Reply
Posted May 27, 2014
12:12:13 AM
Go Phone plans for oversea student bringing an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9505?

Hi,

 

My son will start his schooling in US this Sept.

After browing the ATT shop and it seems the $25/mo plan are good enough for him as his boarding school got full wifi coverage.

I will drive him for a tour for around 2 weeks on Aug before his schooling...

So can I buy him a Go Phone SIM and start a GoPhone plan with 60/mo for the first month for the GPS and then switch to 25/mo plan in the second month and hereafter?

 

Also how to pay the monthly charges as my son still cannot get a credit card with his age...

Can I pay with my credit card (non USA credit) to join the plan ?

 

Many thx

Hi,

 

My son will start his schooling in US this Sept.

After browing the ATT shop and it seems the $25/mo plan are good enough for him as his boarding school got full wifi coverage.

I will drive him for a tour for around 2 weeks on Aug before his schooling...

So can I buy him a Go Phone SIM and start a GoPhone plan with 60/mo for the first month for the GPS and then switch to 25/mo plan in the second month and hereafter?

 

Also how to pay the monthly charges as my son still cannot get a credit card with his age...

Can I pay with my credit card (non USA credit) to join the plan ?

 

Many thx

0
(0)
  • Rate this reply
View profile
Solved
May 31, 2014 10:44:27 PM
0
(0)
ACE - Master

Simon Chan wrote:
Thanks.
But my son is only 15 now... So I hv to purchase the plan with my name?
Can I add $ to the bill account of the SIM card and change the plan to $25/mo when I left US?

Many thanks again

I'm honestly not sure if there is an age limit when it comes to establishing a prepaid GoPhone account. For some reason I feel like there isn't. 

 

You may be able to add money to the account once it's set up using your non-U.S. credit card, but I am not 100% certain because I have never used a credit card to add money to my personal account balance. I would definitely recommend changing your son's rate plan from the $60 monthly plan to the $25 monthly plan (if that's what you're interested in doing) before you leave the U.S. just to ensure everything is how you want it. Once you're back overseas, it can often be very difficult to change the plan unless your son would have the phone in his possession. 

 

Hope this helps. Good luck! 

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



Remember that Wild Banchi... 1993-2010
*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.
Accepted Solution

Go Phone plans for oversea student bringing an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9505?

1,800 views
10 replies
(0) Me too
(0) Me too
Post reply
Cancel
Submit
View all replies
(10)
0
(0)
  • Rate this reply
View profile
May 27, 2014 8:17:53 AM
0
(0)
ACE - Guru
You come with your son to USA.
Please go to any Crop. Store of AT&T and they will help you out with the SIM card and payment.
Also, you can put up to US $500 into your account and let AT&T take out the $25 monthly.
You come with your son to USA.
Please go to any Crop. Store of AT&T and they will help you out with the SIM card and payment.
Also, you can put up to US $500 into your account and let AT&T take out the $25 monthly.
*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.

Re: Go Phone plans for oversea student bringing an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9505?

2 of 11 (1,765 Views)
0
(0)
  • Rate this reply
View profile
May 27, 2014 6:48:33 PM
0
(0)
Tutor

Many thx for your great help.

 

But can I use a 60/mo for the first month and then switch to 25/mo in the second...

 

 

Many thx for your great help.

 

But can I use a 60/mo for the first month and then switch to 25/mo in the second...

 

 

Re: Go Phone plans for oversea student bringing an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9505?

3 of 11 (1,747 Views)
0
(0)
  • Rate this reply
View profile
May 29, 2014 7:36:46 AM
0
(0)
ACE - Guru

Tell them what you need at AT&T Crop. store.
They will help.
But I think calling 611 and D.I.Y. are more easy to do .

Tell them what you need at AT&T Crop. store.
They will help.
But I think calling 611 and D.I.Y. are more easy to do .

*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.

Re: Go Phone plans for oversea student bringing an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9505?

4 of 11 (1,707 Views)
0
(0)
  • Rate this reply
View profile
May 29, 2014 4:37:55 PM
0
(0)
ACE - Master
Yes, you may select the $60 per month plan for the first month and then downgrade to the $25 monthly plan. You can do this by calling 611 and saying "change my rate plan."

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



Yes, you may select the $60 per month plan for the first month and then downgrade to the $25 monthly plan. You can do this by calling 611 and saying "change my rate plan."

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



Remember that Wild Banchi... 1993-2010
*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.

Re: Go Phone plans for oversea student bringing an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9505?

5 of 11 (1,693 Views)
0
(0)
  • Rate this reply
View profile
May 29, 2014 4:46:37 PM
0
(0)
Mentor
Frankly, AT&T is one of the best service provider, of course with expensive plan. You can go to ringplus.net and get a cheap phone from Swappa.com, Thanks for the options.
Frankly, AT&T is one of the best service provider, of course with expensive plan. You can go to ringplus.net and get a cheap phone from Swappa.com, Thanks for the options.

Re: Go Phone plans for oversea student bringing an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9505?

6 of 11 (1,689 Views)
0
(0)
  • Rate this reply
View profile
May 29, 2014 6:56:06 PM
0
(0)
Tutor
Thanks.
But my son is only 15 now... So I hv to purchase the plan with my name?
Can I add $ to the bill account of the SIM card and change the plan to $25/mo when I left US?

Many thanks again
Thanks.
But my son is only 15 now... So I hv to purchase the plan with my name?
Can I add $ to the bill account of the SIM card and change the plan to $25/mo when I left US?

Many thanks again

Re: Go Phone plans for oversea student bringing an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9505?

7 of 11 (1,676 Views)
0
(0)
  • Rate this reply
View profile
Solved
May 30, 2014 7:12:13 AM
0
(0)
ACE - Guru
Edited by adidaskid808 on May 30, 2014 at 7:15:02 AM

For Gophone pay as you go account,I don't think there is an age limit.
He can get the account under his name,his school address.
With the account payment ,like I told you early, you can put up to US$500 and let AT&T taken it out the monthly charge of $25 every month.
Or, if money running low, you can also buy (充值券) at any Walmart,Walgreens, CVS ,Target etc etc......To add money into the account :smileyhappy:

For Gophone pay as you go account,I don't think there is an age limit.
He can get the account under his name,his school address.
With the account payment ,like I told you early, you can put up to US$500 and let AT&T taken it out the monthly charge of $25 every month.
Or, if money running low, you can also buy (充值券) at any Walmart,Walgreens, CVS ,Target etc etc......To add money into the account :smileyhappy:

*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.

Re: Go Phone plans for oversea student bringing an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9505?

[ Edited ]
8 of 11 (1,653 Views)
Solution
0
(0)
  • Rate this reply
View profile
Solved
May 31, 2014 10:44:27 PM
0
(0)
ACE - Master

Simon Chan wrote:
Thanks.
But my son is only 15 now... So I hv to purchase the plan with my name?
Can I add $ to the bill account of the SIM card and change the plan to $25/mo when I left US?

Many thanks again

I'm honestly not sure if there is an age limit when it comes to establishing a prepaid GoPhone account. For some reason I feel like there isn't. 

 

You may be able to add money to the account once it's set up using your non-U.S. credit card, but I am not 100% certain because I have never used a credit card to add money to my personal account balance. I would definitely recommend changing your son's rate plan from the $60 monthly plan to the $25 monthly plan (if that's what you're interested in doing) before you leave the U.S. just to ensure everything is how you want it. Once you're back overseas, it can often be very difficult to change the plan unless your son would have the phone in his possession. 

 

Hope this helps. Good luck! 

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




Simon Chan wrote:
Thanks.
But my son is only 15 now... So I hv to purchase the plan with my name?
Can I add $ to the bill account of the SIM card and change the plan to $25/mo when I left US?

Many thanks again

I'm honestly not sure if there is an age limit when it comes to establishing a prepaid GoPhone account. For some reason I feel like there isn't. 

 

You may be able to add money to the account once it's set up using your non-U.S. credit card, but I am not 100% certain because I have never used a credit card to add money to my personal account balance. I would definitely recommend changing your son's rate plan from the $60 monthly plan to the $25 monthly plan (if that's what you're interested in doing) before you leave the U.S. just to ensure everything is how you want it. Once you're back overseas, it can often be very difficult to change the plan unless your son would have the phone in his possession. 

 

Hope this helps. Good luck! 

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



Remember that Wild Banchi... 1993-2010
*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.

Re: Go Phone plans for oversea student bringing an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9505?

9 of 11 (1,613 Views)
Solution
0
(0)
  • Rate this reply
View profile
Jul 28, 2014 10:53:55 PM
0
(0)
Tutor

Many thanks again.

 

Also want to know if any area code limits with the prepaid card.

Can I buy it in Seattle and use in Oregon (my son's school there) or other cities with his travel?

 

 

 

Thanks

 

Many thanks again.

 

Also want to know if any area code limits with the prepaid card.

Can I buy it in Seattle and use in Oregon (my son's school there) or other cities with his travel?

 

 

 

Thanks

 

Re: Go Phone plans for oversea student bringing an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9505?

10 of 11 (1,014 Views)
0
(0)
  • Rate this reply
View profile
Jul 29, 2014 7:35:04 AM
0
(0)
ACE - Master
@Simon Chan Nope, there are no area code restrictions that dictate where you can or cannot purchase your prepaid refill card. You can buy it anywhere nationwide and use it anywhere nationwide.

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



@Simon Chan Nope, there are no area code restrictions that dictate where you can or cannot purchase your prepaid refill card. You can buy it anywhere nationwide and use it anywhere nationwide.

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



Remember that Wild Banchi... 1993-2010
*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.

@Simon Chan Nope, there are no area code restrictions tha...

11 of 11 (973 Views)
Share this post
Share this post