3g sim card

b2zero

    I need an older 3G sim card. The footprint of the electrical contact is slightly (1/8") bigger than the current 4G cards.

     

    Anybody have a phone from that era with the card still in it or maybe just the card?

     

    Thx

    Bob

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      • drnewcomb2

        Re: 3g sim card

        SIMs aren't 3G or 4G. They do come in different sizes and, yes, some of the new nano SIMs don't work well in older phones. I don't know if T-Mobile still makes any mini or micro SIMs with the old size contacts. Unused T-Mobile SIMs age out (administratively) after a couple of years, so using and old SIM won't cut it.

          • b2zero

            Re: 3g sim card

            Thankyou but doesnt answer question. And the older cards shape can be matched by the newer cards but the older 3g ELECTRICAL CONTACT FOOTPRINT (gold colored leaf on back of logo)is a different length.

             

            I am hoping someone in this community has a smartphone card from about 6/7 years ago.

             

            Thx

            Bob

              • gramps28

                Re: 3g sim card

                If anyone does have an older sim it's probably has been used and can't be

                activated again.

                 

                If you feel you really need one like you're looking for your best bet would look on eBay.

                  • b2zero

                    Re: 3g sim card

                    Thank you for the reply. The situation is, I have an older phone that ATT unlocked but that code cant be transmitted to the phone without the above mentioned card. That is why I am hoping some one will have an non ATT older 3g card. That I may use to unlock phone and use it for backup.

                     

                    Thx

                    Bob

                      • drnewcomb2

                        Re: 3g sim card

                        I've got a stack of old SIMs from around the world you're welcome to but none of them have "3G" stamped anywhere on them.

                          • b2zero

                            Re: 3g sim card

                            Why thank you sir, that would be my best shot at it. It would probably be a card that came stamped as a whole card equal to what is the "middle" size on the current  tmobile type cards. And anybodys but ATT would be great!  If you like I can respond to the email copy of your msg with my address.

                             

                            Thank you again snd regards

                            Bob

                              • drnewcomb2

                                Re: 3g sim card

                                That would be a "micro" SIM. I'll look around and see what I can find. The "micros" as such, were only made for a few years. After that, they went to the current "nano" SIMs. Most of my collection are the older "mini" size SIMs.

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                                  • b2zero

                                    Re: 3g sim card

                                    Yup I think that will work. Should I send you my address? And do you want any $ for the cards?

                                    ThxBob

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                                    That would be a "micro" SIM. I'll look around and see what I can find. The "micros" as such, were only made for a few years. After that, they went to the current "nano" SIMs. Most of my collection are the older "mini" size SIMs.

                                     

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                                      • drnewcomb2

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                                        Let me first see if I've got what you need. I've got lots of old mini SIMS and plenty of the nanos but can't lay hands on any micro format ones. I've only every owned one phone that used that size SIM. People used to use SIM cutters to cut the mini SIMs down to micro format.

                                          • b2zero

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                                            Ok. Thanks for all the help. Im standing by

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                                            Let me first see if I've got what you need. I've got lots of old mini SIMS and plenty of the nanos but can't lay hands on any micro format ones. I've only every owned one phone that used that size SIM. People used to use SIM cutters to cut the mini SIMs down to micro format.

                                             

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                                        • bigapplegreg

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                                          drnewcomb2 wrote:

                                           

                                          The "micros" as such, were only made for a few years.

                                          I bought a dirt cheap Android from an MVNO that uses T-Mobile's network this past November. (Yes, I've been posting questions regarding our really old 2G feature phones — long story re: the Android.) It takes a micro SIM and the SIM that came with it was a micro SIM, not a nano SIM in an adapter.