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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by trendon, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. trendon

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    I bought the Hero a few months ago and made a couple of posts. I then promptly moved to Costa Rica and have been stuck with the most ass-backwards old Nokia phone possible.

    I brought the Hero with me because I can still use WiFi, but I've officially had it with this garbage phone and I want to enjoy the gorgeous Hero. So, I investigate and find out that all I have to do is unlock the Hero and swap the SIM card.

    I found the way to unlock the phone; that's not the issue. However, where the hell is the SIM card? I Google it and all I find are the instructions on how to remove the SIM on Hero's with the chin ... I don't have that.

    I open up the phone and I see the micro SD slot, a larger slot underneath the volume buttons, and - to the right of the camera lens - a flap that I cannot seem to open.

    In short, where is the SIM card?!

    Thank you for your time and your patience with this potentially silly question.
     

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  2. Jaffa

    Jaffa Well-Known Member
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    Under the battery?
     
  3. dekky

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    How did you put it first time...on maybe every phone sim is under the battery.
     
  4. bluenova

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    I presume you are from the US? US CDMA phones do not use SIM cards like the rest of the world.

     
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  5. andy d

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    How daft is that.
     
  6. bluenova

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    Always gotta be different :D

    I've had a look around on the net for you but it seems Costa Rica purly uses GSM, there are no CDMA services.
     
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  7. lekky

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    I did not know that.
     
  8. bluenova

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    Yea, It's purely based on the MEID (IMEI as we know it on this side of the pond) number of the handset.
     
  9. trendon

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    I am equally happy and pissed about this.

    Happy because I am not a complete moron for not finding the SIM and pissed because now I have to buy another one.

    Thank you for the answer! I'll be back as soon as I play the absurd, bloated price for the Hero they have down here in CR.
     
  10. trendon

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    Yep. :) You go to a store in the US and there is a liter of Coca-Cola sitting next to a gallon of milk.

    Also, let me ask you guys this since I am in full newbie mode. What is a reasonable price for a Hero (or any Android phone if you don't mind "selling" me on another one) that I can use here in Costa Rica?

    I am completely clueless on this because I am accustomed to buying my phone(s) tied to a contract/telco.
     
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