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    • London50
    • By London50 17th Mar 17, 12:03 PM
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    Praise for Vodafone shop
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    • 17th Mar 17, 12:03 PM
    Praise for Vodafone shop 17th Mar 17 at 12:03 PM
    While to many it may not seem the greatest thing I can only praise my local Vodafone shop.
    Not being the most tech minded person and unable to get info from one sim card to another I asked my shop if they could help. Not only did they swap all my details over in a few mins but there was not even a token charge for the service
    These days when many are just out for what they can get {money wise} it is nice to find places that still are willing to help customers
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    • spirit
    • By spirit 17th Mar 17, 12:39 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 12:39 PM
    They will have put your old and new sims into their Red Box where is transfers over automatically.


    they wouldn't have sat there doing it manually.
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    • marliepanda
    • By marliepanda 17th Mar 17, 12:56 PM
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    It is good they did this but I'm sure EE and O2 offer this service for free too. It's quite a standard service
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    • London50
    • By London50 17th Mar 17, 1:46 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 1:46 PM
    They will have put your old and new sims into their Red Box where is transfers over automatically.


    they wouldn't have sat there doing it manually.
    Originally posted by spirit
    Thank you for that information but to be honest I would not have understood {even if possible} to be able to do it myself. I am just glad that there are people out there that have the knowledge to do it for me
    • London50
    • By London50 17th Mar 17, 1:51 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 1:51 PM
    It is good they did this but I'm sure EE and O2 offer this service for free too. It's quite a standard service
    Originally posted by marliepanda
    I did not know that but I do think that it is only right to give praise when it is due.
    Too many times I read vents {sometimes without justification} on here so I wanted to give a praise to a company that helped me
    • takman
    • By takman 17th Mar 17, 1:54 PM
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    Thank you for that information but to be honest I would not have understood {even if possible} to be able to do it myself. I am just glad that there are people out there that have the knowledge to do it for me
    Originally posted by London50
    If you look online there are guides on how to do pretty much everything that you would want to with technology. So if you don't know how to do something then all you need is the Internet!.
    • spirit
    • By spirit 17th Mar 17, 1:57 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 1:57 PM
    If you look online there are guides on how to do pretty much everything that you would want to with technology. So if you don't know how to do something then all you need is the Internet!.
    Originally posted by takman


    To be fair to the OP, I would have asked the store to do it anyway since it takes significantly shorter time for them to do it.
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    • By takman 17th Mar 17, 2:42 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 2:42 PM
    To be fair to the OP, I would have asked the store to do it anyway since it takes significantly shorter time for them to do it.
    Originally posted by spirit


    It wouldn't really take any longer doing it yourself. If the op is simply changing Sim Cards then all they need to do is copy the contacts from the sim to the phone which only take a few seconds.
    If they are changing phones + Sim Card then they put the old Sim in the new phone copy the contacts then put the new Sim card in which doesn't take much longer.


    But now that most smart phones store your contacts on your google/apple account then using the sim to do this is unnecessary and just makes it more complicated.
    • London50
    • By London50 17th Mar 17, 3:04 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 3:04 PM
    It wouldn't really take any longer doing it yourself. If the op is simply changing Sim Cards then all they need to do is copy the contacts from the sim to the phone which only take a few seconds.
    If they are changing phones + Sim Card then they put the old Sim in the new phone copy the contacts then put the new Sim card in which doesn't take much longer.


    But now that most smart phones store your contacts on your google/apple account then using the sim to do this is unnecessary and just makes it more complicated.
    Originally posted by takman
    That was part of my problem, the phone I had was not a smart phone while the new {all singing/dancing £20} one was and trying to totally understand what to do gave me a headache therefore a 6 min stroll {i'm a slow walker} to the shop had it all done and myself back home {a very happy customer } within 22 mins
    • ThumbRemote
    • By ThumbRemote 18th Mar 17, 11:58 AM
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    It wouldn't really take any longer doing it yourself. If the op is simply changing Sim Cards then all they need to do is copy the contacts from the sim to the phone which only take a few seconds.
    Originally posted by takman
    Clearly it would have taken the OP longer, because they didn't know how to do it.

    The shop provided a useful service to the OP, for free. The technology they used is irrelevant. The fact that there are other ways it could be done is irrelevant.

    Why can't you just accept it was a helpful and useful service they provided?
    • pmduk
    • By pmduk 19th Mar 17, 8:25 PM
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    But now that most smart phones store your contacts on your google/apple account then using the sim to do this is unnecessary and just makes it more complicated.
    Originally posted by takman
    Sadly, many people choose not to use the back up feature on smartphones and frequently come to regret this.
    • takman
    • By takman 20th Mar 17, 12:59 AM
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    Clearly it would have taken the OP longer, because they didn't know how to do it.

    The shop provided a useful service to the OP, for free. The technology they used is irrelevant. The fact that there are other ways it could be done is irrelevant.

    Why can't you just accept it was a helpful and useful service they provided?
    Originally posted by ThumbRemote
    The OP said it took them 22 minutes in total, in that time they could have easily researched online how to do it and done it themselves.

    As the old saying goes "give a man a fish and they will eat for a day, teach a man to fish and they will eat for a lifetime".

    Yes it may have been helpful at the time but it won't be helpful when they next change phones and sim cards. They havnt learnt anything how to save contacts or back them up and will need help again. Plus they will be missing out on alot of features of the smart phone by not understanding where the contacts are stored and why that's important.
    • London50
    • By London50 20th Mar 17, 4:00 PM
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    The OP said it took them 22 minutes in total, in that time they could have easily researched online how to do it and done it themselves.

    As the old saying goes "give a man a fish and they will eat for a day, teach a man to fish and they will eat for a lifetime".

    Yes it may have been helpful at the time but it won't be helpful when they next change phones and sim cards. They havnt learnt anything how to save contacts or back them up and will need help again. Plus they will be missing out on alot of features of the smart phone by not understanding where the contacts are stored and why that's important.
    Originally posted by takman
    At my age this will be my first and last phone {smart or otherwise} so needing info to do the job again will not be happening.
    As for contacts and where they are on a phone again does not matter as the reason I bought this one is for emergencies only so as long as I know how to dial out and answer an incoming call I will be OK.
    The only reason I bought this phone was,as my 12/14 year old one stopped working and this was the cheapest one I could find. It does the job therefore I am contented and will ask to have it cremated with me when I go.
    I know these new "phones" are pocket computers as well as a phone but be assured my "computing" {as far as it goes} are done within my home and not walking {fast or slow} outside.
    I do understand your comments and if I was 10/15 years younger I would do and try to understand what you say but I am not so {if needed} at any time I have a problem {tech or other}I will hope there are helpful people on here that will be willing to aid me
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