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Is it possible to swap two numbers between two sim cards? (I just purchased a new phone and it is using a micro sim) And I have a old number that I want to use but it is on standard sim card. Is it possible to swap the numbers between the cards using a SIM Card reader. What software and hardware should I use?

Note: I have talked with my provider but I have to cancel my old number's contract. Problem is I like it and do not want to pay the remaining period of the contract to turn it in to PayAsYouGo and then swap...

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Is this really related to Ubuntu? Like it should be if its on this website. –  Brenton Horne Nov 25 '12 at 17:07
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this is off topic –  mfisch Nov 25 '12 at 17:29
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closed as off topic by Stephen Myall, david6, Tachyons, fossfreedom Nov 26 '12 at 23:52

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Actually, the phone number isn't stored on the SIM card itself, and I don't think a transfer is feasible.

However, you can simply cut the old card to turn it into a micro-SIM. Be careful when doing it, though.

Here is a nice little guide with a cutting template: http://www.redmondpie.com/how-to-convert-micro-sim-to-nano-sim-for-iphone-5/

If you want to go the other way round, there are adapters specifically designed for this purpose, like this one: http://dx.com/p/micro-sim-card-to-standard-sim-card-adapter-white-41355. I'm sure they are sold in many different places.

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+1 nice answer :) –  tomasz74 Nov 25 '12 at 17:36
    
Yes cutting is an option, but how to make the small card bigger.. Cuz that is the reason I wanted to swap them numbers =) –  DaGhostman Dimitrov Nov 26 '12 at 10:12
    
There are adapters for this, see the edited answer above. –  Kalle Elmér Nov 26 '12 at 11:32
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