To access Tracfone's triple minutes program, a user purchases a card with minutes on it; those minutes are then added to the phone. The cards are available in a varying number of minutes in increments such as 60, 120 and 200.
After a card with minutes is purchased, it can be accessed for 90 days. This system is an inexpensive way to have phone service for those who do not use phones often. Many Tracfone devices come with double or triple minutes for life. This means when minutes are added to the phone, the minutes are doubled or tripled, depending on the device. Non-Android phones use one pool for minutes; Android phones use three separate pools for talk, text and data.