Use sims in a contract, on another phone.

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  1. WillEH, Jan 31, 2012
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    WillEH macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  2. Carl G35c macrumors 6502

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    yesnomaybe.
     
  3. ah123 macrumors regular

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    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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    ? ? ? ?​


    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.
     
  5. WillEH thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  6. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  7. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    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.
     
  8. WillEH thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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.

    Oh god, I made this way more complicated than it needed to be. Thanks all.
     
  9. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  10. WillEH thread starter macrumors 6502a

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

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