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Promoted 08-11-2013 by Steveb3163 at 01:27 PM View Original Post
Update: Free Shipping is no longer available; however free in-store pickup is still available. 

Best Buy has AT&T Samsung A157 Prepaid GoPhone™ for $4.99 with free shipping or free store pickup. Thanks powerfuldoppler

Price Research: Our research indicates that this AT&T Samsung A157 Prepaid GoPhone is $10 lower (66% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting at $15. - Steveb3163
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Edited August 11, 2013 at 09:51 AM by treyfer
Best Buy has the AT&T GoPhone - Samsung A157 No-Contract Mobile Phone for $4.99 w/free shipping.

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Last Edited by fastness August 20, 2013 at 08:32 AM
http://funtelligent.blogspot.com/...phone.html

SGH-A157 Network unlock procedure:

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Warning!!!
This Unlock method reset cell phone IMEI to all ZERO, most of carriers don't allow ALL ZERO cell phone in their network. such as ATT in US
PS: dial *#06# for checking your phone IMEI


Step 1: Remove sim card from phone and turn the phone on.

Step 2: Dial *2767*3855# This will initiate a Full reset for Samsung A157

Step 3: Once the phone restarts, dial #*7337# This will remove sim lock and freeze

Step 4: Now insert Airtel Sim card. and restart the phone. You will get TMobile signal and will start receiving messages.

Update: It will work on AT&T Sim cards even if it is all 0s. While calling customer care to activate this phone, just say the imei number from the back of the phone below the battery compartment. Don't say that it is all zeros! I am the owner of the blog linked above, and have updated the same info there.


How Tos:
To get IMEI:
Enter *#06#

Instructions for unlocking with code (thx Lex2000):
1. Power on the phone without SIM card
2. Enter
#7465625*638*CODE#

Replace CODE with the proper unlock code you received.

To check Status of Lock (thx Harold):
Enter *#7465625#

For those who couldn't get it shipped any more: This phone Now Available at Amazon for the same price, and free Prime shipping, see here- https://slickdeals.net/f/6225656-Samsung-a157-GoPhone-AT-T-4-99-Amazon-com?v=1

To buy a unlock code for a perfect unlocking.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/151091442033
This seller has the same unlock code for just $1.99, even he didn't mention A157 model in his discription. But I'm sure this $1.99 code works well. just send him the 15 Digit IMEI (with Slash No spaces)

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#4
thanks

picked up 2

but without a even small screen on from (for Caller ID even Grand Parents might not want it)
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Last edited by thegreatfixer August 11, 2013 at 07:22 AM.
#5
Thanks... Got one..
damn its cheaper than Buying an AT&T SIM card.

I will need it in coming days for Number porting..
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#6
Does anyone know if this can be used with T-mobile prepaid plan or is this for AT&T only?
thanks
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Quote from 3hrs View Post :
Thanks... Got one..
damn its cheaper than Buying an AT&T SIM card.

I will need it in coming days for Number porting..
how so?
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#8
You can get a SIM for free in AT&T store. I got it last month for prepaid.
Quote from 3hrs View Post :
Thanks... Got one..
damn its cheaper than Buying an AT&T SIM card.

I will need it in coming days for Number porting..
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Nice, grabbed 2 of them for $5.29 after tax using a RewardZone certificate I had sitting around. Easy way to monetize the rewardzone cert.
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Thanks OP good for cheap back up...
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DQSXa
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#12
can this be used as a replacement phone , for a phone that is on contract?
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#13
I bought one of these for "free" a year or so ago, I think.... but it was like $25 prepaid or some such.

My only issue with it is that I got it because I would rarely make use of it... but if you pay $10 refill, it expires after a month... $25 gets you a three month expiration date... so I would always end up w/ minutes leftover. I started using it to buy facebook credits... surely there's something better to do w/ the leftover money?
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pick up one
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Can this phone be unlocked to use in other GSM carriers?
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