Older sim drains battery more?Support


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  1. werthers

    werthers Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I read somewhere that older sim cards drain the battery more is this true and if so how old are the ones that do? And will my network just give me a new one if I request it?

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  2. Dem

    Dem Well-Known Member

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    In a nutshell, yes! O2 were really helpful. They highlighted to me that mine was very old and probably struggling to get a 3g signal, but always trying. Hence, draining the battery more. They said I could just walk into an O2 shop to get a new sim there and then. I did and it was active immediately, although they say it can take up to 24 hours, but never does!

    For the first time, I was seeing the 3g icon frequently, compared to the old sim. After a day, I could notice around a 25% to 50% improvement in battery life.

    I think my SIM was more than 4 years old.
     
  3. KTP

    KTP Well-Known Member

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    surely old sim's are useless with smart phones?
     
  4. daviddakota

    daviddakota Well-Known Member

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    My Sim is from 2004. Best get the new Sim inserted.
     
  5. Dem

    Dem Well-Known Member

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    Highly recommended for improving battery and 3g performance!
     
  6. Koyanishi

    Koyanishi Well-Known Member

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    I have a nearly 5 year old sim card. US t-mobile told me it would cost $20 to replace.
     
  7. FadedSpark

    FadedSpark Active Member

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    That's cause north American cell providers suck. But you're stuck.
     
  8. Koyanishi

    Koyanishi Well-Known Member

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    actually, that's what tech support told me - (I think the tech support lady may have been having a hard time as she sounded peevish), but I walked into t-mobile store and they replaced for free.
     

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