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Upsizing 3 in 1 sim

Started by: siskris
On: 26/05/2015 | 07:46
Replies: 10
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by: siskris
on: 26/05/2015 | 07:46

If you have a micro or mini sim that you want to use in a phone with a standard sized sim then Poundland occasionally sells lots to upsize sims consisting of several adaptors and a small lever for prising the sim from the frame.

 

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by: antonio75
on: 26/05/2015 | 07:48
Thank god for poundland lol...good tip.
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by: mighty_cast
on: 26/05/2015 | 07:48
OK but if you have a 3 in 1 sim why would you need to? :-)
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by: lestyle
on: 26/05/2015 | 07:48
EBay has plenty of them available too.
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by: bfairchild
on: 26/05/2015 | 07:54
I needed to upsize a micro to standard at short notice so just used a three 3 in one sim pack and used the adapter in that. But with giffgaff doing 3 in 1 now it shouldn't be a problem for most people.
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by: anniepop
on: 26/05/2015 | 08:19
It's right but I have brought 10
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by: endorphin
on: 26/05/2015 | 10:28 edited: 27/05/2015 | 10:17

Just in case anyone is confused by the terminology this pic should clarify things

 

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8d/GSM_Micro_SIM_Card_vs._GSM_Mini_Sim_Card_-_Break_Apart.svg/365px-GSM_Micro_SIM_Card_vs._GSM_Mini_Sim_Card_-_Break_Apart.svg.png

 

What we now know as the standard SIM size (approx the same size a postage stamp) is actually called a Mini SIM (2FF). The original standard SIM size (1FF) is about the same size as a credit card.

 

The Poundland SIM size adapters only go from 4FF to 3FF to 2FF.

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by: django21
on: 26/05/2015 | 12:25

Handy to know

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by: kicker
on: 26/05/2015 | 16:18

There`s no need to upsize now with the good 3 in 1 sims now available it does the job.

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by: siskris
on: 27/05/2015 | 07:22
For example to use a micro sim in the standard sim slot of a dual sim phone, to put a 3 mini sim in an old android phone with the 3 app to get the sim number which was cut off in re- sizing, to use my mini phone sim in a dongle-with a valid gigabag or goody bag, of course...
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