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I need a duplicate SIM

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Newbie
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Registered: ‎13-05-2008

I need a duplicate SIM

I have bought a phone to leave in the car, and need a duplicate SIM so that I don't have a second account.

 

Is this possible, and if so, how do I go about getting one?

 

I have searched the help pages but to no avail.

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Seasoned Hero
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Re: I need a duplicate SIM

If only that was possible it would save some of us a small fortune!

Newbie
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Re: I need a duplicate SIM

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Pro
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Re: I need a duplicate SIM

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Hi PL1

If you mean two phones from the same account with identical Sims I am sure you can't do that

If it's for emergency use in the car you are better having a Pay As You Go with credit that does not run out after a time period the Three 321 is very good that's what I use as a back up

Credit can be purchased from Three shops or local convenience shops when needed

Aspiring Pro
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Registered: ‎14-11-2017

Re: I need a duplicate SIM

@HelloDuck 

I believe most mobile networks have a 3-6 month usage period before the sim maybe disconnected.

Kind Regards,

CJT
Newbie
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Registered: ‎13-05-2008

Re: I need a duplicate SIM

I was aware that you need to make a 'keep alive' call from time to time.

Easy to remember to do when you do a battery check.

Newbie
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Registered: ‎13-05-2008

Re: I need a duplicate SIM

Thanks HelloDuck. I thought such accounts existed, but I was having trouble finding one.

 

ETA: Either Three have discontinued this option, or they have it very well hidden!

Pro
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Re: I need a duplicate SIM

Yes the credit does not expire but the phone has to be used every six months I have a reminder on my main phone to remind me

As you can see below I still have £9.24 from the £10 credit I put on the account

 

Credit Valid until Remaining
Top-up credit Won't expire £9.24
Total Credit   £9.24
Information...

Your credit will not expire

 

This information was correct at 11:44 on 16th May 2020

 

 

 

 
Pro
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Re: I need a duplicate SIM

 PL1

 

Please check your Private Messages

Newbie
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Registered: ‎09-11-2020

Re: I need a duplicate SIM

It's probably coming - T mobile do a thing called paired digits in America:

https://www.t-mobile.com/support/plans-features/get-started-with-data-with-paired-digits