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Used Phone No SIM
I'm looking at used phone listings and most of them say "NO SIM." How do I activate a phone here with the SIM card removed? For example, the HTC One M7, LG G2, Galaxy S3, etc.
Any help would be nice
FreedomPop Newbie, FreedomPop Expert, Porting Master
When purchasing a used phone to activate on FP the first thing you need to do is be sure the phone is CDMA capable. FP uses the Sprint network which is a CDMA system. GSM only phones (aka AT&T or T-Mobile phones) will not work on FP.
Next to your SIM card question. For CDMA phones that do have a sim card the sim is for connecting to the 4G data system. If you do get a CDMA phone without a sim card (which is usually rare) you can pick up a cheap one at either a Sprint or Ting store.
Of the phones you listed the only one I can speak of with any certainty is the galaxy S3. The Sprint version of the Galaxy S3 does not have a sim slot. The sim card for this phone is integrated on the phones motherboard.
Hope this helps