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    Default bell mobility and virgin mobile the same?

    im using a bell iphone 4s and i went out and bought my daughter a iphone 5 today from virgin mobile canada,just wondering if its possible to trade phones if i went to bell and got a nano sim, or do both phones have to be unlocked? i called bell today and asked them and they said there not sure and said im just going to have to try for my self and see if it works!
    so i guess i will be heading to bell tomorrow for a nano sim and see if it works,
    thanks
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    Default Re: bell mobility and virgin mobile the same?

    Yes they totally are the same. You can go out get a nano sim and put it in the phone and they will work. Of course there is a chance that it won't! But I have went and bought a phone from bell and put my virgin sim in and it worked twice. They are for sure the same. They tell you that it may not work because they want you to buy the phone through them and not go out and buy there phone and use it for another company. Yes was told this by someone who works at bell.
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    Default bell mobility and virgin mobile the same?

    Quote Originally Posted by mohawk apple View Post
    im using a bell iphone 4s and i went out and bought my daughter a iphone 5 today from virgin mobile canada,just wondering if its possible to trade phones if i went to bell and got a nano sim, or do both phones have to be unlocked? i called bell today and asked them and they said there not sure and said im just going to have to try for my self and see if it works!
    so i guess i will be heading to bell tomorrow for a nano sim and see if it works,
    thanks

    i'd test is first. yes bell owns virgin mobile and yes rogers owns fido and chatr and yes telus owns koodo but that doesn't mean the subsidiary companies use the same MNC. i know for a fact that Rogers and Fido still use their own unique MNC so you can't just swap phones between networks even though they operate under same network. i haven't tried with Bell and Virgin but i have a suspicion they are using the same MNC and you should be fine.
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