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Can I use a tmobile phone w/ tracfone?

Posted by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 4:49 PM
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I have a cheap tmobile phone. One of the ones you get for free when you start your contract with them. Anyway, does anyone know if I could activate it as a tracfone? Thanks!

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by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 4:49 PM
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bamababe1975
by Stephanie on Jul. 12, 2010 at 5:15 PM

No clue - here's a bump for ya!

ps.iloveyou
by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 5:16 PM
Nope. U have to have a tracphone phone
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BabyinAug08
by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 5:45 PM
Do tracfones use a chip like t mobile phones? Also is your t-mobile phone unlocked?
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MyraEllen
by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 5:49 PM


Quoting BabyinAug08:

Do tracfones use a chip like t mobile phones? Also is your t-mobile phone unlocked?


Bingo.  The phone must operate with a SIM card, and be unlocked.  if it isn't unlocked, I'm thinking it won't work.

I used to sell phones, and I know you can go online and try your luck with unlock codes off ebay, but 99.999% of those codes are fake, and they are just trying to get your money.  The only reputable way to get a phone unlocked is by the carrier (in this case, T-Mobile) and they won't do it if you aren't a customer.  T-Mobile used to only do it if you were a customer in good standing for a year or more, and needed ot travel internationally.

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BabyinAug08
by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 6:04 PM
This. We have 3 lines with t-mobile and have been with them for going on 4 years. You have to be a current subscriber with good standing and they will only unlock it after 90 days. But you must be in a contract. They don't do it for month 2 month costumers.

Quoting MyraEllen:



Quoting BabyinAug08:

Do tracfones use a chip like t mobile phones? Also is your t-mobile phone unlocked?


Bingo.  The phone must operate with a SIM card, and be unlocked.  if it isn't unlocked, I'm thinking it won't work.


I used to sell phones, and I know you can go online and try your luck with unlock codes off ebay, but 99.999% of those codes are fake, and they are just trying to get your money.  The only reputable way to get a phone unlocked is by the carrier (in this case, T-Mobile) and they won't do it if you aren't a customer.  T-Mobile used to only do it if you were a customer in good standing for a year or more, and needed ot travel internationally.


Hope this helps!

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CarsonsMomma111
by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 8:22 PM

thanks guys

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