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iamroyalty
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hi; can a contract phone be used as a pre-pay phone?it is the samsung trance phone. my brother is in the navy and his wife gave me her phone because she got a new one and it is active. can someone help with this?

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iamroyalty
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hi, i have a question; can a verizon contract phone be used as a pre-pay phone?

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iamroyalty
Member

hi can a verizon contract phone be used as a pre-pay phone?

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SuzyQ
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Community Leader

Some can, some cannot - what particular phone are you asking about?

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MorganB
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Customers can take any compatible postpay Feature Phones and activate it on Prepaid service:

  • The account needs to be activated with a minimum initial balance of $15; other amounts ($30, $50, etc.) may also be used.
  • 3G Multimedia devices that require a Data Bundle for postpay and 3G Smartphones cannot be activated on Prepaid service.  

Hope this helps!

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iamroyalty
Member

does the samsung trance phone require a bundle prepay

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iamroyalty
Member

hi, the samsung trance in guitar black.

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SuzyQ
Community Leader
Community Leader

I believe that phone would be able to be used on a pre-paid account....you'll have to confirm with a Verizon rep to be sure, but I think that one would work.

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iamroyalty
Member

ok, thanks. do you know how i could get it activated in my name. and would i loose the minutes that are on it?

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SuzyQ
Community Leader
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Is the phone currently activated on another account in someone else's name?  It would need to be deactivated on that account first, and I don't think you can get those minutes transferred.  A Verizon employee or Pre-paid Customer Services can answer that better than I.(888) 294 - 6804.

 

Do you already have an account with Verizon?  If not, you will need to set one up; you can do so with your own equipment.

 

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