I hate the microsim...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by accrane, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. accrane macrumors member

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    because I cant take my sim out and put it in a cheap backup phone if I don't want to use the iphone for a day. If I'm going to a theme park or concert and don't want to risk losing or damaging my iphone I used to just bust out the nokia razr, pop in the sim, and be one my way. No more :(
     
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  4. mo0620 macrumors regular

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    best way is to get a micro sim adapter, and just store that somewhere for occasions like these.
     
  5. accrane thread starter macrumors member

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  8. dustinl4m3 macrumors regular

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    You can easily make a microsim->sim adapter from an old sim card, just line up the microsim along the connector pads and cut it out with a razor blade. Some scotch tape on the back helps. Tested and works great.
     
  9. MoodyM macrumors 6502a

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    I got a microSIM adapter WITH my iPhone 4, in the box?
     
  10. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    you did?
     
  11. MoodyM macrumors 6502a

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    I think so. It's a black plastic thing that accepts a microSIM and turns it into a normal sized SIM, I assume that's what we're talking about.

    Thinking about it though, I have a feeling it may have come in the paper envelope attached to the box, not in the box itself.

    I'm on Orange (UK)
     
  12. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I've heard Orange were handing them out with their phones. I certainly didn't get one with mine (bought directly from Apple). But then I don't have a backup phone so I'm not too upset :)
     
  13. MassiveAttack macrumors 6502a

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    I got a micro sim adapter on eBay for nine bucks, I believe you can get them cheaper.
     
  14. MassiveAttack macrumors 6502a

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    I tried that a few times and it's much harder than it seems. I wound up just buying a micro sim adapter.
     
  15. alecgold macrumors 65816

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    Ive used a duo sim, you can only use one at a time but ik I need my backup phone for kayaking or other iPhone endangering stuff, I just take a nokia 6300 and am on my way. I put the iPhone in airplane mode so I do t need to turn it off either.
     
  16. tkao2025 macrumors regular

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    I got mine from MicroSIM shop and they shipped it to me super fast. It came from Austria...and works great.
     
  17. wirelessmacuser macrumors 68000

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    For those who may not know, it's a good practice to turn your phone off for 15 seconds once a week. That accomplishes two things. It takes you off line which will give you a better connection when reconnecting. And two, it insures your phone receives the latest cell system update that is pushed out by the network. So make it a habit & you'll be glad you did.
     
  18. BudgetBaby macrumors member

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    The Razr is Motorola.
     
  19. iPhoneHome macrumors 6502

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    Best reply ever!!! LMAO
     
  20. xmtgx macrumors regular

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    Anyone else think 8 bucks for that tiny piece of plastic is kinda outrageous? Specially since you probably also need to pay shipping.
     
  21. tomccabe macrumors 6502

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    I happen to agree with him. Why can't I play my VHS tapes in my bluray player?? I mean, technology has always remained backward compatible forever right? This is an outrage!
     
  22. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    your not missing much it's just a bit of cheap black plastic I found it to be a bit flimsy when I tried it out
     
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