Can't get Nextel i860 to work with my Cingular Sim Card
My neighbor found a Nextel, Motorola i860 cell phone and gave it to me. I purchased a charger for it and assumed that I could just insert my Cingular Sim card and hit the ground running. Not the case... After charging, the phone seemed to work fine until I removed the previous owners sim card and inserted mine. At that point the phone prompts me to "Enter Special Code Now". I didn't have to enter any code at all when the other sim card was in the phone. I tried 00000000 and the last eight numbers of the phone number of the old sim to no avail. I'm afraid to try a third lest I lock myself out completely.
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There is no way to do such a thing. The i830 works off the iDEN network and is not compatible in any way with the GSM network used by Cingular. Sorry. Truth is, the i830 is junk, you're better off without it.