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T-Mobile LG Optimus L9 Android 4.0 Prepaid Smartphone w/ 4.5" Screen + $50 Prepaid Card EXPIRED

carmen617 420 February 19, 2013 at 07:05 PM in Tech & Electronics (4) More T-Mobile Deals
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Promoted 02-19-2013 at 09:15 PM View Original Post
T-Mobile.com has T-Mobile LG Optimus L9 Android 4.0 Pre-paid Smartphone w/ 4.5" Screen + $50 Prepaid Card for $199.99 with free shipping. Thanks carmen617

Please Note: This is a pre-paid phone, no contract is required

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http://prepaid-phones.t-mobile.co...L9-Prepaid

T-Mobile.com has T-Mobile LG Optimus L9 Android 4.0 Pre-paid Smartphone w/ 4.5" Screen + $50 Prepaid Card (added automatically to cart) for $199.99 with free shipping. This is a pre-paid phone, no contract is required

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#31
Quote from pseudoswede View Post :
Mrs. Swede wanted a basic Android smartphone. This fit the bill perfectly for the price. The built-in T-Mobile wifi calling app is rock solid, which was the only essential feature she needed (and something the Nexus 4 does not have) because she uses the phone for work.

The only real downside is that there is no ambient light sensor, so it's difficult to use it in bright sunlight unless you set the brightness to 100%.

She doesn't need to root or install a custom ROM on this, nor have a need for Jelly Bean, so it's a non-issue for me. I did get rid of the native launcher app and replaced it with Apex Launcher.

It also appears this phone is already unlocked. I tried to use the instructions provided by T-Mobile, but it got rejected. Yet, when I installed a Simple Mobile SIM card, it detected the SM network immediately without an "invalid SIM" error message.
Simple mobile uses the tmobile network. This does not mean that the phone is unlock. You would expect to be able to use Simple mobile with this phone. I'm pretty sure this phone is locked to the tmobile network. Bet you cannot put an att sim or one of its mnvo into this phone unless you unlocked it. How easy is it to unlock it?
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#32
Quote from hmongsda View Post :
Simple mobile uses the tmobile network. This does not mean that the phone is unlock. You would expect to be able to use Simple mobile with this phone. I'm pretty sure this phone is locked to the tmobile network. Bet you cannot put an att sim or one of its mnvo into this phone unless you unlocked it. How easy is it to unlock it?
Since this was put on a post-paid plan, I called T-Mobile and got the unlock instructions e-mailed to me within 24 hours.
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#33
Quote from rehan1212 View Post :
is this phone worth $200 dollars?
Yes this phone is defiantly worth 200$! especially with the 50$ gift card included.
i brought this phone last week because my s2 was starting to lock up on me, i had plans to resell my s2 for $250-$300 and wanted an dual core phone so i picked this up from bestbuy and had used for a whole week and it is working perfectly fine. feels nice too.

I am going to return it back to bestbuy when the 1 from tmobile comes.
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#34
Got one, but the 50 card didn't show up in the checkout. Tried several other phones with same promo, all other packages have the refill card showing up during checkout. Only this LG package won't show the refill card. Weird. Anyway, hope it will come with the card.
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#35
Quote from rahulkb32 View Post :
Anyone know there return policy for prepaid phones...On the site its say they MAY charge a restocking fee? Anyone have any experience with that?
I bought and returned a prepaid phone from T-Mobile without a restocking fee, but that was a year or two ago, so YMMV. I also never opened it.
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#36
i think target has the same deal right now in store
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#37
Quote from jj2001 View Post :
Got one, but the 50 card didn't show up in the checkout. Tried several other phones with same promo, all other packages have the refill card showing up during checkout. Only this LG package won't show the refill card. Weird. Anyway, hope it will come with the card.
i chat and call. t-mobile said if you don't get it in the package, u can call them to get the code. but i want to use this phone with my regular plan, and sell the 50$ card. how can i sell the code without the card on eBay?

they will include a prepaid return label, anyone know if this label is free or fee?
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#38
Can I unlock this phone and use it for AT&T..????
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#39
Why is my sales tax more than 10% ($23 on $199)... Frown
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#40
Quote from moneysavesu View Post :
Why is my sales tax more than 10% ($23 on $199)... Frown
$17.75 here, so does the 50$ refill show on your cart and your invoice email?
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#41
Quote from z101 View Post :
$17.75 here, so does the 50$ refill show on your cart and your invoice email?
I asked a rep about that and she said "Please do not worry about that."

I am assuming you'll get the card w/the phone. If not, contact them and they'll give you one..
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#42
same issue last time ..they provide the code via phone. but somewhere some dealer used the code
yes it very difficult to flip the code for money on ebay/else
Quote from z101 View Post :
i chat and call. t-mobile said if you don't get it in the package, u can call them to get the code. but i want to use this phone with my regular plan, and sell the 50$ card. how can i sell the code without the card on eBay?

they will include a prepaid return label, anyone know if this label is free or fee?
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#43
Quote from moneysavesu View Post :
I asked a rep about that and she said "Please do not worry about that."

I am assuming you'll get the card w/the phone. If not, contact them and they'll give you one..
hate that "Please do not worry about that.", checked last thread about this deal, most of ppl have to call tmobile for the refill code.

Quote from redmond.ran View Post :
same issue last time ..they provide the code via phone. but somewhere some dealer used the code
yes it very difficult to flip the code for money on ebay/else
will try to sell it anyway, if it is code only. i do have a reputable eBay account, as long the buyer also reputable. i think you can t-mobile to retrieve the code, if something happen
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#44
I bought one of these online a couple days ago before the $50 promo came back. Had to call to get it honored without returning and rebuying the phone. The rep gave me a 14-digit code.

Can someone tell me what the procedure is for having one of these refill codes applied to your account? I was able to find some info, but didn't know if there was a different procedure with T-Mobile's own cards, vs a Fastcard like you'd find in a retail setting.

I just plan on selling it anyway, and I'm counting on the buyer being as stupid about prepaid as I am.
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#45
Quote from rileymartin View Post :
i think target has the same deal right now in store
With the $50 refill card?
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