Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: panhandle, FL, USA
Not all prepaids work that way. I'm still using the Simple Freedom phone I bought 6 years ago. My minutes roll over, as long as I buy another card before the current one expires. Right now, I've got somewhere around $315 of accumulated minutes available, which I've built up over the years.
Simple Freedom was bought up by Alltel, which then passed into AT&T's hands, although there are still Alltel storefronts around here and The Alltel U prepaid cards are available in WalMart.
If I go up into Alabama to an Alltel store, I can get a 12 month card for $100 instead of a 2 month card for $20.
The fine print is that the renewal period starts from the time you activate the new card. It does not delay until the previous card runs out of time. So I have to wait for the actual expiration date, before activating the new card, to avoid wasting whatever number of days were remaining on the previous card.
...Hurry up?!? ...Why?
I've got all the rest of my life, to do everything I'm going to do.