Its funny you mention this, I have been using my SafeLink Simcard in an unlocked Android for some time now. Although I am unable to send or recieve MMS messages or access the internet (unless I'm on my wifi) its better than the simple phones they give you. I agree that it is worth checking out though, those phones while simple have excellent battery life.
I am the caregiver to handicapped and disabled people and I have helped 3 people sign up and signed myself up as well and 3 of us signed up with Q-link wireless and all got LG Androids and one wanted to sign up with Safe link and he got the smallest junk phone that he can't he can't even read the buttons because they are so small.
I will tell you that all the Q-link androids do not come with sim cards and say SD card unmounted or not present when trying to use certain features like the camera, which I would really like for that to work to take pictures of my patients while I still have them with me, but I cannot get Q-link to send me a sim they do not have them or just don't want to help anyone out. They will not even replace a phone that broke with-in 2 days of arrival for a patient. It had some red triangle on the front and was completely frozen, I had to go on you tube and look to see if anyone else had that problem with that phone and luckily someone had and made a video on how to fix it, So I fixed it for him for free. Always look to you tube or online for free help or videos on how to do it yourself before paying out of pocket, something they were going to charge him shipping and handling back to them and $20-$30 for another phone that probably would have been the same phone, just they new which 3 buttons to push in which order to reset the phone from their bad upgrade..... Seriously saved him $50 and weeks without a phone just by watching it on you tube and following the video, 15 minutes and he had his phone good as new and a smile to boot. They just wanted to squeeze more money put of a man that only had $38 left after paying his bills each month and his $126 a month the state gives him for food stamps. I hate when people take advantage of anyone but to take advantage of someone already very disadvantaged, they are scum, they deserve jail, they deserve to pay back all moneys paid to them for their "FREE PHONES" from the government. One day the safelink executives will be standing trial and I will be cheering, and praying that the jury box is full of people that their greed has touched or touched someone very close to them. I pray they pay for their crimes to the disabled and elderly. Please change from safelink. I am not saying go to Q-link, I am not their rep and they have issues as well, I heard from someone else that Assurance was a better company but I have never personally dealt with them so I cannot say, Please look up these company's and read the customer reviews, better yet, go a couple links down and look where they can't delete them or go to the better business bureau's website and look their. You don't want to be waiting months for your free phone that you may need for an emergency to save your own life or someone you love and you do not want bad service if you do indeed need your phone for an emergency, please do your research. If anyone has any insight without being a rep of one of these or any free phone company, please tell us your likes, dislikes or whatever experiences you have had with whatever company. Please include if you have talked to customer service at anytime, if so did they help? Did they speak English or any other language you needed to communicate? What kind of phone, anything wrong with it? If their was something defective how long did it take the company to fix? If they did fix it did they charge you for this fix to your FREE phone? Please fill in all our blanks because you know we all want to know and need to know. We need a good company with strong values that have a good product that functions correctly with enough minutes to make it through the month to make doctors appointments and social serve appointments. Any information would be great. Thank you all.
hello. has anyone ever been able to get the sim from a SAFE-LINK OBAMA PHONE to work in an unlocked android phone?
my phone is unlocked and i think i should be able to use any gsm sim card in it. but when i put the safelink sim in, it says please put in a valid sim card or something like that.
any help, or answers for this..
I'm not a obaMa fone (gov insurance phone) expert but I wouldnt understand how a sim card with service would even know its not in a certain phone. the phone not getting service is a thing by itself due to radios not matching service frequency and all that other stuff. Your sim card size is a different story, nano sim card devices need nano sim cards to get service. So being the obaMa Phone comes with the original sim card size Sim Card, one would have to first have a phone thats unlocked and takes the overgrown sim. If the sim is cut to a micro (via a sim cutter) I would say that should work in a micro sim unlocked device. MMS and Internet are fixed with proper APN configuration. Hope my insight helped. Will return with my own test shortly, hopefully.
EDiT: So I just took the obama phone simcard and put it in my unlocked china android and no go, didn't read the sim. However I put in another sim from net10 and realized it worked so I then took them out and noticed they are different sizes as far as the copper or bronzed color parts of the sim. So I think its about just having the right sim card for it. Not all sims are the same and since the obama phone uses its sim for memory as well, texts + contacts... I'm sure thats the major difference. smart sim vs dumb sim. I will be back as I wish to make this work now, lol. PEACE
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