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Old Cingular SIM & replacement GoPhone

I need to replace my wife's aging GoPhone.  The SIM is an old Cingular-branded SIM (that's how old it is!).  If I get a new AT&T GoPhone from Best Buy, will I be able to put the Cingular SIM in there and keep the phone number & balance?

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jfwp wrote:

adidaskid808 wrote:

 As far as I know,it will still work.
 I had been using Cingular SIM until mid 2012.
 But you better get it switch over to an AT&T SIM .



Thanks for the response, but I'm confused (not unusual for me).  If the Cingular SIM will work, why would I need to switch it?


You can continue to use the older Cingular SIM, but it may be a good idea to consider upgrading the SIM to one that is more current for best overall performance. Depending on which phone your wife may be upgrading to, it likely will support 3G technology or even 4G LTE as opposed to only 2G or EDGE.  Generally speaking, 3G is significantly faster than EDGE, but EDGE tends to be more reliable in low-coverage 3G areas. If you live in a generally reliable and well-covered area signal-wise, then I would strongly recommend upgrading your wife's SIM card as well as her phone. 

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 As far as I know,it will still work.
 I had been using Cingular SIM until mid 2012.
 But you better get it switch over to an AT&T SIM .

*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

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adidaskid808 wrote:

 As far as I know,it will still work.
 I had been using Cingular SIM until mid 2012.
 But you better get it switch over to an AT&T SIM .



Thanks for the response, but I'm confused (not unusual for me).  If the Cingular SIM will work, why would I need to switch it?

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 The reason I change from a Cingular SIM to an offical AT&T 3G SIM in mid 2012 because of the better reception in MT State for my AT&T  LG P506 smart phone.
  Last year,2013, I changed my AT&T SIM card 3 times,because my phones are using Micro SIM,and they are easy to get lost :smileysad: 

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jfwp wrote:

adidaskid808 wrote:

 As far as I know,it will still work.
 I had been using Cingular SIM until mid 2012.
 But you better get it switch over to an AT&T SIM .



Thanks for the response, but I'm confused (not unusual for me).  If the Cingular SIM will work, why would I need to switch it?


You can continue to use the older Cingular SIM, but it may be a good idea to consider upgrading the SIM to one that is more current for best overall performance. Depending on which phone your wife may be upgrading to, it likely will support 3G technology or even 4G LTE as opposed to only 2G or EDGE.  Generally speaking, 3G is significantly faster than EDGE, but EDGE tends to be more reliable in low-coverage 3G areas. If you live in a generally reliable and well-covered area signal-wise, then I would strongly recommend upgrading your wife's SIM card as well as her phone. 

:cathappy: Remember that Wild Banchi... 1993-2010 :cathappy:



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Thanks for that clarification!  I'm not particularly worried about speed.  She uses a very basic phone strictly for voice calls.  The old phone worked great, just getting old and worn and the battery isn't holding a charge like it used to. My plan is to buy a simple $10 Samsung flip phone GoPhone at Best Buy and that ought to hold her for another few years.

 

Thanks again.

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jfwp wrote:

Thanks for that clarification!  I'm not particularly worried about speed.  She uses a very basic phone strictly for voice calls.  The old phone worked great, just getting old and worn and the battery isn't holding a charge like it used to. My plan is to buy a simple $10 Samsung flip phone GoPhone at Best Buy and that ought to hold her for another few years.

 

Thanks again.


Sounds like a plan to me. 

 

You're welcome! 

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OK, if jfwp upgrades the SIM (instead of just using the old Cingular SIM), how does jfwp keep his old phone number and account balance?

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This need to be done at any Corp. AT&T store.
For AT&T is a very easy job, just switch the old SIM card numbers to the new SIM card.
Everything will be done in less than 2 mins.

 

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