Old Nokia Tracfone models

There used to be quite a few Nokia Tracfone models from which to choose, but Tracfone has moved away from Nokia lately as most of their phones are now from Samsung, Motorola or LG.

Below are the phones are the models that used to be available. While they were not Nokia's top models, they were cheap and reliable. Links to Nokia Tracfone manuals, where available, are provided.

Nokia 1100

Nokia 1100R

This used to be the workhorse of the TracFone line and is the ancestor of most of these models as all the other Nokia TracFones all look like slightly more elaborate versions of this phone.

According to Wikipedia, more than 200 million Nokia 1100 have been sold throughout the world. So you're not going to get any exclusivity points for owning one, but you will know that it works for you.

As I note in my review, my favorite thing about this phone was the "instant-off" feature.

You could get a refurbished Nokia 1100R from Tracfone for only $9.99. The best thing is that if your 1 and 1/2 year-old drops it on the hardwood floor while talking to grandma, you don't have to worry about the cost of replacing it.

It has two games. Okay, so you have to entertain yourself with something else.

It does have a calculator and an alarm clock which are useful. And, oh yeah, it's got a flashlight, too.

This phone was replaced in their line first by the Motorola W175, followed by the Samsung T101g, T105g, S125g and S150g.

Nokia 1112

This one had nicer buttons and style, but no flashlight.

It had three whole games, which was one more than the 1100 had.

Here's the Nokia 1112 Manual in English and Spanish.

Nokia 1221

More games and downloadable ringtones, but it may actually be a worse phone. Why?

The buttons are tiny and angular, in an attempt to be stylish.

It was a good idea to stay away from this one.

Nokia 2126

Like a Nokia 1100 with a color screen.

Yup, that means it had a flashlight.

Here's the Nokia 2126 manual in English.

Nokia 2600

Here's the combined Nokia 2600 manual in English, Spanish, and French.

The most elaborate version of this basic series of phones. The Nokia 2600 has better styling and looks more comfortable to use.

Nokia 2285

This was a truly ugly phone with confusing and uncomfortable-looking buttons.

Here's the Nokia 2285 manual in English and Spanish.

Finally

So there you have it. If you wanted a basic reliable Nokia Tracfone and didn't like flip phones, you could choose one of the above and not have had to waste another precious second thinking about your cell phone.

If you're set on a Nokia phone from a Tracfone company, then one option you have is to get one of their older smart phones from Straight Talk.

Otherwise you can check out the Gophones from AT&T.

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