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Top message:   i60c phone on BOOST MOBILE?? by mixtape86   Jul 3, 2005, 10:34 PM

Replying to:  Re: i60c phone on BOOST MOBILE?? by mixtape86   Jul 4, 2005, 3:50 PM

Re: i60c phone on BOOST MOBILE??

by jessthemess    Jul 5, 2005, 1:46 AM

Sorry Mix...I tend to fall into jargon when I talk about these things !

The Starter kit has a SIM card and an Activation card in them, the sim card is the brains and heart of the phone. It is basically a computor chip that hold the information the refers to the handset...the phone is sometimes referred to as the "shell", some shells are prettier and better made than others but your i60 is a tried and true "shell you take the battery out of the back of the phone you can see where the SIM slides into the back of the phone and makes contact with the inside contacts.
The SIM card is what is "activated" with your new cellular # and the walkie talkie #, it also has the billing information and it will hold your phone book on it. This is the good thing about SIM based phones, you can take your sim card out of this handset and put it into another Motorola phone built for Boost/Nextel and all of your information, including the phone number is now on the new handset...
The activation card is the method of payment used to activate and reboost the minutes for the Boostmobile system. The starter kit you get from is already activated with a Michigan # and you will have to request what is called a "market transfer", your home area is called a "market", and there are many markets across the country. Each market has area codes specific to it's geographical location....too much information, huh?
Let me know if you need any more useless wireless trivia shoved at ya'
See Ya', Jess

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