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Mon, Sep 19, 2011 9:43 PM

from contract to prepaid?

Hey all..

 

I have been thru contracts before..so,if I wanted to use a GoPhone while on contract,no workie,right?...unless I want to pay that lump sum to cancel?? i am not sure if that is exact,so thought I would ask the young wizards here..Smiley Happy

thx lots..peace...

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Wild Banchi

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9 years ago


@txdogmom wrote:

Thank you for the info...right now,I am on contract...however,I did have a GoPhone prior to,since I dont use it a lot..(old,ya know:) But, I so wanted the android,i just went to contract,instead of buying phone outright...so,no,I dont think there is a sim in my old GoPhone,but I would want to use my new phone,,I do love it...

Does that explain it any better...??? Sorry for the delay in responding,and thx again...:)


Yes, you can use your Android phone on prepaid. You would just need a prepaid SIM instead of a post paid one. This is coming from a fellow Android GoPhone user myself. 🙂

And you're welcome.

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Rayosun

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9 years ago

Hi there!

 

Do you mean can you use the SIM card on a Go phone? If so, you are definitely able place your SIM card in the Go Phone and use it as normal! 😉

 

~ Evandela ~

~Sunshine :)
Wild Banchi

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9 years ago


@Evandela wrote:

Hi there!

 

Do you mean can you use the SIM card on a Go phone? If so, you are definitely able place your SIM card in the Go Phone and use it as normal! 😉

 

~ Evandela ~


That's how I interpreted it as well.

Yes, you may use a GoPhone on a post paid plan if you'd like. Unless you're wanting to do something else we did not understand?

:cathappy: Remember that Wild Banchi... 1993-2010 :cathappy:



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9 years ago

Thank you for the info...right now,I am on contract...however,I did have a GoPhone prior to,since I dont use it a lot..(old,ya know:) But, I so wanted the android,i just went to contract,instead of buying phone outright...so,no,I dont think there is a sim in my old GoPhone,but I would want to use my new phone,,I do love it...

Does that explain it any better...??? Sorry for the delay in responding,and thx again...:)

Tutor

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9 years ago

Thx again..I was gonna say about the GoPhone...BUT,mI already said I wanna keep the new,cooll android..thanx again..:>) appreciate it...

 

Tutor

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9 years ago

of course I meant I'm...:(

Tutor

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9 years ago

Thanks!! once again..So,I guess i would have to pay the penalty to cancel contract..:(.???.that won't be great,but in the longrun,would still save a ton of $$$$...

Guess I will go visit the att store..good guy is the mgr..& see what he says...& still keep my HTC Status Android,,.yay! love that phone,for sure..

Happy weekend to u..fredflash.jpg

Wild Banchi

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9 years ago


@txdogmom wrote:

Thanks!! once again..So,I guess i would have to pay the penalty to cancel contract..:(.???.that won't be great,but in the longrun,would still save a ton of $$$$...

Guess I will go visit the att store..good guy is the mgr..& see what he says...& still keep my HTC Status Android,,.yay! love that phone,for sure..

Happy weekend to u..fredflash.jpg


Yes, you would have to pay the ETF to cancel your contract and move to prepaid service. I would recommend paying your ETF at the end of your billing cycle, but you can choose when you'd like to.

You're welcome (again). 😉 Have a good weekend, too!

:cathappy: Remember that Wild Banchi... 1993-2010 :cathappy:



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2 years ago

What if you don't owe anything on the phone - you just want to switch from a regular plan to a prepaid plan.  Can you do that online?   

And, I don't have the phone in my possession now - I bought it for my son who has it in another city.  I just want to put him on a cheaper, prepaid plan since I'm paying for it and the phone is in my name.

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2 years ago

well there are no more contracts like there were when this was posted 7 years ago, but you can swap sim cards prepiad into postpaid and postpaid into prepaid all you want

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2 years ago

@klddnp

To switch to prepaid is like changing carriers.  He needs a new SIM card.  He also needs to have the phone to make refills.  He will have a PIN code to manage his account.

I advise making the switch in a store, not online.  

 

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2 years ago

So, your saying that I can't switch without going to the AT&T store - from the service plan I have now, to a prepaid plan that I've had before - a couple of months ago (I switched to this one because his phone bill was high - he was letting friends use it to call everyone - everywhere, and to download all sorts of things - so I wanted a plan where I could check the usage. Now, I don't need that any longer and want to switch back).  I'm sorry but I don't quite understand what you're saying.

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2 years ago

I was afraid I would have to go back to the store.

I had him on the prepaid plan before … a few months ago, but decided to put him on this plan when I needed to start checking his usage.  I no longer need to do that, so I wanted to put him back on the prepaid so I could cut this bill in half again.  I didn't have to have a sim card before when he was on the prepaid plan … why would I have to have one now? 

I'm sorry but I don't understand this stuff … I'm an RN - I can possibly save your life, but I can't figure this phone stuff out.

Thanks

lizdance40

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2 years ago

@klddnp

You can port him to prepaid and have a SIM card mailed to him.  I just don’t like doing it that way as you are sure to have a gap in service.  

You would have to have had a new SIM card each time you changed account type.  I assume he’s keeping his number each time. 

If you don’t mind my asking, is he disabled and in a group home situation?   If so it must be hard to teach him to keep his phone to himself.  Have you considered putting both of you on a prepaid multi line?  It would be the best of both... a limited plan, but you would have access to both and can pay both at the same time.  His usage would not effect yours on prepaid.  

 

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2 years ago

No, LOL, he is not disabled - he is just too generous with allowing his friends to use his cell phone.  He originally had the prepaid plan and it was great, but then he didn't pay his bill and I told him if I paid it I wanted to know who he was allowing to call China and Afghanistan and all the other places the U.S. government might want to question him, and us, about, so I put him on a plan that would allow me to do that, which of course, costs more.  Well, he no longer does that, so I want to put him back on the prepaid plan and cut this bill in half again.  I just wanted to be able to do it online.  I know I can change back to prepaid, I just didn't want to have to go into the store again.  However, that seems to be the only option from the feedback I'm getting.  So thank you to all, and I will make a point to do that this week.

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