1. Duncan Mciver's Avatar
    I have a nokia Lumia 530 and I would like to buy a new phone. I want to give my 530 to a friend. They have a virgin sim card and my current one is ee. I purchase a monthly pay as u go pack for my ee sim card. Will I be able to put the virgin sim card in and nothing happens to my phone apart from the contacts and texts changing? Also the virgin sim card wont be on a contract or a pack or anything. And I will be buying a new talkmobile sim card for my new phone on a contract.
    Hope u understand.
    02-28-2015 07:42 AM
  2. Poirots Progeny's Avatar
    You'll need to unlock the phone - ee luck their phones so that other Sims won't be recognised.

    I believe there is a small charge involved.

    After that just factory reset and you're good to go - your friend logs in with their account and can enter their contracts and whatever.

    Unfortunately it won't be as simple as dropping in a new sim - unless you bought the phone from carphonewarehouse: Those are all unlocked.

    Hope that helps and good luck!
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    02-28-2015 07:46 AM
  3. Duncan Mciver's Avatar
    I bought mine from carphone warehouse!
    02-28-2015 07:50 AM
  4. Poirots Progeny's Avatar
    Well then you should be all good - every device I've bought there, all offline, have been unlocked, and the payg ones too! Try it out and good luck :)
    03-02-2015 03:07 PM

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