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    *228 updated..No more locked Prepaid phones on post pay accts.

    Just a heads up, at least here in the northeast region, attempting to put a $10 Walmart Prepay special on a post pay account using the automated *228 esn change now results in a message, "Prepaid phones must be active for at least 6 months before they can be used on a post paid account"

    So it looks like that cheap phone replacement party is over, kids.
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    I thought this was true for a long time now (years?).

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    There were specific feature changes that prevented it from working, but the loophole had still been there as late as this past friday.

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    Oh. I been reading posts here for a very long time about phones that were PP unique (ie, could be ID'ed as being PP like a Walmart V3mpp), could not be successfully activated on post-pay.

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    That policy has been in place for a long time, but like everything else; people were abusing it.

    Prepaid phones are cheaper because they are subsidized in a way, its more expensive in the long run to have a prepaid service than post pay. It may be cheaper for a person who rarely uses the phone but believe me, there are people who go on and on on their prepaid plan.

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    Weird, just bought a LG VX5600 from target for $20, and activated it on one of the lines on my family share acct to replace a broken nokia.

    had no problems.

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    If you search on u350 you'll find a thread about recovering the phone's SPC using the trial version of CDMA Workshop. Try recovering the current SPC for your phone, changing it "back" to all zeros, and then see if the OTA programming will work.

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