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Old 12-19-2005, 01:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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has anyone ever tried cloning their sim card successfully, using the sim card reader/writers on ebay?

I do not want to keep having to switch cards every time i switch phones...

i'm looking for some testimonials for Smart SIM, SIM Magic, Vavolo, Super SIM, etc. Which ones are the easiest to use? Do they work at cloning SIMS cards or are they only used to back up your SIM data?
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I know that T-Mobile has them in their stores that you can use for free...I've copied hundreds of SIM cards there.

Go to T-Mobile's website, locate a store, then give them a call to find out if they have SIM copiers.
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I know that T-Mobile has them in their stores that you can use for free...I've copied hundreds of SIM cards there.

Go to T-Mobile's website, locate a store, then give them a call to find out if they have SIM copiers.
Are you talking about copying over the phone numbers from one SIM to another? Or, are you talking about copying your active SIM info itself to another card, so you can have two or more phones ring on the same number without switching SIM cards? I didn't think the latter was possible (thought each SIM has unique number, just like each mobile device), which is what I believe this OP wants to know. Please correct me if I am wrong about this. JT
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Old 12-19-2005, 04:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I bought the device but have not tried it so far.. will let you know if I could do something about it. if you get any success in it please let me know
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i'm talking about cloning your SIM card...after you clone it you'll have 2 exact same SIM cards that you can use in 2 separate phones...(save the trouble and risk of removing and moving the SIM card to the second phone over and over)
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I personally don't think it is possible. I took my sim card out of my 7100i and put it in a i860 and it worked fine. I then took it out of the i860 and back into the 7100i and I had issues. I had to get it activited again via nextel. So just for that fact I dont think it will work depending what kind of phone you have the cloned sim in.
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VR6, and I am exactly talking about the cloning and I know what clonig is and i have used it in the past but I don't have that device anymore so I bought a new one last week but i have not tried it .. i want to give it a try ery soon because I carry couple of phones around and it is handy for me to have multiple SIMs .
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And to Add more to this, so far I know that on BB you will still keep the original SIM and you could use the super SIM (Cloned one) into other phones because only phones will have that feature where you can switch to different numbers if you cloned SIM has multipe numbers.
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Depending on the provider having two active SIMs trying to register on the network may couse an issue.
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You were able to have your BB running with the original SIM and a regular phone running with the cloned one at the same time. Wow. Learn something new every day. Two follow-up questions. (1) What network(s) have you been able to do this on (am particularly interested to know if it's AT&T and/or Cingular). (2) Which SIM copiers have you used to accomplish this? Thanks in advance, JT
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never at the same time i doubt...you must turn the first device off before you turn the second device on...
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never at the same time i doubt...you must turn the first device off before you turn the second device on...
My earlier post wasn't clear. I was assuming you can't have more than one device turned 'on' at the same time. Would be grateful if you could answer prior questions with this clarification in mind (i.e., which carrier(s) and which copier worked). Much appreciated. JT
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i haven't tried it yet...i'm on Rogers in Canada though...i'm just waiting to see if anyone has done this successfully...who knows if the copiers even work!
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...BUMP...

Can anyone answer the following questions?

(1) On which network(s) has anyone been able to clone a SIM and have two separate devices that will work (am particularly interested to know if it's AT&T and/or Cingular). I realize you can't have more than one device turned 'on' at the same time. Just want to be able to have a choice between having BB 'on' or having phone 'on' without having to swap a SIM back and forth.

(2) If you were able to accomplish this, which SIM copier(s) did you use?

Thanks in advance,

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I am interested can a Cloner copy more that one service providers information to a 'Super SIM' and allow a device to register with both networks at the same time or is there an application on the devie that will allow you to switch between 2 cellular providers if you can copy the information onto on chip?

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