Verizon iPhone5 nano SIM removable - micro SIM compatible?

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  1. Robertsmania, Sep 16, 2012
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    Robertsmania macrumors member

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    Does anyone know or have links to information about whether the nano SIM in the Verizon version of the iPhone 5 will be removable or not?

    Before the announcement of the phone there were photos and stuff about the nano SIM tray that indicated that was the direction they were going. But I havent seen anything that indicated whether the phones were going to be different on the various carriers in terms of being able to eject the sim.
     
  2. dagored macrumors 65816

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    I do not have Verizon, but I do not think they have a SIM tray.

    Maybe some Verizon user could confirm?
     
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    Good contribution. Thanks for stopping by.
     
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    Yes, the nano sim is removable.
     
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    Yes, just like 4S, all Verizon LTE phones have a removable SIM card. Unlike the 4S though, the SIM card is actually required this time as VZW uses it to authenticate (like GSM)- No SIM = No service
     
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    Verizon/Sprint iPhone 5 should have nano SIM. Unlike CDMA devices, SIM card is always removable. Since iPhone 4s Apple is releasing Global phones. AFAIK all 4G/LTE devices have SIM cards. For sure, Verizon 4G LTE MiFi has one and I learnt a Verizon Blackberry (not sure if it is LTE) has one.

    Verizon/Sprint will unlock your iPhone 5/4S, for you to use it with foreign GSM/GPRS/4G/LTE carriers. You cannot use with US carriers.
     
  11. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    Yes.
     
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  13. CyBeRino macrumors 6502a

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    SIMs are required to be removable by the relevant standards.

    (Excepting embedded M2M situations.)
     
  14. Starfyre macrumors 68000

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    Could you put in an AT&T nanosim and have it get service through Verizon's iphone 5?
     
  15. Cozmo85 macrumors regular

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    Not on lte, but technically yes if verizon would unlock or domestic carriers, which they don't, you could use AT&T 3G network.
     
  16. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No.
    Verizon and sprint only unlock their iPhones for international use.
    They won't work with any other US carrier.
     
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    ^^this^^
     
  18. Robertsmania thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the replies and confirmation.

    Right now I have an android phone and enjoy being able to swap the micro sim from that into my iPad for unlimited LTE - particularly nice with the hotspot feature on the iPad. Verizon has confirmed that it is okay and not a violation the terms of use to swap the sim from one approved LTE device to another.

    I see lots of places say that the nano sim is not compatible with the micro sim. Is that just in terms of the size/shape or an actual change in the way they work? If one has a tray to put a nano sim in a device that expects a micro sim (like an iPad) would it work?
     
  19. astral125 macrumors 6502

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    They work the same way, just a different size. The nano sim is 15% thinner, and also smaller so it can't be trimmed down easily like the micro sims. You could get a nano to micro adapter to use your nano sim in a micro slot though.
     

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