Prepay Refill is shutting down. Prepay Refill was noted for offering discounts of 6% to 10% on Page Plus, Simple Mobile, NET10, TracFone and Selectel airtime. Except for Selectel those are all TracFone brands.
Last month TracFone drastically cut its commissions to dealers, especially online dealers like Prepay Refill whose businesses was primary airtime sales rather than activations.
According to Prepaid Refill owner Gregory Pratt, 90% of his business was TracFone related and TracFone's commission reductions cut his profit by 88%.
In an email to Prepay Refill customers, Greg said that he is no longer processing payments for auto pay. For customers who want to continue using auto pay, Greg recommends Kitty Wireless as having reliable auto pay for Page Plus. For other operators Greg suggests setting up auto pay with the operator itself.
For customers looking for discounted airtime, Greg says there are still a few airtime PINs available on Prepay Refill. Once they are gone recommends:
- For Page Plus: Kitty Wireless or Exclusive Cellular
- For Selectel Wireless: Batmobile Wireless
- All other operators: CallingMart
It looks to me like TracFone wants to drive online airtime sellers out of business and move online sales in-house. TracFone makes more money when it doesn't have to pay commissions and customers buy their airtime at full price plus tax from the various TracFone branded websites. TracFone's brands include PagePlus, Simple Mobile, NET10, Total Wireless and Telcel America in addition to TracFone itself.
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