| | Re: Orange PAYG SIMS's locked to handset?
On 03 Feb 2008, Chris Boyd wrote
> On 2008-02-01 11:49:56 +0000, "Dr Zoidberg"
>> "Mike" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>> Is it possible to use an old Orange SIM (circa 5 years) with a
>>> new Orange PAYG handset and just ignore the new, as yet unused
>>> SIM ?
>>> The user (not me and I'm doing this remotely!) keeps getting
>>> asked for a security code. 12345 doesn't work, yet when the
>>> old SIM is moved back to the old handset it works fine without
>>> asking for any security code.
>> Yes. I've had the same orange PAYG SIM for at least 8 years and
>> more like 10 and I just buy a new handset when I fancy one and
>> bin the SIM that came in the box
> If you call Orange and let them know you've upgraded they'll
> transfer your credit, tariff, and number to that new SIM in the
> box and give you up to £100 upgrade reward for doing so. Plus
> you get a nice new SIM with a higher capacity memory and Orange
> Plus for onscreen balance etc which an 8 year old SIM probably
> won't have. Bear it in mind for next time?
Good advice. I had a SIM switch a couple of years ago and found
that the new one isn't just more powerful, but boots up faster and
-- counterintuitively -- seems to put less strain on the battery.