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TracFone Wireless Coverage Map

About the TracFone Coverage Maps

TracFone® is a prepaid cell phone service provider. TracFone does not offer contract phones. It also owns brands such as Net10® and Straight Talk®. It does not have its own network, and instead operates as a virtual network operator, by purchasing network space from the four top carriers: Sprint®, T-Mobile®, Verizon®, and AT&T®. Most of the TracFones are homed to the Sprint network.

This means you will most likely spend the majority of your time on the Sprint network, and bounce to other networks when you travel.

Coverage Available from TracFone

TracFone can offer both CDMA coverage and GSM coverage[+]. CDMA networks include: Verizon Wireless, Sprint, MetroPCS®, Cricket®, and U.S. Cellular®. GSM networks include: AT&T and T-Mobile. Though both networks offer a considerable amount of nationwide coverage, CDMA coverage is a bit better than the GSM coverage. GSM coverage is not available in parts of the Western United States. These coverage issues tend to match the same coverage issues found in the major networks.

Coverage Maps for TracFone

  • 3G Map: 3G coverage is available nationwide through all the networks TracFone uses. There may be some dead spots for all of the networks but those are typically in less densely populated areas.
  • 4G Map: TracFone does not provide 4G coverage unless it is 4G LTE coverage.
  • LTE Map: The 4G LTE coverage depends on which network your phone uses most often. Sprint has a large network, but so do the other networks TracFone leases their space from. As a result, you should have a decent amount of 4G coverage available. Remember, you must have a 4G compatible device in order to use this technology. If you do not, your phone will use 3G in its place. 3G technology is typically available in areas where 4G LTE is not.
  • WiFi Map: TracFone does not provide Wi-Fi coverage, but if your phone is compatible, it will connect to any open Wi-Fi network or any network that is password-protected that you are allowed to be on. Unlike its home network provider, TracFone does not provide 4G WiMAX coverage.

Important Information About TracFone Coverage Maps

The coverage you will get is dependent on the network your phone is homed to[+]. The network your phone is homed to will largely depend on where you buy it, and the location where your service is to be established. TracFone phones tend to be “homed” on the Sprint network first, followed by T-Mobile, then Verizon, and AT&T as a last resort. We suspect it has to do with pricing charged by the carriers to lease their network space. Check the Sprint coverage in your area before deciding which phone to purchase, but remember, these maps are only an estimate of where coverage will be available. It is not a guarantee service will work in your area.

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15 Comment(s) on TracFone Wireless Coverage Map

  1. hbarbrey@pobox.com says:

    why oh why dont you show a map, are you ashamed of your coverage

  2. dorick54@yahoo.com says:

    your company suck. it cost me 60.00 to find it out, that a android phone. coverage suck. so dnt buy a android phone tell u check the service out.

  3. traveler1964@live.com says:

    NO coverage = NO deal

  4. gen whitt says:

    Bought a android phone went home tried to activate and they say no service in the city I bought it in. What crap is this????

  5. c demps says:

    could not make a call at a philly airport. had to borrow other phones from astrangers

  6. patrick says:

    show the map covage with tracfone

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  7. Mary says:

    I entered my phone number on the Tracfone coverage map linked to the web page. My phone was correctly identified as an android. I followed a route that I travel and where I have no coverage. The map indicated spotty coverage along the route. I identified several spots where the map indicated that I should have coverage. I checked my phone in these spots and nada…nothing! When is Tracfone going to have coverage as good as the map indicates? Yes, I saw the disclaimer that the map cannot but totally relied upon, but I would expect a closer match than I experienced.

  8. Bellbell says:

    Well, person B that has the life iurcsanne better change the beneficiary designation if person A was the beneficiary and is now dead.Coverage can be continued. All the iurcsanne company wants is the premiums paid.Person C can certainly pay the premiums. But before I paid premiums on someone else’s iurcsanne policy I’d want to make sure I was the beneficiary of person B dies. I wouldn’t want to pay premiums on person B’s life iurcsanne to find out person B dies and left the iurcsanne money to the cat.

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  9. pooper says:

    tracfone is not the phone you want if you travel at all, dead zones all over the place.Need to find another carrier.

  10. pooper says:

    Map shows all Blue where I am right now…NO Signal at all!

    • Aniza says:

      Great picture of Maxwell Smart… love that show and aylaws wanted a shoe phone. I am going to ask you about these 10 business models in mobile – particularly on the research around what consumers REALLY want in their hands.

  11. the blaze says:

    My map shows green all over and I have no coverage in town or at home. However, I DID have coverage when I bought the phone. What gives??? Can’t find a decent site to get an answer from. NOT PLEASED!!!!

  12. TimmDawgg says:

    Owned a Tracfone (Samsung) for 1-1/2 years and was happy. Moved to thumb of Michigan and no service….none. New phone was needed, LGL15G for GSM coverage. After using, discovered that phone does not roam so apps, such as GPS app for navigation do not work here nor when traveling. This phone has turned out to be useless and worthless for anything other than talk and text. It’s incorrect to call this phone a smart phone……it’s a stupid phone. Thank you Tracfone for making me feel like a fool to trust you. I’m now looking into buying a REAL smart phone from a real phone company.

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