A friend bought a Samsung Galaxy Note (nice phone!) and gave me her T-Mobile LG E739. I'm pleased to receive it. But when I took it to a T-Mobile store to get service, I was told that the phone had been blocked for service because of an unpaid bill. What am I to do? I took it to a store and bought a Simple Mobile Monthly plan, but it hasn't worked yet. At the time, a storm had ripped through Central Ohio and 10 other states and a lot of people were without power. Simple Mobile customer service said that it had 200 towers out of commission in several Ohio counties (including mine). But will Simple Mobile work on a phone that has been blocked for service? The phone will not connect to USB. This appears to be something that occurring from within (inside) the phone. So I can'T root it or do anything that requires an USB connection? What can I do? Isn't there some key combination that will undo these problems? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.