@Bonnie Thomas. My husband and I both have tracfones and they have worked just fine for us in making and receiving calls...which is what we want ours for. We are moving one of our phones over to Consumer Cellular because we can get 1500 minutes a month for the same price we are paying tracfone for alot less minutes, etc. There is no contract with CC either and you can change plans or quit their service at any time. They also have text and data plans if you want that too. Some of the cell phones take really great pictures now days but I prefer to use my camera for this and I really don't have the best camera in the world. But somehow I manage to take some decent pictures of the things I am interested in and that works for me.