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  1. #1
    juantxon
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    I bought a Cingular prepaid phone in March when on vacation in the US.
    The account is now disconnected based on no use. I called CS (1 877
    4260525) and the representative told me that the number can't be
    reactivated - I need to buy either a new phone or a new kit (SIM
    card), the latter for $45.

    Is that info true, I mean, the number can't be reactivated...? All
    your info will be very helpful, highly appreciated.




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  2. #2
    DTC
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    Re: Prepaid account disconnected

    juantxon wrote:
    > I bought a Cingular prepaid phone in March when on vacation in the US.
    > The account is now disconnected based on no use. I called CS (1 877
    > 4260525) and the representative told me that the number can't be
    > reactivated - I need to buy either a new phone or a new kit (SIM
    > card), the latter for $45.
    >
    > Is that info true, I mean, the number can't be reactivated...? All
    > your info will be very helpful, highly appreciated.


    Go to Walmart and buy one of the $20 Motorola phones with the SIM already
    installed. Use that phone of stick the SIM in yer old phone if you like it
    better.

    Either way, you're not going to get your old number back.




  3. #3
    B'ichela
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    Re: Prepaid account disconnected

    In article <xKRti.2169$jO3.1296@nlpi070.nbdc.sbc.com>, DTC wrote:
    > Go to Walmart and buy one of the $20 Motorola phones with the SIM already
    > installed. Use that phone of stick the SIM in yer old phone if you like it
    > better.

    Or go on Ebay and buy the sim card. The Go Phone sim cards are
    pretty cheap there.
    >
    > Either way, you're not going to get your old number back.

    Sadly that is very true. Even with Tmobile To-Go. so keep your
    numbers active by feeding the beast, even if it is $10 per month.

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  4. #4
    George
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    Re: Prepaid account disconnected

    In article <JME449.L6F@pinkrose.net.dhis.org>,
    mdalene@pinkrose.dhis.org says...

    > In article <xKRti.2169$jO3.1296@nlpi070.nbdc.sbc.com>,
    > DTC wrote:


    >> Go to Walmart and buy one of the $20 Motorola phones
    >> with the SIM already installed. Use that phone of stick
    >> the SIM in yer old phone if you like it better.


    > Or go on Ebay and buy the sim card. The Go Phone sim
    > cards are pretty cheap there.


    >> Either way, you're not going to get your old number
    >> back.


    > Sadly that is very true. Even with Tmobile To-Go. so
    > keep your numbers active by feeding the beast, even if
    > it is $10 per month.


    But a Cingular reseller may give you a better deal than
    Cingular, including a post-expiration grace period during
    which you can reactivate and still preserve your old number.

    I bought a Cingular Go-Phone at Best Buy, but did not
    activate it with Cingular. Instead, I called Airvoice
    Wireless GSM, activated with them, and got some free minutes
    to start off with.

    Minutes expire after 90 days, but roll over indefintely so
    long as you buy more before expiration. The minimum
    purchase is $10 every 90 days, and at 14 cents per minute,
    that's 71 minutes. However, the fees total $2 per month, so
    you really only get 29 minutes for that quarterly payment.

    And, the grace period is 180 days. So you really have quite
    some time to reactivate the old number.

    The downside is with resellers you usually can't roam off
    the Cingular network, and I assume you could do that with
    Cingular prepaid.





  5. #5
    mrcamp
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    Re: Prepaid account disconnected


    With tmobile (may be cingular too) after your topup with $100 you get 1
    year expiration, also any additional topup, even the $10, extends the
    life for another year. So, for $10/year you can maintain a tmobile US
    payg phone.




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  6. #6
    el KaBong
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    Re: Prepaid account disconnected


    "mrcamp" <mrcamp.fec214@cellbanter.com> wrote in message
    news:mrcamp.fec214@cellbanter.com...
    >
    > With tmobile (may be cingular too) after your topup with $100 you get 1
    > year expiration, also any additional topup, even the $10, extends the
    > life for another year. So, for $10/year you can maintain a tmobile US
    > payg phone.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > mrcamp


    I think you also get 15% more minutes after the first $100 with T-mobile.
    That was the deal last Christmas when I bought one for my Mom.

    Q.D.




  7. #7
    mrcamp
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    Re: Prepaid account disconnected


    Yes. That is correct. Once you hit "Gold rewards" by spending $100 you
    automatically get 1 year expiration and any additional topup extends it
    for another year and you get 15% more minutes.

    el KaBong;706164 Wrote:
    >
    >
    > I think you also get 15% more minutes after the first $100 with
    > T-mobile.
    > That was the deal last Christmas when I bought one for my Mom.
    >
    > Q.D.





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  8. #8
    B'ichela
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    Re: Prepaid account disconnected

    In article <mrcamp.fec214@cellbanter.com>, mrcamp wrote:
    >
    > With tmobile (may be cingular too) after your topup with $100 you get 1
    > year expiration, also any additional topup, even the $10, extends the
    > life for another year. So, for $10/year you can maintain a tmobile US
    > payg phone.

    Let me see if I get this right. for this example we will Use
    January 1, 2007 for this example of the SIM card exp[iration date. Its
    Christmas of 2006. My boyfriend gives me a $100 tmobile prepaid card.
    I deposit it into my phone. Now phone card expires in January 2008? I
    decide to go to Brooks Drugs and pick up another refil as I am running
    low on minutes. Now you say my SIM is good to 2009? Interesting!

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  9. #9
    B'ichela
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    Re: Prepaid account disconnected

    In article <mrcamp.ff6ad3@cellbanter.com>, mrcamp wrote:
    >
    > Yes. That is correct. Once you hit "Gold rewards" by spending $100 you
    > automatically get 1 year expiration and any additional topup extends it
    > for another year and you get 15% more minutes.

    How many $ can you stuff on the plan? Can a person put $200 on
    the phone? for 2000 minutes?

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  10. #10
    Todd Allcock
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    Re: Prepaid account disconnected

    At 08 Aug 2007 15:09:32 +0000 B'ichela wrote:

    > Let me see if I get this right. for this example we will Use
    > January 1, 2007 for this example of the SIM card exp[iration date. Its
    > Christmas of 2006. My boyfriend gives me a $100 tmobile prepaid card.
    > I deposit it into my phone. Now phone card expires in January 2008?


    No. Christmas 2007. You missed the point- normally, T-Mo refills add 30,
    90, or 365 days depending on the card denomination ($10 adds 30, $100
    adds 365, all others, 90.)

    However, once you've spent $100, ALL future refills add 365 days (from
    the date they're applied.)

    So, this means an "emergency only" (low usage) user can have phone
    service for a little as $10/year- if on January 1, 2007 you bought a
    phone and $100 card it'd expire 1/1/08. On 1/1/08 you add $10, it'll
    expire on 1/1/09, etc.

    If you chat a lot, this is no real advantage, since you'd run out of
    minutes before you run out of "days", but for a "glovebox phone" or a
    spare, it's great. I have two T-Mo prepaidsI haven't used regularly in
    two years, but for $10/year I just can't let them expire!






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