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  1. brayan873

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    I just bought a Samsung Galaxy Indulge for 20 of a friend but it has no sim card on it ? Where and how could i get one so i can connect it ASAP !
     

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    If it's a metro Indulge you need to go to a corporate store and get one from them. Before doing that check if the phone is rooted, if it is you need to unroot it so you don't loose your warranty.
     
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    Yes indeed it is a Metro indulge and will do , And a cooperate store would be a Metro Store?
     
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    Yes, but I would recommend you to go to an official Metro Store and not to an authorize dealer (I don't know if they will carry the Sim cards by itself), that was what I meant by a corporate Store.
     
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    Theyre actually UICC cards not sim cards. But yes just go to a Metro Corp store and you should be able to get one.
     
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    they (metro store) told me if you take those things out it will brick your phone, so of course i never tried it.
     
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    Ive taken mine out Ahaha And someone over in the Esteem forum took theirs out and put it in backwards and it didnt brick either :D
     
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    Hi, question.... what does "BRICK" and "ROOTED" mean? I have an indulge but it's damaged so I was planning to buy a indulge without a SIMCARD, i have a simcard from my phone to put on that phone without a simcard,would it work or would i have problems? please help me I don't understand what any of this means... :(
     
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    these phones do not have SIMCARDS. they have UICC cards which is basically the LTE service. Without one, you will not get 4g. what is damaged on your current phone?
     
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    Also, it is my understanding that the uicc cards are phone specific, and are programmed for your device alone.
    Remember, they do not cover cdma service per se, so you will still have to reprogram your new indulge, even if by some stroke of luck the UICC cards were transferable.
     
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    UICC stands for universal integrated circuit card its almost like a sim card but dosnt hold any data like contacts or pics or anything like that, and like tiede said it only works for that particular phone.
     
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    It would appear I was wrong. The new UICC card they brought must have been for another customer in the store. Because I just looked at my UICC card, and it's quite used...
    The only thing is I am still not sure if they are transferable.
    I'm thinking of swapping my with the one in my gf's phone and see what goes, I just don't know what to tell her if it fries both phones yet, so of course I'm sonewhat hesitant...
    I'll do a test and if I can place calls while the uicc card is out of the phone, I'll consider the swap. I just wanna make sure I'll still have a phone if I need to replace the uicc card...
     
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    it might have to be registered to ur esn number like regular metrophone, i doubt it will harm your phone. the worse that i can see happening it saying network error.
     
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    I'm not concerned about it harming the phone, but the other way around!
    I noticed I wasn't clear enough about it in my previous post.

    I am just unsure if the phone is not writing stuff to that card in a particular format/encryption that may render it unusable if written incorrectly. That's all.
    Most likely nothing would happen, but there's always that .001% chance of SHTF, right?
     
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    They're usually tied to the device they're activated on. Although I know Verizon customers have had success using the UICC out of their phone in the Xoom. It probably depends on the carrier whether or not it is tied to the phone.
     
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    The worst that will happen is that the card will not have service in her phone. It will not damage the phone or the card in any way.
     
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    Thank You to everyone that commented on my question.
    @Confed i droped my phone and it landed face down on wood floors,the LCD turn black but the digitizer was fine it did not crack or anything,so i bought a brand new LCD and tried replacing the old one with the new one,but it only worked for 5minutes and it turn black again.
    in the process i bend the FLEX CABLE a couple times, so i replaced the FLEX CABLE thinking that was the reason the LCD was not working but i don't know what was the problem so i gave up,thats why i was thinking of buying a used phone that didn't have an UICC since i already have one from my broken phone.
    ANYWAYS... THANKS TO EVERYBODY!!!
     
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    I am havin the same problem brayan873 you are having. I purchased a samsung galaxy indulge fom craigslist ( not knowing it did not have a SIM card). I want to a
    corporate store and was told because the metro phone was one of the first 4G phones they put out, I would need the orginal Sim card and she couldn't do anything for m without it. So I don't know if there is some where that we can purchase a new or
    used SIm card. Help both bryan an I. THANKS
     

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