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I just picked up a prepaid sim for use in my new nexus 5x. The website says I need to pay $15 (for the smallest plan) every 30 days to remain active

However, I go back home to england every year for about 3-4 weeks, where I won't be using my phone. Is it possible to not pay the $15 for that month, and then continue paying when I return to canada?

From the website, it would appear that if I stop paying the $15 for that month that I'm gone, the account will deactivate and I lose any boosters on my account. But when I visited the store, the guy said its not 30 days, but as long as I pay the $15 within 90 days then I can bring my account back with all booster in tact

So my question is, how do I keep my account and boosters without paying the base plan for the month that I'm gone? Specifically, how long do I have to pay the base amount before I lose my boosters?
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Best answer by BobTheElectrician 19 November 2015, 01:54

If you don't pay your base-plan for [b]90 days, your number and boosters will expire.

I spend the better part of the winter in the US where the phone is useless, so I discontinue automatic top-ups to my account at some point, then mark my calendar at 80 days from my "delinquency" so that I can make ONE manual payment to keep everything alive through the next "whatever" day cycle is required.

As the instructions on the shampoo bottle say, "repeat as necessary".

Your requirements would best be met by being "delinquent" for about 2 weeks. However, the whole process revolves around billing and travel dates meshing, so for 3-4 weeks, I wouldn't bother messing about at all. Leave your account on auto-pay and save the 10%.

Remember to leave a cushion for payment processing time if you do take the plunge, thus my 80 rather than 90 day spacing.

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If you don't pay your base-plan for [b]90 days, your number and boosters will expire.

I spend the better part of the winter in the US where the phone is useless, so I discontinue automatic top-ups to my account at some point, then mark my calendar at 80 days from my "delinquency" so that I can make ONE manual payment to keep everything alive through the next "whatever" day cycle is required.

As the instructions on the shampoo bottle say, "repeat as necessary".

Your requirements would best be met by being "delinquent" for about 2 weeks. However, the whole process revolves around billing and travel dates meshing, so for 3-4 weeks, I wouldn't bother messing about at all. Leave your account on auto-pay and save the 10%.

Remember to leave a cushion for payment processing time if you do take the plunge, thus my 80 rather than 90 day spacing.

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