I bought a Tracfone smartphone (Samsung Galaxy G7 Crown) several months ago. I rarely use data but noted on vacation I couldn't.
Called support on a Monday evening about the mobile data issue. That was fixed. On Tuesday I couldn't make or receive any calls - Roaming. I was told it is because I don't have enough signal strength, not close enough to AT&T tower.
Nearest Tower is 3.2 MILES, 6 minutes away. I normally get 2-3 bars which is the norm no matter what Tracfone I have. So between Monday and Tuesday, I didn't move, neither did the tower. How can I get mobile data but no cell phone service.
This makes absolutely no sense.
After two days and hours on the landline phone with support, I was advised I would need to purchase a new phone that works in my area or get a new provider. What the heck kind of answer is that!!!!!
I've had Tracfones for at least a decade or more. No problems. My opinion, whatever was done to enable me to use mobile data screwed up my phone cell service.
That is the only difference between Monday and Tuesday - support tweaked my phone to enable me to get mobile data. Could they have put me in the incorrect location.
I don't know but something happened. Today they get 1 star.
Product or Service Mentioned: Tracfone Technical Support.
Reason of review: Unsatisfactory support.
Monetary Loss: $250.
Preferred solution: Deliver product or service ordered.
TracFone Pros: Normally good service.
TracFone Cons: Fixing one issue created another unacceptable issue.