cleanair

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I lost it twice, first when I first bought an iPhone at the Apple Store, then 2nd time was when I returned that same iPhone and got the SIM back but then misplaced it.
 
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Relentless Power

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I lost it twice, first when I first bought an iPhone at the Apple Store, then 2nd time was when I returned that same iPhone and got the SIM back but then replaced it.

I really don't know how to answer this. Anytime I have ever had a Sim card, it's always been inside my iPhone and anytime I have removed it, I would reinsert it almost immediately back into the iPhone.
 
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lordofthereef

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Pull the inserts out of the iPhone box, drop the SIM card in, place inserts back in. Unless You lose your entire iPhone box, you won’t lose the sim.
 

JT2002TJ

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It is normal to tape a sim card to the inside of a phone case when you go overseas and get a pre-paid sim card...

That is a good option.
 
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eyoungren

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I lost it twice, first when I first bought an iPhone at the Apple Store, then 2nd time was when I returned that same iPhone and got the SIM back but then misplaced it.
Back when I was trying to unlock my old iPhone 5, a MacRumors member here sent me some SIMs so I could test.

Inside the envelope he sent he had put each loose SIM card in a ziplock baggy and marked each baggy with a black Sharpie as to what SIM was inside.

I keep my SIMs in that envelope he sent me (it's easily recognizable to me) and have adopted his system of bagging loose SIMs and marking the bags.

Works for me.
 

canuckRus

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Back when I was trying to unlock my old iPhone 5, a MacRumors member here sent me some SIMs so I could test.

Inside the envelope he sent he had put each loose SIM card in a ziplock baggy and marked each baggy with a black Sharpie as to what SIM was inside.

I keep my SIMs in that envelope he sent me (it's easily recognizable to me) and have adopted his system of bagging loose SIMs and marking the bags.

Works for me.

No tape, No baggy, No iPhone case, No Apple Box, now what? Shoe, sock?
 
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KeanosMagicHat

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I lost it twice, first when I first bought an iPhone at the Apple Store, then 2nd time was when I returned that same iPhone and got the SIM back but then misplaced it.

Tape it to your forehead, that way whenever you look in the mirror you will be reminded.

(Remember to use clear tape so you can easily see what it is, so you are not tempted to tear the tape off should you forget).
 
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_Refurbished_

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I lost it twice, first when I first bought an iPhone at the Apple Store, then 2nd time was when I returned that same iPhone and got the SIM back but then misplaced it.
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Prepared for any phone crisis that arises, while staying fresh for the ladies.
 

nburwell

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I keep my extra T-Mobile SIM cards in my nightstand drawer. The only time I could see losing a SIM card is if I were swapping my SIM from one phone to another.
 

thesaint024

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At home, in a box with my memory cards. Traveling internationally (I assume is the only place where you'd frequently remove SIM cards, unless you have burner SIMs for illicit or socially undesirable purposes), I keep it in an SD card holder and keep that with the rest of my travel cables.
 

Bart Kela

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Fold it up in a small piece of paper.

A Post-It note is adequate, as is a store receipt or ATM receipt. Heck, you could use a scrap of newspaper or toilet paper in a pinch.

I always have a couple of blank Post-It notes in my wallet.
 
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