3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 27, 2011 12:53 PM by tmo_jami RSS

SIM card -- Can I switch it to another phone

Hi, just wondering if I could get an iPhone-the new one because it is so awesome- and somehow get my SIM card unlocked in my Samsung Gravity, which is really old and since its a slider phone it is becoming an issue.  You see it wont stay shut and I have only had it for about 14 months.  I recently changed my plan and now I have a 3 year contract.  I cant just switch over to AT&T so I can get an iPhone.  So I was thinking maybe T-Mobile would let me get my SIM card unlocked and I could put it in a iPhone and then just keep paying for the service through T-Mobile.  I guess it would be pretty ridiculous though cuz the iPhone would cost a ton if I did not purchase a plan.  Well T-Mobile will have to do something very soon becuz my phone is breaking and I have done nothing to break it.  I do text more than I talk but I am not obsessive about texting. Anyway, if anyone has any answers or suggestions please let me know. IrishRooster

  • 1. Re: SIM card -- Can I switch it to another phone

    irishrooster wrote:

     

    Hi, just wondering if I could get an iPhone-the new one because it is so awesome- and somehow get my SIM card unlocked in my Samsung Gravity, which is really old and since its a slider phone it is becoming an issue.  You see it wont stay shut and I have only had it for about 14 months.  I recently changed my plan and now I have a 3 year contract.  I cant just switch over to AT&T so I can get an iPhone.  So I was thinking maybe T-Mobile would let me get my SIM card unlocked and I could put it in a iPhone and then just keep paying for the service through T-Mobile.  I guess it would be pretty ridiculous though cuz the iPhone would cost a ton if I did not purchase a plan.  Well T-Mobile will have to do something very soon becuz my phone is breaking and I have done nothing to break it.  I do text more than I talk but I am not obsessive about texting. Anyway, if anyone has any answers or suggestions please let me know. IrishRooster

    You can put your SIM card in another phone that supports the full-sized T-Mobile SIM card. However, I believe the iPhone 4 uses a micro-SIM which is smaller. You can find T-Mobile micro-SIMs here - http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/Phones/cell-phone-detail.aspx?cell-phone=T-Mobile-Micro-SIM-Card

     

    The ATT iPhone 4 will need to be unlocked. So be sure that it works with your T-Mobile micro-SIM before you actually purchase it.

     

    And finally, non-T-Mobile phones may not support T-Mobile 3G or 4G speeds (most don't) so you will be browsing the web and using data on EDGE speeds.

  • 2. Re: SIM card -- Can I switch it to another phone
    21stnow

    The unlocked iPhone 4S will come out in November. Since you will be paying full price, wait for that one. Brandt is correct in that you will need a microSIM and that you will be limited to Edge speeds.

  • 3. Re: SIM card -- Can I switch it to another phone
    tmo_jami

    Discussion successfully moved from General to Phones Not Sold By T-Mobile

     

    Moved for visibility and better categorization.