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The_Lurker
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Re: Cell phone options now that Queen of SXM is done [Re: JoeC047]
      #1735519 - 06/15/17 03:12 PM (24.44.41.166)

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JoeC047 said:
Rick & Grace, You will spend much more using your Verizon than buying an inexpensive phone and a sim card, depending on how often you visit SXM, or how much you use your phone.




Why do you need to buy the phone? Why not just the SIM?


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Re: Cell phone options now that Queen of SXM is done [Re: The_Lurker]
      #1735527 - 06/15/17 04:27 PM (71.194.26.21)

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The_Lurker said:
Why do you need to buy the phone? Why not just the SIM?




You do not have to buy the phone if the phone is unlocked. If the phone is locked, then you have to deal with your provider (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile) to have the phone unlocked or buy another unlocked phone.

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JoeC047
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Cell phone options now that Queen of SXM is done [Re: The_Lurker]
      #1735533 - 06/15/17 05:55 PM (47.16.91.26)

You need to have a tri-band phone, or as ChiTownHarry explained.

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Re: Cell phone options now that Queen of SXM is done [Re: ChiTownHarry]
      #1735535 - 06/15/17 06:02 PM (24.44.41.166)

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ChiTownHarry said:
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The_Lurker said:
Why do you need to buy the phone? Why not just the SIM?




You do not have to buy the phone if the phone is unlocked. If the phone is locked, then you have to deal with your provider (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile) to have the phone unlocked or buy another unlocked phone.




Ok, was just curious, since we have been changing the SIM for a few years in SXM. We do the same thing in Italy.


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Re: Cell phone options now that Queen of SXM is done [Re: ChiTownHarry]
      #1735546 - 06/15/17 08:49 PM (69.115.6.203)

How do I determine if I have a locked or unlocked phone? I'm clueless about all this stuff...just got a "smart" phone not too long ago, still figuring out how to use all things on it!!

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Re: Cell phone options now that Queen of SXM is done [Re: kim]
      #1735564 - 06/15/17 11:13 PM (73.33.2.84)

True, but the reason I keep my phone on is in case of a medical emergency with my mother, so wifi won't work. The assisted living facility will call if any problem.

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Re: Cell phone options now that Queen of SXM is done [Re: dkupersmith]
      #1735566 - 06/15/17 11:42 PM (172.218.176.193)

For Canadians that want to have their phones unlocked, there was good news this week. As of December 1, 2017, Canadian carriers will have to unlock phones at no charge and all phones sold as of that date will have to be unlocked. I have always had and unlocked phone and switch out the SIM card where ever we go. I always find it the least expensive way to go.

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Re: Cell phone options now that Queen of SXM is done [Re: Shelby2]
      #1735584 - 06/16/17 10:00 AM (71.194.26.21)

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How do I determine if I have a locked or unlocked phone?




If you received the phone from a US carrier (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile,etc) it is likely locked. We are with AT&T and if the phone is paid for, you can contact AT&T to have it unlocked. For more information AT&T unlock device information

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Re: Cell phone options now that Queen of SXM is done [Re: ChiTownHarry]
      #1735590 - 06/16/17 10:31 AM (69.126.4.72)

appreciate your reply, thanks!

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Re: Cell phone options now that Queen of SXM is done [Re: ChiTownHarry]
      #1735595 - 06/16/17 11:00 AM (73.148.207.131)

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ChiTownHarry said:
If you received the phone from a US carrier (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile,etc) it is likely locked. We are with AT&T and if the phone is paid for, you can contact AT&T to have it unlocked. For more information AT&T unlock device information




All Verizon LTE phones are sold unlocked. This is due to certain spectrum allocated to them by the FCC that is designated for open source and they are not allowed to lock their devices using that spectrum.

Sprint will unlock your device for international sim use once the device has been on your account for 90 days.

Edited by wilsonck (06/16/17 11:01 AM)


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