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    line not being used...does Cricket cancel for non-use?

    We're on the grandfathered 5/$100 plan.

    One of our lines has not been used for almost 6 months now. The owner is intentionally "unplugged" and the phone has been stored away.

    I just started wondering if Cricket might close it for non-use? It would be kind of a hassle but I could have someone plug it in and turn it on, etc if we needed to. The owner will eventually be using it again in the next few months and I definitely want to keep the grandfathered plan.

    Thanks for any insight.

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    As far as I've seen as long as you keep paying they will keep it open. I've had a line not in use for a couple of months and I know some other people who've had them just sitting and not being used for anything for a while as well so you should be good to go just keep paying your bill.

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    I would make a call or send a text every 90 days just to be certain.
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    It is the PPU plans where if you don't use it on occasion, they will drop you. If they aren't making money, why not.
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    Why would they? You're paying the bill...

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    I've never gone that long without using it, so I cannot say for certain. But they have never cancelled mine for non-use. If you are concerned, why not call the line or send an SMS every so often?

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    I'd given my older mother one of my 5/$100 lines for a couple of years. The phone went for months not even on, no issue. Like someone wrote, why would they care, if you pay the bill. And there would be something in t&c about duck too, and on the forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by already40 View Post
    We're on the grandfathered 5/$100 plan.

    One of our lines has not been used for almost 6 months now. The owner is intentionally "unplugged" and the phone has been stored away.

    I just started wondering if Cricket might close it for non-use? It would be kind of a hassle but I could have someone plug it in and turn it on, etc if we needed to. The owner will eventually be using it again in the next few months and I definitely want to keep the grandfathered plan.

    Thanks for any insight.
    I’m sure that they are happy to keep taking your money.


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    Quote Originally Posted by already40 View Post
    We're on the grandfathered 5/$100 plan.

    One of our lines has not been used for almost 6 months now. The owner is intentionally "unplugged" and the phone has been stored away.

    I just started wondering if Cricket might close it for non-use? It would be kind of a hassle but I could have someone plug it in and turn it on, etc if we needed to. The owner will eventually be using it again in the next few months and I definitely want to keep the grandfathered plan.

    Thanks for any insight.
    A customer paying on time every month and NOT using the service? That is AT&T's dream scenario!

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    A customer that pays and has low/no usage is a great customer in the eyes of the carriers.

    I have seen some mvno have time frames and stipulations for usage but haven't heard about anything like that with cricket or att in general for that matter

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    You pay, you stay.

    It's only an issue with low cost prepaid companies, where they don't make money I'd you don't use it, so they close your account. On cricket it's no problem.

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