How to unlock your Sprint phone’s SIM slot by calling Sprint. Even if you never had an account with them.

The account last associated with the device must be in good standing. In order to check to see if the account is in good standing, you must have the account # or the full name of the account holder last associated with the device. Unlocking policy here: https://www.sprint.com/legal/unlocking_policy.html Once that is verified you can request the domestic Read more about How to unlock your Sprint phone’s SIM slot by calling Sprint. Even if you never had an account with them.[…]

The phone I purchased for myself. Google LG Nexus 5, from Freedompop. $100

$99 + $9.99 shipping. No taxes or other fees. I disabled all paid trials. Instructions are below. The big reason I choose Android vs iPhone (iOS) is the fact that I can have free WiFi hotspot tethering on any carrier.  Apple allows the carrier to disable this hardware in order to charge you for this Read more about The phone I purchased for myself. Google LG Nexus 5, from Freedompop. $100[…]

Republic Wireless – T-mobile with AT&T roaming partner OR Sprint with Verizon roaming partner.

You either be on their GSM (T-mobile) network or CDMA (Sprint), not both. Which carriers does Republic Wireless use? Republic Wireless 1.0 and 2.0 plans use Sprint with roaming partner Verizon. 3.0 (Clearchoice) plans use either Sprint roaming to Verizon or T-mobile roaming to AT&T. Depending on zip code. No data roaming on 3.0 plans. Read more about Republic Wireless – T-mobile with AT&T roaming partner OR Sprint with Verizon roaming partner.[…]

Social Services in Nevada County for People with Low Income

I’m consistently amazed at the level of assistant you can get from government, and non-profit organizations if you make less than 21K-40K a year. Here are programs I’ve had personal experience with. Also, some extra money saving tips. For a comprehensive list of services (Dial 211 or visit  www.dial211.com) Bottom Line: Minimize buying, but when Read more about Social Services in Nevada County for People with Low Income[…]

Free cell phone service in California

If you are low income and live in California, you are eligible for a free cell phone and service. Totally FREE! (Paid for by the federal government) Talk, text, and data. If you are not low income, try freedompop. By network (in order of best coverage to worst in Nevada County): Verizon  Blue Jay Wireless: Read more about Free cell phone service in California[…]

How to perform a carrier reset on a Sprint phone. –> ##72786#

From: https://support.freedompop.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2062/session/L3RpbWUvMTQ2MDQxMTEwOS9zaWQvbVhuV3JOTm0%3D A carrier reset is almost always necessary if you’re activating a device or if you’re having trouble receiving voice, text, or a data connection. This reset sends your device’s new information to the network so that you can get service. Note: If unable to perform reset over WiFi, disable option in settings and Read more about How to perform a carrier reset on a Sprint phone. –> ##72786#[…]