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How to Change your SIM Card Number on Rogers for iPhone 4

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Did you purchase an unlocked iPhone 4 from Apple? If you did, then you’re going to have to change your SIM card number on Rogers.com, as your SIM won’t fit into the microSIM slot on the iPhone 4. You could cut your original SIM down to size, but it’s easier to just change your SIM card number on Rogers.com (or by giving them a call).

Rogers.com is…how can we say this…not the most “user friendly” website. It took me a while to navigate through the maze of menus and buttons to change my SIM card info online. So hopefully this will help those out who need it.

Let’s get started with this quick tutorial.

1. Login to your My Rogers account on Rogers.com
2. Click on “Manage my Wireless”

3. Click on “Hardware”

4. Click on “Change SIM Card”

5. Enter your old SIM card number (located on the back of the SIM itself). Below, enter in your new microSIM card number (located on the back of the microSIM).

6. Click “Change” and wait…and BAM! It should be updated immediately. My iPhone 4 was up and running right away!

If you’re on Bell or Telus, I haven’t used their website services for changing SIM cards, but let us know if that option is available. Let me know how this works for you!

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  • Noahattic

    gray!! this is pretty useful!!! thanks for headsup!!!

  • You're welcome! It's Gary btw lol

  • sb

    Hey Gary, I have a question, right now I have two iPhones, 3G and the 4. Both have sim cards in them. My 4 is the one that is activated right now and the 3G displays no service. I was wondering if I could go on my Rogers and enter in the 3G sim card number so that it's activated. Am I able to constantly swap the two phones? I work in a dangerous environment and I don't want my 4 to get damaged so I was thinking to just swap to old sim (3G) while at work and when I'm home or out, swap back to the 4.

    Would this be damaging to anything? I asked the person at Rogers and they said I will “fry” the sim card if I do it a lot.

    Thanks

  • Interesting scenario. I honestly haven't tried that, as this was also my
    first time switching SIM card numbers online. Another way to bypass this
    would be to get a microSIM to SIM adapter. Then you can just switch them
    physically and not risk anything “frying”.

    I'll look into this and see what I can find out!

  • sb

    Thankk you so much!
    Ill check this post in the morning!

  • gtasscarlo

    Someone must know where to get a ip4 I need to get one after playing with one just alot better and can finally call ppl in the states or fring call overseas and FaceTime(even though webcams have been doing this for 10 years) but awesome to video call from a phone

  • Great solution…as I wanted to use my microsim to unlock my old 3GS so that I could give it to my gf who's on fido.

    Let us know if you find any other solution..

    Thanks 'gray' lol

  • cristian

    I am about to come to my uncle's wedding in september. From Romania to Saskatchewan. I would like to purchase the Iphone4 from there, unlocked. Do you think they will sell it to me? and will it really work with my big sim card, cut by me at home?

  • Keith

    Was I supposed to go through Rogers to get it all switched over to my unlocked iPhone or did I just f*** myself?

  • Josh

    It took about 45 minutes for mine to “activate” after doing the online switch on launch day afternoon, but it sure was easier than having to call Rogers or go into the Rogers store. Internet services FTW!!

  • warpdrive

    I thought ahead and ordered the microsim to sim adapters with the cut out template for your existing sim a while ago. They came from Romania of all places. Lol. I found that they were difficult to get in and out of the iPhone and next to impossible with my unlocked razr2. They have little “ledges” in them so your micro won't fall through. I found it made the combination of the two thick. I shaved those ledges off and now it works like a charm. Just have to be carefull when lining up to insert into your phone as it will fall through.

  • Boblemarrant

    So I went to the Fido Ste-Catherine store on Saturday

    That sales rep tells me that their next shipment will be there by the end of this week

    Yeeeeeah riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight

  • Ex

    The two iPhones have different sized sim cards.

  • Wes

    Does this work for a prepaid Pay As You Go plan?

  • Surfsk8slide

    Hi Gary,

    When should canada expect the next shipment of iphones?

  • RyleyLamarsh

    Ok. I'm a little we Todd it when it comes to this SIM shite. I've got a few extra iPhone 4's from the Apple store unlocked. They gave me the free SIM's but didn't do anything with them since I won't be using them obviously. Would these Rogers SIM's be useless to anyone without a Rogers account?

  • QN52

    Yes- but whomever buys the phones can get a bell or telus,etc sim card for $5-$10 from that carrier noproblem

  • Christopher Jones

    That'll work, I used to forge same thing with my 3G to 3GS. Also, I've found a website, though I forget why it is, that selling the Sim Adapters for the Micro-Sim to normal size Sim. It works great, I just trimmed down my Fido Sim card to fit, with no problems. I've never “fried” my card, but I guess apparently there's a risk in doing so according to the Rogers representative that you were talking to. I've been using the same Sim card for two years now though, and have never had a problem with it, however. I think your idea of swapping the Sims is a good one

  • Mike

    Sounds about right. Rogers stores are saying Tuesday or Wednesday.

  • Zilly

    I dont really understand all of this either…. if i get the 14 with NO carrier at all, will my wifi still work for it? I mean there is free texting apps… and skype for that matter… will that work on my home wifi? And Sasktel is saying their new network wont be for any unlocked phones from apple… is there any way to sneak around this i wonder?? lol

  • Sean

    Super easy. Happened instantly….I can't put this thing down!

  • A4236190

    Or free if you refuse to pay…

  • Michael9009

    From the Apple store I received a 'universal' SIM card that you can detach either as a regular or mini SIM card. I detached it as a mini SIM but also kept the additional surrounding plastic that would be needed to make it a regular card. I use the latter as an adapter when I want to insert the SIM into my 3G. It works like a charm. 🙂

  • Been trying to do this for a few hours now, keep getting the message:

    Unfortunately, we are unable to update your SIM card at this time. Please try again later.

  • jay

    @ Keith: if you bought a phone through rogers for no contract, it's still locked to Rogers. However, if you bought a phone through the apple store, they authorize the micro sim they give you for whatever carrier you choose. then all you had to do was go onto your myrogers account and change the sim pin. that way you could theoretically change carriers if you so wanted.

    I do agree though, i had to google the information and then i found a iPhone 4 unlocked activation FAQ on rogers website. once i figured that out it was a piece of cake

  • colo

    i´m travelling to canada this week and i want to know if the iphone 4 cames with a microSIM card when you buy it unlocked or you must buy it with a contract to get a microSIM card?? i´m from argentina and i have to congratulates all the team for his exellent blog..

  •  Xaroc

    Once i switched Sims from my 3Gs to my i4 it took a little bit for the system to switch it over. i did a complete Full settings reset and that did the trick for me

  • colo

    i´m travelling to canada this week and i want to know if the iphone 4 cames with a microSIM card when you buy it unlocked or you must buy it with a contract to get a microSIM card?? i´m from argentina and i have to congratulates all the team for his exellent blog..

  • Codename_ethan

    I'm with Fido. I went ahead and checked if it is possible to change my SIM card number online via fido.ca. The option is available as well. I just want to make sure if this means that I can also activate my new SIM card online instead of calling Fido Customer Service? Thanks!

  • poutine911

    How do non-contract iPhone 4 users have data plans? Is it worth buying the unlocked iPhone 4 and trying to organize a phone plan with SIM card and data plan, if possible…? Thanks.

  • Tdotorr

    Ill take one off your hands

  • Coco

    There isn't a change sim card option for Pay as you go users, do i have to find a local dealer to do the job? Can pay as you go user even change their sim? Thanks

  • Keith

    I bought it at apple no contract and unlocked. I asked if I just go through iTunes or if I had to go to Rogers to get everything switched over and the guy said I had to go through Rogers. But I made sure to ask for unlocked.

  • dekator

    I've been trying this for 2 days now, keep getting an error from the Rogers site saying “unable to update your SIM card at this time”

  • Ex

    2 days?!
    Just call them!

  • owais

    When you buy it at an Apple store they give you a free MicroSIM from anyof the authorized carriers in Canada.

  • owais

    iPhone 4 is sold out everywhere in Canada. Not sure how many more they will have in SASK in the next batch but if you have atleast 3 weeks then you can buy online from Apple.ca and have it shipped to your address in Canada. Or i can sell you the extra iPhone 4 32GB unlocked that I have but it will cost you.

    Goodluck!

  • Ed

    I've been calling around (here in Calgary) and I've been told that all iphones in Canada are unlocked, even those sold through carriers. Can anyone confirm? I've called three different Rogers stores all saying the same thing.

  • Ex

    100% wrong.

  • Ed

    Weird. They specifically said that with a 3 year commitment the phone is unlocked. Are they just trying to sign me to a long term deal? Each one said (independent of each other) that every iPhone shipped in Canada is unlocked. I called a Rogers shop, kiosk, and a Wireless Unlimited.

  • Ex

    What do you think?

    Put yourself in their position. Would you, as the carrier, allow unlocked phones on 3 year contracts? Whats the point of the contract then?

  • It might not be a trick. it might be that they dont fully understand what is going on with the situation. that happens a LOT with the kids who work at these carriers, also Bestbuy, Futureshop. ect.

  • Supera

    anyone know when the next shipment of iphones will be in the mississauga area for rogers? thanks

  • dave

    I asked rogers this, and their response was “It seems that an existing PAYG account cannot be used with an unlocked iPhone 4”.

  • dave

    No, you cannot use an iphone 4 on PAYG – I asked rogers this and they said “It seems that an existing PAYG account cannot be used with an unlocked iPhone 4”. So basically you have to either pay min $60/month for a voice+data+callerid contract, or cut your old SIM card.

  • headlesshobo

    it wouldn't matter though would it? you'd still have to pay for the contract regardless of whether the phone was locked or unlocked. and even if you switched to a different carrier and just swapped sims, you'd still have to pay for the contract to your old carrier. and if you cancelled, the cancellation fee would make your phone cost the same as an unlocked one anyways. so what's the point?

  • Ex

    Yes, but once the contract is up, the carrier still has you locked via the phone. You can ONLY use their network.

  • Of course My Rogers doesn’t work 98% of the time, so more than likely you’ll have to call Rogers, as I am doing right now.

  • katie

    Thanks for the info. Does changing the sim card number affect your contract terms at all (expiry date, data plan)?

  • Treefan

    Hello there,
    Please show me how to keep my phone number used in iphone 3gs when I change to iphone4( I want to use the existing number on iphone 4). Thanks a lot and need a reply as soon as possible.
    Treefan

  • Take your phone to your local carrier, then can change it for you and
    keep your number

  • bobcat

    I have a regular size sim from t-mobile but want to use my unlocked iphone4. How can I get the micro sim for that sense tmobile doesnt carry the iphone4?

  • Minaan

    hi can you gev me a sim card number

  • Minaan

    hi can you gev me a sim card number

  • Minaan

    hi can you gev me a sim card number

  • Raymond

    Please Answer! It very important to me!
    So let say I brought an iPhone 4 for not term at apple story and I got an iPhone 3g S and I’m on my second year contract. If I can switch my sim card to a micro sim card online from rogers will I have to change plan? Since my old plan is iphone plan.

  • Raymond

    Please Answer! It very important to me!
    So let say I brought an iPhone 4 for not term at apple story and I got an iPhone 3g S and I’m on my second year contract. If I can switch my sim card to a micro sim card online from rogers will I have to change plan? Since my old plan is iphone plan.

  • No, you can keep your plan. They don’t force you to change.

    Sent From My Android

  • No, you can keep your plan. They don’t force you to change.

    Sent From My Android

  • No, you can keep your plan. They don’t force you to change.

    Sent From My Android

  • No, you can keep your plan. They don’t force you to change.

    Sent From My Android

  • No, you can keep your plan. They don’t force you to change.

    Sent From My Android

  • No, you can keep your plan. They don’t force you to change.

    Sent From My Android

  • Raymond

     Not that I don’t trust me but do you think they will force me to change plans?

  • Raymond

     Not that I don’t trust me but do you think they will force me to change plans?

  • No, they wont. As long as you already have a data plan, they can’t force you. If you don’t have a data plan, they can refuse to contract one to you without a data addon

    Sent From My Android

  • No, they wont. As long as you already have a data plan, they can’t force you. If you don’t have a data plan, they can refuse to contract one to you without a data addon

    Sent From My Android

  • Raymond

    One last thing bro. Will the Apple store provide me  a micro sim card or I have to get one @ Rogers store.
    And all I have to do is follow the instruction up top? Right? and maybe after I the Sim card thing it probably take half n hour to an hour for Rogers to confirm it?

  • Raymond

    One last thing bro. Will the Apple store provide me  a micro sim card or I have to get one @ Rogers store.
    And all I have to do is follow the instruction up top? Right? and maybe after I the Sim card thing it probably take half n hour to an hour for Rogers to confirm it?

  • Ex

    Rogers store = $$$
    Apple Store = free

  • Ex

    Rogers store = $$$
    Apple Store = free

  • Ex

    Rogers store = $$$
    Apple Store = free

  • If you buy an iPhone at the apple store, they will set you up with a free sim card.

    Sent From My Android

  • If you buy an iPhone at the apple store, they will set you up with a free sim card.

    Sent From My Android

  • Normally it works instantly before you even leave the store

    Sent From My Android

  • Normally it works instantly before you even leave the store

    Sent From My Android

  • Jordan

    haha bad luck! i try this and i think they they disable it and now i’m still using my old phone

  • Jordan

    haha bad luck! i try this and i think they they disable it and now i’m still using my old phone

  • Jordan

    haha bad luck! i try this and i think they they disable it and now i’m still using my old phone

  • Pakkichipps

    I have a telus iPhone 4 and I want to switch to Rogers but they say they can’t change the sim card because it is a different size. How can I switch without having to buy a new iPhone?

  • Just ask for a micro sim, any career will do it for you for $10. Providing your phone and service belongs to their network.

    Sent from my Android

  • Shulang Lei

    you were using an very old sim card. buy a newer one and you can use online swither.

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