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    Default S5 sim card doesn't work, popped in my old S3 card and everything is fine. Safe??

    After waiting on hold with US Cell for 1.5 hours, I finally get in touch with their customer service. I wanted to activate my S5 that came in the mail today. 45 mins later they tell me that my SIM card doesn't work with my new device and that they would contact me back within 24 hours. Naturally, I'm PO'd at this point.

    So I decided to pop in the SIM card from my S3 into the S5 and presto everything works perfectly! Is this safe? Will they make me use a different card? I don't want to import all my contacts and personalize the new device if I have to do it all over again in the near future.

    Thanks! Ryan
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    Default Re: S5 sim card doesn't work, popped in my old S3 card and everything is fine. Safe??

    You're fine. The SIM is only for service and if it works your good. You can always request a new one if the signal is weaker due to age but that's all you may see issue wise.

    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (Verizon)
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    Default Re: S5 sim card doesn't work, popped in my old S3 card and everything is fine. Safe??

    The one that comes with the S5 is Isis ready, if you plan to use it, you must get a new one, if not, then you can keep using the old S3 one.
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    Default Re: S5 sim card doesn't work, popped in my old S3 card and everything is fine. Safe??

    Quote Originally Posted by Defiant311 View Post
    After waiting on hold with US Cell for 1.5 hours, I finally get in touch with their customer service. I wanted to activate my S5 that came in the mail today. 45 mins later they tell me that my SIM card doesn't work with my new device and that they would contact me back within 24 hours. Naturally, I'm PO'd at this point.

    So I decided to pop in the SIM card from my S3 into the S5 and presto everything works perfectly! Is this safe? Will they make me use a different card? I don't want to import all my contacts and personalize the new device if I have to do it all over again in the near future.

    Thanks! Ryan
    You're fine.

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    Default Re: S5 sim card doesn't work, popped in my old S3 card and everything is fine. Safe??

    Thanks everyone. I'll be keeping the S3 card. Really enjoying this device. Used it all day of and on and 11 hours later im at 66 percent battery
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    Default Re: S5 sim card doesn't work, popped in my old S3 card and everything is fine. Safe??

    Quote Originally Posted by Defiant311 View Post
    Thanks everyone. I'll be keeping the S3 card. Really enjoying this device. Used it all day of and on and 11 hours later im at 66 percent battery
    You can always go in store and get a replacement if you want. But if you're not using Isis as mentioned above there's no real reason to do so.

    I can't believe they had you wait so long on hold. Spend money and get elevator music. Great!

    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (Verizon)

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