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Topic # 160256 30-Dec-2014 11:57
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About to get a couple of cheap candybar-style mobile phones - both models are locked to Spark. My question is since these are part of a "bundle" (whatever The Warehouse thinks it is), do they work with any Spark SIM card or only specific ones (e.g. prepay)?

In-laws are on account and need two cheap phones...

http://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/red/catalog/product/Spark-Nokia-208-Bundle-Locked-Black?SKU=1801909 

http://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/red/catalog/product/Spark-Samsung-E3300V-Locked-Bundle-Black?SKU=1846578 


Also, they have SIM cards - can I get a couple of blank microSIM at Dick Smith and get these transferred over the phone?

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  Reply # 1205977 30-Dec-2014 12:24
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The are network locked so will work just fine (not like AT&T etc).

I don't think DSE will have blank SIM's, maybe some $5 prepaid ones? Easy to change them over.

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  Reply # 1205979 30-Dec-2014 12:29
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freitasm: Can I get blank SIMs from a Spark store though?



Yes, Last time I went in to get one they were $5 each.

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  Reply # 1205990 30-Dec-2014 12:43
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freitasm: Can I get blank SIMs from a Spark store though?



Yes, Last time I went in to get one they were $5 each.


Yea, they'll swap them over too.

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  Reply # 1206098 30-Dec-2014 15:33
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Ok, got two Nokia 208 now - it comes with a SIM card. Can I use these SIM cards and transfer their numbers over the existing ones? (On Vodafone you can't reuse SIM cards)...





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  Reply # 1206099 30-Dec-2014 15:37
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Yes you can, the store or 123 / Prepaid help desk will just disconnect them and then run a SIM change for you.

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  Reply # 1206248 30-Dec-2014 21:48
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freitasm: Ok, got two Nokia 208 now - it comes with a SIM card. Can I use these SIM cards and transfer their numbers over the existing ones? (On Vodafone you can't reuse SIM cards)...



On Spark we can reconnect old SIM cards. A sim is just a sim is just a sim. The only differences are between eg 3g only sims and 4g sims. But now the new HLR it shouldn't be an issue.

But you shouldn't have an issue getting any sim reconnected.



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  Reply # 1216850 18-Jan-2015 10:49
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plambrechtsen:
freitasm: Ok, got two Nokia 208 now - it comes with a SIM card. Can I use these SIM cards and transfer their numbers over the existing ones? (On Vodafone you can't reuse SIM cards)...



On Spark we can reconnect old SIM cards. A sim is just a sim is just a sim. The only differences are between eg 3g only sims and 4g sims. But now the new HLR it shouldn't be an issue.

But you shouldn't have an issue getting any sim reconnected.


Caught up with parents-in-law this weekend. They took the two new phones to a Spark store and asked to have their number transferred to the SIM cards that came with the handsets.

The salesperson said they can't do it and just handed back the SIM cards, obviously charging for new SIMs.

Talk about the mothership not communicating with the minions.






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  Reply # 1217316 19-Jan-2015 09:28
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Was it a real Spark store or an agency??   I've found agency stores less that truthful at times..




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  Reply # 1217322 19-Jan-2015 09:31
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Guessing the SIM's that came with the phones had a prepay number attached? If so I think the issue is they need somewhere to port the prepay number to so that sim becomes blank, then they can port your number on to it. Or that's what I've struck in the past anyway.



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  Reply # 1219724 22-Jan-2015 08:27
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Where did Peter go? :(

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  Reply # 1219748 22-Jan-2015 08:50
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freitasm: Yes, but PeterL said before we can reuse SIM cards on Spark.

Strange.


My guess would be that the people in the shop just didn't know how to do it.

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