Questions about prepaid account and the new Nokia Lumia 520

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Questions about prepaid account and the new Nokia Lumia 520

Hi, everybody!!

I have a few questions about the new Nokia Lumia 520 smartphone. I'm currently a Gophone prepaid account holder, with a Samsung SGH-a167 flip phone (non-smartphone).

  • Will I be able to change to the Nokia Lumia 520 and keep the same Gophone account?
  • If so, will I be able to use the same SIM card from my Samsung, or will I need a new SIM card?
  • If I need a new SIM, is it hard to transfer my data to the new SIM?
  • Also, is it likely that my local ATT store will have the Nokia in stock, or is this phone on some sort of special order?

Thank you in advance!!

--anzie

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Re: Questions about prepaid account and the new Nokia Lumia 520


anzie wrote:

Hi, everybody!!

I have a few questions about the new Nokia Lumia 520 smartphone. I'm currently a Gophone prepaid account holder, with a Samsung SGH-a167 flip phone (non-smartphone).

  • Will I be able to change to the Nokia Lumia 520 and keep the same Gophone account?
  • If so, will I be able to use the same SIM card from my Samsung, or will I need a new SIM card?
  • If I need a new SIM, is it hard to transfer my data to the new SIM?
  • Also, is it likely that my local ATT store will have the Nokia in stock, or is this phone on some sort of special order?

Thank you in advance!!

--anzie


listed as a gophone so you shoukd be ok, would suggest going into a corporate location to see if there are any available and get what is needed. If you want data you may be required to switch to one of the new gophone plans for smartphones for everything to work right.

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Re: Questions about prepaid account and the new Nokia Lumia 520


anzie wrote:

Hi, everybody!!

I have a few questions about the new Nokia Lumia 520 smartphone. I'm currently a Gophone prepaid account holder, with a Samsung SGH-a167 flip phone (non-smartphone).

  • Will I be able to change to the Nokia Lumia 520 and keep the same Gophone account?
  • If so, will I be able to use the same SIM card from my Samsung, or will I need a new SIM card?
  • If I need a new SIM, is it hard to transfer my data to the new SIM?
  • Also, is it likely that my local ATT store will have the Nokia in stock, or is this phone on some sort of special order?

Thank you in advance!!

--anzie


  • Yes. It is possible to switch from your feature phone to a smartphone.
  • You will either need to get a new SIM card (microSIM more than likely) or trim your current SIM to fit the smaller SIM slot. There are microSIM cutters that you can buy off eBay if that's what you prefer. I went this route and it was incredibly easy. 
  • It may be a little difficult to transfer your data, but I'm fairly certain that it can be done. You will probably want to go to an AT&T corporate store to do this.
  • The corporate store(s) *might* have some in stock, but some stores refuse to sell phones at the pull retail price. It's worth a shot, I suppose! 

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Re: Questions about prepaid account and the new Nokia Lumia 520

Read my answer to this post. It will probably apply to the Nokia Lumia 520 also.

 

http://forums.att.com/t5/Prepaid/switching-to-new-gophone-with-old-gophone-sim/m-p/3535561#M45595

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