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Topic # 238139 4-Jul-2018 16:04
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Hi, does anyone know, does a slingshot sim work in a spark locked phone?

 

I live just out of town, and I have had to change to Slingshot from 2 degree's, as currently am on 2 degrees but I get no coverage in my house at all.  Rang 2 degrees and spoke to someone in the call centre, who said that they didn't have any kind of booster or anything and that my only option was to change providers.

 

Hence the move from 2 degrees to Slingshot. 

 

I have to buy my daughter a phone, but have a spark phone at home, so was wondering if the sim will work in it?  I have seen lots of comments stating that 2 degrees uses Spark etc,  so can anyone assist?  


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  Reply # 2049104 4-Jul-2018 16:20
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A Spark-locked phone will only work with a Spark SIM.


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  Reply # 2049140 4-Jul-2018 16:49
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If you have had the Spark phone more the 9 months then it should be free to unlock


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  Reply # 2049159 4-Jul-2018 17:28
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nicolaj:

 

Hi, does anyone know, does a slingshot sim work in a spark locked phone?

 

I live just out of town, and I have had to change to Slingshot from 2 degree's, as currently am on 2 degrees but I get no coverage in my house at all.  Rang 2 degrees and spoke to someone in the call centre, who said that they didn't have any kind of booster or anything and that my only option was to change providers.

 

Hence the move from 2 degrees to Slingshot. 

 

I have to buy my daughter a phone, but have a spark phone at home, so was wondering if the sim will work in it?  I have seen lots of comments stating that 2 degrees uses Spark etc,  so can anyone assist?  

 

 

 

 

Hi there,

 

 

 

Best thing to do would be to head into a Spark store so they can get it unlocked for you. If your phone is more than 9 months old they should get you sorted for free. If not, looks like it may cost $30.

 

 

 

Cheers!





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  Reply # 2049181 4-Jul-2018 18:54
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I'm not really the one to answer this one in an official manor. but given slingshot are a MVNO of spark... You could always give it a try...

 

Otherwise our stores should unlock it for ya.





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  Reply # 2049186 4-Jul-2018 18:59
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2degrees can provide a booster at a cost to customer and they also provide Wi-Fi calling with supported handset

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  Reply # 2049227 4-Jul-2018 20:13
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nicolaj:

 

Hi, does anyone know, does a slingshot sim work in a spark locked phone?

 

I have to buy my daughter a phone, but have a spark phone at home, so was wondering if the sim will work in it?

 

 

Yes, it will. I have a Spark locked phone (Samsung J3), and a Callplus SIM works in it no problems.

 

nicolaj:

 

I have seen lots of comments stating that 2 degrees uses Spark etc,  so can anyone assist?  

 

 

Someone has being smoking to much I think :P. 2 degrees have their own network in most places now. Where they don't have their own network, they offer national roaming on Vodafone. 2 degrees never use Spark's network.


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  Reply # 2049253 4-Jul-2018 21:00
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stinger:

 

Someone has being smoking to much I think :P. 2 degrees have their own network in most places now. Where they don't have their own network, they offer national roaming on Vodafone. 2 degrees never use Spark's network.

 

 

See here is the issue.

 

 

 

2d have their own network, that yes does roam to vodafone.

 

 

 

However, back in the day when it was snap. they MVNO'd through Spark.

 

no idea if they still do have any connections there - I'd suspect not but that's not my area to dig into :)

 

 

 

 

 

So... i wouldn't blame someone if they thought 2d used spark at some point if they had a snap mobile and that was migrated to 2d.





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  Reply # 2049292 4-Jul-2018 21:56
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hio77:

 

However, back in the day when it was snap. they MVNO'd through Spark.

 

So... i wouldn't blame someone if they thought 2d used spark at some point if they had a snap mobile and that was migrated to 2d.

 

 

#TIL Thanks for pointing that out.


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  Reply # 2055406 12-Jul-2018 22:24
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I used a skinny sim on a sim locked spark Samsung j5 prime before. YMMV.





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