If I bought a phone on eBay that works with my network do I just put the SIM card in?

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  1. TH55 macrumors 68030

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  2. EDH667 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, just put the SIM in and it should work.
     
  3. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Great thanks!
     
  4. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    well, the answer really depends? are you in the united states? if you are, there is no one phone that will work on any one network. for example, there are at&t phones that won't work on sprint or verizon. you can take some verizon phones and use them on at&t/t-mobile, but you might not get all the lte support you need.
     
  5. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I'm on AT&T and it is listed as an AT&T phone.
     
  6. Crichton333 macrumors 6502

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    I think you would also need a micro/nano SIM if your coming of a non-iPhone device :)
     
  7. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    sorry, i completely misread the thread title. instead of "my network" i read it as "any network." you should be fine. the only concern as the poster mentioned before me is sim card size.
     
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    Make sure that the seller does an "Erase All Content and Settings" otherwise you might trip the theft detection.
     

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