How Do You Add Minutes to a Tracphone?

Add minutes to a TracFone handset by buying a TracFone Airtime card and registering the PIN code directly into the device. As of 2015, TracFone users have four different options in purchasing an Airtime card, notes

TracFone is a trademarked brand under TracFone Wireless, Inc., which provides wireless telecommunications services throughout the United States. TracFone offers flexible airtime choices with its Pay As You Go feature that enables users to add airtime whenever they need it. TracFone Airtime cards are available at more than 70,000 retail outlets across the country as of 2015, and consumers can shop for these cards on the TracFone website or purchase directly from their mobile device. To load minutes to a TracFone handset, follow the instructions provided below.

  1. Get the Airtime PIN code
  2. Purchase an Airtime card at the preferred retailer. Scratch off the surface of the silver strip found on the card where the PIN code is concealed, or obtain the PIN code from the register receipt.

  3. Access the PREPAID MENU
  4. Tap on the phone's menu key and select PREPAID MENU. Tap the REDEEM AIRTIME or ADD AIRTIME option.

  5. Input the PIN code
  6. Type in the PIN code and tap OK to load the airtime minutes.

As of 2015, TracFone users can avail of different TracFone Airtime cards that provide 60, 120, 200 and 450 minutes of network service. Those who want to purchase through their mobile devices must sign up using a one-time registration process.