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Sim Cards

need a telus sim card, came across this

http://www.izonedeals.ca/collections/sim-cards

are sims relatively simple? Telus wants $10 so $1.79 sounds pretty good to me, does it matter what province you are in etc? or is it the sim canada wide and you just pick your number at activation? does it matter if i'm going to go on prepaid or monthly? or is a sim a sim?
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Apr 14, 2009
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Some are full sized cards only. Some micro and some full. No Nano You can always cut them of course. Just be aware of what type of card you need
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they have micro available also for some of them.
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Mar 10, 2012
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another note is that if they are an older version sim card they may not support LTE or NFC, personally I have never used that website so not sure what there reputation is like
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Order a Koodo prepaid sim card for couple of bucks, will see.

Thanks OP.
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If I ordered a free sim from Public Mobile, could I use it on Koodo?
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dr_pepper wrote: You can always cut them of course. Just be aware of what type of card you need
I don't recommend cutting SIM cards

They have different thickness. A nano SIM is not as thick as a micro SIM. If you cut a micro SIM down to a Nano SIM, it will still be too thick and may jam in the SIM slot.
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Always get a nano SIM where possible. Use SIM adapter as required. Adapters are $1 on eBay.
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Gee wrote: I don't recommend cutting SIM cards

They have different thickness. A nano SIM is not as thick as a micro SIM. If you cut a micro SIM down to a Nano SIM, it will still be too thick and may jam in the SIM slot.
Yep.

I will only cut a card in an "emergency" situation. eg. New phone, no appropriate SIM, and all the stores are closed.
will888 wrote: Always get a nano SIM where possible. Use SIM adapter as required. Adapters are $1 on eBay.
I disagree. While the SIM adapters work, it's possible for the nano SIMs to become partially dislodged, and that can also cause jams if you're talking about phones with slide in SIM trays. IMO, SIM adapters are best used for specific situations when you need to use a nano-SIM in a different phone temporarily. Not a good permanent solution, unless you're talking about one of those phones where the whole SIM connector is visible so a dislodged SIM card can be easily removed.
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Marzipan wrote: If I ordered a free sim from Public Mobile, could I use it on Koodo?
No, sim cards are specific to the providers.
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will888 wrote: Always get a nano SIM where possible. Use SIM adapter as required. Adapters are $1 on eBay.
I screwed up a samsung phone doing this, it added thickness and it it got stuck, pins on the phone got damaged, Samsung would not repair under warranty. Yes i was very careful too, I didn't just jam it in there. It was ok until the minute i tried to remove the sim and one of the pins snapped.
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I always try to get the smallest SIM possible and use adapters to upsize where required. So far, I have been lucky I guess.
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will888 wrote: I always try to get the smallest SIM possible and use adapters to upsize where required. So far, I have been lucky I guess.
Not worth risking the cost of your cell phone to save $10 on a proper SIM
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Interesting that Telus wants $10, when they charge only $5 for SIMs from their daughter company Koodo.

However, either way, it's not much money. Gone are the days of $25 SIMs thankfully.
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hawkridge wrote: are sims relatively simple? Telus wants $10 so $1.79 sounds pretty good to me.
By the way I was told that some of these companies are selling the card at a loss, and their solely purpose is to collect your contact information. On eBay you can find people selling 3 sim cards for 0.99c plus free shipping. Made you wonder how the heck they can make money out of them.
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Recieved, called up telus and activated, all went smooth, thanks to all those that answered

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