Anonymous asked in Consumer ElectronicsCell Phones & Plans · 4 weeks ago

If you order a cell phone Online with activation now from best-buy, does it come with a line and sim card? How long can you keep the line?

2 Answers

  • 4 weeks ago

    That all depends if you pay up front for the phone, or pick a carrier, and want to make monthly installment payments on the phone, in which case you will be locked into a contract to pay for X plan, until the phone is fully paid off, 24 to 36 months. 

    Default on either contract (the phone is one, the plan is the second), they will blacklist the phone, making it useless to you, as well as unsellable. 

    So buying the phone at full retail, up front, allows you to have a plan as short as you want. If the phone is unlocked, this gives you the freedom, to try other carriers from month to month, as long as you do not lock yourself into any plan contracts with early termination fees. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    Always ask the seller questions like this.     


    Also, it is better to go to a store and get the phone in person 

    so that if it needs any change of settings, 

    the representative at the store can do it.     

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