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How long are new Payg SIM card active?

I have a new Payg SIM card still in the package. How long will the SIM remain active or valid? I know they deceive after 6 months of inactivity once they are activated but what happens if they have never been used?

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Re: How long are new Payg SIM card active?

@ExpatPR   If it’s not used at all it will at some point not be able to activated as it will be seen that the sim has been lost.  There is not a Infinite supply of phone numbers so if it’s not used it will be recycled.   You’ll probably find it’s good for a year to 24 months at most.  

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Re: How long are new Payg SIM card active?

@ExpatPR   If it’s not used at all it will at some point not be able to activated as it will be seen that the sim has been lost.  There is not a Infinite supply of phone numbers so if it’s not used it will be recycled.   You’ll probably find it’s good for a year to 24 months at most.  

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Re: How long are new Payg SIM card active?

Thank you. That helps. I think I have a couple of months (or another year) left. Hopefully I can return to the U.K. before the number is deactivated. 

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