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Go phone sim card

Hey! I have a go phone already, that I purchased in sept. of last year and I was wondering a)if my go-phone sim card ever expires?? and b)can I buy a new go-phone and just put my old sim card into it??

If this helps, I already have an lg prime and am wanting to upgrade to an lg thrive!!

 

Hey! I have a go phone already, that I purchased in sept. of last year and I was wondering a)if my go-phone sim card ever expires?? and b)can I buy a new go-phone and just put my old sim card into it??

If this helps, I already have an lg prime and am wanting to upgrade to an lg thrive!!

 

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Jul 13, 2011 6:13:18 PM
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Your GoPhone SIM card will not expire as long as you keep your phone in service by refilling your account every so often. Yes, you can purchase a LG Thrive and easily transfer your existing SIM card into the new phone and have it work perfectly. Smiley Happy Before you do the SIM switch, I would recommend saving all of your contacts to your SIM card (if you already haven't) so that you don't have to manually type each and every entry in individually. Smiley Wink

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Your GoPhone SIM card will not expire as long as you keep your phone in service by refilling your account every so often. Yes, you can purchase a LG Thrive and easily transfer your existing SIM card into the new phone and have it work perfectly. Smiley Happy Before you do the SIM switch, I would recommend saving all of your contacts to your SIM card (if you already haven't) so that you don't have to manually type each and every entry in individually. Smiley Wink

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Your GoPhone SIM card will not expire as long as you keep your phone in service by refilling your account every so often. Yes, you can purchase a LG Thrive and easily transfer your existing SIM card into the new phone and have it work perfectly. Smiley Happy Before you do the SIM switch, I would recommend saving all of your contacts to your SIM card (if you already haven't) so that you don't have to manually type each and every entry in individually. Smiley Wink

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Jul 13, 2011 8:49:06 PM
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thank yah! another question, would it be alright if i just purchased the phone from amazon.com to save like $30?? or would it not work right..lol

thank yah! another question, would it be alright if i just purchased the phone from amazon.com to save like $30?? or would it not work right..lol

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Jul 13, 2011 9:43:26 PM
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That's fine, there wouldn't be a difference. As long as it's unlocked you should be good to go.

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That's fine, there wouldn't be a difference. As long as it's unlocked you should be good to go.

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Jul 14, 2011 7:47:29 PM
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thanks so much!(:

thanks so much!(:

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You're welcome. Smiley Very Happy

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Hi!
I have a similar question, I would like to purchase A go phone, and I plan to use it in another country. Most likely with a different SIM card, would I be able to do that?
Hi!
I have a similar question, I would like to purchase A go phone, and I plan to use it in another country. Most likely with a different SIM card, would I be able to do that?

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No!!!!!! It don't work!!!! All Gophone are Sim locked with AT&T .

No!!!!!! It don't work!!!! All Gophone are Sim locked with AT&T .

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The only way you could use a GoPhone in a different country would be if the phone was unlocked. AT&T does not sell unlocked phones right out of the box.

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The only way you could use a GoPhone in a different country would be if the phone was unlocked. AT&T does not sell unlocked phones right out of the box.

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I bought a go phone in 2008. I have no used it since then. Did my sim card expire? 

 

If it did, can i buy a new one for the old phone?

 

Thank you!

I bought a go phone in 2008. I have no used it since then. Did my sim card expire? 

 

If it did, can i buy a new one for the old phone?

 

Thank you!

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@ingridonce Unfortunately, if you have no used your GoPhone account since 2008, your SIM card has expired. You do have the option to obtain a new one to use with the same phone. You will likely be assigned a new phone number. If you take a trip to a local AT&T corporate store (not authorized retailer) in your area, the employee(s) there will likely give you one for free if you add money to your account while you are still in-store. Good luck!

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@ingridonce Unfortunately, if you have no used your GoPhone account since 2008, your SIM card has expired. You do have the option to obtain a new one to use with the same phone. You will likely be assigned a new phone number. If you take a trip to a local AT&T corporate store (not authorized retailer) in your area, the employee(s) there will likely give you one for free if you add money to your account while you are still in-store. Good luck!

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Aug 29, 2014 7:25:15 PM
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Thank you!

Thank you!

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so you can no longer use the old phone number? can it be reactivated so that the old numbers stays? thanks

so you can no longer use the old phone number? can it be reactivated so that the old numbers stays? thanks

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@ingridonce You are welcome. :-)

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@hearlessbig45 Unfortunately, no, you cannot. Once a SIM card is deactivated due to dormancy, the account balance, account information, and phone number are also cancelled as well. The phone number then gets recycled into a pool so that it can be assigned to another individual. Once a SIM card is deactivated, the phone number cannot be reinstated unless acted upon quickly, usually before the number can be assigned to someone else.

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@hearlessbig45 Unfortunately, no, you cannot. Once a SIM card is deactivated due to dormancy, the account balance, account information, and phone number are also cancelled as well. The phone number then gets recycled into a pool so that it can be assigned to another individual. Once a SIM card is deactivated, the phone number cannot be reinstated unless acted upon quickly, usually before the number can be assigned to someone else.

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