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if my sim card is not in a phone will i lose the pjone number?

by Abdul Fisher DVM Published 1 year ago Updated 8 months ago

Your phone number is associated with your SIM card, so if you lose your SIM card, you will also lose your phone number. However, your phone number can be transferred to a new SIM card if you purchase a new SIM card and contact your cellular service provider.

Is a phone number tied to a SIM card?

Your SIM card contains your phone number, and lets you make phone calls, send text messages, and more. SIM cards have evolved over the years and come in several sizes, including mini-, micro-, and nano-SIMs. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories.Apr 30, 2021

Will I lose my phone number if I take out my SIM card?

When you remove your SIM card from your phone and replace it with another card, you lose access to any information on the original card. This information is still stored on the old card, so any phone numbers, addresses or text messages that you lose are available if you insert the old card into the device.

What happens when you take a SIM card out of a phone?

When you take out your SIM card, you are making yourself invisible to the cell phone network. It means that you will not lose any text messages that are already present on your device, but you will not receive any new ones for the duration that the SIM card is not installed in it.Dec 3, 2021

Are texts stored on SIM card?

Text messages are stored on your phone, not on your Sim. Therefore, if someone puts your Sim card into their phone, they will not see any text messages that you have received on your phone, unless you have manually moved your SMS's to your Sim.Jan 3, 2018

Why would someone take their SIM card out of their phone?

SIM cards store your phone number and account data, and without the card in place, you can't make or receive calls. This means that if you want to set up a new iPhone, or simply protect your personal information from being stolen while the phone is away, you should take out the SIM card.May 20, 2021

Does taking out the SIM card delete everything?

Removing the SIM card stops the phone from communicating with the network, but doesn't erase the email and contact lists already on the phone.Jul 10, 2011

Does removing SIM card erase photos?

No. SIM cards do not store data.

Can you receive text messages without a SIM card?

If you mean SMS/MMS messages, then you can't. You need active cell service to send and receive SMS messages to and from non Apple Devices, or Apple devices that don't use iMessage. To get activate cell service you need a sim card for GSM cellular carriers.Mar 1, 2017

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