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Why do we need new SIM to use 4G?

Why do we need a new SIM to use 4G, the SIM looked exactly the same as the one it replaced?  Is there really any difference?  The original SIM was not that old.

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Re: Why do we need new SIM to use 4G?

Yes there is a difference, otherwise Virgin wouldn't have need to ask people to change them.

And to be honest, just because they look the same from the outside (which they'd need to be in order to be compatible with the phones), doesn't mean there aren't changes to the inside or how they talk to the network.
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Re: Why do we need new SIM to use 4G?

Do they still issue non-4g compatible SIMs?  I thought maybe every new SIM issued is now 4g compatible, especially if they are backwards compatible  and will work in old phones as well?

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Re: Why do we need new SIM to use 4G?

No they won't be sending out old 3g Sims anymore, even the people staying on 3g are being sent out the new upgraded Sims.
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Re: Why do we need new SIM to use 4G?

For Pay Monthly, Virgin Media only sell 4G Tariffs now, so all new SIMs will be 4G compatible.

Even for PAYG I'd expect that new SIMs are now 4G compatible to make it easier for people to move from PAYG to Pay Monthly.
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