How to Send Minutes to a Friend on GoPhone

By Fred Wood

The AT&T GoPhone is a pre-paid phone. It is a good option for people who want a cell phone but don't have good credit or want a long-term contract. AT&T does not require GoPhone customers to have a credit check. AT&T offers different types of month to month plans for GoPhones, or users can buy minutes in bulk. You can also get a plan for data and messaging. There are no activation charges, GoPhone can be used in several countries and you can even transfer your number from a different carrier.

Things You'll Need

  • GoPhone
  • Computer with Internet Access
  • Credit Card or Debit Card with Visa or MasterCard logo

How to Send Minutes to a Friend on GoPhone

Step 1

Go to wireless.att.com.

Step 2

Select "Wireless". The icon is located on the top left of the screen. Then select "Prepaid GoPhone."

Step 3

Choose "Add Minutes Now." The icon is located on the right top of the screen.Press the "Go" button in the box that says "Give a gift."

Step 4

Enter your friend's cell phone number in the box that asks for it. Re-enter the number in the next box. Type in your friend's name. Select "Continue."

Step 5

Select the refill value from the list. Choose if you are paying with a debit or credit card from the drop down menu. Select "Continue."

Step 6

Enter your credit card information including the card number, your name and your address. Select continue a and confirm the purchase.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can also add minutes by going into an AT&T store and paying cash or credit. Give the customer service representative your friend's telephone number and tell the representative how many minutes you want to pay.