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AT&T SIM Card Help

Postby darkguy2 » Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:39 am

I am wondering if anyone on here has experience with buying a unlocked phone on AT&T. I currently have a iPhone 4S that has a micro SIM in it. Since I will be getting the new iPhone 6 I will need the nano SIM. What is the best way in getting a new SIM that does not force me to go to the store with my new 6 on Friday when it will be crazy? Will they give me a nano but let me keep using my micro until I get my new phone?

I have looked at AT&T support but to contact them you need to have your account info and I am on my parents plan so no dice.
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Postby Battery111 » Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:23 am

You can actually cut the physical SIM to fit. A few places around the internet sell tools to assist you doing this, or you can use another nano sim as a template. Just be careful since there is very little room around the nano sim chip itself.
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Postby lobbythis » Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:27 pm

If you know the difference between an authorized dealer and a corporate store, go to the authorized dealer who will cut the SIM for you.

This is the best bet. AT&T will force you to get a new SIM, even though it's not necessary. All of my phones are unlocked and I never have any reason to go visit the moronic employees at any store.

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Postby darkguy2 » Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:22 pm

I typically stay away from dealers. That is weird that they would do that for free. I would think that AT&T would not want them to do that.
Discover IT - $5,700
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Costco Citi - $13,000
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Citi Double Cash - $6,500
Amex BCE - $13,000

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Postby lobbythis » Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:34 pm

Why? There is nothing illegal about it. It's just AT&T being a$$holes. I've had corporate stores do it for me in the past, then they got anal about SIM cards and now none of them will allow it. You can buy the $10 tool on eBay to cut any size you want if you really need it.

There is no reason to change your card. AT&T and others just do this to keep track of SIM cards. Technically, you pay for the phone which comes with the SIM, so you own it and they can't legally take it away from you like they do. It's all a mess but because no one complains and most people don't notice/care, they do whatever they want.

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Postby darkguy2 » Sat Sep 13, 2014 3:33 pm

Decided to just get a cheap press cutter off of Amazon. Cost me less than $10 and I do not have to go through the trouble of having someone else do it or wait in a store.
Discover IT - $5,700
Chase Freedom - $5,700
Costco Citi - $13,000
Sallie Mae - $4,000
Chase Sapphire Preferred - $6,000
Chase Sapphire Reserve - $19,500
Citi Double Cash - $6,500
Amex BCE - $13,000

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