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    Changing Plan - PayGo To Monthly

    I have a large PayGo balance built-up over many years. It is now on a 3G smartphone, but I have LTE phones available. If I switch to a monthly plan (have SIM), do I still need to first add a Monthly plan card, or can CS just start using my current balance as-is?

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    I believe you have to add a monthly pin to start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mframe View Post
    I have a large PayGo balance built-up over many years. It is now on a 3G smartphone, but I have LTE phones available. If I switch to a monthly plan (have SIM), do I still need to first add a Monthly plan card, or can CS just start using my current balance as-is?
    PPC CS USED to be able to use the cash balance to start a monthly plan, so it's worth a try.

    If you're going to use your cash balance to renew your new monthly plan on an ongoing basis, make sure you watch your cash balance expiration date. Historically, renewing a monthly plan out of a cash balance did NOT push out your cash balance expiration date, so if it still works that way, you MAY need to add a $10 PIN every so often to keep the existing cash balance from expiring until it is used up.

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    Thanks for the advice, all. Before it became a "Slim" provider, I know you had to first add a monthly PIN, but was wondering if that might now have changed.

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    >Changing Plan - PayGo To Monthly
    >I have a large PayGo balance built-up over many years.
    Me too!
    >If I switch to a monthly plan (have SIM), do I still need to first
    >add a Monthly plan card, or can CS just start using my current balance as-is?

    I've done this twice recently - last month April 2017 and 5 months ago October 2016.

    In October, I did an ESN change from a dumb phone to a 4G. CS started my monthly
    plan from my cash balance. In April, I changed a 3G phone from PAYG to monthly by
    adding a monthly PIN.

    Watch your cash balance expire date - add cash if your date gets short.
    Regards, FJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by mframe View Post
    Thanks for the advice, all. Before it became a "Slim" provider, I know you had to first add a monthly PIN, but was wondering if that might now have changed.
    You're welcome!

    Just to clarify, it was possible to start a monthly plan using an accumulated cash balance before PPC was purchased by Tracfone/America Movil. I haven't read anything to suggest that this isn't still possible, so it would be worth a call or online chat to ask PPC to start a new monthly plan using your existing cash balance.

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