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    Sim card

    Is it possible to reactivate a sim card after the number was ported out?

    I ported the number out less than a week ago to h2o(horrible mistake) can I reverse this easily or do I need a new sim and port back?

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    SIM cards can never be reused once deactivated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by christopherg View Post
    SIM cards can never be reused once deactivated.

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    That's what kind of thought... Thanks

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    Thumbs down E waste

    Quote Originally Posted by christopherg View Post
    SIM cards can never be reused once deactivated.

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    I ran into this on Simple Mobile. Just seems so wasteful, just a business rule, no technical reason for this. Of course it's a revenue opportunity, buy a new sim, send the old one to the landfill. Just my opinion and it is just a little plastic chip with metal in it, but these mvno companies could be a little more conservation minded.

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    The reasoning behind this I believe is to prevent telephone number cloaking, a huge problem for the cellular industry years ago. Every SIM card has a unique identifier number associated with a telephone number for single use.

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