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New Line, Different Area Code

  • 28 August 2022
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I have 3 lines. My uncle, who is poor, lives in SF, Calif and let his cell service lapse. I want to add his phone to my plan but want him to have a 415 or other local area code.

When I chatted w/Cricket their CSR said they could only give me a number local to my current (billing) address.

Does anyone know how true this is? Is there anyway to add a non-remote area code, and can they do it for an existing SIM? Or is this something Best Buy can help with? Or (I suspect not) a Cricket store local to him or me?

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Best answer by James_Cricket 28 August 2022, 20:34

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Hello @eslater! Welcome to our Cricket Community Forum and thank you for your post. Your uncle’s phone number can be changed to an area code within the US. There is a $15 charge to change the phone number. To get started, please DM us @CricketSupport. We’re happy to assist you 😀

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Your uncle’s phone number can be changed to an area code within the US. 

 

To be clear, this would be a new line/number. So the line has to be created with a local-to-billing area code, then changes? It can’t be created with a Calif area code?

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