Captivate on Pre-Paid...purchased $100 worth of time over the phone.
Hey guys. I was looking for an older post I had, but I couldn't find it, so pardon me for starting a new one.
I had At&t for a couple of years and I had no issues with them other than it being a little pricey. Loved the phones, coverage, simcards, etc. No issues there. I moved to Korea to work though and I had my phone on hold for the limit of 6 months. I called to ask about other options, but they basically said I could either cancel completely or convert to a prepaid number. I wanted to keep the phone number for when I travel to the states and my stay here in Korea is not permanent, though I'm not sure when I'll be in the US for good. I opted to convert to a prepay back in March, although I wasn't going to be home to visit until July. I was told to put $100 on the account because it would stay there for up to a year even if I don't use it and i twas cheaper than continuing to pay my full monthly rate at the cheapest pricepoint for all those months I was going to be here. I put this money on it to keep the line open.
Is it possible to now switch to the $50 + $25 data plan since I'll be using my Captivate? Would I have to make a separate purchase or can that $100 that is already on my account be applied to that? Unfortunately since I'm in Korea right now (until the weekend), I can't even use my phone at all since these plans lose overseas functionality, but I want to start using it once I land in the US. I'll be there for at least 7 weeks...possibly 8, before I return so I think the unlimited plan would be the most appropriate. Anyone have experience doing this? I've never had prepaid in the US so I have no idea how this sort of thing works.
"I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." --Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit
1. I converted to a prepaid number. I wanted to keep the phone number for when I travel to the states...
2. Is it possible to now switch to the $50 + $25 data plan ...
2. Yes. I suggest walking into an AT&T store when you arrive .... and again when you leave to return to prepaid. Your money is safe going from prepaid to postpaid. I think you lose your balance going the other way.