You want a cell phone, but you want it on your terms, without entering into a two-year contract or any other long-term commitment with a carrier. When you simply need a phone quickly, a Tracfone is an ideal solution. Since 1996, Tracfone has been one of the leading providers of no-contract cell phones for consumers across the nation. There are no credit checks necessary, no contracts to sign and no multi-year commitment. You just pick the phone you want, make the purchase, and buy minutes for the phone as you need them. Unlike many pay-as-you-go cell phone plans, Tracfone offers a wide array of phones, including smartphones. You can get touchscreen phones like the LG800 and the Motorola EX124G or a variety of bar phones, flip phones and Blackberry-style business phones. Buying minutes is easy. You simply purchase the minutes and add them to your phone as you need them. This way you aren't paying for minutes you aren't using, which can become quite costly for those on a cellular contract who don't use their phones frequently. Just because Tracfone doesn't require a yearly commitment doesn't mean you can't use your Tracfone long term. Simply hang onto your phone and reload minutes whenever you need them. Tracfone partners with national cellular providers and uses their networks to give customers cell service in 99 percent of U.S. areas, so you don't have to worry about patchy connections. If you relocate to another state, you can easily change your cell number to reflect your new area code.