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Offline Clive

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My mobile phone empire
« on: January 23, 2022, 20:52 »
After acquiring a brand new iphone 12 max pro with unlimited calls and data, my sacred Samsung PAYG 3G phone has stopped working - probably having a temper tantrum.  I have around 29 credit on the sim and I now plan to cancel my monthly contract with Tesco for my 4G Motorola which allows me a derisory amount of data each month.  The contract runs out in a few weeks anyway.  So I'm thinking of removing the 3G sim and putting it in the 4G phone.  I know it won't give me data but it should still work as a phone?

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Re: My mobile phone empire
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2022, 21:29 »
I think it should work, but I've never done it.  You won't get 4G from a 3G SIM, even if it's a 4G phone, but unless the phones are both locked to different networks, you should at least be able to use up the balance on the SIM, assuming it fits in the Motorola phone.  There's only one way to find out.  :)
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Re: My mobile phone empire
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2022, 21:43 »
Thanks Simon.  I've packed up both phones into a jiffy bag and posted them to you.  I really appreciate that.   ;D

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Re: My mobile phone empire
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2022, 22:28 »
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Re: My mobile phone empire
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2022, 08:55 »
It should be a very straightforward task and I definitely plan to do it. 

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Re: My mobile phone empire
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2022, 08:32 »
So...a few months later the 3G phone came back to life despite not being charged.   :dunno:  I've since made and received several calls on it and texts too.  I decided to keep the Motorola as a backup but Tesco has offered me an iPhone SE with unlimited calls and 12GB data for 19 a month and I've ordered it as a second phone. 

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Re: My mobile phone empire
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2022, 09:57 »
Why do you need a second phone?  Are you an international spy?
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Re: My mobile phone empire
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2022, 11:46 »
It will be Mrs Clive's phone.   :D


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