no, the microsim does not have anything to do with the data plan. i am not stupid. but what phones use microsims currently? only smartphones, unless i am mistaken? i may be paranoid, but i just didn't want to call in and have the csr make the connection (or go to the store and have the same thing).
imo you can't be too careful. i've lost my tzones once before - i don't want to lose it again if i can help it.
i'm sorry if i'm not so nonchalant about my tzones as you are. csr's have added data plans without people asking.
1) from what I understand, it is something he regrets not doing. It could only help you. As to whether or not you can recover IMEI from it, not sure. It's not like he can "undo" what he did
2) That is the golden question. IMEI is all 0's, not sure what will happen with OTA pushes and stuff. No one really knows until it happens
3) Yes, definitely unlock it first. Rooting and flashing should not matter.
I apologize for asking questions that might be answered here already but there's a guy that will sell me his phone cheap and I have to buy it quick or it will be gone.
I'm totally confused about the various SGSII variants, for example, I thought the Skyrocket was the SGSII that you get from AT&T and it is also the SGH-I777. Apparently that isn't the case.
So, could someone please tell me, if I buy a SGSII with AT&T logo what am I getting and is that the same hardware that the t-mobile one has or is it different?
If they're trying to upsell, just say No. If they won't help, then walk out.
In my experience, most employees are phone people willing to help out customers, they're not trying to play police for the corporation. If they're paying attention, they may have a clue about the micro-sim, but they're not going to refuse to give it to you and force you prove you don't have a smartphone unless they're on a power trip.
I just say I lost my phone and I need a replacement sim to use in my backup phone.
If you have a sim, call into CS and say the same thing. Give them the new number and you're good to go.
I tried using the service menu on a demo T-mo SGSII, and could not get it to erase the number. Do you have to root before going forward?
Note: I also tried, and was unsuccessful, with rooting and deleting the /efs folder on a SGSII and Exhibit II.
My nexus one got block a month ago and i am looking for alternative. Was thinkling of N9, Sensation internal or vibrate efs trick. Of course I conisdered Nexus galaxy but considered that samsung give imei of glaaxy s to tmobile i am worry about that.
I guess I am long overdue for a handset upgrade, and I'm thinking I can get one of the free phones and then sell it to help me buy a replacement for the Nexus One. I just talked to the TMO rep and of course they said that if get one of their free phones (right now it's the Nokia 710) that I would have to change my data plan (from $5.99 tzones to the $10/month plan). Has anyone upgraded their handset and kept their t-zones? If so, can you give me advice on how to do this. If I can get a free phone that I can sell on eBay, I may be looking at getting the Galaxy Nexus instead of the Nexus S!