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Change SIM cards for free on some conditions


Userlevel 3
My idea is that, one can change his SIM card between standard, micro and nano-size for free once in a year (or so), if he can hand in the old one which can still be reused. I think this saves money for people and is also environmentally friendly.

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Yes that would save money using Sim old or Mico Sim how ever canaden cellular network is outdated makes sense old and new is going fale Japanese towers way hade of us we should look in to it higher the towers are butter Japanese towers are higher we should look in to this or parts from Japan you will see single would be butter
Userlevel 7
You can switch Sims as often as you like already as long as:
A. there is less than 90 days between swaps
B. each SIM can only be used for the same phone number.

Just log onto self serve to do the switch.
having other people reuse other peoples old SIM cards could create a security risk.
Userlevel 2
Chad Burr wrote:

You can switch Sims as often as you like already as long as:
A. there is less than 90 days betwee...

I just had to swap phones. My new phone needed a different sim, so, I had to pay $28 (including shipping and handling).
Chad Burr wrote:

You can switch Sims as often as you like already as long as:
A. there is less than 90 days betwee...

Where do you go on self serve to dothat swap ?
Userlevel 7
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Chad Burr wrote:

You can switch Sims as often as you like already as long as:
A. there is less than 90 days betwee...

Log into self serve > scroll down and "Change phone" > Upgrade my current phone > Enter New SIM Card Number and continue 

If you have multiple numbers under one account, you need to click on your number after login then choose "change phone" > ...
Userlevel 2
I don't understand WHY you would want to change your SIM card. Is the SIM card like the hard drive on my laptop?
Userlevel 7
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Mike Sheehan wrote:

I don't understand WHY you would want to change your SIM card. Is the SIM card like the hard dri...

No it isn't. The SIM card is associated with your account so that your network operator can identify which phone should connect to the network. Aside from that, it has very limited functionality (like storing contact information, which has become rather obsolete with various cloud services). Not all phones use the same size of SIM card. Presently, there are 3 SIM card standards in use: mini, micro, and nano.
Userlevel 3
I highly recommend getting a NANO Sim and then purchasing an adapter. There are several adapters available. Then you will be able to switch between standards without changing SIM Cards. i.e. When I signed up to Koodo I got a Micro-Sim even though my Blackberry at the time took a standard SIM. Once I went to the Z10, I just removed the adapter. In hind site I should have asked for a NANO because I went to the iPhone a few months back and had to purchase a new SIM. You can cut down you larger SIM cards, however it is hit a miss. If your SIM is older the contact pad is larger and these do not always cut down successfully. I have tried many with success (I have the cutter for Micro and Nano).

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