Micro Sim to Nano Sim Question

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If I wanted to give my iPhone 5 to my brother and in return he gives me his S3. Could I bring the S3 to a Koodo kiosk and have them back up the information onto a Nano Sim to be put into the iPhone 5? Do I even need to bring the phone in with me or can I just bring the Sim Card? Or does the owner of the phone need to be present?
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It's pretty unlikely that Koodo has a nano sim adapter for their contact transfer machine.

That being said the only information that can be saved to a sim is contacts and some text messages. The iPhone I believe would only be able to read the contacts.

You'ld be better off if you both backed up your contacts with an email address or something in the could so you could download them after the fact to your new devices.

The Kiosk will be able to transfer your number to a sim card but there may be a fee for it as it is free to do on self serve. You do not need to have the phone but it is recommended so that you know it's working before you leave, saving you a potential trip back if there is an issue.

The owner of the phone shouldn't have to be present as long as one person who's name is on the account is present (if there's two accounts under different names you will need two people).
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Is there a way for me to just buy a new Nano Sim and activate it from home? Or do I need to go into a Kiosk for them to activate it?
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You can buy the SIM card for $10 + tax and activate it yourself at home, yes.
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Is the home activation done online or by phone? (or rather which one is easier?)
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Online via self serve. It's very simple!
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Either one is fine. Online isn't hard, you just need to sign into Self Serve, if you have an account already, and select change phone under the phone section. Then select the option "New SIM card in my current phone".

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