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  Reply # 147364 13-Jul-2008 12:09
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freitasm:

That's wrong. He broke it so why should the store pay for it?

If your friend borrows your laptop and then breaks it, you think it's ok for him to hand it back to you saying "I broke it, can you have it fixed so I can borrow it again?"




If the laptop had a warranty then yes, that would be reasonable. There is nothing that says that trying to clone a simcard would break it, and the others all unsucessfully read without breaking so perhaps it did just die on its own as the guy in the store said they do all the time?

Funnily enough it was only the prepay one that died, the others were all contract, and those are free to get replaced if they die.




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  Reply # 147366 13-Jul-2008 12:12
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Solution:

Head into a Vodafone store, but a replacement simcard for $20 but do not allow then to switch them over, you old sim still works.

Put the new card somewhere safe still sealed and if your bag get's stolen etc, phone up vodafone say it got stolen, can they put your number on the new sim, old sim will go dead and the new sim will take over.


final note, do NOT buy the sim from a Digital Mobile store, they have a habit of ripping you off (charging me $29.95 for a $20 Simcard)

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  Reply # 147367 13-Jul-2008 12:16
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paradoxsm: Solution:

Head into a Vodafone store, but a replacement simcard for $20 but do not allow then to switch them over, you old sim still works.

Put the new card somewhere safe still sealed and if your bag get's stolen etc, phone up vodafone say it got stolen, can they put your number on the new sim, old sim will go dead and the new sim will take over.


When I asked about this I was told that they wouldnt sell me the simcard without changing it on my account over.

Also, do they still have the different types of simcards with the new system where you can port between prepay and onaccount or are they all one now?




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  Reply # 147378 13-Jul-2008 12:28
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richms:
freitasm:

That's wrong. He broke it so why should the store pay for it?

If your friend borrows your laptop and then breaks it, you think it's ok for him to hand it back to you saying "I broke it, can you have it fixed so I can borrow it again?"




If the laptop had a warranty then yes, that would be reasonable. There is nothing that says that trying to clone a simcard would break it, and the others all unsucessfully read without breaking so perhaps it did just die on its own as the guy in the store said they do all the time?

Funnily enough it was only the prepay one that died, the others were all contract, and those are free to get replaced if they die.


One word " CLOWN "

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  Reply # 147379 13-Jul-2008 12:29
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richms:
paradoxsm: Solution:

Head into a Vodafone store, but a replacement simcard for $20 but do not allow then to switch them over, you old sim still works.

Put the new card somewhere safe still sealed and if your bag get's stolen etc, phone up vodafone say it got stolen, can they put your number on the new sim, old sim will go dead and the new sim will take over.


When I asked about this I was told that they wouldnt sell me the simcard without changing it on my account over.

Also, do they still have the different types of simcards with the new system where you can port between prepay and onaccount or are they all one now?


Switching between prepay and on account is not porting!

And does not require a new SIM as the MSISDN has to stay on the same HLR

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  Reply # 147392 13-Jul-2008 12:59
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cokemaster: Personally I don't buy the reason for cloning at all.


Whether or not you choose to believe me is irrelevant. My idea was simply to have the same SIM so that in the event I don't have my normal phone, my other one would still be able to recieve calls / messages etc.

With the uncontrollable issues with what happens to the phone after it's out of my control and also looking through publicly available information, and one or two tidbits from elsewhere, it's not a feasible idea, which I admitted to.

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  Reply # 147393 13-Jul-2008 13:03
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paradoxsm: Solution:

Head into a Vodafone store, but a replacement simcard for $20 but do not allow then to switch them over, you old sim still works.

Put the new card somewhere safe still sealed and if your bag get's stolen etc, phone up vodafone say it got stolen, can they put your number on the new sim, old sim will go dead and the new sim will take over.


When I asked about this I was told that they wouldnt sell me the simcard without changing it on my account over.

Also, do they still have the different types of simcards with the new system where you can port between prepay and onaccount or are they all one now?




Find another store.

DO NOT CLONE SIMCARDS, it's a waste of time and money at best, the new sims are quite well protected agaist such actions.

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