05-19-2011 7:57 AM
Is there any time limit for activation prepaid phone after purchase? I bought the phone last november (2010) and the phone has $50 on it (as written on the box) - So for how long it valid ($50) since the phone is not activated - but I inserted the SIM in?
One more related Question: I see "Normal Retail - Scan for activation" bar code on the sticker (bought the phone in BestBuy) Does it mean something for time limit ?
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05-20-2011 5:04 AM
Well, I have another question (but related) - I have two prepaid phones, bought with bundled SIM cards (came in the same boxes with the phones) - never were activated, one was inserted to check out a phone.
Can i just swap the cards between the phones and activate them (cards have different amount of money on them (never been activated))?
05-21-2011 5:36 AM
Yes, you should be able to just swap the SIMs and activate each SIM in the phone you want to use it with. However, my understanding is that the bundled SIMs/phones that come from at&t come partially activated and so you may only have 30 days to complete the activation process/keep the assigned phone number - and potentially the airtime credit that came with the phone. I'm not sure if this holds true for bundled GoPhones purchased elsewhere or not; but regardless, I believe at&t customer service can assign a new phone number and complete the activation with the SIM you have on hand. So I'd give them a call if you have any trouble completing the activation process and/or if you don't receive the free airtime credit.
- Doug Larson
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