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ZTE Maven 2 AT&T Prepaid Certified Restored (Refurbished) Phone $20

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Saw this on the AT&T website, looks like you can purchase the phone without having to purchase a plan also. I have purchased multiple refurbs from AT&T, and they are in pretty good condition, so I would assume that this one would be of similar quality.

https://www.att.com/cellphones/zt...sku8060229

Unlock codes seem to be fairly inexpensive on ebay for this model. Previous threads have discussed on how to unlock AT&T phones.

Instructions:

Add phone to cart, add your zip code, select any plan (does not matter which one, you can remove it out of the cart before you buy it). Continue to add all your information (name, address, etc.), you might want to opt out of the AT&T texts and emails (make sure to uncheck the box). AT&T will also ask if you want to transfer your number or get a new number assigned (I selected the assign new number option). It should cost $20 + tax. Select the free shipping option. Before checking out, make sure to take the plan out of the cart so it does not add to your total.

It looks like the wireless bill is part of your bill, but it will not charge you unless you activate the SIM card (I hope).

On the bottom before checking out: By clicking Submit Order, I agree that unless I call 1-800-331-0500 to cancel, service will continue monthly and be billed at the Due Monthly Wireless Plan rate noted above. I would assume that one does not get charged until they activate the SIM card included in the phone, so it might be the same situation here, but you might have to call AT&T to make sure to cancel the charges on your card. So for some, it might not be worth the hassle.

Here are some unlock codes from ebay, not sure which one(s) are the best since I have no personal experience. https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_...c&LH_BIN=1

Yes, there have been better deals on prepaid phones from AT&T, but if your time machine is broken and need it now, it might be a decent alternative.
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Did you bother to read the reviews?
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just got one for each of my cars to use for iOnRoad app. has plenty of power for that
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got one from the BB sale for $8.99
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Did you bother to read the reviews?
I guess I thought it was a cheap enough disposable phone Frown Guess no one else thought so.
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got one from the BB sale for $8.99
I didn't get a chance to get one, so I thought this might be a decent alternative Smilie
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I didn't get a chance to get one, so I thought this might be a decent alternative Smilie
The Maven 3 is an abomination. I imagine that the Maven 2 is even worse.
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The Maven 3 is an abomination. I imagine that the Maven 2 is even worse.
what is wrong with your Maven 3?
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what is wrong with your Maven 3?
-Camera is the worst I've ever used. I can get better pictures from a potato.
-The fone is fast enough (flipping through apps), but web browsing is slow. Even on wifi.
-For some reason google is extra blurry. Every other website in the world displays ok, but GOOGLE is blurry. The text.
-The proximity sensor is infuriating. The fone lights back up because I don't hold it tight against my ear. Ok, so I'll press the power button to turn off the display manually. But if I cover the proximity sensor, it will make the fone turn back ON again. This is beyond stupid. I hate that proximity sensor. Let me turn it off.

So people might think the camera isn't important. But remember, this is likely the ONLY camera you will have on you. Wouldn't you rather your pictures look decent instead of horrible?
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-Camera is the worst I've ever used. I can get better pictures from a potato.
-The fone is fast enough (flipping through apps), but web browsing is slow. Even on wifi.
-For some reason google is extra blurry. Every other website in the world displays ok, but GOOGLE is blurry. The text.
-The proximity sensor is infuriating. The fone lights back up because I don't hold it tight against my ear. Ok, so I'll press the power button to turn off the display manually. But if I cover the proximity sensor, it will make the fone turn back ON again. This is beyond stupid. I hate that proximity sensor. Let me turn it off.

So people might think the camera isn't important. But remember, this is likely the ONLY camera you will have on you. Wouldn't you rather your pictures look decent instead of horrible?
where do you find cheap case for this phone?
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where do you find cheap case for this phone?
lol. Ebay.

Edit: Ok, so I just made a whole speech on why this fone is garbage and this is how you respond? Thats like if someone gave you a long lecture on how your son is a scumbag and serial rapist and you respond with: "Where can I get him a sweater?"
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where do you find cheap case for this phone?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/For-ZTE-...oMjurt7hLA

Cheapest one I could find - the purple one is $1.66
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