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European sim cards

Richard Badder

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September 2019
Hi, we are planning on purchasing a European sim card in SJPdP. Will we lose our contact list!?,particularly Facebook?
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Cami Sant Jaume (2017)
My Motorola Android had no problem with a Vodafone SIM card. I only had to notify my European contacts of my temporary new number. Nothing else was lost or inconvenienced.
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Hi, we are planning on purchasing a European sim card in SJPdP. Will we lose our contact list!?,particularly Facebook?
If it is a smartphone probably not. If an older flip phone maybe. Borrow someone's SIM card and try it out in your phone to see what happens.

Also, I don't think you can get a SIM card in SJPdP. If you get one in France it will work in Spain but you may not be able to top it off in Spain if needed. Try to get by with wifi or suffer a bit of roaming charges until you get to Pamplona.
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Most Android and all iPhone systems do not use the SIM card to store their contacts. They normally store the contacts within the email associated with the contact system. If you want to see, just remove your SIM card while attached to a local network (like your home wifi) and try to access your contacts. You should be able to. SIM cards define what network you are attached to but don't really interfere with wifi activities.


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You can buy a SIM card on Amazon before you go from Orange, a French carrier. It will work in France and Spain. Social media apps have nothing to do with your SIM card. Your SIM is just your connection to the network.

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