TracFone Informative - TracFone Ripoff - Pre-paid cellular phone
OIL CITY, PENNSYLVANIA -- I purchased a TracFone package from their internet site, for my wife. When purchasing the phone, you must indicate the zip code of the area where the phone will be used. The phone and accessories were delivered as advertised but I was not informed, at any time during the purchase, that I was merely buying a $44.55 paperweight! When my wife tried to activate her TracFone, she had to choose and purchase one of their minute "plans" before activation. When it came to the actual activation she was informed that it could NOT be activated because there were no "lines" available in not only OUR zip code but none were available in ANY zip code within a 100 mile radius! We are repeatedly told that there will be lines available on a certain date but each date passes and still, no service. They are clearly pulling the same stunt as AOL, selling a service that they cannot provide. Interestingly enough, research shows that there is a business connection between the 2 companies! This complaint will also go to the FBI Internet Fraud Division at http://www.ifccfbi.gov/index.asp.