[Solved]SIM Card Different Than SGS3?

GSDer

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(Also posted in SGS3 forum)
As I was stepping through the Verizon pre-order pages for the SGS3 I received a pop-up that informed me that the SIM card in my Thunderbolt wouldn't work, and that they'd be including a new one in the shipment. I was hoping to use my Thunderbolt as 'insurance' just in case the radios in the SGS3 suffer the same problems as earlier Samsung phones - I figured I could just move the SIM back to the Thunderbolt and at least have a functional phone while I dealt with the issue.
Am I missing something about the difference between the two phones? Is there some other way I can utilize the Thunderbolt in case things go south with the SGS3?

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Re: SIM Card Different Than SGS3?

If I'm not mistaken the Thunderbolt uses a regular size SIM card while the GS3 uses a micro SIM card. Therefore it wouldn't fit. There are adapters for micro SIM cards but I'm not sure if that will work with the Thunderbolt.
 

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Re: SIM Card Different Than SGS3?

If the adapter doesn't work, the most ghetto way would be to cut the sim yourself and then tape it back to a regular sim for use in the thunderbolt.
 

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I gother the same note,however I am keeping my thunderbolt and selling the gs3,(last chance to get a discount phone with unlimited,from here out I pay full price or eBay... do I give the new sim card to the buyer or keep it? I don't need it but is it tied to my account?
 

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I gother the same note,however I am keeping my thunderbolt and selling the gs3,(last chance to get a discount phone with unlimited,from here out I pay full price or eBay... do I give the new sim card to the buyer or keep it? I don't need it but is it tied to my account?
Keep the sim. They can get a new sim from Verizon for free.
 

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