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Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Repairing.

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1 Is it possible to repair SIM (if damaged) if Smartphone device not working i.e not connecting to a specific cellular service network?

2 If yes, Is it advisable to repair SIM taking any security reasons into consideration?

Thanks & Regards,

Prashant S Akerkar

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Why bother? Your provider might ask a small fee for a new SIM, but you might even get it for free.

They will probably try to talk you into a more expensive service, so some care is adviseable.

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20 hours ago, prashantakerkar said:

2 If yes, Is it advisable to repair SIM taking any security reasons into consideration?

If you used phone number on some website, which requested for phone number as yet another method of password recovery or authentication, after a while of not using it (i.e. one year), it will be assigned to new SIM, and sold and acquired by somebody else.. Then new owner of number could use this password recovery feature to get new password in SMS and this way to break in to your account..

Very tricky, you would need to be somebody important (or rich), to bother hackers to do something like this..

 

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4 hours ago, Sensei said:

If you used phone number on some website, which requested for phone number as yet another method of password recovery or authentication, after a while of not using it (i.e. one year), it will be assigned to new SIM, and sold and acquired by somebody else.. Then new owner of number could use this password recovery feature to get new password in SMS and this way to break in to your account..

Very tricky, you would need to be somebody important (or rich), to bother hackers to do something like this..

 

Except that your provider can simply deactivate the damaged sim and assign your old number to your new sim.

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