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    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. ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstick View Post
    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. ?
    Are you sure it is a LG100G and not LG100C ?
    If so, which SIM card does it have - C4 (ATT) or T5 (T-mobile)?

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    OOPS, It's a 300G. It's that low-end refurbished unit that comes with 300 minutes.

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    Give us some Sim card Info for both phones you are refering to, so we can help you.

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    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.

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    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.

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    The top line of print on the sim is TF64SIMTS. The next line is a long numeric string.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstick View Post
    The top line of print on the sim is TF64SIMTS. The next line is a long numeric string.
    That's a 5 at the end, not a S.
    The T5 SIM designates it's T-mobile.

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    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.)

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    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.

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