1. Drayton Mcnew's Avatar
    So i got the unlock code for the 521 and was going to give it to my mom because she broke her phone on verizon... it knows there is a SIM card in it, it just wont get service... and we get service where we live up to 4G LTE
    05-11-2014 03:04 PM
  2. Cryio's Avatar
    Every sim number is connected to a Live account. You either need a live account for your number or you need to reset the phone if you are using another number with another Live account
    05-11-2014 03:08 PM
  3. Alienhead95's Avatar
    I don't think think you can use a T-Mobile phone on Verizon even though it is unlocked 🔓. T-Mobile is GSM and Verizon is CDMA.
    dorkitude likes this.
    05-11-2014 03:12 PM
  4. Drayton Mcnew's Avatar
    AHHH ok makes sense i feel dumb .-. i didnt even think about that
    05-11-2014 07:19 PM
  5. ratsttam's Avatar
    AHHH ok makes sense i feel dumb .-. i didnt even think about that
    Don't feel so dumb :) It WILL work the other way around... You can use any LTE Verizon phone with AT&T/T-Mobile (or other international GSM carriers). As they DO support GSM. But the 521 is a GSM phone, and won't connect to Verizon's CDMA network.
    05-13-2014 12:03 PM
  6. ratsttam's Avatar
    Every sim number is connected to a Live account. You either need a live account for your number or you need to reset the phone if you are using another number with another Live account
    Uh. No. You can setup the phone with the proper network, and never put a Live account on it. You just don't get features like the App Store or other features that require a connection to Microsofts servers. The flip side, is that you can still use it as a media player without a network or sim connection. You obviously won't get phone calls or text or mobile data, but offline things like music or pictures will work perfectly.
    Live account has nothing at all to do with your phone number or SIM.
    05-13-2014 12:06 PM

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