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Changing SIMS on a Samsung Galaxy S9 #202740
08/19/2019 01:05 PM
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Just graduated from a Galaxy S4 to a Galaxy S9 and the difference is like going from a traditional hard disk drive to a solid state drive -- enormous differences.

Usually when coming to SXM I change the SIM myself but the SIM frame in the S9 looks a bit fragile compared to the S4. Anyone out there using a SXM SIM in an S9 have any comments about the SIM change procedure? Let me know. I kept the old phone and may well use IT with the SIM if I should...


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Re: Changing SIMS on a Samsung Galaxy S9 [Re: jmbcomms] #202764
08/19/2019 04:57 PM
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I don't know how different a Galaxy Note 8 is from S9, but I changed the SIM card myself on my Note 8 with no problem. If you have thick fingers, that could be an issue . . . . smile


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Re: Changing SIMS on a Samsung Galaxy S9 [Re: jazzgal] #202788
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And as I was reminded a few months ago when this was being discussed, your phone needs to be unlocked in order to change the SIM card.


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Re: Changing SIMS on a Samsung Galaxy S9 [Re: jazzgal] #202817
08/20/2019 09:48 AM
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I have a note 8 too. How do you get them unlocked?

Re: Changing SIMS on a Samsung Galaxy S9 [Re: jmbcomms] #202840
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I have an S9. Its very easy. Granted the Sim slot/holder is smaller and seems flimsier. Just do everything "gently" and you will do fine.
1. Power down the phone completely.
2. lay flat on table
3. Use a paper clip or the tool that cam with your phone to push the release. (Top of phone). Push gently but firmly.....it will release
4. Once released (popped out) pull out the sim holder slowly.....
5. Replace sim as usual.

Also make sure your hands are clean ;-)

Last edited by wabid; 08/20/2019 12:42 PM.

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Re: Changing SIMS on a Samsung Galaxy S9 [Re: SXMScubaman] #202841
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Originally Posted by SXMScubaman
I have a note 8 too. How do you get them unlocked?


Usually, your carrier is the only one who can unlock a phone.

Re: Changing SIMS on a Samsung Galaxy S9 [Re: Bahston] #202842
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Originally Posted by Bahston
Originally Posted by SXMScubaman
I have a note 8 too. How do you get them unlocked?


Usually, your carrier is the only one who can unlock a phone.

Thank you.

Re: Changing SIMS on a Samsung Galaxy S9 [Re: SXMScubaman] #202846
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Actually, if it's paid off, there are instructions on line on how to unlock it.


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Re: Changing SIMS on a Samsung Galaxy S9 [Re: jazzgal] #202850
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Thanks. I'll look it up.

Re: Changing SIMS on a Samsung Galaxy S9 [Re: jmbcomms] #202856
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What is the cost to buy a sim card in SXM, can it be reused (I assume it can), do you have to preload minutes on the phone and what is the cost per minute? Thanks.

Re: Changing SIMS on a Samsung Galaxy S9 [Re: CaribLee] #202861
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Between $18-$30 depending on where you buy and it should include about $10 of call credit. I believe a SIM card is only good for 60 days unless you have activity or add funds. Cost per minute is around 15cents US and you can add credit at many places from a few $$ to whatever you want. There are machines to add credit or prepaid cards you enter the information from. If your SIM expires, so does your credit.


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Re: Changing SIMS on a Samsung Galaxy S9 [Re: jmbcomms] #203090
08/24/2019 06:24 AM
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I bought it unlocked. smile


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Re: Changing SIMS on a Samsung Galaxy S9 [Re: wabid] #203091
08/24/2019 06:25 AM
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Thx Wabid!


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