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Switching cellphones

by Dante's Boy / July 6, 2005 4:52 PM PDT

If you had a SIM card from one cellphone company (i.e. T-Mobile) and you wanted to purchase a cellphone from another GSM company (i.e. Cingular) which your cellphone company didn't carry, do you simply buy the cellphone and put in your SIM card (i.e. from T-Mobile)?

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Not exactly
by birdmantd Forum moderator / July 6, 2005 9:08 PM PDT
In reply to: Switching cellphones

You will need the unlock code for the phone before you can swap SIM cards. You would either need to contact the carrier who sold the phone or use an unlocking service.

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Nextel Text Messaging
by jdj36 / July 15, 2005 1:18 AM PDT
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I recently switched from VZW to Nextel, can somebody tell me why Nextel's text messaging is so different from everybody else's, and is it going to change?

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what if you buy an unbranded phone?
by IamSongDeer / July 20, 2005 1:14 AM PDT
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Would you be able to just switch SIM cards?

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What do you mean by "unbranded"?
by Dante's Boy / July 20, 2005 1:00 PM PDT

Do you mean that the phone doesn't belong to a cellphone-service company (i.e. Cingular, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, etc...) or do you mean something else?

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