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mikeb222
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Do I have to use new sim on new phone?

Just finally upgraded to galaxy s6 from s3

Received phone today

I have a new sim card but the instructions seem a bit ambiquous to me.

It is a different tariff, so do I have to use the new sim or can I just put old sim in?

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Re: Do I have to use new sim on new phone?

Hui mikeb222

The process would be relatively straight forward for you Smiley Happy

The Samsung s3 takes micro sim
The Samsung s6 takes micro NANO sim

some sim cards you can push the outer plastic to make the sim card smaller

if you upgraded and the sim doesn't fit then you be supplied with a new one.In which case you need to activate the new sim ( it would be the same number )

To activate the new sim , from the OLD PHONE AND OLD SIM

text " ready " without speech marks

to 789678

You would then get a text back saying its being activated

the old sim card would lose service and then new sim would work Smiley Happy

If you get stuck let us know Smiley Happy
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Re: Do I have to use new sim on new phone?

Am I missing something, the sims are exactly the same size.

Is this right?

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Re: Do I have to use new sim on new phone?

just checked again, the old sim is exactly the same size as the new sim once the red outer is removed as it needs to be to fit the s6 sim holder.

I am presuming therefore, that I can use old sim in new s6.

My question is, is there any reason not to do this? 

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Re: Do I have to use new sim on new phone?

anyone?

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Re: Do I have to use new sim on new phone?

Hi mikeb222

sorry I left work yesterday so didn't have time to reply .

A nano sim is smaller than the mirco sim . Very tiny to be honest.

If the old sim card fits then fire away. The sim will work . the sims are sent in case the sim card you had was an old sim card where it cannot be made smaller into a nano sim. Virgin obviously want you to be able to use the new phone and sim so its sent just in case it doesn't fit Smiley Very Happy

put the old sim in and give it a whirl



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