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Can't activate HTC One M8 online?

Discussion in 'Metro PCS' started by zarar, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. zarar

    zarar Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I just recently bought an unlocked ATT HTC One M8 from eBay and tried to activate it online today. I put in the IMEI # and was given the message: The provided phone is not eligible for activation via the web. Please use a different phone.

    Am I supposed to bring this phone into the store to activate or is this phone not unlocked at all? I checked the IMEI on swappa and it was activation ready.


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  2. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    You should know if it was not unlocked when you put your SIM in it - it would tell you then or ask for a code.

    I'm assuming you are not trying to activate on a CDMA network, as an ATT M8 will be a GSM model.
  3. zarar

    zarar Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Yes I'm trying to activate it on a GSM network. Should I call their number to activate it that way?
  4. Skynet11

    Skynet11 Android Enthusiast

    Either that or take it to the carrier store. I recommend the latter. Also, you might want to consider using www.swappa.com for future used phone purchases.
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  5. carolcityboyz

    carolcityboyz Well-Known Member

    MetroPCS online activation never worked me. Just place your sim card in your phone and make a skype call to 1 888 8metro8. Pick transfer/change option, give phone number and 8 digits security code. They will ask for IMEI# and SIM #.
  6. confed

    confed Android Expert

    If you call to activate the phone it will be free. Metro does not allow you to activate non-Metro branded phones through the web. All you have to do is call them and they will activate it. Free of charge. Go for it.
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