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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jonie72, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. jonie72

    jonie72 Newbie
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    I bought a LG Optimus T on 8/16 but have not used yet (ie no telephone number yet).

    1) Do I need to activate this phone within a certain period, like 30 days or ??
    Note: The SIM card is preinstalled by Tmobile and has a activate by 6/24/2013 date.

    2) I also bought a $10 prepaid card. Is there expiration date on this new prepaid card? I didn't see any date on this prepaid card.

    Please help if you know the answer. Tmobile chatline wasn't able to give me a definite answer...keep telling me the $10 card will expired in 90 days once I use it.


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  2. trav2001

    trav2001 Android Enthusiast

    Is the phone an upgrade or did u buy I out right?

    The prepaid card om not sure about.
  3. jonie72

    jonie72 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I bought it new from Tmobile. I am currently using Tracphone service so I have not activate the new phone yet.
  4. trav2001

    trav2001 Android Enthusiast

    Some T-Mo reps will tell you that they expire after 45 days. However I'm not so sure that that statement is true. I had the same SIM card for close to 5 years, upgraded new phones 3 times for my line and 2 times for my wife. So over those 5 years I've also gotten 5 new SIM cards.

    Earlier this year I my wife's SIM card went bad and gave T-Mo a SIM number from a card that was 3 years old. My wife's phone and SIM have worked fine with no problems.

    My SIM card went bad on me yesterday and I called T-Mo with a 2 year old and it's been working fine with no problems as well.

    Hope that answers your question :)
  5. jonie72

    jonie72 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    nope. that does not answer my question but thanks anyway. i am going to activate my this new phone tomorrow, so it doesn't matter anymore. :)
  6. trav2001

    trav2001 Android Enthusiast

    We'll I think basically what I was trying to say was that SIM cards do not expire and should therefore have no problem activating a phone that was bought a monh ago.
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