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5.0 out of 5 stars Galaxy S3 - Getting Started without a MicroSIM Card, August 30, 2012
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Samsung Galaxy S III/S3 GT-I9300 Factory Unlocked Phone - International Version:
I own a Galaxy S2 and switching my old SIM Card was a breeze. I bought the S III for my wife and opened up the back to transfer her SIM and realized that I needed a MicroSIM Card. Did the normal on-line checks and found that a work-around was possible by cutting the old SIM Card. However, here is what you need to know:
My Mobile Provider advised that my existing (normal) SIM Card (2009 vintage - 25mm x 16mm) was not sized to cut to the MicroSIM size (15mm x 11mm) as the chip was too close to the latter dimension.
For $3.49 they sold me the new style normal SIM Card (25mm x 16 mm) with the chip being much smaller than before (12mm x 9mm). The new SIM Card was 'activated' with my existing number and then cut with a cutter (like the Clearmax Micro SIM Cutter from Amazon). With an adaptor, I transferred all my contacts to the MicroSIM Card and installed in the new S3 Phone. Phone in service. She loves it! Maybe 4 Stars as neither BLUTEKUSA, AMAZON nor SAMSUNG advised customers. Recommend that AMAZON puts this advisory in their Product Description.
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Initial post: Sep 4, 2012 4:17:26 PM PDT
celticverde says:
Hi, Can I use Verizon with this phone?
thanks
Kevin

Posted on Sep 5, 2012 6:16:59 PM PDT
F. Khan says:
you should have checked Bmobile first. Price is very competitive (470usd) versus this seller , it is unlocked and you get local warranty for 1 yr.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 19, 2012 6:12:11 PM PDT
Daisy says:
Isaac: Did your service provider cut your sim card (new one) or did you? I bought a nice sim card cutter with adapters from Amazon and tried it out on a couple of sims (2011 sims with the smaller surface and no gold part was cut). Wonderful review!
Daisy

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 20, 2012 5:24:47 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 20, 2012 5:25:37 AM PDT
A customer says:
I bought the SIM Cutter off Amazon.com

Posted on Oct 14, 2012 9:40:47 PM PDT
Can i use T-MOBILE with this phone?
Helen

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2012 11:35:59 AM PDT
A customer says:
Service provider cut thhe new SIM Card.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2012 1:59:23 PM PDT
Daisy says:
Yes, if it is UNLOCKED and you have a micro sim card. You will only get EDGE (2g) not 4g

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 3:19:53 PM PST
darkie says:
I am thinking about buying this phone! I also live in T&T! But wat is d micro sim? Yu can't buy a normal digicel or bmobile sim n place it in the phone? *confused*

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 3:44:20 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 28, 2012 3:45:14 PM PST
Daisy says:
darkie: What country do you live in? A micro sim is the new type of sim card for newer phones. It is very small, smaller than the standard mini sim. Both T-Mobile and AT&T sell micro sims. If you have older standard sim card, they will move your info from standard sim to a new micro sim. This phone requires a MICRO sim (very small sim). If you want, you can get your service provider store clerk to cut your standard sim or order a micro sim cutter on Amazon.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 3:48:47 PM PST
darkie says:
I live in trinidad and tobago! N idk if we have micro sim smaller
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