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Aug 17, 2007
What is a "SIM" card? Basically speaking, a SIM card is a small chip which almost always sits under the battery on the back of a SIM based mobile phone. It can store data such as network provider, telephone contacts, and tariffs. Every SIM based mobile needs one in order for the phone to work correctly.

Could you tell me of any mobiles which allow dual SIM? For a straight forward answer: I dont think there is one on the market at the moment. I was wondering if Motorola L6 mobile accepts International Sim Cards? To answer your question would depend on if your phone is unlocked or locked. If your phone is locked to a network like say Verizon, then trying another operators SIM card in the phone would prove to be unsuccessful. If however the phone not locked then any SIM card from any operator would work just fine. The fact that the phones model is a L6, matters not. The only thing that you have to pay attention to is if the phone is locked or unlocked.

Is there any way I could buy a SIM card phone in the USA, then when I come back to America I can put my English SIM card in the phone and it will work? Or/and are there any way I can buy an American phone SIM card or non SIM card and then use it in England? First thing is that American and European phone systems work differently, they are the same concept, but different in many ways. The main problem you are going to run into is the network and programming problems. See if you buy an American phone, they are internally programmed by the manufacturer to work with that carriers network. And since your network over in England is different then here in America, there is no way they could ever be compatible. SIM cards fall under the same problem.

An option you do have is that if you only come to America every so often, you can get a international plan through a carrier and use it when your here, and use it to call back to England but when you want to go back home, you put the account into vacation mode, which is like a few bucks a month. Not sure if that option is even suitable for you.

What is the cheapest international plan I can get with a phone service provider in America so I could use my phone in America and out of America. You can make a few calls or jump online to a few websites. You should get all the information you need.

What happens if I bought an American phone and put it into 'vacation mode'? Could I still use that phone in America? Vacation mode is an option carriers offer that will allow you to keep your account with them while you are away. The phone is active, and the account is active, but you are just not paying for the service in full cause your not using it. A lot of military and long vacation takers use this option while they are away. When you get back to America, you make a call and everything is back to normal-the phone works and you use it while you are here. When it is time to go back home, you call and it goes back into vacation mode till your next trip!
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