With Tracfone that's how they get the minutes.

by R. Proffitt Moderator - 12/5/12 9:39 AM

In Reply to: receiving text messages from an iphone by erwindom

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081201034924AAF7sHj covers this from various angles.

In short, not all Tracfones are equal. This is how they ding the minutes for text messages.