- 03-26-2012, 03:13 PM #1
Just a quick question for the folks that may already know or could direct me into how to go about doing this. Once I get my hands on the new Lumia 900, going from my Omnia 7, I've been seeing reports that the 900 does use a microsim, which as you already guessed, the Omnia 7 uses a SIM. Will I have to go into AT&T to get all my data switched over to a microsim or is there away of "triming" so to speak myself? I do use a prepaid plan, I have no plans on getting another contract until Apollo comes out later this year. Any help or info is really greatly appreciated!
- 03-26-2012, 03:22 PM #3
You can go to the store and ask for a microsim to the representative and he will kindly set up your number into the microsim. I did this with my Nokia Lumia 800. And yes i am using a prepaid plan as well, so you should not have any problem. Hope it helps
- 03-26-2012, 09:25 PM #8
If you go to att to get a new sim they are going to change your imei. Every time I do that they prorate my bill and I get overcharged. I have cut over 5 sims with a sim cutter and without and it works fine for me. If you screw it up or it doesn't work then go get one at the store.
- 03-27-2012, 01:14 PM #11
Make sure you go to a corporate store for SIM changes on phones. I don't want anyone getting charged 30 bucks if you can avoid it.
Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express(Disclaimer: I get a paycheck from AT&T working the front lines in a store. Unless AT&T publishes what I say as fact, these thoughts are all mine.)
- 03-27-2012, 01:20 PM #12
Thanks for all of the responses. So I can go right to the store and ask for a MicroSim and still keep my old SIM as well to still have as a backup, just to play around with my Omnia 7 or any other device I may want to hack around with? Or heaven forbid something happens to my new baby(Lumia 900) and I have to use the Omnia 7 again, will the old SIM still be good to use?
- 03-27-2012, 05:23 PM #14
You cannot reuse a SIM once it's been activated and the account has been terminated or the account transferred to another SIM. Think of it as a CD-R.
Do not, under any circumstances, let them use a "GoPhone" branded SIM card. I don't know if ATT offers them officially, or if employees cut them...but I see them on ebay and using one will lock that SIM to that phone for 6 or 8 months.
My local corporate store doesn't like giving postpaid SIM cards away to prepaid users. I'm a DIY'er, so I'd buy an $8 cutter off Amazon and a handful of big SIMs for $5 off ebay (or a couple mSIMs for under $10) instead of going into the store. Plus I feel bad for wasting their time as they won't be receiving any commission from me.
You can swap SIMs online...at least theoretically. I've not had the occasion to try yet.
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- 03-27-2012, 11:07 PM #15
Thanks for the info so far!
03-29-2012, 06:23 PM #17
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This thread is confusing to me. I found the thread in my quest to figure out if the GoPhone plans work with the Lumia 900.
I currently do not have a GoPhone. I plan on purchasing the Lumia 900 off contract, get a cheap or free GoPhone and swap the SIM into the Lumia 900. Any issues with this?? How do I go about doing this? Are all GoPhone's packed with standard SIM's?
Thanks for any input!