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Net10 - Keep Your Own Phone Sim Card Kit

Model: NTATKTMUNA-TRI1SKU: 5470401

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 148 reviews

93%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Switching to 3G service seems to have helped considerably -- though that's certainly not why one buys a modern 4G phone.jws2018s
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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quality Item -- But Know What You're Getting Into

    Posted
    jws2018s
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this item for use inside a new, unlocked Motorola Moto G6 phone. I did so because I'd been satisfied with Net10 service using a similar (but locked) phone. The kit comes with SIM cards for three of the Big 4 service providers: AT&T; T-Mobile and Verizon. Because that previous phone worked very well with Verizon, I chose to insert the Verizon SIM first. The promised 4G LTE signal strength, however, was surprisingly shaky. One month later, I replaced that SIM card with the T-Mobile version. That was worse. Switching to 3G service seems to have helped considerably -- though that's certainly not why one buys a modern 4G phone. A Best Buy salesperson explained that all of the Big 4 service providers throttle the 4G services provided to "middlemen" like Tracfone, in Miami. (Tracfone is the parent of Net10 and Straight Talk at Walmart). It appears the Big 4 do that to punish customers for not routing their phones directly through Big 4 services. As such, I'm wondering how to proceed here -- as my previous, and much older, smartphone provided more reliable service that this phone does. I therefore provide a very qualified recommendation -- assuming the buyer understands what s/he is getting into.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TracFone Wireless

      Hi. This is Arianne from NET10 Wireless. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience you have experienced with our service. Allow us to help you by reviewing your account. Please contact us using this link http://bit.ly/2lHoBuo. For your convenience, our representatives are available Monday-Sunday from 8:00 AM to 11:45 PM EST. You can also use our self-service menu by simply texting the word HELP to 611611. Thank you TracFoneWireless

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    works perfectly but instructions are vague

    Posted
    LightOfDay
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    If you BYO phone to Net10 you'll need this SIM card kit. The kit is inclusive for all factory unlocked phones as well as most major carriers' unlocked phones, and it includes all 3 SIM card sizes. The card(s) work fine, but the instructions regarding which one you need to use can be unclear if you're not a geek (like me). Don't hesitate to call Net10 at the phone number they provide. They're very friendly and helpful, and they'll talk you through the set-up process. Many stores don't stock these SIM card kits. If you have to order the kit, I would recommend purchasing 2 of them. It's worth an extra $1 to have a spare just in case you have an issue when setting up your new phone, rather than having to wait another week for the replacement kit to arrive. I have not had any issues with using them, but just in case...

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TracFone Wireless

      Hi. My name is Arianne from NET10 Wireless. We're sorry for the inconvenience we have caused you regarding to the instructions of the BYOP kit. Inside the Activation kit, you will see the instructions on how to activate a GSM and/or CDMA handset. Knowing what type of the device you will be activating plays an important role in activating the phone a lot easier. On the other hand, we are glad to know that you're satisfied with our service. We would also like to thank you for taking your time to leave us a positive review and for recommending our service. Have a great day! TracFoneWireless

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    complete Net10 SIM kit

    Posted
    upstateSCtechguy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Not much to say other than this is complete Net10 SIM card kit. Includes most common SIM card types you may need to activate a smart phone on Net10 network through the carrier of your choice: ATT, T-Mobile, Verizon (Sprint available, but have to call customer service for activation - no SIM included for Sprint). Activation on GSM carriers (ATT, T-Mobile) is fast & easy. CDMA carriers (VZW, Sprint) is not as quick, but activation on VZW was still easy & relatively simple. Have not tried it with Sprint, as Sprint seems disinclined to support 3rd party carriers (Net10). I needed a phone on VZW to use on a remote jobsite as the GSM carriers had very poor cell coverage. This SIM kit is necessary to start your service on Net10 wireless. Straightforward, painless, relatively quick (this is my 2nd phone on Net10). Much easier than dealing with the big 4 carriers directly, no contracts, better pricing, yet still able to select the major carrier of your choice for best coverage.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Useful, but not exactly "simple".

    Posted
    April
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I'm sure this would be easier to use from a computer on their desktop site than from a mobile browser, but it took me about an hour to get my phone activated. There were about 3-4 times where I had to change the type I was using (CDMA vs GSM), so I thought maybe it was my own error, but after trying GSM first, it gave me an error and said it couldn't activate, so I switched to the CDMA sim card, which gave the same error. I switched back to the GSM sim and it worked the second time through. I don't have any complaints about the price. The kit was $1 and the plan was $40. If you have a phone that's already activated and reception (I didn't), you could call customer service and have them help you set it up. Setting it up solo is a bit overwhelming, but it works.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy activation!

    Posted
    hockeycanuckjc
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member
    • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

    I switched my Google Pixel 5" phone from Tracfone to the Net 10 $35 plan and it was a flawless switch. I spent no more than 10 minutes setting up the service. Popped out the Tracfone BYOP ATT Sim and put in the Net 10 BYOP Sim and then turned on the phone and it works. There are 3 kinds of providers inside the box. ATT, TMobile and Verizon. So pick whatever works best in your area and it will work. I would have loved to purchase a $35 airtime card from my local Best Buy Mobile, but they did not have any in stock at Southland so I was able to complete my transaction online with my debit card. Keep in mind that the plan I picked ($35) only gives you 500mb data at LTE speed and they will slow it down to 2G after that. But everything worked out in the end and my service works fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Half The Price Of Verizon's Cheapest Plan, But...

    Posted
    AudGuy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    -Customer service is outsourced (India?) and their general protocol to fix problems is having you turn your phone off and back on (they have also lied about fixing my specific issue multiple times as it keeps happening) -Call service in general is okay, but for certain calls it is subpar -The sim card was finnicky at first and it still sometimes takes a restart of the phone to help it find service or to fix the "no inserted sim card" error (I have a newer model Samsung Galaxy phone, so it is not defective) You get what you pay for. Cheaper plan for cheaper service.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TracFone Wireless

      Hi. This is Glen from NET10 Wireless. This is not how we want you to feel and experience. Let us help you. Can you chat with us using this link http://bit.ly/2lHoBuo so we can start assisting you? We need to have this issue resolved as soon possible. For your convenience, our representatives are available Monday-Sunday from 8:00 AM to 11:45 PM EST. You can also use our self-service menu by simply texting the word HELP to 611611. TracFoneWireless

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You shouldn't have to pay more than this

    Posted
    Shane
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    For a buck, you can't get much better. The Big 4 try to charge you $25+ for SIM cards. Net10 service provides the exact same coverage as the Big 4, with the ease of choosing which provider works for you and your phone at the same company. Easily switch to a different network when your needs or phone change. Be sure your phone is compatible with the network you choose. Net10 prices are very reasonable, and you can often find discounted refills on e Bay. I recommend Net10 for users who need Verizon or AT&T for the best bang for your buck (Tmobile and Sprint have plenty of other MVNOs that are cheaper than Net10).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    easy to install

    Posted
    shannon
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Net10 service is a great workaround all the other price-gauging providers that raise the cost of your plan after a year, and lock you into 2 year contracts. You don't have to fall victim to their tactics when there's this option. Package comes with wide range of SIM card sizes for range of network providers. You buy an unlocked cell phone, and choose an affordable plan based on YOUR needs through Net10. No games. Simply insert SIM, call Net10 tech support, and you're connected. Easy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    No good

    Posted
    Navi
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I getting tired of net 10 not getting there in phone I bought this net10 kit that has verizon t mobile and att Sim card and bought a unlocked phone I called net10 to transfer my number from net 10 phone to unlocked phone they told me to put verizon Sim card but it didn't worked so I put att wireless Sim card and it worked but the reception was really bad and drop calls compared to Verizon service so I returned everything. And looking to join other company.I being with net 10 for 10 yrs

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TracFone Wireless

      Hi. My name is Glen from NET10 Wireless. We're sincerely sorry for all the trouble and inconvenience you have experienced. We need to check your account to have it fixed. Chat with us at http://bit.ly/2gQCmUz?caseId=41023 to better assist you. Thanks. TracFoneWireless

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    For a buck it’s a great deal

    Posted
    CheaperThanYouAreDude
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    To be honest the only reason I buy these at Best Buy is because they’re a dollar, and they aren’t even a dollar on the Internet through net 10. Used to be able to use more than one of the Sim cards in each kid depending on which phone you had and what carrier was in the size of this and card slot but now they change it so it can only be used once which kind of is frustrating but for a dollar you can’t be mad it’s a pretty good purchase

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TracFone Wireless

      Hello. This is Katrina from NET10 Wireless. Thank you for choosing our products and service. We appreciate your time for giving us a positive feedback. Should you need assistance, please let us know. You can also use our self-service menu by simply texting the word HELP to 611611. TracFoneWireless

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Cumbersome to activate

    Posted
    ThoR76
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    You need to go online to activate this subscription. And the included steps are outdated and doesn't match the Net10 website any more. I couldn't get it actived at all (and I've been working in IT for 20 years), the Best Buy guy couldn't activate it either, and ended up giving me a new kit.Managed to get the new kit activated, but it did take close to half an hour. On the plus side this kit includes all types of different SIM cards, and also a twin SIM

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TracFone Wireless

      Hello, ThoR76. My name is Angel from NET10 Wireless. We do apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. In order to better assist you, please contact one of our customer care representatives via chat at http://bit.ly/2gQCmUz?caseId=16234447. TracFoneWireless

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great No Contract Carrier

    Posted
    CrazyC
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I've been using Net10 ( part of the Tracfone company) for several years now. The cell service is great and reliable. With the bring your own phone plan, you can buy just about any unlocked phone and use their services. They use the same towers as all the major players. Easy to activate with through the website. Note though that Tracfone and Net10 are not crossover capable even though they are the same company.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice card with 3 choices of carriers

    Posted
    Slim
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I've had Net10 in the past and have been very pleased with it. I mean my prepaid monthly bill was around $15.00/month for voice and messaging. The Net10 card offer you a choice of Verizon, ATT, and TMobile. ATT usually has great coverage, but poor coverage in Williamsburg, VA... so I dropped my ATT coverage for Verizon. So.. research which carriers are best for your area.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value

    Posted
    Traceycsj
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The Net10-Bring Your Own Phone SIM Card Kit, was very simple and easy to use. I just had to pick the correct SIM for my phone, log on to Net10 and add the information to my account. I received a new phone number and text on the phone I installed the SIM card in. Great value and Net10 has great plans, especially if you have automatic payment and more than 1 line, you get discounts.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product/Great price

    Posted
    Lance
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I'm on the BYOP plan and mine recently died. I upgraded phones, but needed a nano SIM card, as my old one was a micro. I looked into just cutting mine down, but the chip in my micro was too long, so I purchased this. The SIM fit perfect and the upgrade took less than 10 minutes online. Net10 saves me over $40 a month and I have the same coverage as before!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Option for Pre-paid Users

    Posted
    Haley
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is a wonderful option for someone using net 10 to utilize a normal smart phone, rather than the limited options offered directly through Net 10. This product allowed me to easily transfer service to my brand new Moto G4. Only negative is that Net 10 customer service is quite subpar, reps are not very knowledgeable and service can be hit-or-miss.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TracFone Wireless

      Hi. My name is Glen from NET10 Wireless. Thank you for being a NET10 Wireless customer. We're sorry to hear about your customer service experienced. Rest assured to give you the best possible customer service on your future transactions. TracFoneWireless

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good service, ok price.

    Posted
    invictus0x0
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I needed a new sim card to setup my moto G6, this one worked just fine, they have contracts with all three carriers so you can pick the towers that work best in your area (or what works in your phone), their plans are a bit skimpy on data, so if you use a lot of data, you may want to look at other options.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TracFone Wireless

      Hi. This is Mae from NET10 Wireless. Thank you for sharing your BYOP experience. Please know that we are continually working on improving and expanding our products and services. If you have any questions or need assistance in the future, please let us know. TracFoneWireless

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Net10 is a 10

    Posted
    VikkiVik
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I purchased this for a friend that is in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. She was getting a new phone so she needed this to activate her phone. I heard of Net10 before but I didn't know about it. She has been a Net10 user for quite sometime and she is very happy with this item. There are easy directions inside the package.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Valued card for one without credit

    Posted
    Kitsu
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Great deal for those without credit and debating between which service to choose. The associates will help walk you through what type of service is needed or would be best for the phone. Overall, a decent pick but a bit more expensive due to a lack of credit card discount the others would receive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great did for my phone

    Posted
    Momof3
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Needed to purchase this and activate for my unlocked phone (because internet & mms text messages will not work for an unlocked phone if you are trying to use a SIM card that came with an authorized Net10 phone). Works great now! So happy you guys carry this in the local store!

    I would recommend this to a friend