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Motorola Gleam - Sim Free


kwil2

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Hello... I'm a senior citizen who's never had a mobile phone. However, over the weekend, I won a Pay As You Go, Sim-free, Motorola Gleam Plus phone in a raffle. It's a very basic phone but I may as well make use of it - if nothing more than just to acquaint myself with mobile phones. I know 'Sim-free' means I can slot in a Sim card from any provider, giving me flexibility, with no contract etc. However, I'd like to try a couple of providers just to see how good they are. So, forgive my ignorance, but I have two questions: 1) If I get a Sim card from 'provider A' but for whatever reason don't like the service, can I then just take out that card and replace it with a card from 'provider B' and so on without any problems? Obviously it's best to change after I've used up any topup amount.... 2) I don't know what my mobile phone number actually is at the moment: is it shown on the Sim card and if so, if I change that card, will that change my number??

Would appreciate any suggestions or help. Many thanks

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Forum Editor

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You can indeed put any network's PAYG SIM in the phone and it will work. Each SIM will provide you with a different phone number.

To be honest, there's not much point in trying different networks unless there's a compelling reason to do so. All the networks will provide the same kind of service, unless you live in an area where there's a particular problem with a specific provider. You can find that out by asking neighbours or/and friends.

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kwil2

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Hello...many thanks for taking time to explain. By changing providers, I wasn't only thinking of 'coverage' (I live in a major city...so no problems with that) but also 'customer service' of any provider. By having SIM-free, I also could take advantage of 'low-tariff' offers... However, if that means always having to change my number each time I switch provider, perhaps that's more trouble than it's worth. Didn't I read somewhere if you switch provider you can keep your number?? Would appreciate any further clarification or indeed recommendations. So far, the phone's still in its box!

Many thanks, again...

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Quickbeam

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Keeping your number, but to be honest, if you're a low airtime user, it's not worth the bother.

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