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Topic # 64903 25-Jul-2010 10:37
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Hi there,

I'm currently on Telecom CDMA with a OKTA BOSS phone.  If I go and get an XT micro-SIM on Monday from a Telecom store,  then purchase an iPhone next Friday - what is the process for switching my number to the new micro-SIM - can I do this myself with online tool?  Or do I need to take both into a Telecom store again?


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  Reply # 356012 25-Jul-2010 11:03
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Why not just go and get the Microsim once you have the Iphone, and the telecom store will be able to process it in one go.

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  Reply # 356019 25-Jul-2010 11:31
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This link has settings etc for the iphone.
 http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=76&topicid=34882
I think it looks like they have a 'carrier bundle' - which sound like basically you just download the package for the appropriate network you want to hook up to (XT in your case) and install the package.
You would want to check it works on the model of iphone you are getting though. 

If you get your number 'moved' to the SIM, then your old phone will be dead until you get your new phone. I guess the timing will be the issue for you......
Best to ring Telecom or go to a store. 




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  Reply # 356024 25-Jul-2010 11:49
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Buy the phone first. Then walk to a Telecom store, get the Micro SIM and move from CDMA to XT. The move itself should be completed in less than an hour - mine took about 15 minutes.

In other words: don't bother until you have the handset in your hands.







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  Reply # 356027 25-Jul-2010 11:53
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Cheers Mauricio - sounds like the best thing to do. I was just thinking because of the possible short-supply of MicroSims - it would be a bummer to score the phone on Friday and then find out all the MicroSims have been snapped up during the week. I'll just cross my fingers!!

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  Reply # 356164 25-Jul-2010 19:35
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freitasm:The move itself should be completed in less than an hour - mine took about 15 minutes.

Mine worked the instant i turned my phone on after putting the sim in, allowing i think ~5mins before hand since he activated the sim on the computer. It did take about half an hour though before i could join a data plan however.

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  Reply # 356165 25-Jul-2010 19:47
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Does anyone know whether micro sims have a 'normal' size sim adapter?

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  Reply # 356213 25-Jul-2010 21:53
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jared342: Cheers Mauricio - sounds like the best thing to do. I was just thinking because of the possible short-supply of MicroSims - it would be a bummer to score the phone on Friday and then find out all the MicroSims have been snapped up during the week. I'll just cross my fingers!!


if you are worried about that,  you can still buy the microsim first,  then when you get the phone go into the store (again!) and do the transfer.
two trips, but you def get a microsim that way.

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  Reply # 356241 25-Jul-2010 22:52
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or you could get a normal sim and cut it, the chip is the same





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  Reply # 356244 25-Jul-2010 23:04
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NonprayingMantis: 
if you are worried about that,  you can still buy the microsim first,


Considering two things here, a) the OP has an Okta Boss, I would take a good guess at the OP being on Postpaid and b) Telecom do not charge a SIM replacement fee for CDMA customers when migrate to WCDMA, regardless of being Prepaid or Postpaid, which I'm not 100% on with the Micro SIM, but a good guess would be this transfer would include the SIM at no charge.
 
No point buying the SIM, but if anyone else knows for sure happy to be corrected.

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  Reply # 356583 26-Jul-2010 15:22
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jared342: Cheers Mauricio - sounds like the best thing to do. I was just thinking because of the possible short-supply of MicroSims - it would be a bummer to score the phone on Friday and then find out all the MicroSims have been snapped up during the week. I'll just cross my fingers!!


I expect Telecom probably has more microsims than there are iPhone 4s in NZ.  SIMs are relatively cheap, it's not worth just getting a small batch made.

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