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    Default Help please just bought phone off ebay!!! Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch SPH-D710

    I just bought Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch SPH-D710 off ebay.. very stupid of me
    but i now found out it does not have a sim card slot so therefore i can not use straight talk?
    Is this true can someone please please please help me out on this one.. verify somehow..
    thanks
    it is rooted with a clean ESN says the seller.. but called straight talk and the guy .. could barely understand.. said if no sim card slot it wont work..
    Thanks all have a great day!
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    Default Re: Help please just bought phone off ebay!!! Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch SPH-D710

    Straight Talk us a GSM service provider so yes you must have a sim card.

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    Default Re: Help please just bought phone off ebay!!! Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch SPH-D710

    i cant "flash" it or something?
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    Default Re: Help please just bought phone off ebay!!! Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch SPH-D710

    You obviously did no research before buying the phone. Google.
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    Default Re: Help please just bought phone off ebay!!! Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch SPH-D710

    i have been, have you tried? there are numerous answers.. cant find the right one..
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    Default Re: Help please just bought phone off ebay!!! Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch SPH-D710

    Quote Originally Posted by jwest810 View Post
    i cant "flash" it or something?
    If it's a Sprint version, then you can flash it to Boost, and maybe Virgin. You'll have to look up how to do it on your own though.
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    Default Re: Help please just bought phone off ebay!!! Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch SPH-D710

    Nope, won't work with straight talk. You can flash it to boost mobile and I believe there has been success flashing to virgin mobile as well. Both of those providers run off of sprints network however.

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    Default Re: Help please just bought phone off ebay!!! Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch SPH-D710

    You are out of luck. This phone runs on CDMA technology. Which is what Verizon and Sprint use. Straight Talk can run on CDMA technology, but you need to be able to flash the phone to the carrier. Only successful carrier flashes for this phone are Boost, Virgin Mobile, and Metro PCS that I know personally. You might want to try flashing to one of those carries instead of straight talk. Not sure why you want an advanced phone and a very limited service carrier.
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    Default Re: Help please just bought phone off ebay!!! Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch SPH-D710

    How To Flash the phone to Virgin Mobile?
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    Default Re: Help please just bought phone off ebay!!! Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch SPH-D710

    You might want to check out Ting.

    https://ting.com/blog/bring-a-sprint...now-you-wanna/

    The phone should work with no flashing required. If it does, you'll be on the Sprint network. Depending on your usage, Ting might be a cost effective option.
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    Default Re: Help please just bought phone off ebay!!! Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch SPH-D710

    As posters mentioned you'll need to go with CDMA carriers - Sprint/Verizon for main and TONS of MVNOs - Boost, Virgin, Telos, MetroPCS (for now), Cricket, KDDI Mobile, Ting, etc.

    For most except Ting you'll need a donor phone. Ting and possibly Boost/Virgin shouldn't.
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    Default Re: Help please just bought phone off ebay!!! Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch SPH-D710

    I've actually been searching for the answer to this same question.
    There *is* a way to flash it so that Straight Talk will activate it. I, cannot find what that way may be. I do know that it needs to be flashed to Verizon first, then straight talk will send a code or something. (In my area, southern Arkansas, Straight Talk functions better on Verizon phones than on AT&T and **FAR** better than on T-Mobile phones.)
    Again, it can be done, but most of the so-called "how to" websites and videos are only adverts for guys who want to charge $50 to do the flash for you.
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    Default Re: Help please just bought phone off ebay!!! Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch SPH-D710

    You can flash it to cricket with cdma tools to get master unlock and then qpst to set up the service properly.....you will need to grab a prl for it from the cricket forums....google is your friend....you just have to be able to discern from the jackass's that post stuff just to see their name in print, and those that really know what they are talking about.
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    Default Re: Help please just bought phone off ebay!!! Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch SPH-D710

    same problem boss please help me issue ,I just bought Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch SPH-D710 off ebay.. very stupid of me
    but i now found out it does not have a sim card slot so therefore i can not use straight talk?
    Is this true can someone please please please help me out on this one.. verify somehow..
    thanks
    it is rooted with a clean ESN says the seller.. but called straight talk and the guy .. could barely understand.. said if no sim card slot it wont work..
    Thanks all have a great day!

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