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I was given and older trac fone by a friend. I am trying to sign up with consumer cellular, but I need to unlock this phone, and I am really cueless about what that even means much less how to do it

Technician's Assistant: When were you last able to use your phone?

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I was given and older trac fone by a friend. I am trying to sign up with consumer cellular, but I need to unlock this phone, and I am really cueless about what that even means much less how to do it

Technician's Assistant: When were you last able to use your phone?

Ive never used it

Technician's Assistant: Have you tried a Factory Reset? This will erase the phone's contents, but the Phone Expert can walk you through restoring your photos, contacts and other data from a backup (if you have one).

How do I do a factory reset?

Technician's Assistant: The Cell Phone Technician will be able to walk you through that. Anything else you want the Phone Expert to know before I connect you?

No, I just need to get it unlcoked

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Cell Phones
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Cell Phone Technician: Russell H., Service Tech replied 9 months ago
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Cell Phone Technician: Russell H., Service Tech replied 9 months ago

To get your Tracfone phone to work with Consumer Cellular, first you need to contact Tracfone, and ask them for an 'unlock code' to enter in your phone, to allow you to use it with some other carrier.

Tracfone may be contacted for this purpose here: 1(###) ###-####/p>

Then you may get a free SIM card from Consumer Cellular - provided that your phone is a GSM phone (that depends upon its model #) and then Consumer Cellular can provide service for your Tracfone. You obtain that free SIM card from Consumer Cellular by paying for one of their plans, getting the SIM card shipped to you, and inserting it in the phone's (internal, usually beneath the battery) SIM card slot.

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