request replacement pre-paid SIM abroad.

  • 6 January 2021
  • 2 replies


Good day,


My pre-paid SIM card is damaged but I won’t be in the United States for a long time, is there a way to get a replacement one via mail?



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I’ve asked this question before and the answer I received is that T-Mobile will not ship a SIM abroad.

You can have someone buy a SIM and ship it to you but I get mixed answers on if a SIM can even be activated without being on T-Mobile’s network. Some say yes and others say they’ve tried and it didn’t work.

The safe thing to do is to have someone buy a SIM, Do a SIM-swap in a phone with access to T-Mobile’s network then, after making sure it works, remove the SIM and ship just the SIM to you at your foreign location.


thanks much drnewcomb!