purchased will be carried over together with your next three allotments of free monthly minutes. Adding more than one Airtime Card at the same time will NOT extend your airtime carry over for more than the 3 consecutive months. The 3 month carry over is effective from the date of redemption of the last airtime card redeemed to your phone.
New SAFELINK customers must choose a plan upon enrollment. Existing SAFELINK customers who wish to switch plans may do so at http://www.safelink.com or by calling 1-800-SAFELINK. If you switch plans before the 25th day of any given month, the change will be effective the following month. If you switch plans on or after the 25th day of the month, the change will be effective in the second month following your request to switch plans.
You may use your free monthly allotment of airtime minutes to place or receive calls, to send or read text messages or multi-media messages and to access the internet (with certain models of phones). In order to receive your monthly allotment of minutes, you will need to leave your SAFELINK WIRELESS phone powered “on” during the first few days of each month. If you DO NOT receive your monthly allotment of minutes because your phone was not “ON” at the beginning of the month or your phone does not automatically retrieve minutes when powered “ON.” You may self-retrieve by following the instructions below. If for any reason these instructions do not work on your handset, please call us at 1-800-378-1684.
Airtime minutes will be deducted for all time during which your SAFELINK WIRELESS phone is connected to, or using, the wireless system of any Carrier. Use of a wireless system typically begins when you press the “send,” “call” or other key to initiate or answer a call and does not end until you press the “end” key or the call is otherwise terminated. Airtime minutes are deducted for all incoming and outgoing calls, including incoming call waiting calls, simultaneous calls, calls to toll free numbers including Customer Care, 411 and to access your voice mail. For simultaneous calls, such as incoming call waiting and 3-way calling (where available) airtime minutes will be deducted for each call. Airtime minutes are not deducted for calls to 911, and all handsets will be able to call 911 even if they have no airtime remaining. Customers will not be charged for calls to Customer Care if they dial 611 directly from their handset. For outbound calls, you may be charged airtime for incomplete and/or busy-no answer calls. Airtime minutes will be deducted for use of other services such as text messaging and accessing the TracFone Wireless Mobile Web (“WAP”). No credit or refund is given for dropped calls. Customers in the State of Washington who have a problem with their SAFELINK Wireless service and are unable to resolve it by contacting Customer Care, may contact the Washington State Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division, by calling 1-800-551-4636.
4. SELF-RETRIEVAL AND ADDING AIRTIME.
Self-Retrieve Your Monthly Minutes by following these instructions:
• Press the MENU key located in the center of the navigation keys or arrow keys.”Prepaid” will be displayed across your screen. Press SELECT.
• Using the arrow keys on your phone, go to “Redeem Airtime” or “Add Airtime.” If your screen displays a message, scroll down and press OK until you see “Card #” or “Airtime PIN.”
• To Self Retrieve your Monthly Minutes, enter 555 and press OK.
Add or Redeem an Airtime Card by following these instructions:
• Press the MENU key located in the center of the navigation keys or arrow keys. “Prepaid” will be displayed across your screen. Press SELECT.
• Using the arrow keys on your phone, go to “Redeem Airtime” or “Add Airtime.” If your screen displays a message, scroll down and press OK until you see “Card #” or “Airtime PIN.”
If you do NOT have a Promotional Code:
• Enter your 15 digit Airtime PIN number (located on the back of your airtime card or on your register receipt) and press OK.
If you have a Promotional Code, follow the instructions for your model of phone:
• For Motorola C139, C155 or Nokia 1112: Enter your 15 digit Airtime PIN plus your 5 digit promotional code and press OK.
• For Motorola W175 and all other models: Enter your 15 digit Airtime PIN and press OK. You should see the phrase “Have a promotional code?” displayed on your SAFELINK phone screen. Press the key below YES and follow the prompts.
Make sure to keep your SAFELINK phone ON until you receive your Minutes!
If your phone does not allow you to self-retrieve, your phone does not automatically retrieve your monthly airtime, if you are having difficulty receiving your monthly allotment of minutes or you are having difficulty loading an airtime card, please call Technical Customer Care at 1-800-378-1684.
5. TEXT MESSAGING.
You may use your free monthly allotment of minutes to send and/or open text messages. Text messages sent to you by SAFELINK WIRELESS are free of charge. The charge to send or open an incoming text message using your SAFELINK WIRELESS phone will vary depending upon your plan. Under Plan 1, you will be charged 0.3 minutes per text message for sending and 0.3 minutes per text message for opening a received text message. Under Plans 2 and 3, you will be charged 1 minute per text message for sending and 1 minute per text message for opening a received text message. If you have exhausted your free monthly allotment of minutes, you will need to purchase and redeem additional airtime minutes in order to continue to send text messages and open incoming text messages and to place and receive voice calls. If you do not want minutes deducted from your SAFELINK WIRELESS phone for text messaging, then do not send text messages or open incoming text messages. SAFELINK WIRELESS does not allow international text messages. Attempting to send international messages could result in service deactivation and de-enrollment from the SAFELINK Program. Please note that SAFELINK WIRELESS does not generally participate in Premium SMS services or campaigns. Premium SMS refers to text messages that are sent to a designated “short code” or buying or attempting to buy SMS services from anyone other than SAFELINK WIRELESS. Premium SMS campaigns include activities such as casting a vote, expressing your opinion, playing a game, subscribing to a service, or interactive television programs. You should not attempt to participate in Premium SMS campaigns unless it is a SAFELINK WIRELESS authorized campaign. Any text message you send to a “short code” will in all likelihood not go through. Any charges you may incur as a result of any attempts to participate in Premium SMS services or campaigns not authorized by SAFELINK WIRELESS are not refundable whether you incur charges as deductions from your SAFELINK WIRELESS phone or from your credit card. You may purchase from SAFELINK WIRELESS ring tones, graphics and certain information services. You may utilize multi-media services with certain SAFELINK WIRELESS models of phones. See SAFELINK WIRELESS Data Services below for more information.
6. INTERNATIONAL CALLING.
International calling is available only if you are enrolled in Plan 1. If you selected Plan Option 1, you may use your SAFELINK WIRELESS phone to make international calls to landlines and some cellular phones in some countries at no additional charge (see http://www.tracfone.com for available countries and details). The countries where international calling is available under Plan 1 are subject to change at any time without prior notice. In order to place an international call, you will need to dial 1-800-706-3839 (the International Long Distance (“ILD”) access number) and follow the instructions. If you are calling from Alaska, Hawaii or the US Virgin Islands, the ILD Access number you should dial is 305-938-5673. Airtime deductions for international calls begin the moment the ILD access number is dialed and apply to dropped calls, misdialed numbers and busy destination numbers. When placing international calls, you may experience connection failures more frequently than calls made within the United States. SAFELINK WIRELESS will not credit airtime minutes deducted for unsuccessful calls. You will not be able to make or receive calls on your SAFELINK WIRELESS phone when you are located outside of the United States, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands (the “Coverage Area”). Any attempt to make or receive calls when you are located outside of the Coverage Area could result in service deactivation and de-enrollment from the SAFELINK Program. International calling is not available under Plan Option 2 or 3.
7. AIRTIME CARDS.
Your SAFELINK WIRELESS phone will only operate when you have airtime minutes available on the SAFELINK WIRELESS phone. If you run out of your free monthly allotment of airtime, you may purchase and add additional airtime to your phone. See the instructions above for adding airtime. SAFELINK WIRELESS customers may purchase and use any SAFELINK WIRELESS or TracFone Wireless airtime cards, including Double Minute Airtime cards, for their SAFELINK WIRELESS phone.PLEASE NOTE: Customers who are enrolled in any Double Minutes for Life program will receive double minutes ONLY on their purchased airtime. The free monthly minutes provided to customers enrolled in the SAFELINK Program and any Bonus or Promotional Minutes WILL NOT DOUBLE.
Each TracFone Wireless airtime card includes a set number of minutes and service days that begin to run from the date you add the airtime to your SAFELINK WIRELESS phone. Bonus and promotional minutes will not double with any TracFone Wireless Double Minute airtime cards. TracFone reserves the right to modify, adjust and/or eliminate the extra Bonus minutes at any time in its discretion. SAFELINK customers may purchase airtime at the rate of 10¢ or less per unit. TracFone reserves the right to adjust its airtime rates at any time in its sole discretion.
For each TracFone Wireless airtime card or PIN purchased at our regular price and added to a SAFELINK phone, the SAFELINK customer will receive the following:
Minutes on Face of TracFone Card (Purchased at Regular Price) Total Minutes Provided Service Days Price of Card Other
30 100 30 or 45 $9.99 N/A
60 200 90 $19.99 N/A
90 250 90 $24.99 N/A
120 300 90 $29.99 N/A
200 400 90 $39.99 N/A
450 900 90 $79.99 N/A
One Year Service Card 500 or 800 365 $99.99 N/A
One Year plus Double Minute 800 365 $119.99 Double minutes for the life of your phone on all airtime that you purchase. Not transferable to another handset even if your phone is damaged, lost or stolen. The minutes included with this card have already been doubled for your convenience.YOUR FREE MONTHLY MINUTES FROM SAFELINK WILL NOT DOUBLE. BONUS, PROMOTIONAL AND OTHER NON-PURCHASED MINUTES WILL NOT DOUBLE.
Double Minute Card 0 0 $19.99 Double minutes for the life of your phone on all airtime that you purchase. Card is not transferable to another handset even if your phone is damaged, lost or stolen. YOUR FREE MONTHLY MINUTES FROM SAFELINK WILL NOT DOUBLE. BONUS, PROMOTIONAL AND OTHER NON-PURCHASED MINUTES WILL NOT DOUBLE
8. SERVICE END DATE, DEACTIVATION AND REACTIVATION.
As a SAFELINK WIRELESS customer, You will receive 425 service days upon Your enrollment and activation in the SAFELINK Program and another 365 service days following each successful annual verification for your continued program eligibility in the SAFELINK Program. If you fail to complete your annual verification within 120 days of the required verification date, you will be de-enrolled from the SAFELINK Program. Upon de-enrollment from the SAFELINK Program, you will cease receiving the free monthly allotment of airtime. If you are de-enrolled, your phone will remain active and you may continue to use your phone so long as you have available airtime minutes and service days remaining on your phone. You may purchase airtime and service days to keep your phone service active. If you are de-enrolled from the SAFELINK Program and You allow your remaining service days to expire or go “past due,” Your phone service will be deactivated, you may lose your unused minutes and you will lose your wireless telephone number. If you choose to reactivate your phone by completing the annual verification within 60 days after your verification due date, you will be re-enrolled in the program and continue receiving the free monthly allotment of airtime.
If your service is deactivated, you may reactivate your service by either re-enrolling in the SAFELINK Program (if eligible) or purchasing and redeeming a TracFone Wireless airtime card with service days. Upon reactivation of your phone, you may be assigned a new telephone number. Any airtime remaining on your handset at the time of deactivation will be reinstated if your phone is reactivated within 60 days from the deactivation date. If your phone remains inactive for more than 60 days, you will lose any remaining airtime.
If you have been de-enrolled from the SAFELINK Program and are not eligible to re-enroll but you wish to keep your service active, You must purchase and redeem additional airtime and service days before the “Service End Date” displayed on your phone. To prevent any interruption in your phone service, please keep your handset service active by timely completing your annual verification as required by the SAFELINK Program or, if no longer eligible, by purchasing and adding TracFone airtime cards before your Service End Date.
“No Usage” De-Enrollment and Deactivation: Regardless of the Service End Date displayed on your handset, if you exceed 2 months without any Usage (as defined in this section), You will be de-enrolled from the SAFELINK Program. “Usage” is defined as any transaction including, but not limited to, making or receiving a call, sending or opening a text message, downloading data content, adding airtime or receiving Your free monthly airtime. Upon de-enrollment for non-Usage, You will have up to a 30 day grace period to reenroll in the SAFELINK Program by calling 1-800-SAFELINK. If you do not re-enroll, use your phone or call SAFELINK Customer Care within 30 days of your de-enrollment, your phone service will be deactivated. In order to reactivate your SAFELINK phone and re-enroll in the SAFELINK Program, you will need to call SAFELINK Customer Care. Upon successful re-enrollment, you will receive the monthly minutes that you were entitled to receive through the date your enrollment was cancelled. You will not, however, receive any airtime for the period of time you were not enrolled in the SAFELINK Program. In addition, you will be assigned the service days displayed on your handset, which are the days you were granted when first enrolled in the program.
9. OUR RIGHT TO TERMINATE YOUR SAFELINK WIRELESS SERVICE.
You agree not to give away, resell or offer to resell the SAFELINK Phone or Service provided by the SAFELINK Program. You also agree your SAFELINK Phone will not be used for any other purpose that is not allowed by this agreement or that is illegal. WE CAN, WITHOUT NOTICE, LIMIT, SUSPEND, OR END YOUR SERVICE AND DE-ENROLL YOU FROM THE SAFELINK PROGRAM FOR VIOLATING THIS PROVISION OR FOR ANY OTHER GOOD CAUSE, including, but not limited to, if You: (a) violate any of the terms and conditions of service; (b) lie to us or attempt to defraud us; (c) allow anyone to tamper with your SAFELINK Phone; (d) threaten or commit violence against any of our employees or customer service representatives; (e) use vulgar and/or inappropriate language when interacting with our representatives; (f) steal from us; (g) harass our representatives; (h) interfere with our operations; (i) engage in abusive messaging, emailing or calling; (j) modify your device from its manufacturer’s specification; or (k) use the service in a way that adversely affects our network or the service available to our other customers. We reserve the right to, without notice, limit, suspend or end your service for any other operational or governmental reason. In addition to permanently terminating your Service, criminal offenses (i.e., selling or giving away your Service; threatening violence, etc.) will be reported to the appropriate legal authorities for prosecution.
10. UNAUTHORIZED USAGE; TAMPERING.
The SAFELINK WIRELESS handset is provided exclusively for use by you, the end consumer with the SAFELINK WIRELESS Service available solely in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Any other use of your SAFELINK WIRELESS handset, including without limitation, any resale, unlocking and/or re-flashing of the handset is unauthorized and constitutes a violation of your agreement with TracFone Wireless. You agree not to unlock, re-flash, tamper with or alter your SAFELINK WIRELESS phone or its software, enter unauthorized PIN’s, engage in any other unauthorized or illegal use of your SAFELINK WIRELESS phone or the Service, or assist others in such acts, or to sell and/or export SAFELINK WIRELESS handsets outside of the United States. These acts violate TracFone Wireless’ rights and state and federal laws. Improper, illegal or unauthorized use of your SAFELINK WIRELESS phone is a violation of this agreement and may result in immediate discontinuance of Services and legal action against you. TracFone Wireless will prosecute violators to the full extent of the law. You agree that any violation of this agreement through your improper, illegal or unauthorized use or sale of your SAFELINK WIRELESS phone shall entitle TracFone Wireless to recover liquidated damages from you in an amount of not less than $5,000 per SAFELINK WIRELESS handset purchased, sold, acquired or used in violation of this agreement.
Some SAFELINK WIRELESS handsets have SIM cards. If your SAFELINK WIRELESS phone has a SIM card, then you agree to safeguard your SIM card and not to allow any unauthorized person to use your SIM card. You agree not to allow any other person to, directly or indirectly alter, bypass, copy, deactivate, remove, reverse-engineer or otherwise circumvent or reproduce the encoded information stored on, or the encryption mechanisms of, your SIM card. You may not remove your SIM Card from your phone nor place the SIM Card in any other phone. Doing so could result in the immediate termination of your service and de-enrollment from the SAFELINK Program. The Carriers, TracFone Wireless, or its service providers, may, from time to time, remotely update or change the encoded information on your SIM card. Your SAFELINK WIRELESS phone is restricted from operating when you are located anywhere outside of the United States, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands, including offshore or in international waters. Any such calls are considered unauthorized usage by TracFone Wireless for which your service will be immediately suspended. In the event of suspension for this or any other unauthorized usage, you will not be entitled to receive any refunds for unused airtime.
11. COVERAGE MAPS AND ROAMING.
You will find coverage maps on our website at http://www.tracfone.com. These maps are for general informational purposes only. Actual coverage and service areas may vary from the maps and may change without notice. TracFone Wireless does not guarantee coverage or service availability. Even within a coverage area, factors such as terrain, weather, structures, foliage, signal strength, traffic volumes, service outages, network changes, technical limitations, and your equipment may interfere with actual service, quality and availability. “Roaming” occurs when a subscriber of one wireless service provider uses the facilities of another wireless service provider. Roaming most often occurs when you make and receive calls outside of the network coverage area of your service provider. When your SAFELINK WIRELESS phone is roaming, an indicator light on your handset may display the word “Roam” or “RM” on the screen while the phone is not in use. There are no additional charges for roaming calls for the SAFELINK WIRELESS phone you were provided. Availability, quality of coverage and Services while roaming are not guaranteed.
12. LIMITATIONS OF SERVICE AND USE OF EQUIPMENT.
Service is subject to transmission limitations caused by certain equipment and compatibility issues, atmospheric, topographical and other conditions. Further, service may be temporarily refused, limited, interrupted or curtailed due to system capacity limitations, technology migration or limitations imposed by the Carrier, or because of equipment modifications, upgrades, repairs or relocations or other similar activities necessary or proper for the operation or improvement of the Carrier’s radio telephone system. At anytime, TracFone Wireless reserves the right to substitute and/or replace any SAFELINKE WIRELESS equipment (including handsets) with other SAFELINK WIRELESS equipment including handsets of comparable quality. Some functions and features referenced in the Manufacturer’s manual for a particular SAFELINK WIRELESS handset may not be available on your phone. TracFone Wireless does not warrant or guarantee availability of network or of any Services at any specific time or geographic location or that the Services will be provided without interruption. Neither TracFone Wireless, nor any Carrier, shall have any liability for service failures, outages or limitations of Service. Because of the risk of being struck by lightning, you should not use your SAFELINK WIRELESS phone outside during a lightning storm. You should also unplug the SAFELINK WIRELESS phone power cord and charger to avoid electrical shock and/or fire during a lightning storm.
13. WARRANTY EXCHANGE AND LOST OR STOLEN PHONE POLICY.
Limited Warranty Exchange Policy: SAFELINK WIRELESS customers shall have up to one year from the activation date of their phone to return any defective phone to TracFone Wireless. TracFone Wireless will exchange a defective phone for a new or refurbished phone, at TracFone’s discretion, during this period of time only pursuant to the terms of the Limited Warranty set forth below. For a defective phone replacement, call SAFELINK WIRELESS Technical Customer Care at 1-800-378-1684.
Lost or Stolen Phone Policy: For any lost or stolen SAFELINK WIRELESS phone, you may request and receive only one replacement phone per customer. The replacement phone will be a refurbished phone. All reported lost and stolen phones will be permanently deactivated. The replacement phone will include only 10 minutes of lost airtime. Any additional airtime that you may have had on your lost phone will not be replaced. In the event you lose your replacement phone or it is stolen, you will need to purchase an additional phone. If a phone is lost or stolen while in transit to the customer before the customer receives the phone, the lost phone and airtime may be replaced as a onetime courtesy in TracFone’s sole discretion.
14. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES.
EXCEPT FOR THE LIMITED WARRANTY SET FORTH IN THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, AND TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE SERVICES AND DEVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS” BASIS AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE CONCERNING YOUR SERVICE OR YOUR DEVICE. WE CANNOT PROMISE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE SERVICE AND DO NOT AUTHORIZE ANYONE TO MAKE ANY WARRANTIES ON OUR BEHALF. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT YOUR COMMUNICATIONS WILL BE PRIVATE OR SECURE; IT IS ILLEGAL FOR UNAUTHORIZED PEOPLE TO INTERCEPT YOUR COMMUNICATIONS, BUT SUCH INTERCEPTIONS CAN OCCUR.
15. HEARING, VISUAL OR SPEECH IMPAIRED ACCOMMODATIONS.
Any hearing, visual or speech impaired persons interested in applying for a specially equipped SAFELINK WIRELESS must call SAFELINK WIRELESS at 1-800-378-1684 and specify the need(s) to an agent and TracFone Wireless will make every effort to assist such customer in obtaining a handset that is in compliance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
16. EMERGENCY CALLS.
SAFELINK Wireless customers have access to 911. Occasionally, however, callers may attempt to call 911 in areas where there is no wireless coverage. If there is no wireless coverage, your call to 911 may not go though and You should dial 911 from the nearest landline phone.
17. DATA SERVICES.
With certain SAFELINK WIRELESS phone models, you can download ring tones, graphics, access information services such as news, weather and sports (“Information Services”) and utilize multi-media messaging services (“MMS”) (ringtones, graphics, Information Services and MMS are collectively referred to as “Data Services”) through our Wireless Mobile Web (“WAP”). Data Services are additional Services offered by us at an additional charge in the form of a debit of minutes for Your use of such services.
Accessing and Purchasing Data Services. In order to purchase, download or access Data Services, your handset must have active service and sufficient available airtime minutes. Your handset will not let you open the WAP browser without an airtime balance of at least 10 minutes. Each time you access our Wireless WAP with your handset’s browser, 0.5 units per minute will be deducted from your handset (“Access Charges”). Access Charges are deducted in full minute increments. WAP access of less than 60 seconds is rounded up to the next full minute. Access Charges begin when your handset makes a data connection. This should occur shortly after you open your browser, send or receive a multi-media message (e.g., a picture), initiate a content download, view subscribed Information Services or if WAP access is initiated for any other purpose. Access Charges end when the data connection terminates. This should occur shortly after you close your browser, successfully receive or send a multi-media message (e.g., a picture), after a successful content download or after any other closure of a WAP session. The WAP access duration and the related Access Charges are NOT determined from the exact moment you press a button on your handset to open or close the browser.
In addition to the Access Charges, there will be an additional one-time charge for any content you select to download (“Content Charge”). The Content Charges vary depending on the type of content. You will be advised of the Content Charges prior to finalizing your purchase. The Data Services you purchase and download may only be used or viewed on the handset for which they were purchased and cannot be transferred to any other device, including a new or replacement handset. Data Services are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Purchase Options for Data Services: You may purchase Data Services either through your handset’s WAP browser or through the Internet (accessed with a personal computer) at http://www.tracfone.com
When you purchase Data Services from the Internet at http://www.tracfone.com, the Content Charge will be shown in both U.S. Dollars and in minutes. You will have the opportunity to select one of two payment options: (1) using a credit card to pay the purchase price shown, or (2) a direct deduction of minutes from your SAFELINK WIRELESS handset. If you buy a TracFone card the number of minutes to be charged is based on the last airtime card added to your handset. See Purchasing Data Services With Airtime Minutes below.
How to purchase from the Internet (www.tracfone.com): Go to “Downloads and More” at http://www.tracfone.com and enter your SAFELINK WIRELESS serial number (ESN /IMEI) and SAFELINK Wireless Number. This will take you to the Wireless Data Services content catalog where you can browse, sample and purchase ringtones and/or graphics. After you find a title and select “Buy,” you will be presented with the two purchase options described above.
How to purchase through your handset’s WAP browser: Select “BROWSER” on your handset then select “Start Browser” and you will be presented with a menu. When you use your handset’s WAP browser to purchase Data Services, only the unit charge purchase option is available. You may not purchase Data Services through your handset using a Credit card. Note: Ringtones can only be sampled at http://www.tracfone.com.
Purchasing Data Services With Airtime Minutes: If you add TracFone airtime cards, the charges for Data Services purchases are determined by the last airtime card added to your handset. The chart below details the number of minutes you will be charged for each dollar you spend for the Data Services you purchase. Your phone will be assigned the appropriate dollar-to-minute conversion factor each time an airtime card is added to your handset. The charges for Data Services in U.S. Dollars and/or minutes and the dollar-to-minute conversion factor(s) are subject to change without prior notice.
Dollar-To-Minute Conversion Factors for Data Services
If the last airtime card you added to your handset was: You will have this number of minutes deducted for every $1 you spend on Data Services:
TRACFONE Airtime Cards
30, 40 or 60 minute cards 3.00
90 minute card 3.60
100 or 120 minute cards 4.00
200, 250 or 400 minute cards 5.00
450 minute card 5.62
200, 250 or 400 minute cards with Double Minutes 3.00
Annual Plan and Double Minute Prepaid Plan Cards
150 unit Annual Plan card 1.66
250 unit Annual Plan card 2.50
400 minute Annual Plan Card 4.00
800 minute Annual Plan Card 5.71
300 minute Double Minute Annual Prepaid Plan Card 2.30
400 minute Double Minute Annual Prepaid Plan Card 3.07
Regular Airtime Cards Added to TRACFONE’s with active Double Minute Benefit
30, 40 or 60 minute cards 6.00
90 minute card 7.20
100 or 120 minute cards 8.00
200, 250 or 400 minute cards 10.00
450 minute card 11.24
Other (not listed above) 6.00
Charges for MMS (e.g., picture messaging). You will be charged 1.0 unit to send or receive a multi-media message (the “MMS Charge”). In addition to the 1.0 unit MMS Charge, there will also be an additional WAP Access Charge of 0.5 units per minute for the time it takes to send or receive the multi-media message. The total WAP Access Charge will vary depending on the size of the multi-media message being sent or received. Partial minutes will be rounded up.
Additional Access Charges for Data Services. In addition to the Content Charges and MMS Charges, and regardless of the payment option you use, there is always an additional Access Charge of 0.5 units per minute associated with downloading content, accessing/viewing Information Services or utilizing MMS. Total Access Charges will vary depending on the size of the content and the actual time it takes to download the content, access/view the Information Service or utilize MMS.
Modifications, Interruptions, or Discontinuation of Data Service. SAFELINK WIRELESS does not guarantee the availability of Data Services on all of its phone models nor does it guarantee the availability of Data Services at all times. SAFELINK WIRELESS reserves the right to modify, suspend, interrupt, discontinue or permanently cancel Data Services, or portions thereof, without notice. Data Services are not available in certain areas. SAFELINK WIRELESS is not responsible and will not be liable for any modifications, interruptions or discontinuation of the Data Services or for any failure in receipt of the purchased Data Services. If the Data Services, or any part thereof, for which you subscribe, are modified, interrupted, discontinued or canceled, you will not receive a refund or credit from SAFELINK WIRELESS for any remaining used or unused subscription time. If you cancel or attempt to cancel a Data Service download, a subscription purchase or a multi-media message in progress, or if this process is otherwise interrupted through no action on your part, you may nevertheless be charged in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth herein.
Non-Rated Content. SAFELINK WIRELESS and TracFone Wireless strive to present and offer only generally acceptable content. However, it is impossible to proof all content, titles and news articles for appropriate content. Our wireless content is NOT rated and you are solely responsible for the use of such material, which may be offensive or objectionable to you or to others. You agree not to hold SAFELINK WIRELESS or TracFone Wireless liable for any offensive or objectionable content.
18. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. SAFELINK WIRELESS and TracFone Wireless are not liable to you for any direct or indirect, special, incidental, consequential, exemplary or punitive damages of any kind, including lost profits (regardless of whether it has been notified such loss may occur) by reason of any act or omission in its provision of equipment and/or Services. SAFELINK WIRELESS and TracFone Wireless will not be liable for any act or omission of any other company furnishing a part of our Services or any equipment or for any damages that result from any service or equipment provided by or manufactured by third parties. When your SAFELINK WIRELESS phone is returned to SAFELINK WIRELESS for any reason, TracFone Wireless is not responsible and shall not be liable to you or anyone else for any personal information such as user names, passwords, contacts, pictures, SMS, MMS and/or additional downloads you may have stored on your phone or which may remain on your phone.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless SAFELINK WIRELESS and TracFone Wireless from any and all liabilities, penalties, claims, causes of action, and demands brought by third parties (including the costs, expenses, and attorneys’ fees on account thereof) resulting from your use of a SAFELINK WIRELESS phone and/or use of the SAFELINK WIRELESS Services, whether based in contract or tort (including strict liability) and regardless of the form of action.
20. BINDING ARBITRATION. PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY AS IT AFFECTS RIGHTS THAT YOU MAY OTHERWISE HAVE. IT PROVIDES FOR RESOLUTION OF ALL DISPUTES AND CLAIMS (INCLUDING ONES THAT ALREADY ARE THE SUBJECT OF LITIGATION), EXCEPT FOR CLAIMS CONCERNING THE UNAUTHORIZED RESALE, EXPORT, ALTERATION, AND/OR TAMPERING OF YOUR SAFELINK WIRELESS PHONE, ITS SOFTWARE, THE SERVICE AND/OR PIN NUMBERS, THROUGH ARBITRATION INSTEAD OF SUING IN COURT IN THE EVENT THE PARTIES ARE UNABLE TO RESOLVE A DISPUTE OR CLAIM. ARBITRATION IS BINDING AND SUBJECT TO ONLY A VERY LIMITED REVIEW BY A COURT. THIS ARBITRATION CLAUSE SHALL SURVIVE TERMINATION OF TRACFONE WIRELESS™ AGREEMENT WITH YOU. This provision is intended to encompass all disputes or claims arising out of your relationship with TracFone Wireless, arising out of or relating to the SAFELINK Service or any equipment used in connection with the SAFELINK Service (whether based in contract, tort, statute, fraud, misrepresentation or any other legal theory). Nothing contained in this arbitration provision shall preclude TracFone Wireless from bringing claims concerning the unauthorized resale, export, alteration, and/or tampering of your SAFELINK WIRELESS phone, its software, the SAFELINK Service and/or PIN numbers, in state or federal court. References to you and TracFone Wireless include our respective subsidiaries, affiliates, predecessors in interest, successors, and assigns. All claims, except those excluded above, will be resolved by binding arbitration where permitted by law. You must first present any claim or dispute to TracFone Wireless by contacting Customer Care to allow an opportunity to resolve the dispute prior to initiating arbitration. The arbitration of any dispute or claim shall be conducted in accordance with the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) under the Commercial Dispute Resolution Procedures and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (collectively, “AAA Rules”), as modified by this agreement. The AAA Rules are available online atwww.tracfone.com or by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7870. You and TracFone Wireless agree that use of the SAFELINK Service evidences a transaction in interstate commerce and this arbitration provision will be interpreted and enforced in accordance with the Federal Arbitration Act and federal arbitration law. All issues are for the arbitrator to decide, including the scope of this arbitration clause, but the arbitrator is bound by the terms of this agreement. You and TracFone Wireless agree that any arbitration will be conducted on an individual basis and not on a consolidated, class wide or representative basis. Further, you agree that the arbitrator may not consolidate proceedings or more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding, and if this preclusion of consolidated, class wide or representative proceedings is found to be unenforceable, then this entire arbitration clause shall be null and void. All fees and expenses of arbitration will be divided between you and TracFone Wireless in accordance with the AAA Rules, except that TracFone Wireless will reimburse you for the amount of the filing fee in the event you prevail in the arbitration. Each party will bear the expenses of its own counsel, experts, witnesses, and preparation and presentation of evidence. If for any reason this arbitration provision is deemed inapplicable or invalid, or to the extent this arbitration provision allows for litigation of disputes in court, you waive to the fullest extent permitted by law, (i) the right to a trial by jury and (ii) any claims for punitive or exemplary damages. Unless TracFone Wireless and you agree otherwise, the location of any arbitration shall be Miami, Florida. Except where prohibited by law, TracFone Wireless and you agree that no arbitrator has the authority to award punitive damages or any other damages not measured by the prevailing party’s actual damages. Neither you nor TracFone Wireless shall disclose the existence, contents, or results of any arbitration, except to the extent required by law. Judgment on the award rendered may be entered by any court of competent jurisdiction.
This Agreement shall be construed under the laws of Florida, without regard to its choice of law rules, except for the arbitration provision contained in these Terms and Conditions, which will be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act. This governing law provision applies no matter where You reside, or where You use or pay for the Services.
22. LIMITED WARRANTY.
Your SafeLink phone is covered by a one year limited warranty, set forth below, administered by SafeLink. A reconditioned SafeLink phone also has a one year limited warranty provided by SafeLink and all SafeLink accessories have a 90-day limited warranty against defects in materials and workmanship under normal use by the purchaser. You may obtain warranty service directly from SafeLink.
How to obtain Warranty Service. To obtain warranty service from SafeLink on a new or reconditioned phone or SafeLink accessories, please contact Technical Support at 1-800-378-1684 from a landline or another phone in order to avoid using up your minutes. If your problem cannot be resolved over the phone, our SafeLink technicians will provide you with a Ticket Number, which you will use to send your phone and/or accessories to the designated SafeLink Service Center for repair or replacement, at SafeLink’s discretion.
Terms of Limited Warranty. SafeLink warrants to you, the Customer, that your SafeLink cellular phone (“Product”) is free from defects in material and workmanship that result in Product failure during normal usage, according to the following terms and conditions:
(1) The limited warranty for the Product extends for one (1) year beginning on the first date of activation of your phone.
(2) The limited warranty extends only to the original customer (“Consumer”) of the Product.
(3) The limited warranty is not assignable or transferable to any subsequent end-user.
(4) During the limited warranty period, SafeLink will replace or repair, at SafeLink’s sole option, any defective Products or parts (except as excluded below), or any Products or parts that will not properly operate for their intended use (except as excluded below) with new or refurbished replacement Products or parts if such replacement or repair is needed because of Product malfunction or failure during normal usage. SafeLink may, at its sole discretion, replace the Product with a refurbished phone of the same model if available, or if not available, of a comparable model of phone. The limited warranty does not cover loss of personal information, passwords, contacts, music, ringtones, pictures, videos, applications or other content, memory cards, software, defects in appearance, cosmetic, decorative or structural items, including framing, and any non-operative parts. SafeLink’s limit of liability under this limited warranty is the actual cash value of the Product at the time the Consumer returns the Product to SafeLink for repair, determined by the price paid by the Consumer for the Product less a reasonable amount for usage. SafeLink shall not be liable for any other losses or damages. These remedies are the Consumer’s exclusive remedies for breach of warranty.
(5) The Consumer shall have no coverage or benefits under this limited warranty if any of the following conditions are applicable:
a) The Product has been subjected to abnormal use, abnormal conditions, improper storage, exposure to moisture or dampness, unauthorized modifications, unauthorized connections, unauthorized repair, misuse, neglect, abuse, accident, alteration, improper installation, or other acts which are not the fault of SafeLink, including damage caused by shipping.
b) The Product has been damaged from external causes such as collision with an object, or from fire, flooding, sand, dirt, windstorm, lightning, earthquake or damage from exposure to weather conditions, an Act of God, or battery leakage, theft, blown fuse, or improper use of any electrical source, damage caused by computer or internet viruses, bugs, worms, Trojan Horses, cancelbots or damage caused by the connection to other products not recommended for interconnection by SafeLink.
c) SafeLink was not advised in writing by the Consumer of the alleged defect or malfunction of the Product within fourteen (14) days after the expiration of the applicable limited warranty period.
d) The Product serial number plate or the enhancement data code has been removed, defaced or altered.
e) The defect or damage was caused by the defective function of the cellular system or by inadequate signal reception by the external antenna, or viruses or other software problems introduced into the Product.
f) The Product is outside of the one (1) year Limited Warranty period.
(6) SafeLink does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the Product or service. SafeLink cannot and does not guarantee that your communications will be private or secure; it is illegal for unauthorized people to intercept your communications, but such interceptions can occur.
(7) If a problem develops during the limited warranty period, the Consumer shall contact SafeLink Customer Care for repair or replacement processing of the Product. SafeLink shall, at its discretion, provide a replacement product that may consist of a refurbished phone of the same model if available, or of a comparable model.
(8) You (the Consumer) understand that the product may consist of refurbished equipment that contains used components, some of which have been reprocessed. The used components comply with Product performance and reliability specifications.
(9) SAFELINK EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE. THE FOREGOING LIMITED WARRANTY IS THE CONSUMER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AND IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. SAFELINK SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF ANTICIPATED BENEFITS OR PROFITS, LOSS OF SAVINGS OR REVENUE, LOSS OF DATA, PUNITIVE DAMAGES, LOSS OF USE OF THE PRODUCT OR ANY ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT, COST OF CAPITAL, COST OF ANY SUBSTITUTE EQUIPMENT OR FACILITIES, DOWNTIME, THE CLAIMS OF ANY THIRD PARTIES, INCLUDING CUSTOMERS, AND INJURY TO PROPERTY, RESULTING FROM THE PURCHASE OR USE OF THE PRODUCT OR ARISING FROM BREACH OF THE WARRANTY, BREACH OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY, EVEN IF SAFELINK KNEW OF THE LIKELIHOOD OF SUCH DAMAGES. SAFELINK SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DELAY IN RENDERING SERVICE UNDER THE LIMITED WARRANTY, LOSS OF USE DURING THE PERIOD THAT THE PRODUCT IS RETURNED FOR REPLACEMENT OR WARRANTY SERVICE OR FOR THE LOSS OR UNAUTHORIZED USE OF CUSTOMER PASSWORDS, PERSONAL INFORMATION, CONTACTS, PICTURES, VIDEOS, APPLICATIONS, MUSIC, RINGTONES OR OTHER CONTENT.
(10) Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental and consequential damages, so certain of the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you (the Consumer). This limited warranty gives the Consumer specific legal rights and the Consumer may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
(11) SafeLink neither assumes nor authorizes any authorized service center or any other person or entity to assume for it any other obligation or liability beyond that which is expressly provided for in this limited warranty including the provider or seller of any extended warranty or service agreement.
(12) This is the entire warranty between SafeLink and the Consumer, and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous agreements or understandings, oral or written, relating to the Product, and no representation, promise or condition not contained herein shall modify these terms.
(13) This limited warranty allocates the risk of failure of the Product between the Consumer and SafeLink. The allocation is recognized by the Consumer and is reflected in the purchase price.
Certain mobile phone features may not be available throughout the entire network or their functionality may be limited. All plan rates, features, functionality and other product specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation. Color of phones may vary. All talk and standby times are quoted in Digital Mode and are approximate.
SafeLink, SafeLink Wireless, TracFone and TracFone Wireless are registered trademarks of TracFone Wireless, Inc. a subsidiary of América Móvil (NYSE: AMX).
You are not worthy of the waste of space you just took up.
HOLY FUCK. I know my opinion holds no sway, but posting this all of this fucking tripe should earn you a permanent fucking BAN from this website.
You are like the asshole who stands in the “quad” who screams at the top of his lungs for 4 hours about Jesus and how everyone is going to burn in hell for our sins…yet no one listens to you and everyone thinks you are a complete fucktard…even those who agree with you.
Thank you! I fully expected and anticipated these illuminated observations.
There is not a single thing Obama could do that “Fact” Check would not defend and explain away with whatever they can think up. They will literally defend anything he does.
Then you haven’t looked at the website closely. There is plenty on there about Obama mis-stating facts.
Clinton-phone, not Obama, but what difference does it make when ripping off the poor is a vast, bipartisan, industry conspiracy?
LOL and sad at the same time.
One parent “has a problem” with the teacher. Yes, the problem is the apples did not taste like Chicken McNuggets, or junk food.
Is it not obvious that the kids got sick because they are not accustomed to eating real food?
Pretty funny. Especially the over the top, drama response.
I love America, but we really have gone soft.
I volunteer to make them some George W. Bush popcorn to snack on…
ITS NOT LEGAL WE have a Chicago THUG in the office
and another thug vying to take his place.
Prove it or STFU, douchebag.
Why is this asshole still posting?
If Obama is re-elected I hope he “chokes” on something. He needs to go. .
ROFL…now it seems like the vast majority of people here know how John Kerry supporters felt in 2004.
God Bless America! I just signed up and am canceling all my communication bills.
Damn and I just ordered an iPhone 5.
VKN The Network of Gods
Short xlf at open
TMoe Buy VXX
I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.. Right now I’m laughing my ass off.
She should be a prison guard!
Homeless people will have nothing else, but they will have a cell phone. I volunteer to work with homeless. It is a necessity for them beyone all else.
This is why Obama will be re-elected. Because in order to criticize the man, you have to lie e.g. to say that he invented a program that, in actuality, has been going on since 1984.
Apparently, everything that is true about Obama is good. Because the only way Repubs can find to criticize him is to tell lies.
4 more years!
You and that woman(?) in the vid have the same brain power.
The phone is real. It is part of the Lifeline program, expanded to include wireless. There is a video of a congressman deriding the program’s explosive growth — I can’t seem to find it unfortch
Here it is, from my beloved hometown
It actually the Reagan Phone:
It’s the phone of “The Man”. The Estab-Line, U.S. Policy phone, the OligarchyLine… etc. What difference does it make which party started it, when you know it’s the bipartisan, swinging both ways, TeleCons, middle management, ditto heads; and ANY president will support them?
Oh, yeah, and the point of this story.. Companies like Lifeline’s AMX and Express Scripps Holding are nanny-state addicts sucking from the teat of government contracts, subsidies, welfare-handouts and then feeding off the lowest class, basically, fully vetted by the U.S. government, no matter who is in office.
She’s my fiance, watch how you talk about my future wife………….
I admire your decision to leave total bullshit on your blog. Truly.