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I have a samsung 451c phone that says prepaid service disabled

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I have a samsung 451c phone that says prepaid service disabled when I try to send or receive a text message.It also says it when I try to call or have an incoming call.thank you
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Cell Phones
Expert:  Daniel P. replied 7 years ago.

Hello, thank you for your question.


Who is your wireless provider and when was the last time you refilled it?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Verizon and service ends 10-7-10
Expert:  Daniel P. replied 7 years ago.

Ok, thank you for that piece of information.


There's only four possibilities to why your phone would give you that message:


1) You're out of funds but the updater is delayed, therefore you're hearing the wrong balance


2) You haven't used your phone in over 30 days therefore your service is suspended


3) Your phone is defective


4) There's a miscommunication between your phone and the network


I've spoken with an expert who actually works for Verizon and this is usually able to be solved (unless the problem is #3, which is unusual). You'll have to contact a corporate owned Verizon store and have them look up your account. They will be able to eliminate options #1, #2 and #4 for you right over the phone.


I hope this helps




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Expert:  Daniel P. replied 7 years ago.

Just checking back in. I noticed that you saw my answer but didn't accept it. Do you have further concerns regarding this issue that I could help you with?