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Can I switch the sim in my damaged Cell Phone to a new Cell Phone?

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by [email protected], Sep 29, 2006.

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  1. Guest

    I dropped my simple little Samsung 225 cell phone in water, and
    since then several functions are not working well. (For instance, if I
    turn the phone off, the only way I can turn it back on is to take the
    battery off and then reinsert the battery.) However, the phone is
    still serviceable, but T-Mobile wants to charge me and arm and a leg
    (About $200) for this $25 phone. Therefore, I am wondering whether I
    can buy the phone on the market, and then insert my old sim into the
    new phone. In such a case will the new phone still connect with
    T-Mobile's service. Or, is there possibly another work-around where I
    can get a completely working new phone and avoid being overcharged by

    Thanks for any help,

  2. jakdedert

    jakdedert Guest

    Borrow someone else's phone and try it. Make sure they are on your
    network. My guess is that it will, but this will confirm....

  3. Ralph Mowery

    Ralph Mowery Guest

    Switcing the sim cards is all that is needed. That is if the phone is
    compatiable with your system. Also some phones are 'locked' to a system and
    can not be used on another companies service. Over the years I have gotten
    3 differant kinds of 'free' phones from my cell phone comapny and all I have
    to do is switch cards if I want to use any of them.
  4. Arfa Daily

    Arfa Daily Guest

    Sim card switching is all you should need to do, but even if the replacement
    phone is locked to a network, you shouldn't have trouble finding someone to
    unlock it. It's a simple enough job if you have the right gear. There are
    people over here that make a good living unlocking phones.

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