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hyperman
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  #1168849 4-Nov-2014 21:07
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JoshWright:
Gordy7:
JoshWright: If you're not scared of chopping up your SIM you could just print off a template and trim the SIM down to Micro size, it's super easy and I've never made a mistake doing it. That way you can use your new phone until Spark manage to transfer the number across.


That is a good idea.
I had thought of getting a punch.
If I just trim the standard SIM to micro then there would be no going back to my old phone without a SIM adapter.





You're right, there's no going back, so if you choose to, make sure you take your time and cut as accurately as you can. Here's a link to some instructions in case you decide you want to: http://smartphones.wonderhowto.com/how-to/cut-your-sim-card-down-mini-micro-nano-size-0149154/

 

This is a real bad idea....
three reasons

 

1) you remove the numbers printed onto the sim card; if you want to port your number to another provider you will have to get a replacement so they can read them....
2) any damage to the sim slot in your phone will not be covered under warranty
3) a nano sim is actually thinner by 0.09mm; http://en.wikipedia.org/
   not much but enough to jam it in many phones   




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JoshWright
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  #1168856 4-Nov-2014 21:15
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hyperman:
JoshWright:
Gordy7:
JoshWright: If you're not scared of chopping up your SIM you could just print off a template and trim the SIM down to Micro size, it's super easy and I've never made a mistake doing it. That way you can use your new phone until Spark manage to transfer the number across.


That is a good idea.
I had thought of getting a punch.
If I just trim the standard SIM to micro then there would be no going back to my old phone without a SIM adapter.





You're right, there's no going back, so if you choose to, make sure you take your time and cut as accurately as you can. Here's a link to some instructions in case you decide you want to: http://smartphones.wonderhowto.com/how-to/cut-your-sim-card-down-mini-micro-nano-size-0149154/
This is a real bad idea....
three reasons 1) you remove the numbers printed onto the sim card; if you want to port your number to another provider you will have to get a replacement so they can read them....
2) any damage to the sim slot in your phone will not be covered under warranty
3) a nano sim is actually thinner by 0.09mm; http://en.wikipedia.org/
   not much but enough to jam it in many phones   


I'm only suggesting this as a temporary solution until the proper port manages to go through, as long as you're careful it shouldn't really damage the phone. Also, OP is going to a Micro SIM (not Nano) so there will be no difference in thickness (both 0.76mm), and they could record in a safe place the numbers on the SIM before trimming it.

 
 
 
 


Gordy7

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  #1169274 5-Nov-2014 14:32
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plambrechtsen:
Gordy7:
plambrechtsen: I would use Online Chat and ask them: https://www.spark.co.nz/digital-content/assets/html/webchat/form/

Or ring the Mobile Helpdesk on 0800 800 163 and they should be able to sort it.

Normally a sim swap takes 10 mins, but the SLA is 4 hours from my understanding. But I could be wrong there.


Have used the online chat a couple of times.
Just used the 0800 800 163.
The guy confirmed my first request for swap as 27 Oct.
Swap request is now escalated to urgent, but he could not give a time for completion.
Have heard all that before but here is hoping this attempt will be successful.


If you don't have any joy by 2pm email me "pl at spark.co.nz" with your mobile number and the sim card number that you are moving to, and I will go chase some people up!


Thanks for your help. Swap now complete.





Gordy

 

My first ever network connection was a 1MHz AM crystal(OA91) radio receiver.


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