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SIM area code DOES NOT MATTER.

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9:22 pm
March 13, 2008


manny

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Anybody looking for a SIM card, the current area code DOES NOT matter.
You just call SO customer service and tell them what area code you want.


10:17 am
March 14, 2008


Bylo

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Yes, this deserves a separate FAQ entry (and a "Sticky" in the phone exchange subforum.)

As it is, the closest FAQ entry, 28, is misleading. Has anyone been charged $10 to change their phone number to a different (non-overlapping) area code?

11:34 am
March 14, 2008


manny

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When I purchased 2 phones, both came with an area code completely unfamiliar to me.
I called customer service, told them what area code I wanted & had them changed free of charge.
Took them about 2 minutes to accomplish.

6:28 pm
March 14, 2008


Peter

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It does matter for people who want to do local pickup, although in that case I suppose "location" and "area code" can be considered two different things.

Also, I'm going to leave the possible $10 phone number change up because the official brochure mentions it. Therefore, even if many people have gotten it done for free, the charge can still be considered 7-Eleven's official policy.

6:32 pm
March 14, 2008


Peter

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And thanks for pointing out #28 :D

I've revised it a bit now. Let me know what you think!

9:48 pm
March 14, 2008


Bylo

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Also, I'm going to leave the possible $10 phone number change up because the official brochure mentions it. Therefore, even if many people have gotten it done for free, the charge can still be considered 7-Eleven's official policy.

I suspect that the $10 is intended to discourage people from changing phone numbers frivolously, e.g. until they get a "good" number. It would be silly for SO to charge it to people who have moved (or in the case of Phone Exchange who bought a SIM from someone in a different area code) because that would just give those people an excuse to look for another prepaid plan. But what do I know?

The revised FAQ looks good. I agree that you should quote the 7-11 brochure as the authoritative source but point out that the charge is discretionary and generally isn't applied.

7:54 pm
March 15, 2008


MIKE

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I had a number change from 416 to 613, no charge. I think I you want to change your number within the same region.

10:48 am
April 3, 2008


MGuest

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manny said:

Anybody looking for a SIM card, the current area code DOES NOT matter.
You just call SO customer service and tell them what area code you want.


Hey I am looking for an sim card in Toronto, Canada. How much do you want for it..> reply me one mehulvpatel@hotmail.com

1:24 pm
April 3, 2008


Peter

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MGuest said:

manny said:

Anybody looking for a SIM card, the current area code DOES NOT matter.
You just call SO customer service and tell them what area code you want.


Hey I am looking for an sim card in Toronto, Canada. How much do you want for it..> reply me one mehulvpatel@hotmail.com


Hi, manny is not selling any SIM cards. He is just letting us know that the area code on a SIM card is irrelevant since in most cases you can change it for free. Please check the other posts in the phone exchange forum for SIMs and phones for sale.

4:41 pm
April 3, 2008


manny

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Peter, thanks for clarifying this.
Indeed, I DO NOT have any SO Sims for sale.

4:43 pm
April 16, 2008


Bish

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I am currently in the market for two sim cards. Please email your price to bishthis@gmail.com.

Thanks

PS…If I have two rogers L6 phones can I just swap the sim and go to 711 speak out pay as you go plan?

Edit by admin: please create separate threads to buy/sell SIM cards and to ask technical questions.

8:46 pm
August 15, 2008


otis

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I called Customer Service and they stated that there is only the $10 fee if you want to change your number to another local number; if you change your number to a different area code there is no charge.

:)

10:43 am
August 26, 2008


Shahid

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Yes I am looking for a 7-11 SIM. How much and where are you located?

manny said:

Anybody looking for a SIM card, the current area code DOES NOT matter.
You just call SO customer service and tell them what area code you want.


11:10 am
August 26, 2008


iamdrumming

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Shahid said:

Yes I am looking for a 7-11 SIM. How much and where are you located?

Shahid, read it again. Manny is NOT selling any sim cards.

12:40 pm
August 26, 2008


Peter

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Time to lock this thread :D