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Old November 19th, 2012, 10:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default if i buy this metro pcs 4g lte sim card will it work?

Okay so i bought a Lg Motion from some dude of craiglist he sold it to me with no sim card so im like okay i can just go to metro and purchase it there but they said they do not sell them and that every card is unique? so im lurking around the internet trying to find answers and i find this on ebay

(i cant post links fuk) ebay > search > metro pcs micro sim card (first link)

i messaged the seller and he said the card will work if the esn is clean is this true? can i stick this in my phone and take it to metro pcs to get it turned on?

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Old November 19th, 2012, 10:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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A SIM is unique to everyone's account. Why did Metro say they couldn't provide you one with your account? Is the ESN clean? If not, the phone may be stolen and unusable.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 10:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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A SIM is unique to everyone's account. Why did Metro say they couldn't provide you one with your account? Is the ESN clean? If not, the phone may be stolen and unusable.
What you said lol
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Old November 19th, 2012, 10:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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how can i check if my esn is clean? and yes i took it to the metro store and they said i needed the sim card for my phone so they can turn it on ( i was switching from a blackberry to the lg motion) i also read around these forums that you couldn't purchase the sim at a local metro store is that true?

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A SIM is unique to everyone's account. Why did Metro say they couldn't provide you one with your account? Is the ESN clean? If not, the phone may be stolen and unusable.
Maybe it has to to with the CDMA side of Metro.

My SIM card came in the box with the phone, not pulled from a stack of available cards. The number on the card had to be added to my account, just like the MEID. Also, with a settings change, the phone will connect to and run on the CDMA network without any SIM at all.

It's not like GSM where the SIM card is your key to the network.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 10:58 AM   #6 (permalink)
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how can i check if my esn is clean? and yes i took it to the metro store and they said i needed the sim card for my phone so they can turn it on ( i was switching from a blackberry to the lg motion) i also read around these forums that you couldn't purchase the sim at a local metro store is that true?

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I'm not sure where it's located on your phone but it's generally behind the battery. You can have it run through Metro's system to ensure it is legit.
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The new SIM cards can go with you phone to phone. The old ones were phone specific. You just need to find a store that stocks a supply of micro and mini sims for replacement. Corporate store is you best bet. The Motion uses a micro
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i dont think metro sells the cards, ur best bet is to find one from somewhere and when you activate ur phone give them the card numbers as well, however dont ever say you got it separately if they say anything just say its the card that came with the phone.
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If your talking about this one http://www.ebay.com/itm/MetroPCS-Sim-Card-Micro-Sim-/251183573644_trksid=p2047675.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3 D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D11%26mei d%3D3578483822431943725%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D100 5%26rk%3D4%26sd%3D251180239274%26
Go ahead & try it the sim card in the motion is supposed to be changeable but the older phones were programmed to work with only 1 sim card#
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The new SIM cards can go with you phone to phone. The old ones were phone specific. You just need to find a store that stocks a supply of micro and mini sims for replacement. Corporate store is you best bet. The Motion uses a micro

I bought an LG Motion Metro PCS on Ebay without a SIM. I went to a local authorized dealer, who had a couple of "universal" SIMs for the phone, and he was able to install it and register my phone for me. The problem was the SIM cost 45 bucks! The guy felt bad and waived the 15 dollar change phone fee for changing my account from my older non-Lte, non smartphone to the newer Motion.

Has anyone else bought one of these SIMs? And if so, what did they cost?
Was I ripped off by the local dealer?
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I bought an LG Motion Metro PCS on Ebay without a SIM. I went to a local authorized dealer, who had a couple of "universal" SIMs for the phone, and he was able to install it and register my phone for me. The problem was the SIM cost 45 bucks! The guy felt bad and waived the 15 dollar change phone fee for changing my account from my older non-Lte, non smartphone to the newer Motion.

Has anyone else bought one of these SIMs? And if so, what did they cost?
Was I ripped off by the local dealer?
I sold my Motion to a coworker and they had trouble activating the original sim card. They ended up ordering him a new one for $5. It took a week for it to come in, but everything was fine after that.
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Default I too just bought a LG motion with no sim card.

Hello guys im new to the forum and need some help. Just bought a LG motion and the guy took the sim card out thinking i could just buy another one. After reading around im getting scared i may of just wasted 70 bucks! Can you replace these cards at metro store? Also if i do the hiden menu thing and switch over to cdma/3g mode can i activate the phone without the sim? The esn is clean and i believe the phone is fiarly new.

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Hello guys im new to the forum and need some help. Just bought a LG motion and the guy took the sim card out thinking i could just buy another one. After reading around im getting scared i may of just wasted 70 bucks! Can you replace these cards at metro store? Also if i do the hiden menu thing and switch over to cdma/3g mode can i activate the phone without the sim? The esn is clean and i believe the phone is fiarly new.

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The uicc card is for LTE and on past LG's the device worked just fine w/o it, just no 4g/lte.

WTF ppl keep taking the uiic out for??? makes no fin sense.
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i cant activate the phone with out the sim card or what ever it is? Question is can i replace it or is there a work around to activate with out the card? ATM i can only make emg calls....

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Is there some reason you keep repeating the same question instead of looking at the answer to it in the post immediately prior to the first time you asked it?

If you have the right answer, asking the question 10 more times won't change that.

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I understand what he told me but it didnt amswer the question if i could activate the phone without the sim card and was there a work around incase i couldnt obtain the card. In anycase i was able to obtain the card so all is well.

thx for your help and understanding what its like to be a noob around here...
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they told me to go to the corporate store to get a new card
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That sounds about right only the Metro PCS store I went to, and I had to go to several authorized dealers to find one that had a SIM card for the Metro PCS Motion, only charged me 5 dollars. But then the dealer refused to install it or sell it to me because he said the phone was still owned by somebody else. So he said I had to wait until their account ran out for the month and if they did not pay the bill I may be able to switch it over and maybe not. I bought the phone from someone on Craigslist. It was obviously stolen.
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Just a question. What did you guys pay for your phones?

I have one I'm getting ready to post in the classified section.

Good imei and uccid card. Charger. 8Gb external sd loaded with recovery kdz and associated programs and instructions. Also loaded with roms/recovery installation files and instructions.

I'm the only previous owner.
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About 2 months ago, I got $85 shipped for mine on The Bay but it was documented only used for 2 months then boxed back up. It still had the original screen protector on it from the factory.

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