Customer reviews & ratings
Great SIM card experience
I added this to my phone and it was up and running within minutes. However, you MUST chat with an online representative if you want your minutes and number transferred from your old phone if you are using the "Bring Your Own Phone" method. Do this before trying to use the phone! The process took only ten minutes. Also, be sure to use the RIGHT SIM card!!! This package contains several, and by accident I gave the person on the chat line the number for the wrong card at first. After this was corrected, the phone was quickly activated.
I have always wanted a Samsung large screen phone but didn't want to pay the high monthly fees for the service from other companies well after hearing about this item from Tracfone I new it was just what I was looking for. I bought a Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 purchase the byop kit from Trackfone and rest was history this was very easy to use no problems what so every and best of all no monthly payments thanks to Tracfones bring your own phone sim kit great product.
BYOP Quick and Easy
This was an easy to use SIM upgrade to the Bring Your Own Phone (BYOP) program at TracFone. Easy to follow instructions. In no time at all I had my phone number ported over to the new SIM in my new unlocked smartphone. Now I get triple minutes, triple text and triple data. Win-win!
Originally bought an AT&T go phone from Wal-Mart to put straight talk on it. That worked perfect. I then wanted to change to tracfone. I bought this BYOP kit, was on the phone for like 35 minutes with tracfone staff, they were able to transfer my minutes from another tracfone with ease. So now instead of a little cheap flip phone that could not get a signal anywhere in my home, I have my pretty decent Android that gets a really good signal anywhere now. Also, my Android phone was not unlocked. Just thought I'd share that. Good luck everyone.
NOT offered at our local store -- though they do stock one that looks VERY similar to this but is MORE costly and does not offer the 3X option for talk, text & data. This IS a 3X card-(though not all tracfone offers will triple - look thru them). I used my BYOP TracFone SIM activation kit for a new UNLOCKED iphone 7 plus that could be used with any carrier. Wanted net access when I'm out and about at a reasonable price, as I can use Wi-Fi instead of data most of the time, but need data when I'm out and about. After checking around TracFone seemed the best deal, so I needed this SIM activation kit. -- I already use TracFone for my regular cell so I am use to pre-paying as I need with NO CONTRACTS! This was the best deal I found for my internet needs while on the go! I'm keeping my regular TracFone flip phone, and got a new number for the iphone. Compare plans like I did. I looked up how to pick and add the SIM Activation card on the common video site (not allowed to mention it) (this kit has 4 different cards in it - the video is helpful for picking the right one and showing how to load it (this is my first smart phone!). I highly recommend this SIM Activation Kit and setup for anyone planning to do what I'm doing with mine!!! Works Great and Very EASY to set up!!!
Safelink government phones
If you have a safelink phone you can transfer your benefits to this byop sim card and use it in any unlocked smartphone. No lie!!! I did it. Also it will work in any AT&T smartphone even if it is not unlocked.
would have been 5 star
nothing against Walmart. tracfone customer service sucks,it took a few days to get my phone right. Walmart gets 5 stars tracfone gets 2. I am happy to have my galaxy but hope I never have to call tracfone again.
The same card sold at the store for $28.99 on line it was $6.99 what a difference. It was really easy to order, it arrived at the store fast and it was easy to pick up
Not for everyone
I ordered the sim activation kit like a Tracfone rep told me to do to activate my US Cellular phone which she indicated would work but I needed to buy this kit. after receiving the kit I followed the instructions and then called Tracfone to move my service from my current LG Tracfone to my US cellular phone which had been deactivated from US Cellular service 5 months previous and which I had "unlocked" (supposedly) by a US Cellular company store a month prior to this. It was all downhill from there. The rep I got a hold of attempted to move service had problems doing it and ended up transferring my phone number (which I had for 10 yrs or longer) to Verizon and then tracfone said it couldn't be retrieved. He also remove over 1800 minutes that I had on the LG phone. After hours on the phone over a period of 3 days I finally got ahold of a supervisor that eventually put an approx amount of minutes back on my originial LG phone. Needless to say the kit didn't do me any good but probably not a problem of the kit, just a problem of Tracfone messing up things royaly. They had been good up to that point but very disappointed with tracfone, not Walmart.
1000% mark up
Still working on getting it to work, but it came (we paid $10.60 with tax) and had a $1 price tag sticker on it! When we called Tracfone to activate service we were asked if we bought it from Tracfone for 99 cents. I checked--and sure enough--it was $.99 for a SIM card for an unlocked phone from Tracfone that would work in our zip code (the Tracfone website asked instead of sending Verizion, AT
TURNS OUT I DIDN'T NEED IT.
THE TOLD ME I NEEDED THIS SO PURCHASED IT, BUT STRAIGHT TALK AND TRAC PHONE ARE SISTER COMPANIES AND DIDN'T NEED IT. MISS INFORMED BY CHAT FOLKS.
This item has everything need to connect your smartphone to Tracfone. It has 4 SIM cards 1 for Android to use the ATT towers, one for android to use the Verizon towers, one for iPhone for the ATT towers and one for iPhone for the Verizon towers. So you just have to buy one item and then decide what to use. You cannot purchase the wrong sim since you are covered
BYOP TracFone SIM without minutes
Walmart was the only place I could find this SIM activation kit unbundled from extra Tracfone minutes--I already had plenty of minutes on my old phone available for transfer to my new unlocked Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone. The kit gets only 4 stars because the online transfer and activation process wouldn't work. I had to call Tracfone to do the activation. That was an automated system, but it worked smoothly.
Give it time to set up.
The sim card eventually worked after 4 hours of waiting. When I called, they said I had to wait at least 4 hours for the transfer to occur. It was annoying that I had to wait that long for the transfer but it is worth the wait. Also, be careful of which sim card you need to install, GSM or the CDMA.
Bad sim card
The sim card would not work. The customer rep said there was an error in the cars when I tried to activate my phone. The first kit I ordered worked fine. Guess there was a glitch in the sim card. Had to wait a few more days to get sim from Tracfone. Wish they would have done that at first.
Worked perfectly at a good price.
The SIM card worked perfectly and was way cheaper than buying from tracfone. Actually getting the phone to work via the tracfone website was tedious and difficult, but that's not Walmart's fault. This is the 2nd one of these I have purchased from Walmart and I would certainly do it again if needed.
Very easy to set up
Set up a used iPhone. Used my husbands old one from straight talk. Was very easy to set up.
Tracfone BYOD Sim Kit
Sim works great on Safelink service. Costs a buck at BestBuy
Worked like a charm
Brought an IPhone 4 to Tracfone. No problems with the changeover.
Bought this to take an unlocked phone to safelink.
Use the att sim. Best to call tracfone for activation. Had my minutes in an hour.