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Stupid question of the day : possible to activate new phone on Fido with Rogers sim?

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May 16, 2013
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Stupid question of the day : possible to activate new phone on Fido with Rogers sim?

Will be buying a new phone locked to Rogers. I'm on Fido.

I happen to have a new Rogers SIM card. Would it be possible for me to use it to activate the phone on Fido? Or will I absolutely have to have it unlocked first, then buy a Fido SIM card, and only then will I be able to activate the phone?

Thanks guy!
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May 30, 2015
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East York, ON
As long as the phone isn't an iphone you won't need to unlock your rogers phone to work with Fido.
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It'll be a Note 4. That'd be great, then. I could buy my phone, call Fido to activate it with the new Rogers SIM and be on my way, then?
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Nov 2, 2011
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No need to activate Rogers sim card. Just pop in your fido sim card in your Note 4. That's it.
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libballeng wrote: No need to activate Rogers sim card. Just pop in your fido sim card in your Note 4. That's it.
You mean the one that I'm currently using in my S3? Would that physically fit? No need to call Fido to activate anything? Just transfer the SIM from the S3 to the Note 4 and it should work automatically?
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Yup. The sim in your S3 is micro sim, and I believe the Note 4 also has a micro sim slot.
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You can not activate Fido Plan with Rogers SIM
you need Fido SIM
So use your old Fido SIM or get new Fido SIM
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Keigotw wrote: You can not activate Fido Plan with Rogers SIM
you need Fido SIM
So use your old Fido SIM or get new Fido SIM
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Not a problem using robbers branded phone on fido's network.
But you cannot use a robbers simcard to activate a fido plan.
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Sep 20, 2014
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Honestly, what is the situation with Rogers iPhones "not working on Fido" ? My friend bought a used ROGERS locked iPhone 4s about 2 yrs ago, which the seller was using when he bought it. It had Rogers signal, she took her SIM out, he put his Fido SIM in and got Fido service. Whats the deal? Was his phone randomly unlocked and the buyer just didn't tell us?
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Worked for me. Phone was locked to Rogers. Transferred the Fido SIM over from my S3 to the Note 4, powered it on, and got service.

Thanks guys.
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Gozitano wrote: Honestly, what is the situation with Rogers iPhones "not working on Fido" ? My friend bought a used ROGERS locked iPhone 4s about 2 yrs ago, which the seller was using when he bought it. It had Rogers signal, she took her SIM out, he put his Fido SIM in and got Fido service. Whats the deal? Was his phone randomly unlocked and the buyer just didn't tell us?
Not with Fido, but both wife and I are using "robbers" phones on their subsidiary network Cityfone, without having to unlock them.
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You don't need to activate the phone. Pop the Fido SIM into the phone, and if it doesn't ask you for the unlock code, then you're good. If you're prompted for the code, then obviously, you will need to acquire the unlock code (eg. eBay).

If you're changing Fido SIM cards, for whatever reason, then you will need to activate the new SIM card. This has nothing to do with the phone. If you're on a post-paid plan, you can activate the new SIM on their website. If you're prepaid, then you will have to call them.

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