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Default 29-04-2008, 20:37

Originally Posted by f13dfx View Post
By ACTIVATION do you mean when one TOPS-UP for the 1st time?
Usually, but not always, the EU cards I have purchased, require that you INITIALIZE or ACTIVATE new SIM cards. Sometimes this is as easy as putting the SIM into a phone and allowing the phone to register on the local network. Sometimes the provided asks you to call a customer service number and follow the procedures there. Both the old SIMYO card and the newer SUNSIM required some special action as I described. I cannot remember how the original RIIING or the UM+ activation occurred.

I had some new German T-Mobile cards and I cannot recall they required any special activation at all. I may be wrong.

I cannot speak for your UK cards. Our British friends will have to chime in.

Perhaps there is no user activation required.


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