1. boriqua2000's Avatar
    I went to install my micro sd card a notice what appears like a sim card under where the micro sd card goes. what is that and how does it benefit the phone?
    cms177 likes this.
    11-08-2013 03:53 AM
  2. DINGSTER1's Avatar
    Who is your carrier? On the Note the the SIM card and micro sd card are stacked on top of each other with the SIM card on the bottom. So that's what you are seeing.


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    11-08-2013 04:50 AM
  3. Almeuit's Avatar
    Who is your carrier? On the Note the the SIM card and micro sd card are stacked on top of each other with the SIM card on the bottom. So that's what you are seeing.


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    I would assume he is in Sprint since... He is in the Sprint Forums for the Note 3 .

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    11-08-2013 01:54 PM
  4. DINGSTER1's Avatar
    Ugh! Didn't even notice that!


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    11-08-2013 02:34 PM
  5. boriqua2000's Avatar
    I am on sprint and as far as i know sprint doesn't use sim cards. Or does it? Can it have something to do with sprints upcoming sparks network?
    11-08-2013 05:35 PM
  6. msndrstood's Avatar
    I have the same thing. I know VZ has SIM cards and it's CDMA, I figured it was similar. Didn't bother me, just thought it was curious though. I don't have one in the note 2 that I recall, it may be hidden, I'll have to check.

    Btw, doesn't the N5 require a SIM-like card in order to activate it? I bet it is related to Spark.

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    11-08-2013 05:55 PM
  7. mlsanders's Avatar
    My understanding is that the sim card is used for the LTE network. I noticed it too and just assumed that's what it was.

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    junprostar likes this.
    11-10-2013 03:27 PM
  8. Dronak's Avatar
    Well, my Note 3 box says it has a "SIM card inserted", so I would assume that yes, it is a SIM card. The Get Started guide in the box has a section on "Sprint Worldwide Wireless Service" where there is mention of the ability of the phone to use GSM networks, which (as I understand it) require SIM cards. So I think that's why it's there -- to allow international use on GSM networks. I have no idea if it will work on domestic GSM networks though.
    msndrstood likes this.
    11-11-2013 09:51 AM
  9. pmoreau's Avatar
    When I bought my Sprint GN3 last friday I enquiered about the SIM card and they said the one in the phone enabled the phone to work on the Sprint Network. He also said that that an international card (I assume a country that used a network similar to Sprints) could be put in to work on it's network while traviling.
    11-12-2013 12:04 AM
  10. SedahDrol's Avatar
    It's a sim card. It's for lte.

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    11-12-2013 01:21 AM
  11. TenshiNo's Avatar
    I am on sprint and as far as i know sprint doesn't use sim cards. Or does it? Can it have something to do with sprints upcoming sparks network?
    Even thought Sprint uses CDMA, LTE is *technically* a GSM technology. The SIM card is for your LTE connection. Any CDMA phone with LTE will have a SIM card for the LTE connection.
    msndrstood likes this.
    11-13-2013 01:15 PM
  12. Gator352's Avatar
    Even thought Sprint uses CDMA, LTE is *technically* a GSM technology. The SIM card is for your LTE connection. Any CDMA phone with LTE will have a SIM card for the LTE connection.
    Yup
    11-20-2013 04:31 PM

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