Transfer service to SIMple mobile?Support


Last Updated: 2012-12-22 06:57:00
  1. twogbsd

    twogbsd Well-Known Member

    So I'm getting a Motion in mid November or late December, and I was wondering, since the Motion has a SIM card, could I switch the Motion to SIMple Mobile or Straight Talk? Can this phone even be unlocked?

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  2. Fox Mulder

    Fox Mulder Well-Known Member

    It's not that kind of SIM card although it's referred to as one. Don't expect to use this phone anywhere other than Metro.
  3. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior Guide

  4. CityBoyInBurbs

    CityBoyInBurbs New Member

    Nooooooooo!
    I thought Metro used GSM, like T-Mobile.
    Have been researching this phone since I wanted to unlock it
    and use it on WM "family plan" that uses T-Mobile network.

    /
  5. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior Guide

    Noooooo! the only GSM part of metro is LTE which just descends from GSM it's just that this phones cellular radio should be able to get a GSM signal because it's the same as the s3
  6. angryGTS

    angryGTS Well-Known Member

  7. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior Guide

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  8. angryGTS

    angryGTS Well-Known Member

    very true, I didnt think of that.....have to do some testing on it, now just to find my tmobile micro sim.....
  9. Warbonnet

    Warbonnet Well-Known Member

    The phone will technically work on their network however getting 3g/4g data is a problem and they probably won't let you flash it anyways. If you want to go with Straight Talk or T Mobile then let your Metro contract run out, sell the phone on Craigslist and get a whole new phone with whomever that's the beauty of these pay as you go ones.
  10. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior Guide

    Metro doesn't have contracts & with Straight Talk & tmobile there's no flashing involved all you have to do is just buy a sim card & activate it & plop it in a phone that's compatible & it should work
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  11. angryGTS

    angryGTS Well-Known Member

    beat me to it :)
  12. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior Guide

    Did you ever get around to trying this.
  13. angryGTS

    angryGTS Well-Known Member

    Im gonna try it when i get off work later tonight, been super busy with school and work the past few days.
  14. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior Guide

    Any results I wanted to try it with my friends sim but the had the regular(old) sim
  15. enigmadroid

    enigmadroid Well-Known Member

    Motion = CDMA
    Straight talk = GSM
    No workie.
  16. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior Guide

  17. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Well-Known Member Developer

    just cuz i have teh same cpu in my desktop doesnt mean i should expect my budget graphics card to perform the same as an MLG gamer's.

    moral of teh story

    cpu =/= radio
  18. johnnyolivares

    johnnyolivares Well-Known Member

    I thought the S4 processor has the radio built in?
  19. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior Guide

  20. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Well-Known Member Developer

  21. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior Guide

  22. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior Guide

  23. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Well-Known Member Developer

    yes im well aware. i was merely asking if anyone has even seen the options for this device to enter "global mode"
  24. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior Guide

    No but there are setting for GSM/UMTS/HSPA not in the normal hidden menu it's in the hidden service menu
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  25. Sepero

    Sepero Linux Guru Guide

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