Changing SIM Cards -- Issues Changing From ROGERS To FiDo

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by iGuardian, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. iGuardian macrumors 6502a

    iGuardian

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    I've been having some trouble changing the sim card of my iPhone. Advertisements in Canada imply that I should be able to use ROGERS and FiDo with my iPhone, however, I am only able to use my iPhones cellular network when my ROGERS sim card is inserted. Whenever I put in the FiDo card, the phone doesn't work.

    Am I doing something wrong? Is it impossible to do this? Would FiDo provide me with an "iPhone Simcard" if I asked them for one?

    Thanks in advance.

    iGuardian
     
  2. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

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    The iPhone is locked to whatever network you bought it on. If you want to use a SIM from a different carrier you have to unlock it. That includes going from Rogers to Fido.
     
  3. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    You would either need to get the iPhone unlocked or trade with someone that has a Fido iPhone.
     
  4. iGuardian thread starter macrumors 6502a

    iGuardian

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    Okay, thanks for the reply.

    Are there any ways I can transfer the account on FiDo to ROGERS? Or would this also be out of the question?
     
  5. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

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    They are totally separate carriers (even if they're owned by the same company). You would have to close your Rogers account and open a Fido account. You could transfer your number, but not your account.
     
  6. vwDavid macrumors regular

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    besides unlocking, is there anything that can be done, say if I want to buy a buddies old 3G iphone from ROGERS network and change it to fido for a family member to use?

    Is it possible to get fido or rogers to switch an old phone. Unlocking disucssion notwithstanding?

    thanks
     

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