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Use sims in a contract, on another phone.

WillEH

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Oh god. Okay, forget I mentioned the iPhone 5, using it as an example.

Different example, I have a iPhone 3GS, with a 2 year contract, if I take the sim out and use it in my new iPhone 4S, will everything still work okay?

Thanks,

W
 
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Carl G35c

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If/when the iPhone 5 comes out. Do you think the Sim will be different? my question is because I have a 2 year contract with Orange, with the iPhone 4S. I would buy the iPhone 5 and then just swap the sim and sell the iPhone 4S. Is that a possible thing to do?

Thanks,

W

yesnomaybe.
 
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ah123

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If/when the iPhone 5 comes out. Do you think the Sim will be different? my question is because I have a 2 year contract with Orange, with the iPhone 4S. I would buy the iPhone 5 and then just swap the sim and sell the iPhone 4S. Is that a possible thing to do?

Thanks,

W

How is anyone here supposed to know whether it will be possible? Why not just wait until the 5 (or whatever it's called) is announced, then figure it out from there?
 
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SR45

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Asking a question on When this or That about Apple products is a waste of time. No one knows, since Apple does not pre-anounce their products.
 
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WillEH

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Oh god. Okay, forget I mentioned the iPhone 5, using it as an example. Silly way to explain it. (doh)

Different example, I have a iPhone 3GS, with a 2 year contract, if I take the sim out and use it in my new iPhone 4S, will everything still work okay?

I've changed the subject, as I forgot how much attention the iPhone 5 debate brings.
Thanks
 
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rjohnstone

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Oh god. Okay, forget I mentioned the iPhone 5, using it as an example. Silly way to explain it. (doh)

Different example, I have a iPhone 3GS, with a 2 year contract, if I take the sim out and use it in my new iPhone 4S, will everything still work okay?

Thanks
It won't fit.
3GS uses a standard size SIM, 4/4S use a micro-SIM.
From a contract perspective, it will work just fine.
You just need to get a new micro-SIM from your carrier.
They will typically provide this without any changes to your contract.
 
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Interstella5555

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Oh god. Okay, forget I mentioned the iPhone 5, using it as an example. Silly way to explain it. (doh)

Different example, I have a iPhone 3GS, with a 2 year contract, if I take the sim out and use it in my new iPhone 4S, will everything still work okay?

I've changed the subject, as I forgot how much attention the iPhone 5 debate brings.
Thanks

It should work fine besides the fact that it won't actually fit into the 4s. Why switch sims? Just use the one that comes with the phone.
 
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WillEH

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It won't fit.
3GS uses a standard size SIM, 4/4S use a micro-SIM.
From a contract perspective, it will work just fine.
You just need to get a new micro-SIM from your carrier.
They will typically provide this without any changes to your contract.

So IF the iPhone 5 was to use the same sim as a iPhone 4S, it would work. I say IF, I don't know, I know no one else knows, etc. but IF.

Oh god, I made this way more complicated than it needed to be. Thanks all.
 
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rjohnstone

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So IF the iPhone 5 was to use the same sim as a iPhone 4S, it would work. I say IF, I don't know, I know no one else knows, etc. but IF.

Thanks. :)
Yep... it will work.
I doubt any new SIM size will be introduced with the next iPhone.
I know Apple has been looking at creating a SIM-less GSM phone, but the concept doesn't have a lot of industry/consumer support.
 
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WillEH

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Yep... it will work.
I doubt any new SIM size will be introduced with the next iPhone.
I know Apple has been looking at creating a SIM-less GSM phone, but the concept doesn't have a lot of industry/consumer support.

Okay, brilliant. Thanks for the information. I made this thread so complicated, for such a simple question. :eek:
 
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