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    Default Re: Potential Switch from Iphone 4S to S3?

    Quote Originally Posted by vietalogy View Post
    I have both phones and swap micro sim daily.


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    Well if you say it works then I guess thats what it is then... I was given a new sim card when I traded in my 4s so I assumed they weren't compatible with the GS3.. I was wrong apparently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evo305 View Post
    Well if you say it works then I guess thats what it is then... I was given a new sim card when I traded in my 4s so I assumed they weren't compatible with the GS3.. I was wrong apparently.
    They will always give you a new sim card when you upgrade a line or a new activation. Micro sim is standard now on newer smart phones.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jcp006 View Post
    I believe that you have it reversed. The GS3 takes the micro SIM.
    They both use micro sim but more than likely AT&T will issue you a new sin like they did for me. All of my numbers ported over fine without a hitch so no complaints there. Apple however has proposed a new nano sim idea which is even smaller than the micro sim so perhaps the new iPhone will have that in place of the micro sim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mowbr4 View Post
    - Should I keep my iPhone or sell it (e.g. eBay, Craigslist) to put towards the S3 price?
    I'd always recommend selling an old phone if you're needing the money or just don't want it lying around. Yeah it's great to have a backup, just in case, but the longer you wait to sell a device the more it depreciates in value.

    Before I bought my Skyrocket I had a white Torch 9810 and sold it for $180 when I got the Skyrocket. I bought the SIII at full price (my husband uses the upgrades on our plans, so I never have one available) and sold my white Skyrocket for $300. I've not needed a backup thus far.

    You did mention the you have the Unlimited Data Plan. You might want to think about that before you do an Early Termination. I see a lot of people groaning about how they have to monitor their data usage because they don't have an unlimited plan. But if you don't use a lot of data...then I suppose it wouldn't hurt to pay ET fees and then the lower price of getting a new phone on contract.
    BlackBerry>Galaxy SII Skyrocket>Galaxy S3 (current)
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    Did you ever consider the Galaxy Nexus from the Play store? I have a GS3 with AOKP on it and love it, but the Nexus at $350 is a steal! Off contract its a little hard to justify the expense of the GS3 over it.

    Selling private party will net you the most money. If you can afford it, keep it until you know you want the GNex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by necinmaiya View Post
    I did the exact same thing. I have been an Apple girl since the iPhone 3G, iPod classic, and my MacBook Pro. I too seen IOS 6 preview and wasn't impressed. I have Best Buy reward zone and I pretty much almost all my electronics from Best Buy, went in and had them look my iPhone 4S up to see the trade in value and right then I pre ordered my SGIII. Since I made the switch I haven't nothing but smiles. Only thing I don't like is the syncing. I miss iTunes. Kies is okay, but Im not sure if i wanna go playing for all these apps to sync my music. I'm new to android so I'm doing my research first. I lived in the Apple store. If it wasn't my battery it was my phone freezing or another issue. Till they just flat out said that the battery on the iPhone 4S is not as good as the iPhone 4. My iPhone never last me 8 hours, my SGIII.... I get at minimum 12 hours before recharging. I do miss the simple things on the iPhone likes folders, deleting apps, and a few other things that apple made very simple. Android takes some getting used to. But in my opinion.... The switch was a major plus.
    Download double twist u can sync all of your itunes music on your sgs3

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    Quote Originally Posted by vietalogy View Post
    Wrong, the micro sim will work fine in both phones. Data speeds depends on device not sim.


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    Wrong att lte phones uses different Sims

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaisaroni View Post
    Did you ever consider the Galaxy Nexus from the Play store? I have a GS3 with AOKP on it and love it, but the Nexus at $350 is a steal! Off contract its a little hard to justify the expense of the GS3 over it.

    Selling private party will net you the most money. If you can afford it, keep it until you know you want the GNex.

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    This actually may be my best option and still give me the comfort of keeping my iPhone for 1 or 2
    Months to decide if I like the switch. What do you all think?
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    Incorrect. Went from an iPhone 4 to a One X and didn't get a new sim card. A micro sim card from ATT will work in any other ATT phone with the corresponding sim tray.

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    Default Re: Potential Switch from Iphone 4S to S3?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zaisaroni View Post
    Did you ever consider the Galaxy Nexus from the Play store? I have a GS3 with AOKP on it and love it, but the Nexus at $350 is a steal! Off contract its a little hard to justify the expense of the GS3 over it.
    That is what I was thinking too. I plan on getting SIII in a couple weeks since my upgrade will be available. But if I wanted an Android phone off contract, it would be a no brainer to get the GNex for $350. Looks like a great phone and with 4.1 Jelly Bean already on it. GNex on Play Store
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    The $350 price is looking great for an unlocked phone. I have AT&T and my area provides 4G LTE. Will the galaxy nexus be capable of doing that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mowbr4 View Post
    The $350 price is looking great for an unlocked phone. I have AT&T and my area provides 4G LTE. Will the galaxy nexus be capable of doing that?
    There are four potential problems with the Nexus

    1. Not LTE (no LTE in my locale but am hoping)
    2. 5 megapixel camera without much in the area of software to help it
    3. No additional storage what it comes with is what you have
    4. The display is not as high of resolution so videos could be an issue depending on what you watch. The screen on the S3 is very nice.

    So it depends on how much these matter to you. I had a Nexus in my cart and was just about ready to check out when I decided against it. That and Jelly Bean being predicted for the SII in 3Qtr...

    Mike
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    I would honestly wait until the iPhone 5 comes out or Windows Phone 8. I got the S3 and I am honestly just not an Android fan, but maybe you might be. I would test it in stores first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mellimel22 View Post
    Wrong att lte phones uses different Sims

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    This is incorrect.
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    I just ordered a Pebble Blue GS3 and used my upgrade. I've been a routine switcher for the last few years. I had a 4S, kept it and tried a HOX. I liked the HOX, but had serious wifi issues, rebooted too often (even after a factory reset) and just got tired of dealing with it so I took it back. I like both ecosystems, though while Android teethed, I chose to stick with the safe zone in iOS. I realized that I needed to stick with one OS once I was able to get the Beta3 of iOS6. Just too similar. Smooth, yes, but too similar and constricted.

    My S3 is on the way and I am looking forward to getting it. I didn't like the jump down from the 4.7" display on the HOX to the 3.5" display on the iPhone. Its just too small, especially given the increase of entertainment options available on mobile devices so it'll be nice to have a big pretty display back in my hands.
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    Default Re: Potential Switch from Iphone 4S to S3?

    Hi all,

    I have an iphone 4s, with data on AT&T and I tried swapping the sim card to a galaxy S II Skyrocket LTE (AT&T) and the data didn't work. (used micro sim to sim adapter)

    calls worked fine on the SII but data did not work at all, no 3G, no 2G, no LTE, no HSPA.

    Anyone know if I can swap the sim from the 4S to another phone and get data? Perhaps another phone other then the galaxy sII skyrocket? I want to be able to do it without changing the plan with AT&T.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xartic1 View Post
    Incorrect. Went from an iPhone 4 to a One X and didn't get a new sim card. A micro sim card from ATT will work in any other ATT phone with the corresponding sim tray.

    Sent from my HTC One X
    This is also incorrect, it must be an lte sim. They work in 3g phones. 3g Sims do not work in lte phones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by okashira View Post
    Hi all,

    I have an iphone 4s, with data on AT&T and I tried swapping the sim card to a galaxy S II Skyrocket LTE (AT&T) and the data didn't work. (used micro sim to sim adapter)

    calls worked fine on the SII but data did not work at all, no 3G, no 2G, no LTE, no HSPA.

    Anyone know if I can swap the sim from the 4S to another phone and get data? Perhaps another phone other then the galaxy sII skyrocket? I want to be able to do it without changing the plan with AT&T.
    You need an lte sim then you can swap between the two. The lte Sims can go backwards but 3g Sims can't go forward

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    Default Re: Potential Switch from Iphone 4S to S3?

    actually i sell these phones for a living and they both take micro sim cards, and they're also both the same sim.
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    Guys i am in the same boat but will be usin a family members upgrade (grandma) she has my 3gs i got the 4s she gets my old iphone still great phone she understands how to use the iphone. Just tired of apple seems like everybody has the exact same phone just different apps and pics , i jail broke it but returned to stock *been jailbroke since october of last year to now*. So once i can safe up $300 (case included) i can get the phone my question is i know we have to swap data plans i am not sure how the 4s sim will work with the s3 with the correct data plan. Will i still get LTE with the new data plan.

    Or can they switch numbers between the sim cards?

    So let me know if i am on the right track. Really want the S3: been messing with the store version and browsing the forms cant wait to switch and my grandparent understands about it.

    Sorry for highjacking just trying to get answers thank ya
    Last edited by myIphone4s; 01-17-2013 at 02:27 PM.
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    Default Re: Potential Switch from Iphone 4S to S3?

    I like the s3 better then the iphone
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    the more i am reading on here cant wait to get one maybe they will have the S4 by then?
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