1. Geo_Nexus's Avatar
    So I just bought one of the prepaid $10 Verizon Prepaid Moto e on black Friday. I don't want to use it as a prepaid phone so I was wondering if I could take my already active SIM from my Galaxy s4 thats on a regular Verizon plan, and put it in the Moto e without the phone still acting as a prepaid phone, or changing my plan? Anybody know? Thanks!
    11-28-2015 09:12 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Shouldn't be a problem. You might have to call to register the IMEI of the new phone your SIM card will be used in, but nowadays that's really rare. You should be able to just pop in the SIM card and start using it.
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    11-28-2015 09:57 PM
  3. sulla1965's Avatar
    The rule used to be a prepaid phone had to be active on a prepaid plan for 6 months before it could be switched over to postpaid. Don't know if that's been changed.
    11-28-2015 11:22 PM
  4. dpham00's Avatar
    Shouldn't be a problem. You might have to call to register the IMEI of the new phone your SIM card will be used in, but nowadays that's really rare. You should be able to just pop in the SIM card and start using it.
    Do not call. Verizon will not activate a prepaid phone on a post paid plan without it being used in post paid for at least 6 months.

    However you can put in an active Verizon 4GLTE sim card and it will work. I have done this personally for the Moto e 2nd gen. I have also used it on tmobile but that requires a hack
    11-29-2015 12:17 AM
  5. Geo_Nexus's Avatar
    Thanks guys! I put in my active SIM from my s4 today, and its working good.

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    11-29-2015 09:43 AM
  6. sierra513#AC's Avatar
    I took my note 4 swimming a couple of most ago and killed it. I went to best buy and they sold me a prepaid phone and immediately put it on my regular plan. It worked fine until I bought my note 5.
    12-22-2015 01:56 AM
  7. ViolinKnits's Avatar
    I would love to know how they did that. I bought a prepaid phone from Best Buy and was told I just needed to put my SIM in it. It didn't work, so I ended up activating it on the cheapest plan. I've used it for a week, and tried my SIM again. I was able to get text messages, but not send them (even with WiFi).

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    01-30-2016 12:55 AM
  8. dpham00's Avatar
    Not sure why it didn't work for you myself and many others have been able to do it simply by popping in an active 4GLTE sim card
    01-30-2016 11:14 AM
  9. Roadrunner430's Avatar
    I would love to know how they did that. I bought a prepaid phone from Best Buy and was told I just needed to put my SIM in it. It didn't work, so I ended up activating it on the cheapest plan. I've used it for a week, and tried my SIM again. I was able to get text messages, but not send them (even with WiFi).

    Posted via the Android Central App
    The key might be to insert the sim card into the new prepaid device before turning it on the first time. If you turned it on already before inserting The sim card, it won't work.
    11-04-2016 11:32 PM
  10. Ry's Avatar
    Since this got bumped up, here's some new information: http://forums.androidcentral.com/ver...post-paid.html
    12-07-2016 12:50 AM

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