Sometimes with our dogs, Luna and Nala they do funny (or stupid) things that make me think of them as “Sinatra’s Dogs”. Why Sinatra? Well, it’s the name, sometimes, he used to refer to something as “stUpid” … and it runs in the family … he and Nancy (seem to remember) sang …
And then I go and spoil it all by saying something stUpid like “I love you”
… and that is what brings me around to today’s topic … Android mobile phone Sim Cards no less … did something “stUpid” with my phone’s one, so that it needed replacement, and that process of replacing set me to thinking about Sim Cards. Hopefully you’ll forgive my hardware lack of knowledge, but sometimes asking the questions you are scared to ask yourself can help you learn (from mistakes, perhaps), and so we structure this tutorial, as “the questions I was scared to ask about Sim Cards … and looked up Google to find out” …
- Q: Can a mobile phone do anything without a Sim Card in place?
Liked (in particular) A: The short answer, Yes.
The short answer, Yes. Your Android smartphone will absolutely work without a SIM card. In fact, you can do almost everything you can do with your smartphone without paying any carrier a monthly fee. All you need is Wi-Fi, a few different apps, and any Android device and you’re good to go.
- Q: What do you lose when you replace a Sim Card with the same mobile number?
A: Got told, Contacts, and that seems to be the case and links (off last link) talk about how to transfer them from Sim Card to Sim Card … for the rest read off the link before that, though can tell you for a fact you don’t lose apps you had installed
- Q: What did you do to make your Sim Card be inoperable?
A: Oh, did you mean me? Sorry about that.
- Q: What is difference between Standard, Micro and Nano Sim Cards?
A: Try more detail here
Anyway, for our (mobile phone) provider, to replace the Sim Card, we …
- Go to provider shop and buy a new Sim Card (that has its own new serial number), and get given the phone number to ring, and important information to read on the Sim Card packaging you get … my new Sim Card only cost $2 Australian
- Ring the number, discuss the issue, because the provider wants to know what went wrong (though that would be pretty “stUpid” to go into that in detail here, of course) and they organize a new Sim Card (linked to the same mobile phone number, as requested) to be Activated within a few hours, given that new Sim Card’s serial number and proof of who you are … and?
- Install the Sim Card in the phone depending on that Standard, Micro or Nano Sim Card size advice you glean (above … or know,
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