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[Shop-talk] stupid cell phone question

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Subject: [Shop-talk] stupid cell phone question
From: Dave C <>
Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2013 12:20:04 -0700
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I have relatively modest cell phone needs.  I use a cheap (free) 
Tracfone and buy more minutes once a year.  It works for what I need but 
doesn't work in Canada, at least, not reliably.  Since I live in WA I go 
to Canada occasionally, usually on my motorcycle, and cell phone 
coverage is kind of a nice thing to have.

Could I buy a cheap, unlocked GSM phone on Amazon, like this one, for 


put the SIM card from my Tracfone in it, and then buy a prepaid SIM card 
in Canada?  If yes, do the phone number and  minutes I have accumulated 
on my US Tracfone reside on the sim card, and will the phone number and 
minutes just transfer on to the new phone?

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