New Micro Sim Card

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by auero, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. auero macrumors 65816

    Sep 15, 2006
    Well I noticed that the way AT&T cuts the sim card, it allows you to use the micro sim as a regular sim. To put it in the iPad you'd just snap off the other half.


    Now does anyone think we could get a micro sim, NOT break the other half off and put it into the iPhone to have data only plans?
  2. iMacDragon macrumors 68000


    Oct 18, 2008
    I'd assume that if possible, it would have voice entirely disabled.

    from sounds of how they deal with iphones, they'd probably catch it and shut the account down or something too.
  3. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

    Jun 5, 2009
    anyone try this??? This sounds like it would work for those who just wanted data and no voice on a iPhone
  4. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    My Guess

    even if you got this to work the Sim will report to AT&T exactly what device you are using. AT&T can take action from there if they choose. they might not act for days weeks or months but the contract we agrees to protects them. I have switched devices many times smart phones dumb phones the sim reports to AT&T which one I am using in no more then 20 minutes.
  5. ouimetnick macrumors 68020


    Aug 28, 2008
    Beverly, Massachusetts
    I'm orrery sure the microsim is the same as the current form factor. Meaning the sim card in your picture is now the standard ones AT&T is using. So if you get one in your iPhone, it will be like the one in the picture. I'm pretty sure they have the same internal design.
  6. thelatinist macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2009
    Connecticut, USA
    I imagine AT&T will be on the lookout for this, and I doubt they will allow it.
  7. army91c macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2009
    Yeah they already have a device that you can surf with that doesn't make calls. iPod touch FTW. Now I assume you would like to be able to surf 3g style but not sure how that would all go down. Give it a shot and see what happens lol.
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    We wont know exactly how it plays out untill a little while after everyone has one and tried a bunch of tricks like that and how and if AT&T responds.
    I wonder if you can use a microsim from an ipad 3G and then stick it into an iphone with a sim adapter and use it for data only. Like some people wanted just internet with no voice or texts.
    Or use it back and forth between an ipad, iphone, or to tether with a JB iphone to your laptop etc...
  9. auero thread starter macrumors 65816

    Sep 15, 2006
    I'm going to try and buy a sim to give this a shot. I have a gophone sim card with data only on it right now but its limited on the data. *crosses fingers*
  10. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
  11. Dr Kevorkian94 macrumors 68020

    Jun 9, 2009
    SI, NY
  12. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    You may not realize it, but the Credit Card sized card is actually a SIM card. The smaller one you are used to is the mini-SIM, followed by the micro-SIM. The chip onboard is the same, so in theory, any SIM chip (contained under the gold contacts) should work, so long as its carrier can fit in the iPad.


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