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Regular SIM card cheap phone

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Nov 16, 2018
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Regular SIM card cheap phone

I’m looking for a cell phone that would support a regular SIM card . Please suggest .

Most of the phones I have checked either have micro or nano sim. I have an old international sim which doesn’t have edges to pop out the nano sim. I need to use a sim cutter and I’m afraid that might damage the sim.
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I had a T-Mobile micro sim that I used in my iPhone 4S. I just bought a T-Mobile tri-sim for under $10 and transferred the number over to use in my S8.
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ahhh...just cut it
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Figure out the borders and cut it. Don't worry. It's not that difficult.
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You aren't likely to find any phone sold in the past several years with a full-size sim card slot.
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OP your better off upgrading your sim card to the tri-sim, rather than getting a cheap regular sim phone.
Much more cost effective & future proof. (til esim becomes the norm)
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jay-em wrote:
Apr 18th, 2019 9:20 am
OP your better off upgrading your sim card to the tri-sim, rather than getting a cheap regular sim phone.
Much more cost effective & future proof. (til esim becomes the norm)
They mentioned an international sim, so simply upgrading the sim may not be super convenient..

Don't phone repair places often offer service to cut the sim for you, as well?

But, if you *really* are afraid of cutting it and really wanna stick with your regular sim, you can go to this page and search for phones with that sim size (you can also specify network compatibility, etc): https://www.gsmarena.com/search.php3?sSIMTypes=1

I've already pre-populated the sim card selection, but you'll probably want to populate the network selections yourself depending on the carrier.
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Jzking wrote:
Apr 17th, 2019 11:49 pm
I’m looking for a cell phone that would support a regular SIM card . Please suggest .

Most of the phones I have checked either have micro or nano sim. I have an old international sim which doesn’t have edges to pop out the nano sim. I need to use a sim cutter and I’m afraid that might damage the sim.
My experience with cutting. Regular to micro for my G3, works even if the cut is smaller. Regular to nano for HTC M8, have to be very careful, if too small, the sim holder will not be able to hold the sim. You should be fine with cutting to micro if the phone sim slot is similar to the LG G3 or G4.
[OP]
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Thank you everyone. I'll go through the gsmarena link.
Since its an international sim I can't take the risk of cutting it and losing connectivity.
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Devhux wrote:
Apr 18th, 2019 8:14 am
You aren't likely to find any phone sold in the past several years with a full-size sim card slot.
FYI, they're actually mini SIMs. Full size is the whole "credit card". And yes, your statement is technically correct :) .
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rabbit wrote:
Apr 19th, 2019 6:37 am
FYI, they're actually mini SIMs. Full size is the whole "credit card". And yes, your statement is technically correct :) .
It's true! The reason why the terminology in modern marketting material varies is that no one recognises the term "Mini-SIM". Mini-SIM replaced the original credit-card size so quickly in the early days of GSM that the public never got to know.

http://socialcompare.com/en/comparison/ ... comparison
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Should have stuck with Mini. Leave it Fruity to F things up. The space savings between Mini and Nano is minimal. Mind you, Fruity thought nobody wanted big screens.

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