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Can a prepaid sim card be used on an unlocked cellphone? (I'm thinking about trying a SKY Device)


Need a new phone, interested in the Blu/Sky devices, because of the prices. I currently have a prepaid sim card with koodo, I heard that you can't use a pre paid sim card on an unlocked phone, that it would have to be pay as you go. Sounds a little hokey, but thought i would double check. Just trying to figure this all out before I buy.

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Userlevel 6
Yes, you can use a prepaid Koodo SIM card with an unlocked phone.

Userlevel 7
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Check out the exact model of phone you want at willmyphonework.net

If the handset is compatible and unlocked, there is no reason a Koodo prepaid SIM won't work in it.
Userlevel 7
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The only sky devices that use 4G LTE are the 5.0L, 5.0LW and the 5.5L. If you are interested in using LTE than this is something you should consider
Userlevel 6
Allan wrote:

The only sky devices that use 4G LTE are the 5.0L, 5.0LW and the 5.5L. If you are interested in u...

I picked up a Moto G4 Play at a Loblaws "Prepaid Cell Phones Express" kiosk for $129 (regular $149). It was locked to President's Choice prepaid (Bell) so I bought an unlock code for $3 (mobifree.net). Loblaws also gave me 20,000 PC points because I spent over $50.

Staples wants $250 for the unlocked version of the same phone.

It works perfectly with Koodo prepaid - didn't even have to enter the APN settings.
Userlevel 7
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Allan wrote:

The only sky devices that use 4G LTE are the 5.0L, 5.0LW and the 5.5L. If you are interested in u...

Koodo only charges $240 for the Moto G4 Play and you get a $100.gift card with it making it $140 so when that sale ends on the 15th at Loblaws, Koodo will have it at a better deal again but nice find on your part!
Userlevel 4
Allan wrote:

The only sky devices that use 4G LTE are the 5.0L, 5.0LW and the 5.5L. If you are interested in u...

Hey ray do they give you information on how to unlock the phone i see mine is $ 5 lgg4 and is that in Canadian funds thanks
Userlevel 6
Allan wrote:

The only sky devices that use 4G LTE are the 5.0L, 5.0LW and the 5.5L. If you are interested in u...

Yes, after you pay they send an email with instructions. They charge in Canadian dollars.
Userlevel 4
Allan wrote:

The only sky devices that use 4G LTE are the 5.0L, 5.0LW and the 5.5L. If you are interested in u...

And after you can use your cellphone on any carrier that you want if i see a better plan some where else
Userlevel 6
Allan wrote:

The only sky devices that use 4G LTE are the 5.0L, 5.0LW and the 5.5L. If you are interested in u...

Yes, it will work with any carrier that supports the frequencies the phone uses. 
Userlevel 4
Allan wrote:

The only sky devices that use 4G LTE are the 5.0L, 5.0LW and the 5.5L. If you are interested in u...

Thanks Ray for the information i will still stay with koodo never had a problem with them yet but i will get my phone unlocked if i see a better begin some where else but so far there all the same in Quebec thanks again
Userlevel 4
Allan wrote:

The only sky devices that use 4G LTE are the 5.0L, 5.0LW and the 5.5L. If you are interested in u...

Oh ray can you pay throw PayPal
Userlevel 6
Allan wrote:

The only sky devices that use 4G LTE are the 5.0L, 5.0LW and the 5.5L. If you are interested in u...

Worked for me.
Allan wrote:

The only sky devices that use 4G LTE are the 5.0L, 5.0LW and the 5.5L. If you are interested in u...

• Bands: 2G 850/900/1800/1900
3G/4G 850/1700/1900
3G/4G 850/1900/2100
LTE: B2/B4/B7/B12/B17

So, if this is what the info says ^ , it will carry on the network? (As long as the imei checks out)
Userlevel 7
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Allan wrote:

The only sky devices that use 4G LTE are the 5.0L, 5.0LW and the 5.5L. If you are interested in u...

I believe you are referring to the Sky 5.5L and yes, it will work on 3G and LTE networks for Koodo. Koods networks are as follows for future reference: HSPA 850/1900 LTE 1700/2100

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