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    Can other phones be used with Tracfone SIM

    Since the selection of Tracfones is fairly limited, I was wondering whether it would be possible to say, use the SIM from an activated Tracfone on a GSM unlocked phone.

    I don't mind spending a little more and maybe getting a Razr ...

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    Nope. You can only use tracfone phones on tracfone. They have a special minute counter in them.

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    Not only that, but you cannot even swap your current tracfone sim into another tracfone and just talk.

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    This question and answer should be put as a notice and stuck to the top of the forum. Most asked question. poster not to be blamed though, it's a very common question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbusguy
    This question and answer should be put as a notice and stuck to the top of the forum. Most asked question. poster not to be blamed though, it's a very common question.
    I second the motion to put a notice in the title of a sticky at the top of the forum, like the unlocking one.
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    Wow, dbusguy! I have the article when Consumer Reports tested the phone with the small projecting mouthpiece and the one with the rounded flip -- back in 1997 and 2001, respectively! I recall the projecting mouthpiece one was a middling phone, IIRC the rounded flip was one of the better ones. Boy, those are old phones!

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    I still have all those and their chargers and they still work and hold a charge.
    Now, can anybody tell me WHY I still have them?

    Arm mouthpiece was called a zuma by sony and the rounded one is a samsung

    2 are missing. First was a Nokia 101 and I had a Motorola bag phone. Car phone in a thin bag but no battery, had to plug into lighter

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