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    Can I activate Tracfone LG 840g with new number and port cell phone number later?

    Hi all, I purchased the LG 840g touchscreen tracfone a couple of weeks ago. I'm going to wait until the end of January before I activate the service. However, I want to try the Tracfone phone & service before I port my current cell number at a later date. Can this be done and has anyone actually tried it? If so, what was involved? Is there a time frame this can only be done? Were you able to do it online or did you have to actually speak with someone on the phone? Were there any costs involved? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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    You can certainly try the phone with a new number and then change the number later. The phone will activate with two months of service but only 10-20 minutes. You can use this phone number as long as you like, and port when you are ready. Tracfone will send you a free new sim card to accommodate the number change. You just need an address where they can send it.

    Call Tracfone at 800-876-5753 (better) or 800-626-4883 (best) and they will get your number from the other carrier. Do not tip off the other carrier ahead of time, or it may cause a problem.

    There is a way to do this online, but the Tracfone website made a mess enough times to make me avoid it.

    The official policy has something to do with only two number changes per year, but I don't know if that applies to ports. I think the sims are expensive.

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    Thank you so much and I appreciate your time!

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