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How to Get a Second T-Mobile SIM Card for the Same Number

At any time in your T-Mobile contract or prepaid service, you can request a replacement SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card. You will not be able to have two SIM cards registered to the same number at the same time. Once you order another SIM card, the previous one is automatically deactivated for security purposes. You can however, order a replacement card registered to the same phone number.

Call your wireless provider. Make sure to have your account details such as account number, phone number, name and address. Ask for a replacement SIM card.

Ask the agent to deactivate the other SIM card. At the same time, notify the agent as to whether the SIM card was lost or stolen.

Wait for the replacement SIM card to be mailed or if your wireless provider allows, you may be able to pick it up at a specific store.

Tip

If your handset was stolen and you are calling in to get a replacement SIM card, make sure that the new handset you are putting the replacement SIM in has the name of your wireless provider on it.

Things You'll Need

  • T-Mobile phone
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About the Author

April Khan is a medical journalist who began writing in 2005. She has contributed to publications such as "BBC Focus." In 2012, Khan received her Doctor of Public Health from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She also holds an Associate of Arts from the Art Institute of Dallas and a Master of Science in international health from University College London.