TracFone Airtime Minutes can be purchased from the company's website, over the phone, directly from the phone's prepaid menu or at more than 70,000 retail stores across the United States, as of 2015. Several different types of TracFone Airtime Cards are available, including 60, 120, 200 and 450-minute cards. In addition, the company also offers monthly and yearly mobile phone plans and sells mobile phones and accessories.
TracFone Airtime Cards feature a personal identification number that must be entered in order to redeem the minutes. The PIN code is on the purchase receipt or under the silver strip on the Airtime Card. To redeem minutes on a phone, access the Prepaid menu, scroll to either Add Minutes or Redeem Minutes, and enter the PIN code. To purchase TracFone minutes directly from your phone, complete a one-time registration online. You can then use the phone's Prepaid menu to purchase minutes at any time or get automatic minutes delivered each month.
Founded in 1996 in Miami, Florida, TracFone is a subsidiary of Mexico's largest telecommunications company and has agreements that allow it to provide its service over the networks of many major U.S. mobile phone companies.