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Old February 21st, 2013, 03:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I ordered my S3 from wirefly and I was wondering if anyone knows what the best activation method would be either *228 or online. And id like to stay on my 55$ unlimited plan if possble

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Old February 21st, 2013, 07:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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When I got my s3 I called metro 1888 8metro8 and they eventually told me to call *228 but I didn't have to do anything. It automatically activated itself. It took 5mijs at most
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I cannot verify this as fact but at least I pay attention in class.

Someone has posted here before that on-line, they only give you the CURRENT in force plans to choose from, of which, the $55 ain't one of.

I will probably try *228 myownsef with my new Spirit.

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I cannot verify this as fact but at least I pay attention in class.

Someone has posted here before that on-line, they only give you the CURRENT in force plans to choose from, of which, the $55 ain't one of.

I will probably try *228 myownsef with my new Spirit.

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I think you might have it backwards: I tried to activate my wife's OM+ by doing *228 and it would only give me the current plans. I didn't try on-line. I ended up taking it into a store and they activated it and put her on the plan we had (which was a $50 unlimited plan brought down to $45 because of a family plan). Anyway, that's my experience.
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Question posted to Metro's Faceplant page.

Standby.

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[EDIT] Here is the Faceplant response from Metro.
MetroPCS Hi Bruce - Your phone change be changed from your My Account online (as long as you are not on a family plan) or you can make the change by dialing *228. As long as you are keeping your plan (not adding any other services), your Spirit can stay on your $55 promo plan. Hope this helps, KG
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*Nevermind, you fixed it.
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Quick question guys does someone needs to open a new line if I want to purchase an s3 through wirefly? Or just upgrade?
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Quick question guys does someone needs to open a new line if I want to purchase an s3 through wirefly? Or just upgrade?
To just get the actual phone, I believe not. Just put New Account and your good to go.

Like some people have said, make sure someone is home to pick it up.
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Quick question guys does someone needs to open a new line if I want to purchase an s3 through wirefly? Or just upgrade?

Just buy one than do the activation over the phone when you get it
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Yeah that new activation stuff doesn't apply to Metro so you can just ignore it and buy the phone.
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Thanks guys for the replies my sister in law wants an s3 but she's already a metro customer so she will just purchase the phone and activate when she gets it also this phones are new right? Not refurbished
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Thanks guys for the replies my sister in law wants an s3 but she's already a metro customer so she will just purchase the phone and activate when she gets it also this phones are new right? Not refurbished
I believe they are new, unless they are really good con artists
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Old February 21st, 2013, 10:14 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Lol I hear you
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 05:38 AM   #14 (permalink)
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The ones I got from wire fly where brand new. Unless they are just fing amazing at refurbishing cell phones.
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Guess what, Wirefly now has the S3 back to $479 now..no more $399..ugh it was nice while it lasted
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DAMN!! guess i have to wait until it drops again, connect isnt keeping up anymore.
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Thanks everyone for the responses! and I barely got mine in time before the price raise, crazy!
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