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iPhone 3 G SIM size

My current every day phone is the iPhone 4S with service through a different carrier, not AT&T. I have purchased an AT&T iPhone 3G on Amazon in the US. My plan is to use this iPhone in Italy with an Italian SIM card as I will be living there from May through August. I can purchase the SIM card here in the US before leaving for Italy but I am uncertain whether the iPhone 3G takes a micro SIM or the regular full size SIM card.  Can anyone advice me?

 

Thanks.

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ACE - Expert

Re: iPhone 3 G SIM size

iPhones are locked to the AT&T network and only work with AT&T SIM cards unless you specifically buy the unlocked version.
The iPhone 3G takes a normal sized SIM. The takes the micro SIM.
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Professor

Re: iPhone 3 G SIM size

Cancel your order on Amazon!

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Re: iPhone 3 G SIM size

I'm sorry for the confusion! An AT&T iPhone (first-generation, 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S) cannot be unlocked when bought from the AT&T store, 3rd-party reseller or from Apple as an AT&T model...this is because in the United States, carriers are not required to unlock devices for use on other mobile networks, so, to trap us with their network, they require that the device, in this case the iPhone, be required to operate on their network exclusively. AT&T and Apple, due to policy and United States law, will not unlock your iPhone, and I'm really sorry about that. Their are third-party ways to unlock your iPhone, that cannot be discussed here, but they will void your Apple warranty, and could potentially damage your device. Also, be aware that warranty service...for any iPhone...will only be handled in the country that the iPhone was purchased in...so if you have any issues with your AT&T iPhone, or United States; factory-unlocked iPhone...you'll need to contact the United States Apple division for support.

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Underlyingsound wrote:

I'm sorry for the confusion! An AT&T iPhone (first-generation, 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S) cannot be unlocked when bought from the AT&T store, 3rd-party reseller or from Apple as an AT&T model...this is because in the United States, carriers are not required to unlock devices for use on other mobile networks, so, to trap us with their network, they require that the device, in this case the iPhone, be required to operate on their network exclusively. AT&T and Apple, due to policy and United States law, will not unlock your iPhone, and I'm really sorry about that. Their are third-party ways to unlock your iPhone, that cannot be discussed here, but they will void your Apple warranty, and could potentially damage your device. Also, be aware that warranty service...for any iPhone...will only be handled in the country that the iPhone was purchased in...so if you have any issues with your AT&T iPhone, or United States; factory-unlocked iPhone...you'll need to contact the United States Apple division for support.


Also; iPhone, iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS all use regular SIM cards.

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Re: iPhone 3 G SIM size

Thanks for the feedback. I am not concerns with unlocking the iPhone 3G or voiding the warranty. It will not be a primary phone as I reside in the US, and as I mentioned I have an iPhone 4S as my primary device here. It is only when I am traveling that I need to use the iPhone 3G that I have purchases.

With the purchase price so inexpensive if the phone stops working after one extended trip overseas replacing it wouldn't upset me.

As you see I didn't ask about unlocking the device or the logistics behind this. I am familiar with jail breaking and unlocking devices. What I was interested in was finding out whether the SIM was standard size or micro.

Thanks to those who replied again.
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