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Question about SIM cards

I currently have the Galaxy S2 and it uses a "normal/big" SIM card.

 

I am considering upgrarding soon to the Galaxy S4 that uses the "micro SIM" card.

 

I travel a lot and I dont risk traveling without a "back up phone", so in case something happens or I run out of battery, I switch SIM cards and I am back online.

 

So my question is.

 

Can I keep my old (S2) SIM card and have a new micro SIM card in the S4?

I understand that if the answer is yes I wont be using both at the same time.

 

Is there an expiration date on SIM cards? I read somewhere that if a SIM card is not used for a certain amount of time, it expires.

 

If the answer is "No", is there a work around to be able to put a micro SIM card to an old phone?

 

Thank you all in advance

I currently have the Galaxy S2 and it uses a "normal/big" SIM card.

 

I am considering upgrarding soon to the Galaxy S4 that uses the "micro SIM" card.

 

I travel a lot and I dont risk traveling without a "back up phone", so in case something happens or I run out of battery, I switch SIM cards and I am back online.

 

So my question is.

 

Can I keep my old (S2) SIM card and have a new micro SIM card in the S4?

I understand that if the answer is yes I wont be using both at the same time.

 

Is there an expiration date on SIM cards? I read somewhere that if a SIM card is not used for a certain amount of time, it expires.

 

If the answer is "No", is there a work around to be able to put a micro SIM card to an old phone?

 

Thank you all in advance

No one should take away time from things that matter to make a $600+ device work as advertised, unfortunately we do...
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You cannot have two SIM cards tied to the same number. If you switch to a microSIM, you can get an adapter that will allow you to use the microSIM in your old phone.

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You cannot have two SIM cards tied to the same number. If you switch to a microSIM, you can get an adapter that will allow you to use the microSIM in your old phone.

You cannot have two SIM cards tied to the same number. If you switch to a microSIM, you can get an adapter that will allow you to use the microSIM in your old phone.

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Thanks Max, that s what I thought too.

 

Thanks Max, that s what I thought too.

 

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