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need help with phones #4700664
03/20/18 12:49 PM
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Dylan1303 Offline OP
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so im trying to get my mom a new phone. she has safelink wireless. her current phone has a standard sim. im trying to find her a basic flip phone for around 20ish. i found 2 on ebay blu z130 and blu t390. will those work? i assume her current sim is gsm. the zip for the phone will be 99148.


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Re: need help with phones [Re: Dylan1303] #4700689
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Check here for the device compatibility with network:

https://www.gsmarena.com/

It looks like GSM should be fine: https://www.safelinkwireless.com/Enrollment/Safelink/en/NewPublic/faq.html


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Re: need help with phones [Re: Dylan1303] #4700694
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SafeLink probably locks their SIMs. Won't work in any other phone.

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Dylan1303 Offline OP
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From a google search and reading on a few other phone forums. It sounds like other people had swapped safelink sims with success. I guess the main question now is those phones that i listed what do u guys think.


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Re: need help with phones [Re: Dylan1303] #4700867
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Send me a PM, I have a Tracfone flip phone I can send you, new in box.

A one year card is $100, come with 400 minutes talk time.

Look on Retail Me Not dot com for free minutes, (promo codes), which add around 400 more, so you get 800...

My Dad has used one for years, great if you dont use it much...


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