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Old 11-24-2005, 01:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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In looking at my order status, I noticed that cingular is shipping a new SIM with my 8700c. Did you all get new SIMS? One other member mentioned something about needing a new SIM for EDGE compatability. Any thoughts? I work right near several Cingular stores in the city so I'll be bringing it over to them to transfer over from my 7290.
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New SIM is for "future" UMTS compatability, not EDGE. That, according to the sales rep I spoke with.
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It ships with a 64K Single 410 SIM. It is not the NEW UTMS/3G SIM released last Monday.
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Thanks for all the responses folks. So then am I correct in assuming that the new SIM has to be inserted and my current Cingular number and BB service brought over to it? I user BWC so I also guess I have to log on to my web account and shoot down a service book to the new PIN and EMEI of new unit.
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Yes. New devices are always shipped with new SIM. you should always use the new SIM and transfer your service to it.
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Why, it works fine with the old Cingular SIM from my 7290.
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No new SIM for me. I just took my existing SIM out of my 7290 and activated my 8700. Is that because I'm a "blue" - former ATTWS customer and still have an ATTWS SIM?
Works fine and EDGE actually makes reading and posting here via the 8700 bearable.
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Why, it works fine with the old Cingular SIM from my 7290.
John, did you ask if you needed the new SIM?
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No, becasue the new SIM is to a new account. I wanted to see if I could use my government account on the unit with the older 7290 SIM. So far, it seems to be just fine. Email and phone work well as does the browser.
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I have an existing account and phone. They shipped a new SIM without asking. It is a 64K SIM, the one in my 7290 was 32K. Both on Orange network.
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It should work fine with the old SIM correct?
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