what happens to old contact phones help


  1. oldpot

    oldpot Active Member

    wife's daughter on tmobile contract (been with them 6 years)and got me thinking, as her mother want to get out of virgin mobile (slow data etc)i ask her when she could upgrade and she said end of January i was wondering if she got a new phone with upgrade would her mother be able to have her old phone and add a sim to it and used that on prepaid ??? or if she got a new phone her mother could even have new phone as she does like the one shes got now and might want to keep it i know its a longshot but????.

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  2. Atma

    Atma Well-Known Member

    Hi oldpot :hello: Yes, her mother could get a sim and put in the daughter's old phone and it should work fine. If the mother took the new phone, as long as she put a new sim in it, I don't see why it wouldn't be ok, but since I've never upgraded I'm not 100% sure about that.
  3. oldpot

    oldpot Active Member

    ty
    atmazzz
    cool as wife's want to get out of virgin mobile (slow data speed etc)and instead of buying another phone she can you old one or new one ??? if i ask tmobile c/s would they tell me or would they say no seen as i not be buying a phone but using a prepaid plan?.
  4. Atma

    Atma Well-Known Member


    You don't have to the buy a phone from them. I bought a t-mobile galaxy s2 from craigslist and just ordered a sim activation kit from T-Mobile online. You can usually get one for 99 cents. I left Virgin Mobile too for T-Mobile. I'm on the $30 monthly 4g prepaid plan.
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  5. oldpot

    oldpot Active Member

    ty again
    i most concerned about if the daughter dont like the new phone and wants to go back to old phone could her mother use the new phone ??
    yes thats what the wife wants to try do the $30 plan at first as daughter on about getting upgrade she no need to buy a phone .
  6. Atma

    Atma Well-Known Member

    I'm almost certain her mother could use the new phone if she puts in a new sim and activates it. If she has a sim she has activated, she should be able to use it in any T-Mobile phone. So if the mother got a sim and activated in one of the phones, she could use it in either phone. Just like her daughter could take the activated sim out of her old phone and use it in the new phone.

    Just one thing to remember, some of the new phones, like the Galaxy S3 and the Note 2, use a smaller sim called a micro sim. Depending on the phone your daughter has now and the new phone she gets, they might take different size sim cards.
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  7. oldpot

    oldpot Active Member

    thanks so much atmazzz you been so helpful :) i talk to wifes daughter about it and tell her she can do it ty again :)
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  8. Atma

    Atma Well-Known Member

    You're very welcome. Happy to help. :)

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