How to Get Free Cell Phone Minutes

Getting free minutes from your prepaid cell phone provider is easy. Most often your provider will be trying to encourage users who have not added minutes recently to add money to their account, or attract potential customers to their service. That’s why phonepromocodes.com was created, we are here to help you get something extra back from your provider.

 

Getting free minutes and ringtones out of your provider is not exactly rocket science, but there is a fine more line that you might not want to cross, such as the social engineering method which is briefly covered below.

 

If your interested in finding the promotional codes mentioned in this post, click "Phone Deals" above to find lists of codes from popular providers.

 

Social Engineering:

Having worked for a very popular prepaid cell phone provider, I can tell you that social engineering frequently works for getting free minutes. Methods vary, but the the most effective way is just to annoy the crap out of representatives until what you want happens. This method is not so legal, and I don’t recommend using it.

Getting unwarranted or trivial Refunds is the most common form of social engineering. This is when a customer calls in and claims are ringtone did not download fully, their call was dropped due to an error on the providers end, or because you are not fully satisfied with the overall services offered. Phone agents are usually only allowed to refund a small sum, with the maximum being $10-$20. Most companies also place notes in customers accounts describing past communications, so it’s pretty easy to get blacklisted from receiving refunds. I wouldn’t recommend this because eventually you will have a real issue, and you don’t want to be the boy who cried wolf.

 

Existing Customer Promotions:

These are targeted promotions for existing customers, ranging from additional minutes when you top up, all the way up to completely free minute cards. Many of these are highly targeted promotions, and they will know if you were offered it or not. If you find a code here or elsewhere, you will most likely still be able to use the code if you call in to use the code. I’m not saying that all promotions are customer specific, but if your friend alerts you of a promotion they received in the mail, it’s going to take social engineering to get it applied to your account. The representatives can credit x amount of free minutes a day, so they will probably credit you even if they are unsure you received the promotional minute offer.

 

New Customer Promotions:

These are easy to find, and vary from new phones bundled with free minute cards, to promotional top up codes. Most of the codes do not, however, have to be used by a new customer and can often be used by existing customers. You can find out if the code will work for you, or try a little social engineering with expired codes, by calling in and talking with a live person. Many of the prepaid providers offer a refer a friend promotion, with referral bounties up to $100, so if you have a friend you’ve talked into getting a phone with your service provider, you should call in and see if they offer a similar program and what the requirements are.

 

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