Returning To Old Phone

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I had a Nokia for years and now have a Moto G (micro sim). If this phone should break, can I enter the Nokia with its old sim card as a my new phone on the self-serve? 
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Allan, Mobile Master

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You would just have to swap the sim card from your current phone back to your nokia! If the sim card is a different size then you would have to register a new koodo sim card online through self serve and then put that into the nokia
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That's the part I don't understand. Yes, it is a different size. The only sim card I have is the same one that was originally with the Nokia. I haven't used it since the Moto G came with the smaller sim years ago. So, can I still use my old sim and register as part of a new phone (the old Nokia)?
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Someone corect me if im wrong but i believe as long as you have the sim number for the old card you will be able to assuming the old sim card hasnt been broken over the years of having it laying around If not a new sim card can be picked up at the Koodo store for $20 i believe. These are tricut sim cards so you can break it down to whatever size you need!
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Postpaid SIM is $10 :)

Yes, they are selling Tricut sim card now, so don't through out a piece.
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Thank you. Yes, the old card is still fine. It is still in the phone and I have the number. I live in rural place so Koodo Store is hard to get to. I am just testing the waters in case of a phone crash of any sort.
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You mentioned you haven't use your Nokia more than years now. So your old SIM card is expired by now.

(If you don't use your SIM card more than 90 days, then it will expire.)
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I used it for over 2 years. Then, I suppose, three more years have passed since. I think I hear you telling me the old sim is dead and can't be used anymore? If that is so, then can I buy a new one through the mail and hang on to it as a spare in case a phone gets lost or stolen? Or will it expire too? What I am trying to do is never have a time when I am without a phone.
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I believe the sim cards expire only after theyve been activated and then not usrd for the 90 day period so if you buy one you should be fine to keep it around. What you could also do is buy a tricut sim card that comes with adapters in a way to fit all sim card sizes and use that card in your current phone and then add the little "adapter" to use it on your old one.
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OK. So what I've learned tonight is that old sim cards are of no value. But a sim card that has never been used is good to go whenever it is first needed and tri-cuts as/with adapters give great advantages. Thank you.