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If i put my sim card in another phone what will happen?

Last Updated on February 23, 2022 by Kennedy

In today’s article we’ll be looking at the question of the day, if i put my sim card in another phone what will happen.

There are certain number of persons that always love to switch their sim card from their phone to another mobile, and I must admit that I’m fond of switching sim cards.

As my phones are unlocked, I have no problem switching sim cards.

But here in this article it involves slotting in your sim card into someone’s smartphone.

And the question is;

What will happen.

if i put my sim card in another phone what will happen

If i put my sim card in another phone what will happen?

If you put your sim card in someone’s phone and if the phone is compatible with your sim card, calls and text messages will be received in the phone. However, old calls and text messages won’t show up on the phone except for new text messages.

I know that some people usually think that when you switch sim card into another phone, all text messages and calls will be moved into other phone, but that is not possible and will never happen. 

Let me explain this to you. 

If you happen to have two smartphones, one is samsung galaxy s21 ultra while the other is iphone 13 pro max. Now if your main sim card happens to be in the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and that is where you have been receiving all text messages and calls.

If you switch the sim card into the iPhone 13 pro max, you won’t see the text messages or calls right on your iPhone 13 pro max simply because all the received text messages are stored in the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and not the sim card.

Once again, if you receive new text messages in the iPhone 13 pro max along with new calls, if you switch the sim card back to Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, you won’t see the text messages and calls in the s21 ultra as text messages and calls are not stored in the sim card.

For the fact text messages and calls are not stored in the sim card, if you happen to switch your sim card to another phone nothing will move other than contacts saved in the sim card.

This i want to make it very clear to you cause asking if i put my sim card in another phone what will happen, the very first thing that comes into the mind is that text messages, calls and other information will move into the other phone.

I’m telling you that nothing and I mean absolutely nothing will move.

However, if you happen to save your contacts in your sim card, then be rest assured that all the contacts saved on the sim card will be displayed on the other phone.

Once you remove the sim card from the other phone, they will all dispeae as long as the other phone user didn’t copy the sim contacts.

While switching sim card from one phone to another, you shouldn’t panic or get bothered if your text messages will be shown on the other person’s phone or your call log.

It won’t show up.

And this is applicable to both android phone and iPhone.

Talking about if i put my sim card in another phone what will happen, there are some certain things to know cause one can’t just switch sim cards from one phone to another though it all depends on your location.

In many places or countries of the world, you can easily switch sim cards from one phone to another without encountering any issues, but in the United States, you may encounter a problem if the phones are not unlocked. 

Before switching sim card

Before switching sim cards from one iPhone to another or from one android phone to another, there are certain things to bear in mind and they are as follows;

1. If the phones are unlocked

Once a mobile phone is unlocked, then you absolutely have no issue switching sim cards of any network service providers. Where the problem lies if the phone is locked to a specific carrier network. 

In this type of situation, the only solution is to switch sim card of same network with the locked phone or probably unlock the phone.

2. Being of same network carrier

Once again talking about the phone being locked to a specific carrier. For example, the phone which you want to switch your sim card to is of AT&T network and that means your sim card must be of AT&T network else it won’t work. 

If the phone is locked to AT&T network and you have a T-Mobile sim card, I’m sorry you can’t switch sim card because the phone and the sim card are not compatible with each other because they are locked to a specific carrier network.

But if the phone is unlocked, then you can switch T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, cricket network sim card into the unlocked phone and everything will work perfectly fine in the sense that you can make and receive calls, send and receive text messages or use cellular network data if applicable.

3. SIM slot

Talking about if i put my sim card in another phone what will happen, sim slot plays an important role and don’t expect to insert a micro sim card into a nsmo sim slot.

It will never enter.

Right now we all have nano sim cards unless you are using old android phones cause even the iPhone 6 is of a nano sim card.

These are the major things to note when switching SIM cards from one phone to another especially if they are unlocked or locked to a specific carrier network.

If put my SIM card in another phone what will happen to WhatsApp

If you put your sim card in another phone and didn’t activate whatsapp on the other phone, whatsapp will still be working on your previous phone. However, if you activate whatsapp on the other phone after switching sim card, then whatsapp will stop working on your previous phone.

Using Samsung Galaxy s21 ultra and the iPhone 13 pro max as an example.

You have whatsapp activated on your samsung galaxy s21 ultra using your sim card number and which you later switched your sim card to the iPhone 13 pro max. Whatsapp will continue to work in the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra irrespective of the fact that you have removed the sim card attached to the whatsapp account. 

Now if you install whatsapp on the iPhone 13 pro max and used the sim card number which you have already used on your samsung galaxy s21 ultra to activate on your iPhone 13 pro max, immediately whatsapp on your samsung galaxy s21 ultra will stop working.

This is to tell you that you can’t have two mobile phones activated for a whatsapp account or linked to a whatsapp account.

You can only link one device or cellphone to a whatsapp account and this is to prevent fraud and protect the whatsapp account of a user.

if i put my sim card in another phone what will happen

If I put my SIM card in another phone will my number be the same?

If you put your SIM card in another phone definitely your number will remain the same as it is not possible to change someone’s phone number by switching of sim card.

It is not possible and I haven’t seen such or heard such in my whole life.

Again, you can’t just change your phone number unless you buy a new sim card. Even if you do a sim swap you cannot change the number linked to the sim card.

Will my phone carrier know and notify me if I switch my SIM card to another phone?

Your carrier will never know if you switch sim card or going to the extent of notifying you because you switched your sim card to another phone. Even if the phone is locked to a specific network carrier, your carrier will never know when you switch sim card.

What matters to your carrier is paying of bills and once you didn’t pay your bill they will automatically disconnect your number.

You shouldn’t bother yourself asking if at all will my phone carrier know and notify me if I switch my SIM card to another phone cause nothing concerns your carrier network and switching of sim card.

Goijg back to the question of the, if i put my sim card in another phone what will happen, kindly know that nothing will happen other than you can use the other phone for calls and text messages. 

If you happen to receive text messages on the other phone, they will remain there and you can’t transfer it to your main phone. Also bear in mind that no information will be lost while switching sim cards on iphone or Android phone unless you have all your contacts saved in the sim card.

Once you remove the sim card from the phone, you won’t see your contacts and this is why I always recommend saving your contacts to your phone and email address.

All my contacts are saved in my email address.