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    Just pop in new SIM?

    I got the $49.99 1 year/3GB/1200/1200 SIM card from eBay.

    Logged into my account, activated the SIM card and transferred the phone number and balance from an existing line.

    New balance and end date now attached to that number. So, all is pretty much fine, BUT the old SIM is still working after 2 hours.

    What do I do? Wait for the old SIM to stop working (as instructed)? or just pop in the new SIM and see what happens?

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    Are the old and new phone on the same carrier? If not, although TF has updated the balances and service days in their system, the info hasn't been pushed out to the new carrier yet, and the phone number hasn't been ported over to the new carrier yet.

    With that said, someone once reported that both their old and new phones were able to call out for short time, but only the old phone rang until the transfer was really completed.

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    Using the same phone. Stayed on AT&T. Guess I'll just try it and see what happens.

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    New SIM says "No Service" and "Emergency Calls Only". So gotta wait :-(

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    If you have a TF account with the old phone/SIM in it, log in and check for any messages. A long time ago, sometimes you have to click on something to confirm the number being transferred.

    Just for grins, did you confirm that the new SIM is a TF/AT&T SIM?

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    You might have to power cycle the phone, which updates the system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisme View Post
    You might have to power cycle the phone, which updates the system.
    Did that a few times. Also, when I tried the new SIM.

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    Wait for the old SIM to stop working (as instructed).

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    Over 24 hours later, old SIM still working and new SIM does not.

    This is not actually a problem except for the fear that they deactivate the old SIM during some really inconvenient time when I'm out and about.

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    I just activated one, transfer from BYOP ATT to new BYOP ATT. No Problems with chat, took about 5 minutes Max.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Senkoboy View Post
    I just activated one, transfer from BYOP ATT to new BYOP ATT. No Problems with chat, took about 5 minutes Max.
    I did a Verizon one earlier this year without any problems. Not sure I would even call this a problem. My phone is working, I got the days, data, minutes and texts I wanted...

    I wonder what would happen if I try to activate the SIM again....

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