Activate old phone temporarily

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My current phone died. I have an old koodo phone I would like to reactivate until my new phone comes next week, how do I do this? How do I activate and use my old phone until I get my new phone? Not sure if old phone has sim card in it, Can i use the sim card in the current broken phone in the old phone?
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Bobert

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Posted 7 months ago

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Timo Tuokkola, Mobile Master

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If your current sim card will for in the old phone just switch it and you're good to go. If it doesn't fit, you'll need to pick up a new Koodo sim card, and will likely need to call to have it shipped onto the account (if the store can't do it for you).

If the phone does not use a sim card, it is no longer supported by koodo.
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Great thank you.

The current phone sim card is too small. but the old phone still has its sim card, can I somehow reactivate it, or do i have to buy a new sim card for the old phone?
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If your old SIM wasn't activated for more than 90 days, then it's already expired.
And you need a new SIM. They are selling tri-cut SIM now, so you can select SIM size and use it in different phones  easier.
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Check with a local independent cell phone repair shop and see if they have a workable adapter to use your smaller SIM in the larger slot temporarily. That will avoid having to deal with Koodo entirely.

As per Mayumi, you can use a new Koodo SIM in one of the bigger sizes in the temporary phone, then punch it out to the smaller size when needed, but not the other way around.
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Thank you everyone, you guys rock.