How to Reactivate a GoPhone

GoPhones are prepaid AT&T cell phones. If these phones are not reloaded with a service card prior to the service end date, they are deactivated. If reloaded within 60 days of the service end date, the process is as simple as purchasing a service card and calling customer service to reactivate. If more than 60 days have elapsed, there are a few additional steps involved.

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GoPhones offer an alternative to lengthy and restrictive cell phone contracts.

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Purchase a new SIM card from any authorized AT&T dealer.

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Your GoPhone can't function without an active SIM card.

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Purchase a service card. Service cards are available in several dollar amounts.

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Call AT&T customer service at 800-331-0500 and request to speak with the prepaid department. The call must be made from a phone other than the one being reactivated. It will be necessary to provide the agent with the new SIM card information, as well as the service card number.

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Choose from the available prepaid plans. AT&T offers several service plans for GoPhones that range from flat rate calls to specified monthly minute plans.