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vinny_s
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Registered: ‎02-01-2012
My Device: Bold 9930
My Carrier: Sprint
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Need help with new sim card

I don't know why I'm having such a hard time figuring out how to do this. It's really making me feel like an **bleep** here, so any help will be appreciated :smileyhappy:

 

I'm on Sprint here in US, and I'm traveling to Romania in a couple weeks and I wanted to have my phone all set up in advance. I bought a Vodafone Romania prepaid sim card, and I was told that it comes activated and with international roaming enabled. I have tried it in 2 unlocked Bolds, my current 9930, and my old 9650. All I get is SOS and emergency calling only, both on AT&T or T-Mobile. I can't even figure out how to get the phone number associated with the card. All that's on the card it came with are PIN, PUK, and BPUK. And I can't register with MyVodafone on their website without the phone number. I really don't know how to proceed. I was hoping to use SMS while roaming here before I go.

 

Thanks in advance..

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JSanders
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Re: Need help with new sim card

Have you contacted the seller?




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vinny_s
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Re: Need help with new sim card

Yeah, I'm awaiting a reply from the seller. But I posted here hoping someone knew what I'm doing wrong. I have no experience with prepaid sims as I've been a Sprint customer forever. And my last trip to Europe resulted in over $200 in roaming charges, so I'm anxious to get this set up properly.

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Re: Need help with new sim card

My feeling is that you'll need to be IN Romania for the card to activate.




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vinny_s
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Re: Need help with new sim card

I was able to get the sim activated through emails with vodafone. Just posting my solution here in case anyone else has same problem.

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