Spot Mobile announced today that are shutting down. Spot is no longer processing activations or refills and current customer's mobile phone service will end at 7PM ET Sept. 7, 2014. Spot is advising customers to port their number to another operator. For porting purposes your Spot Mobile account number is your telephone number and your PIN or passcode is 1234.
Spot has posted the following statement at the top of every page of its spotmobile.com Website:
Spot Mobile had a contract with an underlying carrier that matured and was going through a sale which did not materialize. The Company has made the decision to wind down its business and will no longer be processing refills. Customer's account/services will terminate effective September 7th, 2014 at 11:59pm (EST). The information required to PORT OUT your number is your Account Number which is your telephone number and PIN/PASSWORD which is 1234. We want to thank you for your past business and tell you how much we have enjoyed having you as a customer. Please do not hesitate in contacting customer service if you need any assistance or have any questions.
The news, while sad, is hardly surprising. two weeks ago Spot stopped accepting new customers and warned their dealers that they scaling down operations. Although the shutdown is inconvenient for customers and dealers, the impact on employees will be far greater. Kudos to Spot management for providing a full month's advance notice which should give customers adequate time to port their numbers.
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