Lost Phone? When you’ve Lost your Free Government Phone

By | August 25, 2012

There is nothing more frustrating than a lost phone. You have the potential of losing important numbers, pictures and other information. This is why It is a good idea, to keep a copy of your cell phone number, and serial number of your phone handy.  In the event your phone is lost or stolen, you will need to give this information, to your phone provider. This will make it easier for them to quickly locate you in their system and deactivate your phone service. You will want to have the phone deactivated, so that they can not use the time remaining on your phone.

What to do about a Lost Phone

alt="lost my cell phone"Most companies will transfer phone numbers from your lost phone, to a new one.  On the other hand, other companies do not keep a record of your phone numbers.  If you should be unfortunate enough to lose your phone or have it stolen, immediately contact you cell phone provider and notify them of the situation. Give them you phone number or serial number or your phone number.

They will deactivate the serial number on your lost phone and issue a new phone with a new serial number. You have the option of keeping you old phone number or you can request a new one. Once you receive your new phone, call the company to have service activated.  Supply the serial number and the SIM number to complete activation.

Upgrading your Phone

Now would be a good opportunity to upgrade your phone to something more current and with more features.  Go to the  phone company to find a list of cell phones compatible with your cell phone service.  You can purchase a new cell phone online,  or your can buy one from your local mobile phone store.

Customer Service number for:

Safelink Wireless: 1-800-378-1684 Reachout Wireless: 1-877-870-9222 Assurance Wireless: 1-888-898-4888

4 thoughts on “Lost Phone? When you’ve Lost your Free Government Phone

  1. William Echenique

    I lost my phone recently and I would like to get another one, the phone number is 786 212-6767. will you please send me another one with the same phone number, I do not mind the phone model. Thank you for your time

    1. Pamela Wilson-Lipscomb Post author

      William, what company do you have your service with?

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