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Prepaid SIM in regular phone?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by cucr3, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. cucr3

    cucr3 Regular Member

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    Do prepaid SIM cards work in contractually activated cell phones?
     
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    Nope.
     
  3. MachTurtle

    MachTurtle Newbie

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    It would depend on the provider I would imagine, as some do not utilize SIM cards. I don't know as far as phones already in service, but I know I've put the SIM of a prepaid phone into one that wasn't one (had it from a little while back and it was deactivated) and it worked.
     
  4. ForeverNever

    ForeverNever Power Member

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    I believe they do unless the phone/service you have a contract with doesn't use a sim card.
     
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    emggot Registered Member

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    They work with the same network SIM's if phone is locked, they work with any SIM if phone is unlocked. Atleast in Europe.
     
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    I use cingular/ATT and swap sims over razor and throw away phones you get with the 20$ prepaid package. I have a phone for the club and a phone to get scratched up with all the other change in my pocket for daily use. Only thing is the sim only holds so many numbers...
     
  7. cucr3

    cucr3 Regular Member

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    Well, I guess I should have added a little more information. It will be with a phone that uses a SIM card normally. One is Tmobile - locked. The other is Cingular - unlocked for Tmobile.