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How do you transfer an old SIM card to a new phone?

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To transfer an old SIM card to a new phone, save your contacts to the SIM card, remove the card from the old phone, and insert it into the new one. If the SIM card is too large for the new device, it can be cut down in size.

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  1. Save your contacts to the SIM card

    Turn on your phone, and check the storage settings on your phone to see if your contacts are being saved to the SIM card. If not, update your preference option, and move the contacts from the device memory to the SIM card.

  2. Take out the old SIM card

    Power down your old phone. Look for the SIM card slot on the side of the phone, or check for it underneath the battery compartment. Remove the SIM card from the old phone.

  3. Insert the SIM card into the new phone

    Make sure the new phone is turned off, and locate the SIM card slot on the new phone, either underneath the battery compartment or on the side of the phone. If the SIM card is too large for the new phone, find a template online, and trim the card with scissors, or purchase a special hole punch online. Place the SIM card into the appropriate slot on the new phone.

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