How to use Sim card in a sentence
All mobile phone and prepaid SIM card connections (excluding prepay handsets) are subject to a 12 month airtime contract.
The network will immediately deactivate your SIM card to prevent unauthorized calls being made.
You will receive a local SIM card for your GSM phone or a local handset for Japan or Korea.
Once unlocked, your phone can use any sim card from any worldwide network.
The information is stored in the phone even after it is deleted from the SIM card.Advertisement
However, there are specific "unlocking companies" that may be able to unlock a person's phone via the internet with the help of some information from the phone and its SIM card.
If you already have an unlocked quad-band GSM world phone, you can buy a prepaid SIM card instead.
Place this where the SIM card goes (usually behind the battery) and use as usual.
This too has a full QWERTY keyboard and one added advantage is the inclusion of a SIM card slot, allowing subscribers to use the 8830 with international GSM providers.
By far the least expensive option for using cell phones in Europe or the rest of the world is to invest in an unlocked phone and then purchase a prepaid SIM card in your country of choice.Advertisement
From there, you can start up a prepaid phone plan with a provider like Rogers Wireless or AT&T, getting a new SIM card.
Activate the new number and insert the new SIM card in the unlocked BlackBerry and you'll effectively have a BlackBerry on prepaid service.
Further still, Wind Mobile will gladly allow unlocked third-party GSM phones onto its network, since you can get a Wind Mobile SIM card on its own.
If for some reason your phone can't be salvaged, then you'll at least have the information on the SIM card available to transfer to your new phone.
It makes economic sense to get a prepaid SIM card to use while there.Advertisement
You will need to get a SIM card (Subscriber Identity Module) from your chosen wireless carrier.
Most GSM (Global System for Mobile Communication) providers are able to sell you an unactivated SIM card.
Also, not all phones can be "unlocked" in the conventional sense; typically only GSM-based phones that use a SIM card can be unlocked.
For this reason, phones offered through Verizon and Sprint typically cannot be unlocked unless they are designated as "world phones" with SIM card slots.
All you need to do is buy a SIM card and sign up for service with that provider.Advertisement
This is because unlocked phones can be used with a huge variety of wireless providers around the world; all you have to do is insert the appropriate SIM card and activate your service.
On the downside, a new SIM card and a new provider also means that you have a new phone number that you'll have to distribute to your colleagues and co-workers.