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LG Lucky TracFone's First GSM Android Phone Now Available

TracFone has released it's first AT&T based Android phone for use on the TracFone pay as you go service. It's the LG L15G Sunrise which is available now from walmart.com for $54 with free shipping. 

The LG Sunrise has a 3.8 inch screen of unspecified resolution, probably 320x480 px. It's running Android 4.4 KitKat and there's a 1.2 Ghz dual core processor and a 3 MP fixed-focus camera without an LED flash. The battery is removable, there's a microSD memory slot and a 4 GB memory card is included with the phone. Walmart describes the phone as having only "3G" data, so LTE is not available. RAM and internal memory are not specified, but based on the other specs it's likely 1 GB RAM and 4 GB of memory.

The phone's TracFone model number is TFLGL15GP4P which is significant as the initial "TF" identifies a phone for TracFone branded service as opposed to NET10 or Straight Talk and the "P4P" at the end indicates a phone on the AT&T network.

While the LG Lucky's low end specs are nothing to get excited about, its availability indicates that TracFone is finally able to offer AT&T based service using  the web-based triple-triple billing system that smartphones and BYOP (bring your own phone) devices require. With triple-triple a $19.99 "60 minute" airtime card provides 180 minutes, 180 texts and 180 MB good for 90 days. Unused minutes, text, data and days of service "roll over" and are not lost as long as another airtime card is added at least every 90 days.

TracFone appears to have modified its BYOP order page in preparation for GSM based BYOP. There are placeholder buttons for ordering GSM SIMs, but they lead to a "Coming Soon" page rather than anything useful. The availability of the LG Lucky at Walmart indicates to me that Tracfone GSM BYOP is getting closer.

An interactive tutorial and PDF user guide for the LG Lucky are now online at tracfone.deviceanywhere.com

Source: HowardForums

Related Post: Prepaid Operator Profile: TracFone

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  1. Nice Data Deal for Tracfone @ Walmart - Tracfone Data Card 2GB/$30, save $20. Also Tracfone Data Card 750MB/$15,save $5.

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  2. Looks like there are also some new Tracfone minutes cards of different variations on Walmart.com.

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    1. I see Walmart has the TracFone cards marked as "new" but they look the same to me. Does anyone see a difference?

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    2. Just a "new" Tracfone Card design for rack/shelf displays.

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  3. I wonder if TracFone will offer LTE on AT&T?

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  4. It would be great to activate and move the SIM to a gophone...or an unlocked device.

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    1. So pay $50 for a SIM? Best to wait for the SIMs to come out, says on the website that they were available at retail locations starting 6-29-15?

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    2. That would be buying a SIM for $54. Wait a week or two and you should be able to get one for $10 or so.

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    3. Who's charging $50 for a SIM?

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    4. No one. kilo3086 suggested buying a $54 LG Lucky to get a TracFone SIM he could use in a non-TracFone device. If the Lucky is like other AT&T SIM based TracFone family smartphones, if he were to sell the Lucky and the new owner requested a SIM from TracFone, kilo3086's original SIM would be deactivated

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    5. I wasn't suggesting this would be the ideal way to activate for this service. Number 1, I would use the phone I purchase as well as a gophone in the future. I was trying to say this opens up a whole new avenue of Tracfone svc. Also, in 3 months or less, I bet these AT&T devices will be sub $30.

      Also I've used the Lucky, a different version of this very phone, and the screen is horrible. So no, I wasn't suggesting you go out and by this terrific "deal."

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  5. Ringplus is better 250 mins 500 text and 10mb. And it's cost you nothing a month.

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    1. Ringplus? I will pass. I like coverage even when it's free. I've been there stuck with dropped calls and slow data with Boost and Virgin Mobile. Never again.

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  6. "GSM Based BYOP" is definitely AT&T-based. http://www.tracfone.com/includes/content/questions/General.jsp?enId=UCMTST_010225&esId=UCMTST_010226&a=1432435327800

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  7. The TracFone LG Sunrise (LG L15G) was spotted by Turk of Turk Forums out for sale on Monday at a Walmart in the Greater Pittsburgh, PA area. The price is only $29.83. Here is a link to the LG Sunrise thread on Turk Forums. Scroll down to post #27 for actual photos of the phone out-for-sale.

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  8. Okay, my comment got away from me. Here is the link to the LG Sunrise (L15G) photos on Turk Forums:

    http://s1.zetaboards.com/Turk/topic/5769969/1/

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  9. Lucky Goldstar lol

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  10. Off subject... is this one you need to cover on this site?

    http://www.helio.com/emain/

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  11. This is 29.98 at walmart and comes with a teenage mutant ninja turtle case :-)

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    1. It will cost you more there than on the website due to 911 fees and such!

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  12. I need help,I contacted net10 to activate LG Lucky and I had set my screen lock info the night before,and I know my unlock methods but since I activated it,the screen is unlockable!! I swiped to get to my password setting,nothing,I tapped on free area to do the 4 pad tap for lock,nothing,when I touch the screen where it shows the date,it shows the lock symbol but won't allow me to tap it,swipe it,nothing to activate the unlocking software. It tells me to call my home phone number to activate,if I can't open or unlock the phone,how can I activate it???? Please help because net10 customer service refuses to. I have been with net10 since they began way back in the 90's,the customer service gets worse and worse,but when the $100 phones are sold for $19, kind of hard not to go with them.please email me how to unlock an unlockable screen,thanks.
    Floridian4ever4me@gmail

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  13. My phone keeps shutting down for no reason. I can't even be on it for more than five minutes without it shutting down to the tracphone screen

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    1. Things to try:
      1. Remove and replace the battery
      2. Uninstall any apps you installed right before the trouble started
      3. Factory reset

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