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    How much is a sim card at radio shack?

    I am going to need to pick up a new sim card, to replace one I lost today--normally i would get them at a company store for free, but need one tomorrow. Radio shack is 2 miles, corporate store is an hour away.

    Just curious what to expect.

    If a sim has been used for a different phone number, which has been deactivated, it can't be re used, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by plane
    If a sim has been used for a different phone number, which has been deactivated, it can't be re used, right?
    correct.

    once a SIM card is activated once, it cannot be re-activated again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plane
    I am going to need to pick up a new sim card, to replace one I lost today--normally i would get them at a company store for free, but need one tomorrow. Radio shack is 2 miles, corporate store is an hour away.

    Just curious what to expect.

    If a sim has been used for a different phone number, which has been deactivated, it can't be re used, right?
    About 10 bucks on ebay. Radio shack might not sell you one without activation, if they do I'll bet its around $25.00......A corp store might exchange one for free if you can find a nice CS person....

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    Quote Originally Posted by plane
    I am going to need to pick up a new sim card, to replace one I lost today--normally i would get them at a company store for free, but need one tomorrow. Radio shack is 2 miles, corporate store is an hour away.

    Just curious what to expect.

    If a sim has been used for a different phone number, which has been deactivated, it can't be re used, right?
    Just how did you lose the sim card? Can't just "drop out" LOL.

    Just have a "fishy smell" with this question.
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    Did not even think RadioShack sold SIMs without new service..

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaliMoon2005
    Just how did you lose the sim card? Can't just "drop out" LOL.

    Just have a "fishy smell" with this question.
    What does your answer have to do with my original question?

    I activated a new line , my own equipment,on an extra sim, put the sim in an envelope (they are so small) and promptly mis placed it--it will turn up; not fishy, just careless; you know like being courteous/ not rude.

    And I got a replacement one at corporate store for nothing, as usual.

    the other posts were accurate, radio shack wanted $25, local agent store wanted 9.95

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    heh...Best Buy sells SIM cards alone...for about 30 bucks...

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    As I posted, earlier, went to a different corporate store than I normally use, gave me a replacment for the misplaced card, but the clerk, who I had never met before was not as cooperative as the folks at the other store, but I had bought several lines there in the past from the same couple of c/s's--

    Guess one can't blame the agent store from adding the "handling charge"

    One of the questions is one of my business classes several years ago (before the age of selling bottled water for 10000 times cost) there was the question of how much it would cost to market, and etc to market a product with no mfg cost, ie the water above, or perhaps a sim card---there is a handling cost associated with everthing --$25 seems a bit exaggerated!--which might give one an indication of the true profit with other items sold there, HUM.

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    $25 is the standard fee, but depending on the reprentative it can be free. Call customer service and ask if you can get a credit for the sim purchase. Its very likely that they will do it, of course sell your cause.

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    We carry Sims at our shack for $9.99.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plane
    What does your answer have to do with my original question?

    I activated a new line , my own equipment,on an extra sim, put the sim in an envelope (they are so small) and promptly mis placed it--it will turn up; not fishy, just careless; you know like being courteous/ not rude.

    And I got a replacement one at corporate store for nothing, as usual.

    the other posts were accurate, radio shack wanted $25, local agent store wanted 9.95
    You mention you "somehow lost" your sim card, that one fact is hard to believed then you ask if the SIM CARD has been activated, can it be reactived again, that's raised a second red flag.

    You mention "you know like being courteous/ not rude" How amusing, it's ONLY BUSINESSE FIRST, NOT PERSONNAL.

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    I got mine for free at a cingular store when I lost my phone. The sale person said something they don't know or have the sku number on it. something like that. try going to a cingular store and tell them u lost your phone and see if they will do the same for you.

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    how do corp strores still charge? according to common expierience we were not to charge for a stupid sim.

    i havent in a long time.

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    You can get SIM cards for as low as 3 bucks on eBay..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tauro72
    You can get SIM cards for as low as 3 bucks on eBay..

    That's may be true, I brought a sim card for .01 cents but the shipment was 6.95 dollars.

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