1. AC Question's Avatar
    Old GalaxyS had a full size SIM, I got a new mini SIM for a Galaxy Note II with the same ph number from a Vodafone store. This immediately deactivated the old SIM. I didn't have the Note II with me so now no working phone, but the contacts were still all readable and the import/export menu was still available. Turned off phone and inserted an SD card to transfer to but now the SIM contacts list seems to be unreadable and there is no import/export option. The new SIM does not seem to work in the old phone (but does in the Note II) so I can't even copy the contacts stored in the phone memory to it.
    Does the phone erase/overwrite/change a deactivated SIM at startup or is it just not reading it?
    11-04-2016 07:11 AM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    No, they can reprogram the SIM to be active for a while, but that will most likely wipe the card. Which is why all your contacts should be Google contacts, not SIM contacts. The server doesn't get wiped. (Even if you delete contacts, you can restore any deleted within the past month.)
    11-05-2016 01:16 AM

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