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    Will I be able to use a nano sim with adapter in the Galaxy S5? I don't have a problem with other phones where you need a sim tool to pop out the tray. But, the S5 doesn't have a tray.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mackie99 View Post
    Will I be able to use a nano sim with adapter in the Galaxy S5? I don't have a problem with other phones where you need a sim tool to pop out the tray. But, the S5 doesn't have a tray.
    I am with sprint where I will not have a sim card BUT I think the sim card for other carriers is under the SD card slot. Based on the iFixit review. I am not sure if it is nano or not.
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    Yes, it's on the back under the SD card slot. I'm curious if it will be possible to use a sim adapter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mackie99 View Post
    Yes, it's on the back under the SD card slot. I'm curious if it will be possible to use a sim adapter.
    Ok, sorry I can't answer that. Making this post pointless.
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    I'm using a nano sim adapter. Just have to be careful inserting and taking it out. Works the same way on my note 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redhat1001 View Post
    I'm using a nano sim adapter. Just have to be careful inserting and taking it out. Works the same way on my note 3.

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    Thanks. I've only used an adapter with and LG G2 and HTE One M7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atg284 View Post
    I am with sprint where I will not have a sim card BUT I think the sim card for other carriers is under the SD card slot. Based on the iFixit review. I am not sure if it is nano or not.
    actually, you will have a sim card on your sprint gs5
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    I have used a Noosy nano to micro SIM adapter in my s4 so the same type of SIM card spring loaded holder on Samsungs. It worked great.

    I got it off of Amazon for a few bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ab304945 View Post
    actually, you will have a sim card on your sprint gs5
    Really?! That will be a first :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by atg284 View Post
    Really?! That will be a first :/
    the note 3 does to, maybe the s4, the gs3 had a built in sim. A sim card is required for LTE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ab304945 View Post
    the note 3 does to, maybe the s4, the gs3 had a built in sim. A sim card is required for LTE.
    Good to know. I've been out of the upgrade game for 3 years :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by mackie99 View Post
    Will I be able to use a nano sim with adapter in the Galaxy S5? I don't have a problem with other phones where you need a sim tool to pop out the tray. But, the S5 doesn't have a tray.
    Please be careful when trying to use a adapter. I tried to use one with my note 2 and had a issue where the nano sim popped out of the adapter as I was inserting it into the slot. I ended up with just the adapter in the slot witch caused the little prongs to get messed up. Ruined the phone. Luckily I had best buy protection and was able to swap it out. So beware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chevyman29 View Post
    Please be careful when trying to use a adapter. I tried to use one with my note 2 and had a issue where the nano sim popped out of the adapter as I was inserting it into the slot. I ended up with just the adapter in the slot witch caused the little prongs to get messed up. Ruined the phone. Luckily I had best buy protection and was able to swap it out. So beware.
    This ^ ..be careful. I actually hold my phone facing up, and slide the adapter with the sim card into the slot. That way gravity keeps the Nano sim card in the adapter. I take it out the same way, with the phone facing up, and reaching underneath to take the adapter out.
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    Have a sim in my s4. Need it for the 4g. And yes be very careful with the adapters as they will get stuck. Cheaper to just buy one you need to fit your phone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mackie99 View Post
    Will I be able to use a nano sim with adapter in the Galaxy S5? I don't have a problem with other phones where you need a sim tool to pop out the tray. But, the S5 doesn't have a tray.
    I would just get a new SIM. Adaptors are unreliable.
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    People are unreliable. Adpapters work fine if you get a good one with a good fit. I switch my nano SIM weekly between a moto x , nexus 5 and lumia 925. And s4 when I had one. Samsung has the only spring loaded SIM holder I have seen so just take your time.

    Just make sure your SIM is properly seated in the adapter and you pay attention while doing it.

    I was hesitant to do it because of these anecdotes but just pay attention to detail and you will be fine. My .02.

    Having said this, if you are not going to swap SIMs between phones, I would get a micro SIM as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by planoman View Post
    People are unreliable. Adpapters work fine if you get a good one with a good fit. I switch my nano SIM weekly between a moto x , nexus 5 and lumia 925. And s4 when I had one. Samsung has the only spring loaded SIM holder I have seen so just take your time.

    Just make sure you SIM is properly seated in the adapter and you pay attention while doing it.

    I was hesitant to do it because of these anecdotes but just pay attention to detail and you will be fine. My .02.

    Sent from my Moto X!
    Agreed. Never had a problem with my adapter and I use it all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by planoman View Post
    People are unreliable. Adpapters work fine if you get a good one with a good fit. I switch my nano SIM weekly between a moto x , nexus 5 and lumia 925. And s4 when I had one. Samsung has the only spring loaded SIM holder I have seen so just take your time.

    Just make sure your SIM is properly seated in the adapter and you pay attention while doing it.

    I was hesitant to do it because of these anecdotes but just pay attention to detail and you will be fine. My .02.

    Having said this, if you are not going to swap SIMs between phones, I would get a micro SIM as well.

    Sent from my Moto X!
    really? the one I had was from noosy don't know if there bad or good but I'm normally pretty good with things like this and I had a problem. darn me and my unreliable self. and the sim slot being spring loaded really has nothing to do with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chevyman29 View Post
    really? the one I had was from noosy don't know if there bad or good but I'm normally pretty good with things like this and I had a problem. darn me and my unreliable self. and the sim slot being spring loaded really has nothing to do with it.
    I had a Note 2 also. Never had a problem...I use Noosy and this one:
    Amazon.com: Sadapter 999765-SNCA Nano SIM to Micro SIM Card Adapter - Retail Packaging - Gray: Cell Phones & Accessories

    Never had an issue with either. Until all SIM sizes are standardized if you want to switch SIM between phone with different size SIM card an adapter is needed. If you only have/use one device it makes sent to get the SIM for that device.
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    Quote Originally Posted by planoman View Post
    I had a Note 2 also. Never had a problem...I use Noosy and this one:
    Amazon.com: Sadapter 999765-SNCA Nano SIM to Micro SIM Card Adapter - Retail Packaging - Gray: Cell Phones & Accessories

    Never had an issue with either. Until all SIM sizes are standardized if you want to switch SIM between phone with different size SIM card an adapter is needed. If you only have/use one device it makes sent to get the SIM for that device.
    well I am glad you never had a problem . but it only takes one time for the sim to slip out of the adapter and the adapter go past the prongs and the phone is most likely screwed because its nearly impossible to get it back out without damage. but im glad you've never had a problem hopefully you being so reliable you never will.

    really don't know why you bothered posting as you added nothing helpful. other than to boast that you've never had a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chevyman29 View Post
    well I am glad you never had a problem . but it only takes one time for the sim to slip out of the adapter and the adapter go past the prongs and the phone is most likely screwed because its nearly impossible to get it back out without damage. but im glad you've never had a problem hopefully you being so reliable you never will.

    really don't know why you bothered posting as you added nothing helpful. other than to boast that you've never had a problem.
    You are right. Adapters are horrible and could ruin a device.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mackie99 View Post
    Will I be able to use a nano sim with adapter in the Galaxy S5? I don't have a problem with other phones where you need a sim tool to pop out the tray. But, the S5 doesn't have a tray.
    I use Media Devil that I found on Amazon. It works well with or without a tray. I go between my Note 3, M8 and Moto X with a nano sin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by planoman View Post
    You are right. Adapters are horrible and could ruin a device.
    LOL finally man your talking sensible jk
    its all good have a good night.

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