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SIM area code DOES NOT MATTER.
March 13, 2008
9:22 pm
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.

March 14, 2008
10:17 am
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?

March 14, 2008
11:34 am
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.

March 14, 2008
6:28 pm
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.

March 14, 2008
6:32 pm
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!

March 14, 2008
9:48 pm
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.

March 15, 2008
7:54 pm
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.

April 3, 2008
10:48 am
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

April 3, 2008
1:24 pm
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.

April 3, 2008
4:41 pm
manny
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Peter, thanks for clarifying this.
Indeed, I DO NOT have any SO Sims for sale.

April 16, 2008
4:43 pm
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.

August 15, 2008
8:46 pm
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.

:)

August 26, 2008
10:43 am
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.


August 26, 2008
11:10 am
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.

August 26, 2008
12:40 pm
Peter
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Time to lock this thread :D