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Topic # 26736 1-Oct-2008 22:14
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My dad has asked me to top up his pre-paid phone.

The issue is that the phone is currently in storage (he has no use for it until early next year)

So what I want to do is top it up by nominating a number to put $20 credit on.

Can someone tell me the best way to do this?


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  Reply # 168483 1-Oct-2008 22:18
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If it's a Telecom phone (being in the Telecom forum, I'd think so) you can ring 0800 32 32 32 from a landline, enter in the mobile number and then enter in a topup voucher number, just as you would if you were topping up from the mobile.




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  Reply # 168504 1-Oct-2008 23:20
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it sure is a Telecom phone.

thanks for the suggestion.  Cool

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  Reply # 168505 1-Oct-2008 23:22
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You're welcome.




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  Reply # 168555 2-Oct-2008 10:12
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Just curious,  why would you want to top up a phone that is in storage.    

What I mean is,  why not just wait until you need it before topping it up (circumstances might change between now and then and you might waste your money)



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  Reply # 168577 2-Oct-2008 11:08
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NonprayingMantis: Just curious,  why would you want to top up a phone that is in storage.    

What I mean is,  why not just wait until you need it before topping it up (circumstances might change between now and then and you might waste your money)


so the phone doesn't die.  It'll be inactive for about 13 months or so.

it's only $20 anyhow.

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  Reply # 169043 4-Oct-2008 19:42
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Minimum topup is only $10. You can buy a voucher as stated or use a credit card, either on the phone or internet. Easiest way is ring Telecom, 0800 323232 and talk to the nice computer, key in Card details and all topped up.
Challange you to try doing the same for a Voda Prepaid.. Seems its impossible to top up via credit card without knowing the PIN on the prepaid account. Makes it hard to gift topups to the kids.

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  Reply # 169044 4-Oct-2008 20:05
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I thought Telecom Prepaid doesn't need a top up to keep alive?

My father kept an unused D-AMPS phone for 2 years in storage - still worked, had the same number and a few dollars left in it (of course until 025 was switched off)




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  Reply # 169047 4-Oct-2008 21:28
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manhinli: I thought Telecom Prepaid doesn't need a top up to keep alive?

My father kept an unused D-AMPS phone for 2 years in storage - still worked, had the same number and a few dollars left in it (of course until 025 was switched off)


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