The phone is a Nexus 6P and I just bought the thing less than a year ago. BTW, this Nexus was working last time on a Lifeline account before now going dark. So they agreed to send you a replacement phone if you send them the broken one? If not, you can call them to plead your case, however, you may be out of luck.

Something I need to make perfectly clear: IN NO WAY IS THIS CHEATING THE PREPAID SERVICE OR USING INFORMATION TO OBTAIN SERVICES THAT ARE NOT PAID FOR.

If you are on the Assurance 250 min / 250 text monthly plan, that's still what you'll have on your newly re-programmed phone.

You can even transfer your messages and contacts to gmail.2. Your gmail account will allow you to get a free Google Voice number.

That will be your permanent number and can call all your phones.

Soon as i get a better phone I will take a real crap in the crapper on this crap phone!!!

I'm surprised Assurance is telling you that your phone isn't unlocked as I don't think that's relevant for them.

This just allows you to use a perfectly good phone you already own on a service that should be open to it anyway. first of all this spinning circle comes out nowhere every time i need to place an urgent call!

Feel free to ask any questions and I'll share what I know. I have to restart the phone several times a day to make calls!

by KJB A number of people want to use a smartphone they already own on a prepaid wireless service such as Assurance.

While Assurance refuses to allow smartphones in their program the fact that they use Virgin Mobile's service (which uses Sprint) indicates that the capability is certainly there.

I'm signed up for the Unlimited voice and text with 2GB of data per month.