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Smart chip locked

I put in my smart chip but it keeps saying put it in properly so i kept cheacking make sure it was in and it was. so idk if i have to get it unlocked or wat?

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If your phone is a Cingular or AT&T branded Sony Ericsson Z525 and your Smart chip is from another cell company, you might have to get your phone unlocked. If it is from another AT&T phone, it should fit right in and power up. I know this might sound dumb, but always be sure the words "smartchip" are facing out with the little corner notch on the chip in the upper left when looking at the back of the phone. Hope this helps. -Mike

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