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Question: Can you still get calls/text messages while line is temporarily suspended?

So can a line still get calls and text messages while it is suspended for non-payment? Someone is claiming that they can still recieve calls and texts, just cant send them out while they're temporarily suspended. I don't personally have a Tmobile account so I don't know for sure.


#1 toomuchgame441, Dec 28, 2011
Always pay my bill so I'm not sure but I think you can call 911 but nothing else works.
#2 Crashdamage, Dec 28, 2011
Call the carrier and ask them lol
#3 IOWA, Dec 28, 2011
I did, its very hard to get to their customer care w/o an account for some reason. I got to sales dept and the guy told me that they can't, but he didn't sound too sure
#4 toomuchgame441, Dec 28, 2011
I have been with T-Mob for over 10 years now..been with them since the Powertel days. In the few times I havent paid on time, YES, I could receive calls for a day or 2 after they shut me down, but NO text messages at all. Hope that helps.
#5 Raven198, Dec 29, 2011
911 is all you're allowed. Why would you think they'd give you free calls?

I think you're confusing T-Mobile with MagicJack :D
#6 AngelArs, Dec 30, 2011
This is incorrect.

My son was disconnected for not paying his $500 bill. He's been disconnected since 1/3/12 and I've talked to him every day since. He can't call out or send text but can receive both.
#7 RRSpikes, Jan 12, 2012
Wow a whole week. Give them time. They will catch up and completely disconnect him. In the mean time enjoy what they've over looked.
#8 AngelArs, Jan 12, 2012

Sorry, but you're wrong. When a TMo account is suspended, the customer can still receive calls for several days. When dialing out, the customer gets routed to the billing dept to pay by phone.
#9 dansamy, Feb 1, 2012
My account was suspended i did not pay the bill. is it possible for me to pay the bill and still be eligible for my upgrade, although my account was inactive for a week?
#10 sprintgirl, Aug 18, 2012

Welcome to the forums sprintgirl. :hello:

I've been looking through T-Mobile support but can't find an answer to that specific question.

My guess would be yes since your account was suspended, not cancelled but that's just a guess. For a definite answer I would call T-Mobile.
#11 Atma, Aug 19, 2012
Can never understand why people answer questions with their opinions on forums like these. No one care what you think or what your opinion is or if you pay your cell phone bill on time. Good for you, would you like a lollipop for being so responsible? People take the time out to ask questions because they need a definitive answer to their question or at the very least some input from someone who has been in a similar situation. So I will answer the question with my input because I have been in this situation. See how that works?
Through my experience with T-Mobile when my account has been temp suspended, I have been able to continue to make calls for a few short days as well as txt messages but for whatever reason I was limited as to who I can call or txt as it would work for some family and friends and not others, in other instances my account would remain suspended and I would be able to continue to receive calls txt messages and reply to only certain txt messages but be unable to make an outgoing call. I assumed this was a mistake in tmobiles part I am still unsure as to why I could continue to use my phone or how long it would have went on before all service would be suspended entirely. This is a plus with having T-Mobile, they are not super quick to suspend service entirely as other providers tend to do.
#12 Shanmarie888, Feb 11, 2016
It's not a mistake they give u atleast 2weeks after your phone has been suspended to receive calls and text u can send text just not picture text u can make calls if the person your callin has T-Mobile mobile to mobile or if your in they top 5 and yes u can still get an upgrade if u pay your bill I have plenty of times been with T-Mobile since 04 but it's always easy to get an extension
#13 MzJuicy89, Jan 24, 2017
Er people... The person who asked the question asked it in 2011, so they probably know what happens by now....
#14 psionandy, Jan 25, 2017
Well I can say this much.... my metro pcs phone was disconnected 1/8/18 so 10days ago and I haven't received NOT 1 call until today. I looked at my phone and realized I had a missed call from a job I applied at last week. I was confused as to how they could get thru but I clicked the call to return it and ODDLY enough the call went thru and that's when I learned that it was the owner of the place I applied at for a job. after hanging up I immediately dialed my girlfriends phone and my phone said the same thing it always does after non payment "your phone service has been temporarily disconnected" .... so I am baffled as to how this guy was able to call me and how I was able to return only his call?!?!?! weird ass shit
#15 MaLibu, Jan 19, 2018