TracFone owns multiple prepaid cell phone providers. As mentioned in the title, they own StraightTalk, Simple Mobile, Net10, Safe Link, Total Wireless, Telcel America, Page Plus Cellular, GoSmart Mobile, and Walmart Family Mobile. You may be asking why I am asking. Well, I was wondering how many people here that actually use one of these carriers have ever thought about ordering their monthly service plan (the card to activate a month of service) online and choosing to pick up one of the "free" cell phones when they do it. Now before you go stating that the intention is for new customers, that isn't outlined anywhere that I have seen online. You can order phones without ever activating them and pay whatever their going cost is for them. You can bundle the free phones with the prepaid cards when they have discounted promos at times to get your service even cheaper. But, has anyone considered picking up a "free" phone each month for simply paying what they would normally pay for a month of service? I know some will say this is gaming the system. It may be. It may not be. But this is H and we aren't judging...lol. So, in theory someone that legitimately uses their monthly service could pick up 12 phones a year (they typically have free shipping) and basically just put them to work DC'ing for the team. I for example use Straight Talk. So, does my wife. So, unless they track my orders and decide to cancel them or what not, I could in theory pick up 24 phones a year. Right now they have a couple options on their site that are quad core phones. So, even if I burned them up, there is no financial loss to me on the investment. Has anyone else considered doing this or has done this at some point? I currently have about ~24 phones around that do DC and other things. The biggest limitation is having several devices plugged into outlets at all times. I've tried to avoid getting powered USB hubs, but may have to start using them. Many home routers don't like more than ~30 devices on the wifi, but my router claims to support over 200. Since the ARM devices tend to be more efficient devices it may be worth migrating a large portion of my farm over to my phARM. Thoughts?