No Sim Card

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I'm trying to register a really old phone that doesn't have a sim card. It is a koodo phone, but I can't figure out how to do it without the sim card number. Any ideas?
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Posted 5 years ago

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Chad Burr, Mobile Master

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Take the battery out of the phone and look for an imei number. That's the number you'll need
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I tried just entering that number and it still won't let me continue to activate it. Keeps saying I need the sim card number.
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If it doesn't use the sim card you'll need to input the serial # of the phone in your self serve account. Click on Mobile phone/change phone and input the # in there.After you do this press *22803 on the handset to program the phone and press 1. The phone will reboot and you'll be good to go!
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Use the esn/meid of the phone.
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I don't have a self serve account yet. It's an old phone but new to me.
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Chad Burr, Mobile Master

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Are you currently a koodo customer?
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No I'm not. Trying to be. :)
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If you're trying to activate on prepaid you can only use a sim card based phone.
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Timo is right. You'll need to use a phone with a sim card if it's prepaid. :(
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Well dammit. Ok. Thanks everyone for your help.
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You're welcome! Hey yo ADRIAN!
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You should check kijiji you might pick up a cheap sim based koodo phone and be up and running in no time.
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Really? That's not good news.

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