06-29-2011 12:03 AM
hello, i've got a bit of a weird question. i'm travelling to the us and have already got the sim card activated. however, since i'm not currently in the us i can't receive texts and such so i haven't been able to activate my online account. as a result, i've not been able to go in and apply the credit i've bought or add any add-ons (data) to my account.
is there a way to add data by way of text message? this way i can then go activate my online account, check my email, etc. i know with my cell service here in nz i can just text a certain code to a specific number and it adjusts this info.
06-29-2011 4:18 AM
A GoPhone SIM is not functional outside of the US and Mexico; so even if the functionality you are used to were available with at&t (it's not), you would not be able to send a text while you are in New Zealand.
Outside of possibly being able to use the "Give a Gift" functionality to add funds to your account since the SIM has been activated, I don't know of a good way to accomplish what you want before you reach the US. And even if it will work - the "Give a Gift" functionality isn't going to apply a credit you've already purchased.
- Doug Larson
06-30-2011 4:49 AM
oh i know i can't do anything until i'm in the us, i just wanted to be able to do it once i'm there.
Oh - sorry, I misunderstood then.
But no - at&t doesn't offer tha functionality to change your account/feature options via text message. You'll have to do so via the IVR system or through your on-line account access once you've established it. You can check your account/feature balances via text message though.
- Doug Larson
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