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# 208631 20-Feb-2017 19:15
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I got a Semble SIM the first day they were available, and put it in my HTC One (M7) phone, which was on Semble's list of compatible devices. I installed the Semble app on the phone and (with NFC on) I often used my phone to pay for small purchases (via loaded Visa card) and bus or cable car fares (via Snapper).

 

I also installed the Snapper app which allowed me to hold the physical Snapper card to the phone and get a balance, or top it up.

 

Jump forward a couple of years and Semble stopped doing the whole payment thing. I couldn't use the phone for payments any more, but I could still top up the physical Snapper card with NFC on.

 

Now, at the end of last year I got myself a cheap HTC 10 in Leeming's Christmas sale and put the Semble SIM in it, which worked fine until the first time I tried to top up the Snapper with the new phone. It doesn't find the card at all.

 

Trouble shooting so far:
1. The Semble SIM works fine for normal carrier functions, e.g. data, calls and texts.
2. The Snapper card is OK as the Snapper app detects it on my old M7, which my daughter now uses without a Semble SIM.
3. NFC on the HTC is OK as I used it to connect to my Sony a6000 camera.

 

So why doesn't the phone detect the Snapper card any more? Is it something to do with the Semble SIM not working with Snapper any more? Or is the SIM incompatible with the phone, even though there's no Semble app in the mix? Do I just get a new SIM?

 

Any thoughts?

 

 


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  # 1723886 21-Feb-2017 16:43
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I don't have a Semble SIM just standard Spark SIMs.

 

My S4 and my S4 both detect my snapper card and bring up balance and transaction history.  I can top up via saved credit card.

 

The tell me the card is incompatible, but they still retrieve the info.

 

Not sure if this helps?





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  # 1725128 23-Feb-2017 12:56
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@kinginvercargillhttps://www.nfcworld.com/2016/07/15/346220/semble-discontinues-sim-based-nfc-mobile-wallet-in-new-zealand/ 

 

Not sure that answers the question. I know Semble stopped processing credit card payments but the article says users can still use the Semble SIM with Snapper, just not for banking transactions.

 

Anyway, my HTC One (M7) still detected the Snapper card and allowed me to top it up long after Semble stopped processing credit card payments. It's only after swapping the SIM card to the new HTC 10 that it doesn't detect the card.




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# 1725129 23-Feb-2017 12:58
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@MikeAqua: I don't have a Semble SIM just standard Spark SIMs.

 

My S4 and my S4 both detect my snapper card and bring up balance and transaction history.  I can top up via saved credit card.

 

The tell me the card is incompatible, but they still retrieve the info.

 

Not sure if this helps?

 

I'm not sure it helps either  other than to say it works for you but not for me. So maybe I should just get a normal Spark SIM and try that.


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  # 1725130 23-Feb-2017 12:58
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kinginvercargill:

 

https://www.nfcworld.com/2016/07/15/346220/semble-discontinues-sim-based-nfc-mobile-wallet-in-new-zealand/

 

 

 

 

this explains why i could not use the service since moving to a V20..

 

as the Semble service i was looking for is simply NFC payments, my bank providers an alternative method that works for me.





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  # 1725148 23-Feb-2017 13:34
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Pretty sure their were OTA keys required in the initial setup - ie Snapper was tied to Semble, so basically you couldn't change devices.

 

 


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  # 1725203 23-Feb-2017 14:36
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Interesting. I have changed from a S6 to S7E (while semble still operated) and didn't have a problem.

 

I have also since factory reset my S7E twice (after semble stopped operating), and each time my semble/snapper sim kept working fine. I haven't tried it in a completely new device with different imei however.


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