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    Need Straight Talk SIM for Nokia e71 (white)!!!

    Stupid me. I just bought an unlocked white Nokia e71 off of eBay so that I could use ST on it. I thought I could buy an ST SIM card from Walmart, but the ST just emailed me and said I could only get an ST SIM by buying an ST phone!

    What do I do!?!?!

    Please help a helpless girl who just wanted a white e71.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chewy Toki View Post
    Stupid me. I just bought an unlocked white Nokia e71 off of eBay so that I could use ST on it. I thought I could buy an ST SIM card from Walmart, but the ST just emailed me and said I could only get an ST SIM by buying an ST phone!

    What do I do!?!?!

    Please help a helpless girl who just wanted a white e71.
    You just answered your own question!

    You can only get an ST SIM by buying an ST phone!

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    With all the talk about using ST SIM cards on iPhones, I thought ST SIM cards were a bit flexible... meaning, I could use it in an unlocked e71... This is part of the ST response "We don't sell SIM cards and it is pre-programmed for the handset that it was originally inserted." --> is this true?

    Do I need to pay another $200 for a gray Nokia e71 from Walmart? Or, can I just buy a cheap/free phone from their website, and use that phone's SIM card on my white e71? http://www.shopstraighttalk.com/bpdi...sionId=7470059

    Any advice would be appreciated!
    Thanks,
    CS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chewy Toki View Post
    With all the talk about using ST SIM cards on iPhones, I thought ST SIM cards were a bit flexible... meaning, I could use it in an unlocked e71... This is part of the ST response "We don't sell SIM cards and it is pre-programmed for the handset that it was originally inserted." --> is this true?

    Do I need to pay another $200 for a gray Nokia e71 from Walmart? Or, can I just buy a cheap/free phone from their website, and use that phone's SIM card on my white e71? http://www.shopstraighttalk.com/bpdi...sionId=7470059

    Any advice would be appreciated!
    Thanks,
    CS
    Yes you will have to buy one of the two nokia's (e71,6790) to harvest the sim card and then put it in your white e71.
    It's not personal, it's just business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ontheway View Post
    Yes you will have to buy one of the two nokia's (e71,6790) to harvest the sim card and then put it in your white e71.
    I love the term you used to describe the receiving of the SIM
    You can either eat the two peanuts I gave to you, or crush them..

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    Oh no!!!!!! So I can't just buy a cheaper ST phone to use its SIM card?

    Thank u all for your help so far.

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    Keep in mind.. If you do happen to go this route, then you will need to activate the ST phone with the SIM in it. After the ST phone is activated, then you would put the SIM in your white E71.

    You can't sell the ST E71 or give it away, as if, the receiving person opens service on the ST E71, you will be cut off from service. So, you would keep the ST E71 in a drawer or something.

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    Ugh!!! So everyone agrees that I need to buy another e71 to get the sim card. I can't buy a cheaper ST phone?

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    No. E71 or 6790.

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    We all agree because that is the ONLY way to get the right sim card. I used the same route for this droid that I'm using for this message.

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    Yes you have to buy either the E71 or the 6790. No other ST SIM will work in another unlocked phone. You should have just bought a ST E71 to start with and then just bought new white housing for your E71 off of ebay for approx. $10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chewy Toki View Post
    Ugh!!! So everyone agrees that I need to buy another e71 to get the sim card. I can't buy a cheaper ST phone?
    You can buy the e71 from walmart. And if u like the white so much just swap the housing and sell the other e71.


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    Yep, thanks djgelito & irishmeghan... I was thinking the same things. *sigh* just created another hassle for myself. Wish I weren't so superficial about color.

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    Before you get too deep into this, have you varified that the E-71 from e-bay is in working order? E-bay does have scammers. Keep track of return periods.

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    It was mailed to me today, so I'll be sure to check. But i bought it from a top ebay seller with a 100% rating. Thank you all!!!!

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