Motorola Gleam - Sim Free

  kwil2 18:27 05 Nov 2012

Hello... I'm a senior citizen who's never had a mobile phone. However, over the weekend, I won a Pay As You Go, Sim-free, Motorola Gleam Plus phone in a raffle. It's a very basic phone but I may as well make use of it - if nothing more than just to acquaint myself with mobile phones. I know 'Sim-free' means I can slot in a Sim card from any provider, giving me flexibility, with no contract etc. However, I'd like to try a couple of providers just to see how good they are. So, forgive my ignorance, but I have two questions: 1) If I get a Sim card from 'provider A' but for whatever reason don't like the service, can I then just take out that card and replace it with a card from 'provider B' and so on without any problems? Obviously it's best to change after I've used up any topup amount.... 2) I don't know what my mobile phone number actually is at the moment: is it shown on the Sim card and if so, if I change that card, will that change my number??

Would appreciate any suggestions or help. Many thanks

  Forum Editor 19:50 05 Nov 2012

You can indeed put any network's PAYG SIM in the phone and it will work. Each SIM will provide you with a different phone number.

To be honest, there's not much point in trying different networks unless there's a compelling reason to do so. All the networks will provide the same kind of service, unless you live in an area where there's a particular problem with a specific provider. You can find that out by asking neighbours or/and friends.

  kwil2 15:17 06 Nov 2012

Hello...many thanks for taking time to explain. By changing providers, I wasn't only thinking of 'coverage' (I live in a major no problems with that) but also 'customer service' of any provider. By having SIM-free, I also could take advantage of 'low-tariff' offers... However, if that means always having to change my number each time I switch provider, perhaps that's more trouble than it's worth. Didn't I read somewhere if you switch provider you can keep your number?? Would appreciate any further clarification or indeed recommendations. So far, the phone's still in its box!

Many thanks, again...

  Quickbeam 12:16 07 Nov 2012

Keeping your number, but to be honest, if you're a low airtime user, it's not worth the bother.

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