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Discussion in 'Metro PCS' started by BigKeenan, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. BigKeenan

    BigKeenan Member
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    I recently bought a lg optimus l9 for $30 from a friend. Its in excellent condition. I asked him where he got from but he gave no certain answer. So I checked the imei on tmobiles website it it's clean. If I try to activate it and it's on someone's account what will happen. Can I just insert a SIM card and activate by calling 411 or* 228. Is there a way to see if the imei is already hooked to someone's account?

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  2. DirtyDee

    DirtyDee Android Expert

    Just pop in the sim and *228 andb hope you didn't get a hot phone.. I don't know if he just think you can flash it to it or if he is tech savvy.
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  3. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    The interesting thing with GSM phones the imei could actually be in use with an account and still work fine for you, granted I dont think that would work if it was in use on metro as they seem to lock sim and imei but t mobile and att do not.

    And on straight talk the phone imei is not even in the picture, part of the sims number is put into that spot on the activation page.
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