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Can anyone explain to me about the different SIM cards you can get please?

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Hi. A little while ago I unlocked an HTC phone so that I could try it out with a 3 SIM card - wanted to test it out with a PAYG SIM to check the signal was decent in my area. When the SIM arrived, I…
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6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
Hi. A little while ago I unlocked an HTC phone so that I could try it out with a 3 SIM card - wanted to test it out with a PAYG SIM to check the signal was decent in my area. When the SIM arrived, I immediately noticed that it looked different to the one that I previously had in there. Never thought anymore of it and eventually signed up with Orange. Well, the other day, I dug out this same HTC phone again and realised how much I had missed it! It enabled me to connect wirelessly with my home network which meant I could check my emails without switching on my laptop. I had an idea that I could take my SIM from my existing phone and swap it into my HTC phone. To my horror, the SIM that I removed from my LG Pop (GD510) had 3G written on it and just as I was about to put it into my HTC phone, I turned it over and noticed that it was different from the one that was already in there - it look just like the one I had received from 3, months earlier. I know that there is a new mini-SIM that has just been introduced into the new iphone 4, but I wondered if someone could explain to me what the difference is between SIM cards. I tried to search Google for some answers but had little joy. I've also been told that you can cut down a SIM to fit inside the new iphone 4 - has anyone tried it to do and is it only possible with certain SIM cards? Thanks a bundle.
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6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
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show me some photos , the only 2 types of sim in use are the ones mentioned ie new mini sim.
maybe one of your sims is a bit too big (the plastic cut wrong)
#2
It is possible to cut any sim card down to fit an iphone 4.
The chips on sims look different depending on the network and some times they can be different even though the same network (my vodaphone sim is different to the mrs). Apart from the network i dont think there is anything different about them.
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It is possible to cut any sim card down to fit an iphone 4.
The chips on sims look different depending on the network and some times they can be different even though the same network (my vodaphone sim is different to the mrs). Apart from the network i dont think there is anything different about them.


Yeah, you can cut them down without much of a problem, there are guides online. You can also get sim cutters from places like Ebay.
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Thanks for the replies. Hearing your comments has given me the confidence this morning to put the SIM card from my current contract phone with Orange into the HTC phone and hey presto, it works. The size of the SIM wasn't so much the problem, but the size of the chip that is on the underside. I didn't want to risk putting it in my phone and messing it up. Now that I know that there is a difference in the size of the chips and that this isn't a problem, I can use my SIM in my HTC phone. Whilst it's been nice to have the touch screen functionality of the LG Pop, I've really missed not being able to use it to connect to my home network - something that I overlooked when I got the it - 'no WiFi'. Nevermind, all sorted now. I'm one happy bunny. Thanks, Lizaberry

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