Cellular Phones/Motorola i920


I recently purchased a Motorola i920 phone. I see that it uses iDen and GSM technology, but when I insert my T-Mobile SIM card, I shows a subsidy lock code. What can I do to use this phone with my T-Mobile service?


The phone you have wont work with T-Mobile because phones that work on the old Spring iDEN network that no longer exists will not work on any other network. My recommendation is that if you need a phone to work with T-Mobile then you would want to purchase a refurbished phone branded by T-Mobile or one directly from them. I'm sorry that the phone you have wont work for you. Thanks and I hope this helps.  

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