1. draco947's Avatar
    So, the Sprint GS3 has its SIM card embedded, according to the Engadget video review.

    Obviously, this means you can't get to the SIM card at all.

    Think Verizon's version will be the same?
    06-20-2012 11:42 AM
  2. tekhna's Avatar
    I doubt it. But 'em if it does have an embedded SIM.

    Edit: wow, the auto-censor is a bit much, no?
    06-20-2012 11:46 AM
  3. NotJustAPhone's Avatar
    Seems unlikely since all other Verizon LTE phones have used removable SIM cards. Plus, my pre-order indicated that a new SIM card was part of the order.

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    06-20-2012 11:50 AM
  4. Premium1's Avatar
    No, sprint's lte is different they do not use sim cards that you can remove like verizon does.
    06-20-2012 11:52 AM
  5. raremage's Avatar
    No, sprint's lte is different they do not use sim cards that you can remove like verizon does.
    Yet another sign of Sprint's strategy for success: Adopt a standard in a non-standard way.
    06-20-2012 11:58 AM
  6. PJnc284's Avatar
    Nope. This is likely why Verizon's will allow global roaming and Sprint's won't.
    06-20-2012 12:07 PM
  7. draco947's Avatar
    Glad to hear that it won't. Thanks for the all the info!
    06-20-2012 01:11 PM
  8. buenos's Avatar
    Remember, Verizon 3g phones don't require a sim card....
    Also probably cause sprint doesn't have a true LTE system up yet....
    06-20-2012 01:17 PM
  9. radyoactive's Avatar
    When I pre-ordered it asked if i wanted to keep the same sim card which I said yes. So I plan on taking mine out of my Maxx and putting it right into the S3 as soon as I get it!
    06-20-2012 04:26 PM
  10. DianeR's Avatar
    When I pre-ordered it asked if i wanted to keep the same sim card which I said yes. So I plan on taking mine out of my Maxx and putting it right into the S3 as soon as I get it!
    Posted elsewhere in this forum I just read the S3 only works with the S3 sim card. It can't be used in another cell phone and the sim card from another phone will not work in the S3. Don't believe the reps.
    06-21-2012 07:31 AM
  11. Heath276's Avatar
    Posted elsewhere in this forum I just read the S3 only works with the S3 sim card. It can't be used in another cell phone and the sim card from another phone will not work in the S3. Don't believe the reps.
    Yea I don't see that happening its going to be the same sim that's in my g-nex or the razr or razr max dont know where u got it will have its own sim.

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    06-21-2012 07:48 AM
  12. afranko22's Avatar
    Remember, Verizon 3g phones don't require a sim card....
    Also probably cause sprint doesn't have a true LTE system up yet....
    The 3g global phones do. Blackberry and a few of the Motorola Droids take Sim cards

    Sent from my Verizon Droid Razr Maxx
    06-21-2012 07:57 AM
  13. buenos's Avatar
    The 3g global phones do. Blackberry and a few of the Motorola Droids take Sim cards

    Sent from my Verizon Droid Razr Maxx
    Correct, if im not mistaken, because its a global sim card, needed to work for different systems outside of thr US. One of my older 3G droid phones had one, cant remember which one it was....
    06-21-2012 08:14 AM
  14. Cruiserdude's Avatar
    Well older VZW phones with SIM slots had them specifically for international roaming, as stated, and you didn't need anything there. As LTE is a GSM standard, however, Verizon has elected to use SIM cards for all LTE devices, and used them for CDMA identity as well (likely following Japan's model of using uSIM's for their CDMA devices). Considering that, I see no reason to expect Verizon wouldn't do the same thing here, especially considering it will eventually support GSM roaming. As far as the SGS3 using a different SIM, I don't buy it. There are 2 SIM sizes used now, mini-SIM, which is being phased out, and micro-SIM, which all the newer LTE phones and most GSM phones are now using. For those of us who already have LTE microSIM's, I see no reason we should expect them not to work.

    Sprint's LTE phones don't use SIM cards for the same reason Sprint is selling LTE phones without having announced when the LTE network will go live.
    06-21-2012 09:22 AM
  15. radyoactive's Avatar
    I didn't get that from the rep, it was asked when I pre-ordered online if i wanted to keep the old one or have a new one shipped. Also, the micro-sim card is now Verizon's standard. It has been on all phones since the Stratosphere. My Thunderbolt and Charge had the same standard MINI-SIM card and was able to move them between phones with no issues. Got the micro-sim when I got my Gnex and had no issues moving it to my MAXX.

    I can't see that the S3 would have something different. Even the Ipad 4GLTE has a micro sim card slot.

    Posted elsewhere in this forum I just read the S3 only works with the S3 sim card. It can't be used in another cell phone and the sim card from another phone will not work in the S3. Don't believe the reps.
    06-21-2012 09:32 AM
  16. gbb0131's Avatar
    My pre-order said my existing SIM that I've had in my Revolution & Bionic wasn't compatible and that a new one would be sent. Guess we'll see when they finally arrive.

    When I pre-ordered it asked if i wanted to keep the same sim card which I said yes. So I plan on taking mine out of my Maxx and putting it right into the S3 as soon as I get it!
    06-21-2012 11:57 AM
  17. radyoactive's Avatar
    Both of those phones have MINI-SIM cards that is why they are sending a new one.

    I referenced these links:

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/gal...an-bionic.html

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/htc...d-rezound.html



    My pre-order said my existing SIM that I've had in my Revolution & Bionic wasn't compatible and that a new one would be sent. Guess we'll see when they finally arrive.
    06-21-2012 01:24 PM
  18. kenyee's Avatar
    So it doesn't have a standard SIM slot? I.e., if you do roam with it, you'll need to hack down a SIM in another country to get it to fit?

    And if anyone is bored, could you try a t-mobile SIM? :-)
    06-21-2012 01:36 PM
  19. afranko22's Avatar
    So it doesn't have a standard SIM slot? I.e., if you do roam with it, you'll need to hack down a SIM in another country to get it to fit?

    And if anyone is bored, could you try a t-mobile SIM? :-)
    I have done that before when I worked at a major retailer. Verizon full sized Sim, when hacked down, will register the correct Sim numbers. I didn't have an unlocked phone or I would have tried Tmobile too.

    Sent from my Verizon Droid Razr Maxx
    06-21-2012 04:01 PM
  20. JHBThree's Avatar
    My pre-order said my existing SIM that I've had in my Revolution & Bionic wasn't compatible and that a new one would be sent. Guess we'll see when they finally arrive.
    Verizon's newer phones use micro SIMs, like the Maxx and Nexus. Manufacturers are using them because they take up less physical space.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
    06-21-2012 11:21 PM
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