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HELP-Extending my plan longer???

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  1. ec34500

    ec34500 Well-Known Member

    I'm switching carriers very soon - just waiting for my new phone to arrive - I'm going on vacation sunday, and the estimated arrival date for my new phone is Monday when I'll be away. The problem is that Virgin Mobile will take my next months payment this upcoming wednesday, which will be a complete waste of $30 if I plan to cancel that next week...

    Is there anyway that I could call virgin mobile and ask them to extend this months payment until saturday?! Does anyone have any better ideas of what I can do?! Can I just not pay...will they cancel my service?! :confused:

    Help please!!! thank you!

  2. thebryceee

    thebryceee Well-Known Member

    If your payment is not made, your service will be stopped at that midnight. You can try calling customer service and see if they'll prorate you for the month.
  3. hchen42

    hchen42 Well-Known Member

    Just curious, why pay then. As soon as you get back, port the number out. Of course between Wednesday to the day you port, callers trying to reach you will get number not reachable message. From what I know VM give you 60 (or is it 90s) day with a "suspended" account.
  4. ec34500

    ec34500 Well-Known Member

    well im porting my number to straight talk, and from what i've heard/know I need to keep my service active or my number wont port I guess. I thought about this too so what youre saying was a good thought, but I dont think it will work cause I need to keep my service active to port :/
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  5. MacFett

    MacFett Well-Known Member

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  6. mogelijk

    mogelijk Well-Known Member

    So set up your Straight Talk account a few days early, maybe Sunday before you leave. Since the Straight Talk account isn't phone dependent but, instead, is tied to the SIM card, you should be able to get the account started without having the phone. Then start the process to get the number ported.

    This way you can have things taken care of before you leave, get the VM number ported over without have to worry about a new month, and when you arrive home you'll just have to put the SIM card in the phone to have it up and running with you current number.
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  7. ec34500

    ec34500 Well-Known Member

    wow thats a great idea!! So i can actually switch over my number with just having the sim card and not having the phone yet?? That's great! and then when I get back I can just pop the sim into the phone and everything will be okay? Cause idc if I'm out of a phone for a few days id rather save $30

    EDIT: or even can I see if anyone has an old GSM phone they're not using and use that for the trip until I get back with my new phone? Will it work to just switch over the sim card over like that? I wont need to reactivate do i?
  8. hchen42

    hchen42 Well-Known Member

    I didn't know one must keep the account active to port. That sucks. Good to know that. Good luck, OP, please let us know how your port go.
  9. mogelijk

    mogelijk Well-Known Member

    I'm going to suggest you ask this question over on the Staight Talk forum, or talk to Straight Talk customer support. For some reason, looking at Straight Talk's website, it appears as if they tie the account to the phone rather than to the Sim Card. I suppose it is possible because they use both the Verizon and the AT&T networks, depending on the phone.

    Because of what I've found, I'm not sure that just activating the SIM is an option, Straight Talk likely will have to answer that. It does look like it would be possible to use an old GSM phone and activate with it, though you would have to transfer the account to the Nexus when you are ready to switch.

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