04-12-2015 09:05 PM
I am looking to possibly activate an old phone pay as you go for the purpose of basically installing lojack in my car. Now I am aware I must keep adding money every x amount of time however being that I will use very minimal I don't want to have the account build up too much so I was wondering if it was possible to transfer to my postpaid account? If not is there a way I could connect this phone post paid with no plan just pay per use?
04-13-2015 09:51 AM - edited 04-14-2015 11:25 PM
Not to my knowledge, but you can maintain a Pay and Talk account for about $8.50 per month, by purchasing the $100 annual card. Once your account builds to a certain level, Telus in the past has allowed the account to drain itself to a lower sum to reduce the account value, without regular addition of fees.
EDIT: Might your insurance company offer you a lower rate for the installation of Lojack in your car, which would recoup the cost of the minimal phone plan?
04-14-2015 09:26 PM
@shadow11790 when you transfer your prepaid account to a postpaid account and you keep you phone number, you will be able to keep the money you had. It will be transferred as a credit on your first invoice, but there is a maximum amount that could be transferred (100$ if i'm not mistaken). I will try to find you the link for that information, I don't promise that I will be able to find it. Please note that you will not be able to transfer the balance to an existing postpaid account, but it is done automatically when you transfer your prepaid account to a postpaid and keeping your phone number. Finally, to answer your last question, there is no way to use a postpaid account with no plan and only pay-per-use.
04-15-2015 10:11 AM
I just received an email offer to upgrade my Pay and Talk to a post-paid account. It included moving my accumulated credits to the post-paid account. Of course the Pay & Talk account would be closed.
11-30-2015 08:00 PM
How does switching from pre-paid to post-paid work? I could not find the links for doing so in my account.
11-30-2015 08:11 PM
You will likely need to call Telus to effect this change. Most post-paid accounts require a credit check, so there would be some steps to moving from per- to post- paid.