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Thursday, March 24th, 2022 12:57 AM

Swapping between IOS and Android without messing up voicemail and teathering?

I can move my sim card from one android device to another without any problems. However, if I move my sim card from an android device to an iphone, or from an iphone to an android device, voicemail and teathering will no longer work. I then have to contact AT&T and have them reprovision the imei for the device I currently have the sim card in to get things working properly. I like to change between my various phones a lot. Is there an easy way to fix this problem without having to contact AT&T every time I want to swap between ios and android?

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229.7K Messages

2 years ago

Hello jpsjason, let's look into why your voicemail and tethering isn't working when swapping SIM cards. 

 

The data plan for iPhones and Android are different. When you switch a SIM into an iPhone from an Android device, it changes IMEIs in the system and creates a mismatch.

 

You will have to contact AT&T to re provision the line. 

 

Let us know if this information helps, and thank you for contacting the AT&T Community Forums.

 

Jeff, AT&T Community Specialist 

ACE - Sage

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116K Messages

2 years ago

This is correct ⬆️⬆️⬆️

Contributor

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4 Messages

2 years ago

Welp, looks like I won't be switching from android to iphone anymore. Takes too much time and effort for something that should take 2 minutes max to do.

Teacher

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1 year ago

I found similar issue with Xfinity mobile with visual voicemail. Sometimes switch would screw VM when going from Android to iPhone and receive gibberish text from VZW when receiving voicemail.  I think realistically only way to solve it is set up secondary line for on Android and then forward phone calls and text messages.

ACE - Sage

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116K Messages

1 year ago

@Caliboi19

That actually might be a good work around. I'm doing it anyway I forward my unanswered phone calls to my Google Voice number.

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