Unlock SIM card that is locked to a specific phone? HELP!
Hey! I have a huge problem. Last week I purchased a GoPhone LG Neon from Walmart that came with $50 worth of airtime. I activated the phone, etc., everything was fine. I got a new unlocked Blackjack 2 for Christmas, put my SIM card in, and it read that the SIM card was invalid, emergency dialing only, etc. I called Customer Service, and they said that since the GoPhone I purchased came with the free airtime, my sim card is locked to the LG Neon only for 180 days (6 months). Basically my SIM card will only function in the LG Neon that I purchased from Walmart. I find this ridiculous! I put a friend's AT&T Sim card into my LG Neon, and it worked without a problem. So the issue here is obviously with my SIM card. Is there any way to go around this issue without losing my phone number or 3 weeks left of airtime? This is crazy to me.
The Customer Service Rep said my only option is to wait the 180 days. What would've happened if I had lost my phone? I just don't see a difference.
P.S. I am [u][b]NOT [/b][/u]looking for a PUK code, I did not lock myself out of my phone.
Tell them you misplaced it but you have another phone that you can use while you look for it. Ask them to transfer your airtime. Worst case scenario they say that they cant do it you suspend the phone and callback later and tell them you found it. No harm in trying. Post back with what happens.
I have the exact problem as this poster. the gophone sim card is locked to the LG neon. I even unlocked the LG neon and it can take sim cards from t-mobile, but if you put the gophone sim card in an unlocked tmobile phone. I get "sim crash" error. sim card works in the LG neon only. anyone have any tips on getting this gophone sim card to work in other unlocked phones?
ahh. good point, you could try telling them that you got it wet and want to leave it out for a couple days to dry, in the interim you have another phone that you want to use as you cant be without your cellphone. Tell them you are just going to put your old sim in the new phone.
:? Just a suggestion, but do u think if u maybe tried to unlock ur new phone then it might work? If not just call AT&T and tell them that you got mugged, and they ONLY took ur SIM card lol.so u need a new NON-GoPhone SIM :lol: :shifty:
I am having the same problem with my sim card i bought one of those LG cookie kp500 and all I got was emerg. calls only, I been doing some research on it and I found where one place say they have a card you put in front of your sims card and it unlocks your sim and you can use it with any carrier it is around like 30 bucks for this card though