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I have a straight talk phone it is a lg I got a new sim card and it was activated works great I bought a HTC t mobile phone it is unlocked and I put my sim card In it and it will not get any signal I can put another sim card from a straight talk phone it is powerd bye android and it works the HTC phone is powers bye android to so I don't know what I am found wrong if any thing you can do to help me I would love it ty

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If you can't get any signal at all, it's likely because the device from T-Mobile is set up to only search for the T-Mobile network and cant locate any other networks. You may be able to program the device to search for Straight Talk's network, but I can't tell you how because I don't know any of the codes. Call Straight Talk and ask them if you can use another carrier's SIM unlocked phone. If they say no, it may be because the SIM is set up to only use Straight Talk phones, i.e., that it is set up to only recognize the codes of Straight Talk devices. This is definitely possible. You may only be able to use their phones with your SIM card. Hope this helps. Thanks.  

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I can answer questions on cellular phones, the physical device, the network, contracts, billing, ordering, porting and what to look for when purchasing cell phones. I am located in the United States. I am an expert on BlackBerrys, Treos, HTC devices and iPhones as well as cellphones and aircards. I have over 15 years of experience in both the wireless and wireline world with the carriers. I have a lot of knowledge regarding the wireless providers - their services, prices and policies, both GSM AT&T and T-Mobile) and CDMA (Verizon, Sprint/Nextel). I am very familiar with the individual devices and their specifications. I can also answer questions regarding BlackBerrys, iPhones and other PDAs, both Palm-based and Windows-based. I can troubleshoot most any problem someone is having with their cellular device or with the provider.

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Over 20 years in the Telecom industry working for the carriers with individuals, small business, medium business and large corporations(Fortune 500). Also worked as a professor in Maryland for 10 years teaching telecommunications.

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I belong to several organizations

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Master's in Telecommunications

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Received several awards for papers that I have published over the years

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