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Thu, Jan 10, 2019 7:43 PM

Can I re-activate an old Nokia phone that still works, that used to be on AT&T?

Hi!

 

I would like my teenage son to have my old Nokia 2610 phone (which still works and has the 3G Sim Card) for emergencies. Can I re-activate it and put it on a pay-by-the-minute plan?


Thank you!

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3年前

On pay per use, yes, you still can add 3g phones.  Understand it won’t work in about 2 years.  

HOWEVER, the Nokia 2610 is a 2g phone .   ATT doesn’t have a 2g network anymore.  

https://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_2610-1525.php

you can pick up a 3g flip phone at a company store or Best Buy.  

 

pgrey

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3年前

I don't think AT&T allows activations on older, 3G-only phones, at this point.

 

You're better off getting him a Nokia One, for $50-60 (unlocked price), or something similar, with 4G/LTE and a decent display/touch-screen, IMHO.

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3年前

Thanks for your advice! Do you happen to have a link indicating that? I'll give up if I can't get it to work, but I'm willing to work on it if there's a way..

pgrey

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3年前

@lizdance40Good catch on the old(er) phone, I didn't even consider the 2G thing...

 

@braintalk42Here's a good article about the 2G change: https://www.engadget.com/2017/01/17/att-shuts-down-2g-network/

3G isn't far behind, in theory, I'd sure be looking at the cheap 4G/LTE phone, if it were me...

 

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