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Why does my phone still display Voicestream?

Discussion in 'Northeastern US Wireless Forum' started by AustinPowers, Jan 10, 2003.

  1. AustinPowers

    AustinPowers New Member

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    Why does my phone still display 'VStream' when the company has changed to T-Mobile? Is it the old phone that's causing it to say that, or is it just because my sim card is old?
     
  2. serge2k

    serge2k New Member

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    Yeap, its your sim card...
     
  3. cll

    cll Junior Member
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    Not a big deal. Eventually they will update everybody, even the wap settings will change.
     
  4. cryogenic

    cryogenic Bronze Senior Member
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    could also be the phone, actually... I had a really old Motorola P7389i and when I went to Chattanooga, it would read Powertel... then I switched to an Ericsson T61z with the same SIM and my phone read Vstream. [​IMG] Of course right now, if I went there with my 6340i, it'd just still say Cingular, because I'd be on the Preferred Nation network. blah, thank goodness for field test mode so I can see what MNC (GSM) or SID (TDMA/AMPS) I'm on. [​IMG]
     
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  5. VinDoGG

    VinDoGG New Member

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    Mine says Omnipoint LOL
     
  6. waycath

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    I was with Powertel and when Voicestream bought them out they updated the SIM card. Why has that been so difficult for T-Mobile to do? It really doesn't matter to me, but I just find it interesting that the company has been T-Mobile for months and they have not been able to change it. Maybe they don't plan to do so.
     
  7. njsvrzncdma

    njsvrzncdma i cant stop the ringing..
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    just switch the sim card get a t-mobile sim card not a voicestream sim card...dont wait for t-mobile to do it you'll be 80 by then...if t-mobile is still around....
     
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  8. Ton1

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    Instead of paying $30 for a new SIM card just call customer service and they will update the card for you.
    However this will not affect a welcome logo if applicable.
     
  9. RichXKU

    RichXKU Once had +5 dBm RSSI
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    Here's something interesting... on my S46 (AT&T Multimode) I do a network search at home and get:

    • AT&T Wireless
      VoiceStream

    On my mothers 3390 (T-mobile) I do a network search and get:

    • AT&T Wireless
      VStream

    Why does it spell it out on my phone but not hers?
     
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