1. millie's Avatar
    I searched but couldn't find an answer. I'm still on the fence on which phone to go to and I'm travelling next weekend. If I transfer my service to my old Note 3 to use while travelling, will I be able to reactivate the Note 7 when I return or will it be good as dead?
    10-29-2016 07:45 PM
  2. bable's Avatar
    I've swapped my T-Mobile SIM card in between 4 phones during the recall process without issue or tmobiles knowledge beyond the imei on my account automatically changing. Who's your carrier? It might not be so simple with other carriers.
    10-29-2016 08:39 PM
  3. AzSportsFan86's Avatar
    I reactivated mine 2 weeks ago over the phone with a live rep. She said to be careful and then activated it no questions asked. Go for it.
    10-29-2016 11:10 PM
  4. team420's Avatar
    I think it might depend on your carrier. With CDMA carriers, prolly not, as it's mostly based on iMei whereas with GSM carriers, it's more about sim.
    10-30-2016 12:21 AM
  5. DaMaRa1109's Avatar
    I searched but couldn't find an answer. I'm still on the fence on which phone to go to and I'm travelling next weekend. If I transfer my service to my old Note 3 to use while travelling, will I be able to reactivate the Note 7 when I return or will it be good as dead?
    Yes u can. I put my sim from my Pixel back into my Note 7 and it worked instantly. I'm on Verizon. Still using the Note now.
    10-30-2016 08:19 AM
  6. jmnesq's Avatar
    With Sprint, you have to take the phone off of your account through their website. I'm concerned that it may not allow me to re-activate the Note.
    10-30-2016 09:36 AM
  7. athenatp's Avatar
    With Sprint, you have to take the phone off of your account through their website. I'm concerned that it may not allow me to re-activate the Note.
    Try it. The worse that can happen is it wont reactivate. Nothing else will happen.
    10-30-2016 09:56 AM
  8. From A Buick 8's Avatar
    On Verizon I have seen no issues switching between my note 7 and my old 5s. I just swap the sim.
    10-30-2016 03:39 PM
  9. From A Buick 8's Avatar
    I searched but couldn't find an answer. I'm still on the fence on which phone to go to and I'm travelling next weekend. If I transfer my service to my old Note 3 to use while travelling, will I be able to reactivate the Note 7 when I return or will it be good as dead?
    what carrier are you with.
    10-30-2016 05:40 PM
  10. guthrien's Avatar
    You guys can't just switch sims? That's a pain.
    10-30-2016 07:22 PM
  11. millie's Avatar
    Thanks. I'm on Sprint. As noted above, worth a shot.
    10-30-2016 08:44 PM
  12. From A Buick 8's Avatar
    You guys can't just switch sims? That's a pain.
    Some can, some can not. On AT&T and Verizon you can
    10-31-2016 05:44 AM
  13. hallux's Avatar
    I think it might depend on your carrier. With CDMA carriers, prolly not, as it's mostly based on iMei whereas with GSM carriers, it's more about sim.
    Not so true anymore. Verizon uses SIM cards in their LTE phones, switching phones now IS as simple as swapping the SIM card, provided the SIM fits in the new phone.

    You guys can't just switch sims? That's a pain.
    Verizon user can now, see above.

    Some can, some can not. On AT&T and Verizon you can
    Correct.

    As for the OP's question - the Note3 will need a SIM adapter if you're going to just swap the SIM card from one to the other. Without that, you'll be needing a SIM that will fit in the Note 3, then need to replace that again to go back to the Note 7. Note 3 uses a Micro SIM, Note 7 uses a Nano SIM.
    10-31-2016 07:39 AM
  14. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I'll be the wet towel here and emphasize that it's not entirely prudent to continue using a device that has been recalled as a safety hazard.
    hallux and sydneycooper1979 like this.
    10-31-2016 10:04 AM
  15. badMojo69's Avatar
    With Sprint, you have to take the phone off of your account through their website. I'm concerned that it may not allow me to re-activate the Note.
    And this is why I no longer do CDMA even if that means worse cell reception. Which in my case it does not.
    10-31-2016 05:15 PM
  16. nuangel2's Avatar
    I am on T-Mobile.I have been switching my SIM from my V20 to my note7 no problem for the last 10 days.I just have not returned my note7 yet don't want to .love my blue note7.
    10-31-2016 05:48 PM
  17. Aquila's Avatar
    @OP is your question answered or are we still looking for solutions?
    B. Diddy likes this.
    10-31-2016 08:14 PM
  18. millie's Avatar
    @OP is your question answered or are we still looking for solutions?
    Yes...I'm all good. Thanks to everyone for the feedback. I'm going to activate the N3 this weekend. TBD whether I try to reactivate the N7 when I return or if I bite the bullet and give the V20 a shot.
    10-31-2016 09:31 PM
  19. Aquila's Avatar
    Yes...I'm all good. Thanks to everyone for the feedback. I'm going to activate the N3 this weekend. TBD whether I try to reactivate the N7 when I return or if I bite the bullet and give the V20 a shot.
    Ok, good luck and feel free to let us know if you run into a snag.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    10-31-2016 10:13 PM

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