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    can i use my us cellular mesmerize as prepaid?

    Hi all,

    I get a phone deal through my work, so I can buy a Samsung Mesmerize from US Cellular for $150, and will start with a regular monthly plan. But this summer my work may stop paying for cell phones, so I may want to go to a prepaid plan. Once I get the phone then it is mine.

    I asked US Cellular if I could change my plan to prepaid and still use my Mesmerize, and they told me that I couldn't, because if I'm using prepaid then I have to buy the phone at retail (I think they said the Mesmerize is $599!!!).

    But when I want to switch from a regular plan to prepaid couldn't I just buy their cheapest smartphone, and use their prepaid plan on my Mesmerize?

    Or could I use my Mesmerize on another prepaid CDMA carrier (like Virgin Mobile)?

    Or any other options I haven't thought of? (I'm pretty clueless about phones, so don't assume that I know anything ;o)

    Much thanks. Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by ikellems View Post
    Hi all,

    I get a phone deal through my work, so I can buy a Samsung Mesmerize from US Cellular for $150, and will start with a regular monthly plan. But this summer my work may stop paying for cell phones, so I may want to go to a prepaid plan. Once I get the phone then it is mine.

    I asked US Cellular if I could change my plan to prepaid and still use my Mesmerize, and they told me that I couldn't, because if I'm using prepaid then I have to buy the phone at retail (I think they said the Mesmerize is $599!!!).

    But when I want to switch from a regular plan to prepaid couldn't I just buy their cheapest smartphone, and use their prepaid plan on my Mesmerize?

    Or could I use my Mesmerize on another prepaid CDMA carrier (like Virgin Mobile)?

    Or any other options I haven't thought of? (I'm pretty clueless about phones, so don't assume that I know anything ;o)

    Much thanks. Ian
    Maybe this has changed, but last I knew you can't use smartphones on prepaid at all...

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    Mez for 150 dollars??????? Looks like your work is ripping you off!!!! You can get a Mez for 180 dollars and get the 80 dollars back in rebate so it would only be 100 dollars!. and if you make it a new line you get that 100 dollars credited on the bill so then it would be free
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    This is direct from the US Cellular site FAQ section:

    Prepaid Wireless service works with any U.S. Cellular wireless phone except for BlackBerry® Smartphones, Windows® Phones, and AndroidTM-Powered Phones. Please check with your local U.S. Cellular store if you have a phone and are not sure if it is compatible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WI4Fan View Post
    This is direct from the US Cellular site FAQ section:

    Prepaid Wireless service works with any U.S. Cellular wireless phone except for BlackBerry® Smartphones, Windows® Phones, and AndroidTM-Powered Phones. Please check with your local U.S. Cellular store if you have a phone and are not sure if it is compatible.
    Or even better, the information in the USCC HoFo FAQ (maintained by Lance)


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