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Topic # 58788 19-Mar-2010 08:37
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I  am thinking about buying an Iphone and thought it would be cheaper to buy it on the $40  a month plan simply for the data and once I have used up my txts and calling, simply pop out the Vodafone sim and pop in an XT sim, one on unlimited prepaid txting.

Is this easy enough to do without getting any problems.
My current Nokia N95 allows me to easily enough switch between my VF and 2D sim cards. So i am hoping it will work easily enough for the Iphone


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  Reply # 309003 19-Mar-2010 08:53
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Yes, it's easy to hot swap sim cards on the iphone, so long as you have the sim ejector tool (or a paper clip) handy. It only takes a couple of seconds.

The only problem I have noticed is that sometimes if you hot swap an XT sim for a Vodafone sim the phone still displays Telecom as the carrier, even though you are connected to Vodafone. Not sure if it's the same in reverse. This is a known issue and I think from reading these forums a few months back it was/is meant to be fixed in an updated version of the iPhone OS.

To save yourself the hassle though you might want to do the maths on buying the iPhone outright from the Apple online store and just using an XT sim on prepaid with data and text add-ons. That's what I did.

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