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Is a "Mini sim" the regular sim card?

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Found 30th Nov 2013
After a cheap phone for my Mum, looking at Nokia 100 on an upgrade, her sim card is at least 10 years old, same size as mine was before I switched to micro. So just a regular sim, is this a "mini sim"?

Google seems devoid of information on mini sims.

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no bud, normal sim is the very old full size, mini sim is the iphone 4 sim style and micro sim is the iphone 5 style. hope it helps

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+ you can have her old simcard cut down in most phone shops so no need to get a new sim/number

support.mobicity.com/ent…zes those are all sizes. you can get a cutter to reduce it down to a micro sim

However I think it's just ordinary sim size for that phone, you may want to look into asking the network to send you a new replacement sim however, as a lot of sims from back then didn't allow 3g capabilities (which will improve signal)

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I thought iPhones 4 and 5, both used micro sims, the 5 taking the nano though.

The more I look into this, the more confused I get.
I know the iphone 3 used a conventional "mini" sim, which looks the same size as a normal sim to me.

http://i44.tinypic.com/2v0fkt2.jpg
Edited by: "Gynx" 30th Nov 2013

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coerce86

https://support.mobicity.com/entries/22973952-Different-Sim-Card-Sizes … https://support.mobicity.com/entries/22973952-Different-Sim-Card-Sizes those are all sizes. you can get a cutter to reduce it down to a micro simHowever I think it's just ordinary sim size for that phone, you may want to look into asking the network to send you a new replacement sim however, as a lot of sims from back then didn't allow 3g capabilities (which will improve signal)



Cheap Nokias are all 2g phones so 3g doesn't matter. Thanks for the link, it's probably one of the few mentions of "mini" sims! It does just look like a regular size.

Trying to avoid Christmas Day hassles, Christmas has enough stress. (_;)

Full size is debit card sized, Mini is the sim we regard as normal sim, Micro ( iphone 4 introduced ) Nano ( iphone 5 introduced ).

Most new mobiles are micro sim now.

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shauneco

Full size is debit card sized, Mini is the sim we regard as normal sim, … Full size is debit card sized, Mini is the sim we regard as normal sim, Micro ( iphone 4 introduced ) Nano ( iphone 5 introduced ).Most new mobiles are micro sim now.



Sorted then. Thanks. I wasn't around for full size debit card sized or knew they existed so knowing that now makes calling the the regular sim a mini makes more sense.
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