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    Can Simple Mobile Moto G6 use Tracfone BYOP sims?

    Hello Everyone;

    I have read on the forum that several people have successfully used a Tracfone BYOP sim in the Simple Mobile Moto E5 phones.
    Does anyone know if the same can be done with the Simple Mobile Moto G6 (or G7)?

    I would like to use the BYOP GSM sim, on the AT&T network, in the Simple Mobile Moto G6.

    As always, thank you in advance for your help.

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    Hi;
    I probably should have added that my end goal is to transfer my Tracfone AT&T service from my LG L33L (Sunset) to the Simple Mobile Moto G6.
    Thanks again.

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    Simple Mobile uses T-mobile (GSM network) so the Simple Mobile Moto G6 should work with a BYOP TF/AT&T SIM. The phone model XT1925DL ends with DL, meaning it has both GSM and CDMA radios. As such, it should also work with a BYOP TF/Verizon SIM (but you'll need to use another whitelisted IMEI to activate the TF/Verizon SIM).

    To do what you want:
    1. Activate a BYOP TF/AT&T SIM (of the correct size) with a transfer of service from your L33L. We recommend that you use Chat so you'll have your balances and everything done recorded in the Chat transcript, then copy/save the chat transcript to your computer.
    2. Activating a BYOP TF/AT&T SIM does NOT require a phone's IMEI, just the SIM number. Do not tell the rep that you plan to use the SIM in a Simple Mobile phone. It's not relevant and only causes confusion/refusal.
    3. After the SIM has been activated, put it into the G6, turn it on, make test calls/texts, check your balances & service days. Probably will need to create/edit the APN for data & MMS to work.

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    The Sunset uses a Micro size SIM and the G6/G7 uses the smaller Nano, so you will not be able to SIM swap between phones.
    Get your BYOP SIM kit for $1.00 from the Tracfone e-Bay store, ships free and fast:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tracfone-Ke...MAAOSwVBVb02o4

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    Thank you both for the quick replies.

    Just so I am clear, can i just put the new Tracfone BYOP nano sim in the G6, and then just transfer my L33L service to the G6?
    Or am I missing a step?

    This is what I am looking at:
    https://shop.simplemobile.com/shop/e...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

    Is this a good deal, or should I wait until Black Friday and hope something better shows up?

    Thanks again,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ribby1 View Post
    Just so I am clear, can i just put the new Tracfone BYOP nano sim in the G6, and then just transfer my L33L service to the G6?
    Or am I missing a step?
    It makes no difference whether the SIM is outside or inside of the phone at activation/transfer. I usually keep it outside so I can read/verify its number if necessary.

    This is what I am looking at:
    https://shop.simplemobile.com/shop/e...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

    Is this a good deal, or should I wait until Black Friday and hope something better shows up?
    Since Black Friday is close enough, I'd wait and see if there will be better deals. I doubt that the price will go higher than it is now. So nothing to lose by waiting.

    Some cashback/rebate sites like Rakuten (was Ebates), TopCashBack, CouponCabin give a higher cashback rate during the holiday season. Last year, Ebates raised their usual 33% cashback rate for Tracfone purchases to 66% for a few days. Heck of a deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hpham View Post
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    Some cashback/rebate sites like Rakuten (was Ebates), TopCashBack, CouponCabin give a higher cashback rate during the holiday season. Last year, Ebates raised their usual 33% cashback rate for Tracfone purchases to 66% for a few days. Heck of a deal.
    It was indeed a heck of a deal, and it tempted me into buying a few phones. I think Ebates/Rakuten's 'standard' cashback offer is only 4.5% or so on Tracfone group phones-- it had been at 33% most of the holiday period last year, though. I'm hoping they repeat it this year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenhandle View Post
    I think Ebates/Rakuten's 'standard' cashback offer is only 4.5% or so on Tracfone group phones-- it had been at 33% most of the holiday period last year, though. I'm hoping they repeat it this year!
    Ebates/Rakuten has significantly reduced their cashback rate for TF purchases to 4.5%. Previously, it was 11% (until recently). Last holiday season, they tripled it to 33%, then for a day or two doubled that to 66%.

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    Hi.
    I just wanted to give a quick report on what I ended up buying.

    I went ahead and bought the Motorola Moto G6 (XT1925DL) from the Tracfone website.
    With the NOV25 code, I got the phone for $74.99 + tax, and free shipping.
    I did not have to buy any service plan to get the 25% discount on the phone.
    I have been watching the Black Friday ads, and figured this was about as good a deal as I would see on the G6,
    I just hope I like it.

    Can anyone recommend an (affordable) case that would protect the glass back on the G6?

    Once again, great forum, and thank you all for your help.

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