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Old September 21st, 2013, 09:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Should the IMEI # be the same on my replacement device as on the original one? Just askin'! I'm using the SIM card from my old (damaged) device in the new one. I am just wondering if THAT could be messing with the calls issue I'm experiencing?

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Old September 21st, 2013, 09:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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No, the IMEI will not be the same on 2 different devices.
However, the IMEI that is listed under the battery should match the one listed in the "about phone" menu.
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Yes if the old card has been somewhat deleted .you should have a new card if not you need to activate the new card with the NEW imei from the NEW phone . That's what some people call security cause when you call to set up your new device they know when you activate and where you are .
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Yes if the old card has been somewhat deleted .you should have a new card if not you need to activate the new card with the NEW imei from the NEW phone . That's what some people call security cause when you call to set up your new device they know when you activate and where you are .
This may explain some of my headaches! This card is from my damaged phone. I simply took it out and stuck it in the replacement device and since then I can't send or receive calls!

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Curious here - I've been reading your tale of woe (sorry to see all this crap for you) and I have a question. It appears you are referring to your original S3 phone with a new motherboard installed as a new device? Would replacing the motherboard require a different IMEI number now on the same original S3 chassis?
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No two phones or Motherboard can have the same IMEI number legally. They are all different.
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No two phones or Motherboard can have the same IMEI number legally. They are all different.
Oh, OK. So when they replace the motherboard in a phone, do they issue you a new IMEI? Because the one that had been originally printed inside the battery compartment would no longer apply.

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Curious here - I've been reading your tale of woe (sorry to see all this crap for you) and I have a question. It appears you are referring to your original S3 phone with a new motherboard installed as a new device? Would replacing the motherboard require a different IMEI number now on the same original S3 chassis?
It appears that another forum member has answered...who appears to know more about this than I!

BTW - I am back to having a properly rooted and unlocked S3 with a perfect glass screen and hope I NEVER have to deal with this again.
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Should the IMEI # be the same on my replacement device as on the original one? Just askin'! I'm using the SIM card from my old (damaged) device in the new one. I am just wondering if THAT could be messing with the calls issue I'm experiencing?
Maybe try updating the phone? There's an update for towers.
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Maybe try updating the phone? There's an update for towers.

Just to be clear here...

This issue has been resolved! I have a new phone now.
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Glad you got it going! Did they replace the IMEI sticker by the battery with the new IMEI number? I'm just curious how this works because I have never dealt with this before.
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Glad you got it going! Did they replace the IMEI sticker by the battery with the new IMEI number? I'm just curious how this works because I have never dealt with this before.
To be honest, I haven't looked! I will later and try to remember to post what I find

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