I got a refurb LG100G from Net10 since they come w/ so many minutes. It dropped calls regularly upon answering so I moved the minutes to my main phone. Was that more likely a T-Mobile network fault or a bad refurb. ?
OOPS, It's a 300G. It's that low-end refurbished unit that comes with 300 minutes.
Give us some Sim card Info for both phones you are refering to, so we can help you.
I'm not referring to two phones. I erred in my initial post. Let me try again with correction: I got a refurb LG300G from Net10. It dropped calls regularly upon answering so I moved the minutes to my main phone. Was it more likely a T-Mobile network fault or a bad refurb? New info: Sim card begins with 'TF'. Main question: Are Net10/Tracfone refurbs in general, or this model in particular known for goofy operation or might the calls dropped upon answering be a known T-Mobile network issue? Thanks.
Does the sim start with 890141 or something else. Alternately, at the end of the TF line there is either a 4 or a 5.
The top line of print on the sim is TF64SIMTS. The next line is a long numeric string.
Yeah, good ol' 2 point type. The original question is still hanging out there. Are Net10/Trac refurbs reliable and/or is T-Mobile known to frequently drop upon answering? (Various locations, always strong signal.)
I have not found anything wrong with T-Mobile. I get the feeling that TF refurbs are either customer returns or defectives caught at the factory. Then TF sends them out and hopes that they work. I have received a few refurbs and only one was bad. But the hinge was so obviously messed up that obviously there is some lack of oversight.
I called ER and insisted on an exact replacement, not the downgrade regular CS insisted on sending and did send. In fact, I got a brand new phone.