UK: Can I get a micro SIM for my existing contract from a 3 Store?

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  1. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

    neiltc13

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    Quick question - do the 3 Stores in the UK hand out micro SIM cards to existing customers to replace their regular SIM cards?

    I searched online and the only information I could find related to stores in Australia, so sorry if this has been asked before.
     
  2. saving107 macrumors 603

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  3. Andy Ftw macrumors regular

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    To be honest, if you just went into the shop and asked them to cut it down for you I would think they would do it there and then free of charge if they have a cutter there :)
     
  4. sparkyms macrumors 65816

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    Three do do it, I had their £10 a month SIM and bought an iPhone 4, they swapped the SIM there and it was connected by the time I got home.
     
  5. gngan macrumors 68000

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    Why don't you just call and ask? Or even go to a shop and ask rather than making a new thread.
     
  6. androiphone macrumors 65816

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    anyone know if they will do it with 'normal' PAYG sims to micro sim without having to switch to a new tariff?
     
  7. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    Yes, they do.
     
  8. androiphone macrumors 65816

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    that's good news, as I really don't want to loose the 3Pay tariff :cool:
     
  9. neiltc13 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Went to the 3 Store in Cambridge today and they didn't give me a new SIM, they just put my old SIM into a special cutting machine (looked like a stapler) and then in a second or two it was a micro SIM.
     
  10. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    They probably won't cut it for you because that's a little in the gray area zone. Some carriers do it for free, mine charged me $35 but thankfully their debit machine was malfunctioning so it refunded me by accident. ;)
     
  11. steezy1337 macrumors 6502

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    you could just cut it down yourself, all you need is the right dimensions, a marker and a file. i did it on mine and i've had no problems since, if it does go wrong just ring £ and ask for a replacement SIM as you lost yours/ stopped/working/dog swallowed it
     

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