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    Basic plan for Smartphones

    Is it possible to purchase a basic plan for a smartphone? I am trying to redeem some points for a 90 day basic plan. I don't need t/t/d just service days. When I enter my number it says plan not compatible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCSJL View Post
    Is it possible to purchase a basic plan for a smartphone? I am trying to redeem some points for a 90 day basic plan. I don't need t/t/d just service days. When I enter my number it says plan not compatible.
    If your smartphone has Triple Minute For Life (TMFL), it'll let you buy either Smartphone Plans or Basic Plans.

    My main phone is a BYOP smartphone on TF/AT&T, but it started out many years ago as a TF-branded LG840G with TMFL. The TMFL was carried forward when I upgraded to a TF-branded ZTE Valet in 2013, to an LG Ultimate 2, then went BYOP starting with an LG Phoenix 2 in 2016. It let me buy a $19.99 Basic card with points (although I didn't complete the transaction).

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    If it shows the basic plans for your phone number then you should be able to purchase it.

    Basic plans can be used for basic and smart phones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hpham View Post
    If your smartphone has Triple Minute For Life (TMFL), it'll let you buy either Smartphone Plans or Basic Plans.

    My main phone is a BYOP smartphone on TF/AT&T, but it started out many years ago as a TF-branded LG840G with TMFL. The TMFL was carried forward when I upgraded to a TF-branded ZTE Valet in 2013, to an LG Ultimate 2, then went BYOP starting with an LG Phoenix 2 in 2016. It let me buy a $19.99 Basic card with points (although I didn't complete the transaction).

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    How do you check if the TMFL carried over? I know it was many phones ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyLC View Post
    If it shows the basic plans for your phone number then you should be able to purchase it.

    Basic plans can be used for basic and smart phones.
    Yeah, mines did not show the basic plan after entering in the number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCSJL View Post
    How do you check if the TMFL carried over? I know it was many phones ago.
    Go to TF web site-->Shop-->Airtime/Plans. Enter your phone number. If it shows you both Smartphone and Basic Plans, then your smartphone has TMFL.

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    Was the LG Fiesta 2 a TMFL phone?

    I have an old one that I never used or activated. One of the reconditioned ones I believe. I decided to activate it for first time (issued phone number) for referral points the other day. I set up a separate account for it with no connection to me other than the referral.

    It does get offered the basic plans and they're tripled on site/app.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCSJL View Post
    Yeah, mines did not show the basic plan after entering in the number.
    Did you check to see if they are offered on the My Account app?
    If there it would show up under Buy Plan -> Pay-As-You-Go Service Plans

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    If the basic plans are not showing up for your phone number, how are you able to select one to get the "not compatible" message?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyLC View Post


    If the basic plans are not showing up for your phone number, how are you able to select one to get the "not compatible" message?
    Basic plans shows up before I enter my number.

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