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    i want to know if telus supports sim card, like if i ask them to put all my info on to a sim card so i can use an unlocked gsm phone will they proviced me with one

    I know that telus supports sim cards, cuz i saw that the BB Storm from telus need a sim card but can i ask them to get me one?


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    Re: Telus Sim Card

    Telus DOES NOT use SIM Cards. They are a Canadian CDMA provider, not GSM.

    The Blackberry Storm has a SIM Card and a slot for a SIM Card. It is a dual mode phone meaning when going international (like to somewhere in Europe) you could switch it into GSM mode to still get some form of service. The SIM Card is inactive while being used in Canada.

    Also, to Blackberry Storm DOES NOT need a SIM card to operate within Canada. It would be using the CDMA network.
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    Re: Telus Sim Card

    ya but i saw a person at telus put a sim card into the BB Storm and if u go to the telus website, i sim card is included in the BB Storm package



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    Re: Telus Sim Card

    Yes, the Storm DOES have a SIM Card and does have a spot for a SIM Card...Telus DOES provide the SIM Card for the Storm; however, the Storm is one of the few Telus phones that are capable of using GSM. GSM with the Storm also DOES NOT work in Canada.
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    Re: Telus Sim Card

    so if i ask them for a sim card would telus provide me with one



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    Re: Telus Sim Card

    Why would you need one? It wouldn't work while inside Canada.

    Most likely they would not provide you one.

    Also, I did a little more research. The MIKE division of Telus does use iDEN SIM Cards. Mike is like Nextel in the USA. iDEN SIM Cards; however, ARE NOT compatible with GSM phones, like from Rogers.


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    Re: Telus Sim Card

    oh thx, i want one cuz i think that having the same phone for three yrs is boring and i noticed the unlocked gsm cells are cheaper than cdma ones



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    Re: Telus Sim Card

    Telus does have SIM Cards.. HOWEVER,,, the SIM Cards are for use OUTSIDE of CANADA only.. They are for phones capable of International Roaming. Since rest of the world does not use CDMA..

    Currently there are a few phones that Include a SIM Card out of the box.. The 8830 Blackberry, 9530 Storm, and the 9630... There was also a Motorola A840...



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    Re: Telus Sim Card

    can i tell them that im going on vacation and then get the sim card but just use in canada



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    Re: Telus Sim Card

    No you can't, because there are no Roaming agreements in Canada with Rogers. (That's why the SIM Card only works outside of Canada)

    Actually, TELUS recently installed a HSPA 850/1900 Network.. perhaps if you have a 3G phone, it will work with the SIM Card?
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