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factory unlocked phone for Net10

by Plutoboy11 / June 10, 2013 7:48 AM PDT

Here's my question, I hope someone knowledgeable will help me out: I'm going with Net10 soon, but am looking at an LG Optimus L7, factory unlocked- lots on Ebay and Amazon. These phones are GSM 850/900/1800/1900, and
WCDMA (UMTS) 900/2100, unbranded. I want to use AT&T towers in my area. If I buy an AT&T compatible SIM card from Amazon (NET10 doesn't sell them in my area anymore), and stick it in this phone, will I get full service? I'm mostly concerned with 3G. I've gotten various answers from several people, and am pretty confused at this point!

Thank you.

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Since you are not with Net10, why not use their system?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 10, 2013 7:54 AM PDT
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This link takes you there, for 3G data questions
by Pepe7 / June 11, 2013 1:25 AM PDT
That phone should work just fine with Net10, using one of their ATT compatible SIM cards. But with any type of new service, use the trial period carefully to evaluate its performance 'in the wild'.
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Sorry, I didn't read your post carefully enough
by Pepe7 / June 17, 2013 10:50 AM PDT

The handset you mention LACKS the correct 3G (UMTS) frequency bands for use on ATT's 3G network. You would also need 850 & 1900 UMTS (WCDMA) to gain 3G service w/ ATT. That phone is either a euro or asian version, not intended for use in North America. Sorry I didn't catch it earlier when I posted.


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