: Rogers Postpaid SIM card with pre-paid phone?
2008-11-26, 06:54 PM
I am on a monthly plan with Rogers and need a replacement phone. Will the sim card work with a new pre-paid phone? Will pre-paid phone require activation? thanks. I am not interested in lost and stolen program refurb phone for 100 bucks.
2008-11-27, 01:24 AM
Go to a Rogers dealer and buy a prepaid phone. They range from 69.99 to 129.99. Transfer all your contacts from your old phone to your SIM and pop the SIM in your new phone. Everything will be ready to go just as you had it before.
2008-11-29, 04:52 PM
So what is different about a prepaid phone on Rogers? Different firmware in the phone? I would have thought that the prepaidness would be in the sim. After all with a postpaid and unlocked phone one can put a prepaid SIM into it while abroad to save on roaming charges. I have done this.
I am considering moving from post paid to prepaid ( retired now don't use the phone much) but I don't really want to get another phone to do so.
2008-11-29, 06:56 PM
Prepaid phones are usually older-style, discontinued phones, although the Rogers Samsung J706, and SE W200a are fairly current models. I don't think there is any difference in the SIM cards between pre and post-paid. When you activate a prepaid SIM, you'd have to match it up with the IMEI # from a phone that has not been previously registered as a post-paid phone.
But I didn't know that if you use a pre-paid SIM for long-distance you don't pay roaming charges. Is that really true?
2008-11-30, 02:17 AM
A prepaid phone is the same as a post paid phone. You can throw a prepaid or postpaid SIM card in either phone.
If you were to travel with a Rogers prepaid SIM card you would definitely pay roaming charges like you would with a postpaid SIM card. If you have a unlocked phone you can buy a SIM card in whatever country you are in and use their network and just buy minutes as you would here with Rogers.
2008-12-09, 11:28 PM
My Son has a rogersSony W200 pay as you go (his first phone that his mother purchased for him) and i can't for the life of me locate a place to retrieve a sim card from it (and put the sim in an HP Ipaq 6950 that is much more functional for him).
Can anyone help me out?
2008-12-11, 09:26 AM
Hi, I will travel to canada on january 3, so i want to buy a blacberry 8220, but i want only the device, and i don't any rogers account. And I don't want any contract because I going to buy this cellphone as a gif. Can I do that?
2008-12-11, 02:30 PM
In response to "bdoyledimou" it will be behind the battery or beside where the battery fits in (if i remember correctly the SIM is inserted into a slot above the battery if you are looking at the phone from behind top to bottom). If you take the battery out you should be able to slide the SIM card out.
In response to "ale7714" you can buy any Rogers phone at most locations outright without a contract or any type of activation. Some stores however will only let you purchase it with activation so it just depends where you go. Also do some price shopping and try to buy from a Rogers Corporate store if you can (called Rogers Plus) since the dealer stores usually mark up the phones to compensate for the profit lost when not doing an activation on a contract. Hope this helps!
2008-12-11, 04:13 PM
ok thanks for the help I will try to go to a roger plus, thanks!
2008-12-29, 11:51 PM
I am on a monthly plan with Rogers and need to change my phone. Will the sim card work with a new phone? even though if i get the new one in SOLO, VIRGIN, FIDO etc? Thanks
2008-12-30, 03:01 PM
Solo and Virgin use a different technology, so no.
Fido uses GSM like Rogers does, but Fido phones are locked to Fido so a Rogers SIM won't work in them.
You can buy a Rogers phone, or an unlocked phone (which costs a little more), or find a shop that will unlock a Fido (or other locked) phone for you.
2008-12-30, 03:23 PM
Wow Thanks for the answer.. i was great!! i will try to get an unlocked one :D
2008-12-30, 03:30 PM
Unlocked phones are very cheap. You can get one for under $50