Explore & discover

Helpful Links

Question to refill and expiration date

Question to refill and expiration date

Guys,

 

I'm living in Europe and I'm currently at Denver and bought me an AT&T Prepaid Card. I will leave on Friday and want to use my card when I'm come back 27th January 2019.

At the moment I use the 45$ plan valid up to Aug 12.The idea would be to reduce this Friday at the Airport to 25 Cent Minute plan. Will this change be done immediately or on Aug 12? My account balance is $0.00

To keep my nr. alive I had the following idea.

 

Beginning with Aug 12 I have 60 days time before deactivation. After 58 days I will add $25 online to my card. These should be help for 90 more days. In January 19, may 88 days later I will ad $25 more and have in total $50 on my card. When I come back end of January I change my plan back to $45. Does it work?

 

Thanks

Thomas

 

 

59 Views
Message 1 of 4
ACE - Expert

Re: Question to refill and expiration date

@thomas_neo The issue is if you have any trouble logging on remotely (sometimes another country has problems) you won't be able to add on. If you need to reset anything, it can't send you an authorization text either.

 

Putting $100 on it an then it locks down the number for a year for you. If it's going to get used eventually, that's what I'd do.

 

Obviously, $100 instead of the $45, would have prevented the possibility of too much extra money on it and you'd have been good for a year.

 

 

  • This is the public AT&T Community Forum (not AT&T support), please do not post personal info.
  • Just because my answer does not solve your issue (or agree with you), it may still be the correct information...
  • Sometimes information I provide may not be specifically for you, it might be clarification for other community members.
  • When provided an answer, please click "Accept solution" which helps other people to find an answer more quickly.
    The (very) fine print - This footer is at the bottom of all my posts, it's particulars may, or may not, apply to you & your post).
  • *The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.
    Message 2 of 4
    ACE - Expert

    Re: Question to refill and expiration date

    Also, your $45 plan will terminate immediately when you change to the $0.25/minute plan. If your account balance is $0 when you switch, the 60 day clock will start that day meaning that you would have to refill by Sept 16 or so, then again around Nov 14 or so meaning you would have to refill a third time in early January. As @garylapointe points out, most people report not being able to manage their prepaid account from outside the US. The safest option to retain your number is refill with $100 before you leave.

    *The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.
    Message 3 of 4

    Re: Question to refill and expiration date

    Thanks guys!

    Clear, I would follow your proposal and add $100

     

    Thomas

    Message 4 of 4
    Share this topic
    Share this topic
    Additional Support