Brand should not matter as a Sim is a Sim (minus the size differences)
I thought so too, but according to this[engadget.com], AT&T has eight different SIM cards.
Steve Gibson on password policies[grc.com]: I mean, I don't get this change it every eight weeks. ... It's not as if passwords are traveling by camel after they've been stolen, going to the bad guys, and so there's, like, some weird eight-week window, like, oh, we're going to change your password so that the stale password no longer works. ... And all this does is make IT people despised because users, who are not dumb, they think, why am I - why do I have to do this? What problem is this solving?
all you need is a box cutter (or sharp house knife and a cutting board)
you will need to cut on the gold contacts.. i had cut my card perfectly to fit in the micro sim slot, but when i put it back in the phone it didn't recognize the sim card, so i took it out and aligned it with the att sim card, and if you align it with the gold contacts, you'll notice the strips are marked when it rubs the contact, so when you cut your tmobile sim card you have to slice the one side of the gold contact.
this may sound strange, but i was still able to use my sim card even though its in 2 pieces.. i'll post a pic tonight if i remember about this thread when i get home.
here is my tmobile sim cut (at home with a box cutter or sharp kitched knife)
please note that this was my first cut and i had made a perfect cut around the gold contacts but when i put the sim in, it said no sim inserted.. so then i put the att sim and the tmobile sim on top of each other and noticed the sim contact marks were off (marked by red lines) so i cut aligned them up and cut it again and just stuck the extra piece on the other side so it would still fit correctly.
the ONLY reason why i thought of cutting the sim over the contacts was cuz i thought the sim was useless anyway since i can't put it back in any tmobile phone.. but to my surprise, it worked and still works.
the picture on the top and bottom is front and back of the actual way it fits in the mico sim adapter for the phone. the picture on the right side is just to show you it was a piece cut off from the gold contacts.
my advise would be to first try and align the gold contacts from the att sim before you make any small cuts so it is nice and snug.
The part that sucks is my 2g iPhone got stolen. I was on T-Mobile prepay before, but T-Mobile won't transfer my minutes over to my new number because I can't come up with my access code I made up eight years ago to set up my account. I don't care about access to the voice mail, but I just want my minutes back. Now that I biffed this card I got to go to the T-mobile store, which is a 2.5 hour round trip.
Side note, the phone is supposed to be unlocked. In theory can I just put my t-mobile prepaid sim in there and activate it?
I wonder if I should just sell this thing and get a cheaper phone. All I really used it for was texting, occasional game as a timer killer and some music. I live in a rural area, which has no 3g or the like. I never felt a need for that stuff anyway. Thanks for the help so far.
i am on tmobile and have a 3gs myself. the iphone 4 is used by my wife.. going from a 2g to an iphone 4 will NEVER make you want to sell it because first of all you will notice the speed difference.. it's MUCH MUCH faster.
don't give up hope yet.. do you have the original microsim that came with at&t?
if all else fails, i wouldn't mind taking a look at it.. you can ping me for my address, mail me the sim card and an stamp and i'll be happy to see if i can align it for you and send it back.. worst case scenario is you will need to get a new sim card, but like i said, i got mine working with 2 pieces so i can see if i can fix yours like i did mine.
Thanks for the offer. I put an offer in on a sim cutter on eBay. I can always re-sell it. Yeah, I kind of butchered it. I cut it with a scissors. I found a template on YouTube. I thought I followed the directions correctly, but it didn't work out so well. I don't have an att sim. Do I need one. I bought it unlocked on eBay. I assumed, perhaps incorrectly, I could just pop my T-Mobile sim in there and use it if it was unlocked.
as long as the sim contacts are aligned, it should work.
if you use a sim cutter, it may or mat not work because your sim is already a micro sim now and i think the sim cutters are "regular sim ---> micro sim" not "micro sim ---> micro sim that actuall works"
what i mean is, that it might not be as easy to use the micro sim now so it might need some special handling to make it work, if at all possible.
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