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Thursday, September 28th, 2023 10:17 PM

Can I use prepaid phone minutes without a monthly plan?

We have an AT&T flip phone we bought for our daughter for emergencies. She transitioned to a full iPhone and now we would like to active the phone for our son. This is to be used for emergencies only, like calling me if he's in a ditch. I already bought and installed the AT&T prepaid 3-in-1 SIM card and she has used her phone number so we need a new one.

Once I registered it, the prompts said I needed to buy a monthly subscription. I even went to the AT&T store before I did this and they sent me to Walmart instructing me to buy this plus an AT&T prepaid minutes card. Now I feel like I've wasted time and money. Can I just use the prepaid minutes as I thought I could? Help please!

ACE - Sage


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2 months ago

AT&T has not had pay-per use minute plans since January of 2022. The cheapest option is the $30 plan which provides 5 GB of data.

If you don't want to provide that, then put them on the consumer cellular $15 talk and text only plan

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