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LG Optimus F7 - no sim card?

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  1. diemz

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    Purchased an Optimus L7 and when I powered it up it says no sim card. Same phone being sold on their website. Do I have to have a sim card and where can I get one?

    I'm hoping this phone can actually be activated,
     

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    Sim cards are normally for GSM devices. It's rare that a CDMA phone would require a sim card.

    EDIT: That said, have you tried taking it to a boost store to activate it? Most times, you can activate it via phone call or they can do it for you.
     
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    Not a sims card but a 4glte aka iccu card who is the carrier that sold the device to u
     
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    The card provides the 4glte data most of the times if this card slot is on the device your device is unlocked and if you get a gsm patch you can use on any gsm carrier
     
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    Great, thanks guys.
     
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    Sorry, to steal the thread. I just bought a used LG Optimus F7 and it came with no sim card or iccu card. I cant get 4G but I do get 3G. Is it possible to get this iccu card? Or am I just S.O.L.? Thanks
     
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    That depends on who your carrier is big But with Verizon cause they just passed some new rule all 4g devices need to be on a contract . so who do u have
     
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    Sorry, I am on boost. I am all the way down to 40 a month and get good service, not looking to change. I bought the phone off ebay. If need be i will send it back. I cant find these iccu cards anywhere.
     
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    If you ever become tired of boost mobile you can get a patch for full gsm or a unlock code that will allow you to use with T-Mobile and att or any gsm carrier .
     
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    Have you tried calling Boost mobile?
     
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    I live up in a rural area in Illinois/Wisconsin. At&t and T-Mobile have barely any service. Only Sprint and Verizon have service for the most part. I will keep that in mind if their services get better in my area. I just called boost and they said basically to go to a store and they would work something out I guess sim cards are iccu cards. No one technically uses a sim card for network just for 4G. So, you can get 3G and regular service without the iccu card but in order to actually get 4G you need the iccu/ sim card. Thanks for the help! I appreciate it.
     

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