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Help with the deluxe motorola ic902 PLEASE

I just bought a used motorola ic902 off of ebay because my motorola i850 broke in half. i received the phone today, put my sim card in and it says " Insert correct SIM. SIM card does not match stored account information." i tried to call sprint and talk to someone there, but i keep getting hung up on and nobody knows how to help. i called a store and they said something like the phone will only work with its original sim card. i'm about ready to rip my hair out, im extremely frustrated. any help anyone could offer would be greatly appreciated.

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  • cybil187 Oct 15, 2008

    i just bought the ic902 from ebay and cannot get it activated because the device as well as the sim id is registered to another account. i get the same error message incorrect sim. snformation doesn't match stored on account. the people i bought it from got back to me once to say that they bought it from someone else and now they won't return my emails at all. I was so super excited to start using my phone and now i'm just out my 200 bucks? there has to be way around this. HELP ME PLEASE

  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2008

    I bought off of ebay an ic902. Trying to swap sim from ic502. Both hybrids. Shouldn't this work?

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Enter ##786# push ptt buttom and reset phone!

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WHEN CALLING SPRINTNEXTEL ASK FOR THE HYBRID DEPT, TELL THE REP TO UNMARRY THE OLD SIM CARD THAT WAS ATTACHED TO YOUR HYBRID PHONE AND MARRY THE NEW SIM CARD HOPEFULLY YOU GET A REP IN THE USA THAT KNOWS WHAT THEY ARE DOING IF NOT HANG UP AND CALL AGAIN. IF THEY TELL YOU THAT YOU CAN NOT USE THE SIM CARD ITS A BUNCH OF BULL, HANG UP AND CALL AGAIN I HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH SPRINT NEXTEL SINCE 1997 I KNOW WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT

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Same problem here i call the sprint people and they told me that i need it a new sim card. that the old wont work that i have to go to a sprint/nextel store to do the swap.

Posted on Oct 24, 2008

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"ic" series phones are "provisioned" in the words of the local Sprint/Nextel Store. They need to configure the new phone in their system. You can't just take a sim out of another phone (even and ic) and stick it into another ic phone.
I had an ic602 and bought a used ic902 and the sim from the ic602 wouldn't work in the ic902. Luckily the used ic902 came with a sim card. I activated the phone using the sim that came with the ic902, then copied my contacts from the ic602.
Bottom line is you need to go through Sprint/Nextel to activate an ic phone. I'm not sure if you can do it online or over the phone but it took the guy at the Sprint store a while to do it.

Posted on Apr 15, 2010

This Sprint Nextel Hybrid phone only uses a sim card to store contacts. It has to be activated by Sprint customer support. It does not work the same way as nextel phones, you cannot just swap your sim card into it. I had no problem getting mine activated, the sprint guy just asked me for the Imei number and the sim id and 2 hours later I was up and running.

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I tried doing the same thing. I have an i850 which is dying a slow death and a friend loaned me his ic902. The Sim Card for the i850 is NOT compatible with the ic902. I was on the phone with the IDEN phone people at Nextel, spoke to a few others...bottom line is it aint gonna work. At least thats what numerous techie's at Nextel told me. Only thing to do is get a compatible Sim Card and get your old one transfered to it. If you go to a Nextel store, they charge you $15 for this. Blood suckers!!!!

Posted on Jun 21, 2008

I am running into the same issues.
I bought one NEW off ebay, and neither people at the sprint tech support, or nextell know how to activate this phone. I have been dealing with this for 2 weeks now. Nextell says it won't work with their service because it is a sprint phone, and sprint says they can't do anything with it because it is a nextel phone.

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

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I had the same problem. I went to 2 different Sprint stores and has at least 4 calls into Customer Svc. Ultimately they told me the phone was broke but could not tell me any specifics. I finally went to a 3rd party NEXTEL/Sprint store who put in a NEW sim card and had the phone up and running in less than 30 mins. BTW there is no difference in the 128k black sim card from hybrid to regular phones, it just needs to be new. The sim part is SIMGUS103R; sim id ends in 330.

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You can still use that sim all you have to do is put in this code ##354427# then put in the number of your old phone then hit ok to times then go to done

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Moreover, if you plan to use Boost Mobile, I STRONGLY suggest that you NOT purchase a Nextel phone and have it unlocked to use for Boost.

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I activate phones for Boost Mobile.

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