12-25-2016 08:51 PM
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  1. dpham00's Avatar
    Saw this on reddit

    https://www.reddit.com/r/verizon/com...repaid_phones/

    Effective 1/17/2016, customers who purchase a Prepaid 4G device must activate on a $30, $45, or $60 Prepaid plan and make at least 1 monthly service payment before they are eligible to move the device to a new or active Postpay account .

    Device remains locked until first month’s payment is made on their Prepaid plan.Device is unlocked automatically upon successful first month’s payment and can be used on Postpaid plan (new SIM or SIM swap).Attempting to use an active Postpay SIM Card with a new 4G LTE Prepaid PIB smartphone prior to making the required monthly payment, hotlines the Postpay MDN (SFO 83643) . The hotline remains until first month’s payment is made.Customers who activate on the $45 or $60 Prepaid plans and enroll in Auto Pay, receive bonus 1GB data per month.

    If account is hotlined:

    Data access, outgoing calls, and text messaging do not work.Text message is sent to smartphone.*VZW FREE MSG: Phone must be activated on Verizon Wireless Prepaid service and first monthly payment must be made before it can be used with any other service. *Auto-remark is placed on the customer's account.*SIM Swap attempted: MDN Hotlined. Phone must be activated on VZW Prepaid service and first month paid before it can be activated as postpaid. *

    Edit 2/22/16:

    Also, not really a way around it, but if you get a prepaid plan ($30 is currently the lowest) then you can activate as many prepaid devices as you want, and make a call while on the prepaid plan, that should clear that the imei.

    Btw, if you have 3g prepaid devices then you can activate them on the prepaid line at the same time. 3g devices require 6 month wait though, so long as you activate it on prepaid once, then the clock starts ticking. You don't have to keep prepaid service for 6 months, just have to wait 6 months after activation .


    Also got can check the trade in website with the imei of the device:

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=HJU5rjhX


    If you get an error message then don't put it on a post paid line as it will hotline the line.
    VDub2174 likes this.
    01-30-2016 11:00 PM
  2. Ry's Avatar
    Interesting.

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Moto X Pure Edition
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    01-31-2016 06:41 PM
  3. ViolinKnits's Avatar
    I activated mine and paid for a month. I still don't have full service when I put in my SIM. I can get texts, but can't send them. I couldn't make a call the last time I tried. I'm trying to stay off the radar because I have unlimited data, and I don't want some crazy representative messing with my plan.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-01-2016 09:02 AM
  4. Ry's Avatar
    Can you do SIM swaps on prepaid?

    I wonder if swapping an active prepaid SIM to a different prepaid device would be enough to make that device eligible for postpaid.
    02-04-2016 01:50 PM
  5. ViolinKnits's Avatar
    A few people claim it has worked for them, but I haven't had any luck. When the month is over, I'm going to call VZW if necessary to activate it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-05-2016 08:43 PM
  6. badkitties's Avatar
    what's the reason for buying prepaid Verizon 4G phones in the first place? Are they cheaper than identical phones on postpaid plans?

    thanks!
    02-06-2016 11:30 AM
  7. dpham00's Avatar
    what's the reason for buying prepaid Verizon 4G phones in the first place? Are they cheaper than identical phones on postpaid plans?

    thanks!
    Just depends on the sale. Many of us have the $10 prepaid moto e 2nd gen. Or some of the $20 moto g.

    Arguably the $8 droid mini is a better device though
    02-06-2016 03:40 PM
  8. badkitties's Avatar
    Just depends on the sale. Many of us have the $10 prepaid moto e 2nd gen. Or some of the $20 moto g.

    Arguably the $8 droid mini is a better device though
    Was there ever a 4G version of the Moto G for Verizon? I thought they were 3G-only.

    I still have 6 Verizon perpaid Moto G from when they were free at Best Buy last year.
    ($25 each with $25 back in Best Buy Rewards, which I turned into $25 Sheel gas gift cards)
    I bought all remaining stock from the three Best Buy stores near me. They only had
    17 in stock combined, so I bought all 17. Traded the other 11 for $300 Verizon trade-in
    credit or $47 Amazon gift cards.
    02-06-2016 03:59 PM
  9. dpham00's Avatar
    Was there ever a 4G version of the Moto G for Verizon? I thought they were 3G-only.

    I still have 6 Verizon perpaid Moto G from when they were free at Best Buy last year.
    ($25 each with $25 back in Best Buy Rewards, which I turned into $25 Sheel gas gift cards)
    I bought all remaining stock from the three Best Buy stores near me. They only had
    17 in stock combined, so I bought all 17. Traded the other 11 for $300 Verizon trade-in
    credit or $47 Amazon gift cards.
    Verizon only had the Moto g 1st gen which was 3g only.
    02-06-2016 06:08 PM
  10. Ry's Avatar
    what's the reason for buying prepaid Verizon 4G phones in the first place? Are they cheaper than identical phones on postpaid plans?

    thanks!
    Quick, cheaper replacement phone.

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Moto X Pure Edition
    02-06-2016 06:12 PM
  11. badkitties's Avatar
    Verizon only had the Moto g 1st gen which was 3g only.
    that's what I thought... so the new prepaid-to-postpaid policy doesn't apply here, right?
    02-06-2016 07:49 PM
  12. dpham00's Avatar
    that's what I thought... so the new prepaid-to-postpaid policy doesn't apply here, right?
    Ah yeah, sorry just discussing why people would buy prepaid instead of post paid. But doesn't apply to the original topic.
    02-06-2016 08:11 PM
  13. radyoactive's Avatar
    What if I already have a Moto E that had been active on my post paid SIM but is currently only using wifi, can I still move the SIM from my S6 Edge+?
    02-06-2016 09:36 PM
  14. dpham00's Avatar
    What if I already have a Moto E that had been active on my post paid SIM but is currently only using wifi, can I still move the SIM from my S6 Edge+?
    If the prepaid phone was active on the line before the date then you will be fine.
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    02-22-2016 07:57 AM
  15. dpham00's Avatar
    Also, not really a way around it, but if you get a prepaid plan ($30 is currently the lowest) then you can activate as many prepaid devices as you want, and make a call while on the prepaid plan, that should clear that the imei.

    Btw, if you have 3g prepaid devices then you can activate them on the prepaid line at the same time. 3g devices require 6 month wait though, so long as you activate it on prepaid once, then the clock starts ticking. You don't have to keep prepaid service for 6 months, just have to wait 6 months after activation .


    Also got can check the trade in website with the imei of the device:

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=CoCFrL70


    If you get an error message then don't put it on a post paid line as it will hotline the line.
    02-22-2016 07:59 AM
  16. Ry's Avatar
    Also, not really a way around it, but if you get a prepaid plan ($30 is currently the lowest) then you can activate as many prepaid devices as you want, and make a call while on the prepaid plan, that should clear that the imei.

    Btw, if you have 3g prepaid devices then you can activate them on the prepaid line at the same time. 3g devices require 6 month wait though, so long as you activate it on prepaid once, then the clock starts ticking. You don't have to keep prepaid service for 6 months, just have to wait 6 months after activation .


    Also got can check the trade in website with the imei of the device:

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=ZnjFu5hV


    If you get an error message then don't put it on a post paid line as it will hotline the line.
    Looks like my theory is panning out.

    Can you do SIM swaps on prepaid?

    I wonder if swapping an active prepaid SIM to a different prepaid device would be enough to make that device eligible for postpaid.
    Posted via the Android Central App on the Moto X Pure Edition
    02-22-2016 11:22 AM
  17. dpham00's Avatar
    Yeah. If you know someone with a prepaid sim then it should be easy.
    02-22-2016 03:03 PM
  18. ViolinKnits's Avatar
    Apparently, if you attempt to swap a postpaid SIM before activating and end up with a hotline on the phone, it sticks without CSR intervention. The first one I got supposedly consulted tech support, and told me I couldn't use a prepaid phone on a postpaid account. I thanked him and called back. I suggested the phone probably had a hotline. It took a few seconds, but the CSR found it. She consulted tech support and had the hotline lifted. We made practice incoming and outgoing calls and texts.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-25-2016 08:47 AM
  19. JDA54669's Avatar
    Any good deals out there now for pre-paids? I only see the Moto E for $62.99 @ BB

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    02-28-2016 10:42 AM
  20. Ry's Avatar
    Any good deals out there now for pre-paids? I only see the Moto E for $62.99 @ BB

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    $40 at Fry's. http://www.frys.com/product/8466258

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Moto X Pure Edition
    02-29-2016 11:33 AM
  21. ajb1965's Avatar
    Late to the thread, but my wife's note4 just died and need a short term VZW phone until the note gets repaired. So I can buy a Moto E prepaid and buy a one month card, activate it and make a few calls, then I can pop in her post paid SIM?
    05-11-2016 03:16 PM
  22. Ry's Avatar
    Also, not really a way around it, but if you get a prepaid plan ($30 is currently the lowest) then you can activate as many prepaid devices as you want, and make a call while on the prepaid plan, that should clear that the imei.

    Btw, if you have 3g prepaid devices then you can activate them on the prepaid line at the same time. 3g devices require 6 month wait though, so long as you activate it on prepaid once, then the clock starts ticking. You don't have to keep prepaid service for 6 months, just have to wait 6 months after activation .


    Also got can check the trade in website with the imei of the device:

    Electronic Device Recycling – Verizon Wireless


    If you get an error message then don't put it on a post paid line as it will hotline the line.
    My Moto E has never been on active Verizon service.

    I entered my IMEI at the recycle link: Electronic Device Recycling – Verizon Wireless

    What error is supposed to show up? I didn't get any error messages.
    05-11-2016 04:25 PM
  23. dpham00's Avatar
    Did they give you a value for the phone?
    05-11-2016 05:25 PM
  24. Ry's Avatar
    Did they give you a value for the phone?
    $0.00.

    lol

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Moto X Pure Edition
    05-11-2016 09:21 PM
  25. Ry's Avatar
    Any changes to this policy?
    11-27-2016 10:47 AM
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