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The good and sure way of doing it is this: Go to your cellphone provider, for example, AT&T. Have them do a "SIM Replacement" on your new phone. You will have to provide your phone number and ID. They will switch the SIM card number linked to your account. Depending on the generosity of the store you go to, this will cost you 0-5$
I ran into this same issue, not with a broken iPhone though. I have a Nexus 5 to replace my old iPhone 4. My wife's texts to me from her iPhone kept going as iMessages. I found this article that helped me solve the problem. Note: If you no longer have access to the iPhone that is using the number you want to remove, reset your Apple ID password. ...
The only thing that worked for me was changing my AppleID to use a different email address. That resets something on their end, and the next day I started to get text messages again from people who were previously sending iMessages.
A bit of a lark here but I read on the Apple forums that resetting your Apple ID password will immediately cause the association between your old phone number and any iMessage account to timeout. (Sorry can't find the link...) The non-lark part here is that I do know that this association does eventually timeout. I had two iPhones a few weeks ago each with ...
All cellular capable iPads are unlocked regardless of the carrier. See this answer on Apple's Forums.
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