How Can I Read My Text Messages Online From a Tracfone?

You can use a free service called MightyText to synchronize the Google Chrome Web browser with your Android Tracfone and read your text messages online. You can even send and respond to text messages from the MightyText application on your computer, as MightyText can also access the contacts stored on your phone. Text messages display simultaneously in the desktop application and on your phone, meaning that you will not miss any messages as you are using either version of the program.

Instructions

    • 1

      Open a Web browser window, then navigate to the Google Chrome download page at Google.com.

    • 2

      Click the "Download Google Chrome" button at the right side of the window, then save the file to your computer.

    • 3

      Double-click the downloaded file, then follow the prompts to complete the installation.

    • 4

      Touch the "Application Menu" button at the bottom of your Tracfone's screen, then tap the "Market" icon.

    • 5

      Touch the "Search" icon at the top of the screen, type "MightyText," then tap the "Search" button.

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      Tap the "MightyText - SMS From Your Computer" search result, touch the "Download" button, then tap "Accept & Download."

    • 7

      Press the "Open" button at the top of the screen once the application has finished downloading and installing.

    • 8

      Touch the "Next" button twice, then tap the "Allow" button.

    • 9

      Open a Chrome browser window, then navigate to the MightyText download page in the Chrome Web Store.

    • 10

      Click the "Add to Chrome" button at the top-right corner of the window, then click the "Install" button. This will add a "MightyText" icon at the upper-right corner of the Chrome browser.

    • 11

      Click the "MightyText" button at the top-right corner of the Chrome browser, then click the "Sign In Using Your Google Account" link at the top of the window.

    • 12

      Type your Google Account email address and password into their respective fields at the right side of the window, then click "Sign In." You can then send, receive and read text messages from this window. If you don't already have a Google Account, click the "Sign Up for a New Google Account" link at the top-right corner of the window, then follow the prompts to create an account.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can delete all of the messages from a particular sender by clicking the "Delete All From Sender" button at the bottom of the desktop application window.

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