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Aivar
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Posted: 2018-05-07 13:42
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How many years have you used the same SIM-card? Why did you get the new one?

My SIM-card (and also the phone) is now over 11 years old. Recently the phone and SIM got wet, but after cleaning they both keep on working.
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Posted: 2018-05-09 11:54
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I think I've used the same SIM for over 6 years. And that was because I changed the phone and it used a mini one.
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Aivar
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Posted: 2018-05-11 08:20
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Just wondering what is the maximum age of SIM-card
moogoo
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Posted: 2018-05-11 23:59
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You can keep using the same sim card if you have an old one. I have used the same sim card from 2004. when it changed form factor with newer devices to mini and then nano, I simply trimmed my sim card to the correct dimensions. While this is never recommended by a carrier, it will work if you do it correctly. I had to get rid of that sim card recently because I switched carriers. That was the only reason.

So, as far as maximum age of a sim card - it depend greatly on the carrier. The card itself works fine but changes in carrier network requirements and information hand shaking may force an upgrade or swap out.

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Posted: 2018-08-28 13:30
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BSNL sim I had used during my 1st time.
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