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  1. #1
    Mike Russell
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    I recently bought a T-Mobile card from a place in New York called Bluetooth
    King Storefront, the web site on the invoice is cellularking.com

    Good price, $14 for 120 minutes, and the card came promptly, a shiny new
    card, still in its plastic carrier and looking as official as can be, with a
    10 digit phone number written on it in with a marker. The ebay page for the
    item had instructions on how to call T-Mobile and have a new number assigned
    with my local area code.

    Everything went great. I popped the SIM card out of its carrier, and called
    the T-mobile support number. The T-mobile person was polite and courteous,
    asked me what PIN I wanted her to assign to the card, and promptly activated
    a new phone number in my area code. Within seconds I received an SMS
    indicating that the phone was on line. Whoopee ... but ...

    I was then asked for my name, which I provided, and then told me that she
    was getting an error status - she said something like "this SIM card has
    been previously used". I mentioned that the card had been still in its
    original credit card style carrier, and mentioned that I had bought it on
    eBay. Her response, very nicely delivered, was that I needed to contact the
    original vendor, and that she could provide no additional information. The
    vendor, Bluetooth King, apparently does not respond to emails, and I'm
    considering dinging them with a bad eBay feedback rating.

    Hey, but the phone works fine, except that I can't login to T-mobile's site
    with the 10 digit number, and so I can't tell how many minutes I have left,
    or recharge the phone. I have not called 611 yet.

    So, to get to the nub of it, how can I get status on remaining minutes,
    when they expire, and is there any hope of my adding more minutes to this
    card? Further, less important questions, where did this card come from -
    did Tony Soprano hijack a truck full of SIM cards, or what? Any info,
    suggestions, or guesses will be appreciated.

    Whew - that was long. Thanks for reading.
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    Mike Russell
    www.geigy.2y.net





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  2. #2
    Mike Russell
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    Re: Bought a gray market card on eBay, TMobile thinks I'm Tony Soprano

    Joseph wrote:
    > On Sat, 09 Apr 2005 08:20:05 GMT, "Mike Russell"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> So, to get to the nub of it, how can I get status on remaining
    >> minutes, when they expire,

    >
    > #999#


    Thanks - very helpful and much more succint that my original post!

    I would still like to get the expiration time as well as the remaining
    balance.

    Mike





  3. #3
    micky
    Guest

    Re: Bought a gray market card on eBay, TMobile thinks I'm Tony Soprano

    *3279..Press 3 then 1..

    You can buy refills and recharge any time you want! I don't see a problem
    there..they don't care who owns the sim or where you got it! They just want
    your money!



    "Mike Russell" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Joseph wrote:
    >> On Sat, 09 Apr 2005 08:20:05 GMT, "Mike Russell"
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> So, to get to the nub of it, how can I get status on remaining
    >>> minutes, when they expire,

    >>
    >> #999#

    >
    > Thanks - very helpful and much more succint that my original post!
    >
    > I would still like to get the expiration time as well as the remaining
    > balance.
    >
    > Mike
    >
    >






  4. #4
    Mike Russell
    Guest

    Re: Bought a gray market card on eBay, TMobile thinks I'm Tony Soprano

    micky wrote:
    > *3279..Press 3 then 1..
    >
    > You can buy refills and recharge any time you want! I don't see a
    > problem there..they don't care who owns the sim or where you got it!
    > They just want your money!


    That's the missing piece to the puzzle. Thanks a million.

    Mike





  5. #5
    Stanley Reynolds
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    Re: Bought a gray market card on eBay, TMobile thinks I'm Tony Soprano

    > micky wrote:
    > > *3279..Press 3 then 1..
    > >

    <snip>
    *togo or *8646 is the same as *3279 or *easy





  6. #6
    Say What?
    Guest

    Re: Bought a gray market card on eBay, TMobile thinks I'm Tony Soprano


    Although the others have given you all the info you need to complete your
    "Quest" FYI, the TMOBILE WEB Pages are not available for TMO2GO, reffering
    to the "Login and see whats happening My TMO type pages" Also should you
    call back and get the right CSR, you can get the rest changed without a
    problem. I have about 10 TMO2GO numbers active now, some I gave the number
    to, and 5 minutes later had EVERYTHING changed and they never asked for a
    PIN or anything. Security is quite LAX. I highly recommend you add a PIN
    number to the acct for security. Its too late after someone in the know has
    stolen your phone and called up and changed everything to them. Fortunately
    a PIN can at least make them look twice and stop changes.


    > Hey, but the phone works fine, except that I can't login to T-mobile's

    site
    > with the 10 digit number, and so I can't tell how many minutes I have

    left,
    > or recharge the phone. I have not called 611 yet.






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