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Unlocked Phone wont connect to Network

Discussion in 'Sprint Forum' started by arleto3, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. arleto3

    arleto3 New Member

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    Okay so I bought this unlocked slvr l7 phone from ebay.
    Once I got it I took my mother's nextel sim card to test it out
    and I could swear that it worked. Though after I started using t-mobiles prepaid
    sim cards it stopped funtioning. I can't get it to connect to a network with my mothers sim card.

    I have started reading some post, and to what I understand, nextel uses a different
    type of technology and not gsm. So It could not have been possible for it to have worked with my phone. But I remember that it did.

    What can I do?
    Could anyone kindly assist me with this problem?
     
  2. Jay2TheRescue

    Jay2TheRescue Resident Spamslayer
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    The SLVR is a GSM model. It is not compatible with the iDEN network. It may have said something like "Emergency calls Only" or something like that.

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  3. arleto3

    arleto3 New Member

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    Well yes that's what it reads right now. Though like I said I could swear
    that it worked with my mother's nextel sim card, because I made a call to my
    home.

    I don't know maybe my memory is wrong

    Anyways thank you for your reply, I 've asked this question in two other forums
    and did'nt get any replies. So thank you again.
     
  4. M in LA

    M in LA Mobile 28 Years Plus
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    To back up what Jay said, the fact that AT&T, T-Mobile, and Nextel use SIM cards is the only similarity between them. Nextel uses a completely different network technology completely incompatible with AT&T and T-Mobile.
     
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    Well, thanks anyways I appreciate your responses. I understand now.
     

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