Can You Switch Straight Talk Phone to AT&T ?

Straight Talk is a popular prepaid carrier that offers excellent rates on service. If you have a Straight Talk phone, you may wonder if you can use it with AT&T service. To switch your Straight Talk phone to AT&T, your device must be compatible with the AT&T network. Secondly, you need to make sure that … Read more

Factory Unlocked vs Network Unlocked: What’s The Difference?

Unlocked phones can either be factory unlocked or network unlocked. What’s the difference? Factory unlocked means the phone was bought directly from the mobile company or an authorized vendor pre-unlocked. It’s not carrier locked and can be used with any compatible carrier. Network unlocked means it was bought carrier-locked and then unlocked by the carrier … Read more

Activate Today vs Activate Later (Best Buy)?

When you buy an unlocked smartphone through Best Buy, you can choose to “activate today” or “activate later” . What is the difference? “Activate today” means the phone comes with a service plan and a new SIM card from a supported carrier, with a discounted device price. “Activate later” means you can use a SIM … Read more

Do I Need A SIM card To Update Android?

If you own an Android device, you know that the Android OS needs to be updated on a frequent basis. These updates enhance the overall performance of your device by fixing some bugs, advancing security, and adding the latest features.  You may wonder if you can update your Android device if there is no SIM … Read more

Do Pictures Transfer With SIM Card?

A SIM card (SIM is short for “subscriber identity module”) is a small removable card that your carrier uses to identify you to allow you to make calls, send messages, and more.  If you transfer your SIM to a new phone, your contacts and other data will transfer with it, but do your pictures transfer … Read more

How Do I Change My Number On My Android Phone?

You can change your phone number on your Android phone by changing your SIM card or by inserting a secondary SIM card. However, you can’t change the phone number of a SIM card on an Android device yourself as this will require contacting your network service provider. The phone number is associated with the SIM … Read more

What Happens When You Remove A SIM Card?

A SIM card, also known as a Subscriber Identity Module card, is similar to the ignition key of a phone. SIM cards carry your phone number and account information, and you can’t make or receive calls without one. If you remove the SIM card, you won’t be able to make calls, utilize mobile internet, or … Read more

iPhone SIM Card Reader Not Working

If you keep seeing “No Sim” or “Invalid Sim” repeatedly after inserting a SIM card into your iPhone, your SIM card reader might not be working properly.  Most of the time, this is a temporary issue and your SIM card reader will start working after several tries and some tweaking. If the issue persists, however, … Read more