Is it possible to use prepaid SIM in a contract phone?


Is it possible to use prepaid SIM in a contract phone?

I have a contract phone....there is a balance due on it....I refuse to pay I'm going to move on to prepaid BUT I want to keep my Galaxy 4 and not have to purchase a new one.....can I just buy a GoPhone SIM and put inside the phone and go OR does AT&T have a block on my actual phone due to the delinquency or do they just block the contract SIM itself? 


Has anyone ever tried to use a prepaid SIM in a delinquent contract phone? 

Is there a block on the actual phone itself or just the SIM? 

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Re: Is it possible to use prepaid SIM in a contract phone?

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Re: Is it possible to use prepaid SIM in a contract phone?

You do have the option of purchasing a prepaid SIM and moving over to GoPhone. AT&T probably would not let you port your number, though, until you pay your bill... I would suggest paying your current bill first, or reasoning with AT&T if there is a problem.

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