Can I Sell my phone I bought with the contract and buy a unlocked phone and use it with the same SIM card?

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I bought an HTC one m8 with a contract but I want to get another phone. Would I be able to sell the phone and use my current Sim card in the new phone?
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Posted 2 years ago

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Chadwick, Mobile Master

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Hi Jimmy,

Yes, As long as the new phone is either locked to telus/Koodo, or simply unlocked. Check to make the sure the phone isnt black listed. All you need to do is use the new phones IMEI in this website

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Check also that frequencies mach Koodo frequencies
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It also needs to use the same size sim card.
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You can buy a replacement SIM at a Koodo store and do the change in your account on self-serve if necessary. You can keep the current SIM in the phone to prove to the buyer that it works, but remove it before delivery.
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Out of curiousity, how could a third-party buyer of a locked phone through Kijiji or Craigslist be protected? If the original owner of the phone fails to pay it off and/or falls past due to the phone company, would the phone company be able to brick the phone?
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Hey Jeremy! When it comes to third party purchases, it's buyer beware. The phone company should not block the IMEI number of a phone if it's past due; however ,the SIM card/service will be suspended.  It's important to note that there's a risk of buying phone which was lost/stolen which means that the phone can be blacklisted.  Koodo will not be able to take the device off of the blacklist - only the original owner of the phone can do this through their mobile carrier.  Hope this info helps!