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T-Mobile Now Selling iPhone 4-Compatible Micro SIM Card

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Jul 22, 2011, 10:40 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

T-Mobile has made a micro SIM card available that will fit into the Apple iPhone 4 and Apple iPad. People who have an unlocked iPhone 4 will be able to use this micro SIM card with their device to access voice and data services through T-Mobile. T-Mobile explains, "Already have [an] iPhone that you need to activate? Just get a micro SIM card and choose a plan. Slip the ready-to-use micro SIM Card into your [iPhone] and you're ready to go." The micro SIM card is free with a new agreement. iPhone 4 owners who choose to use their device on T-Mobile's network will not have access to 3G services, as the GSM iPhone 4 doesn't support T-Mobile's 3G/4G spectrum frequencies. It will be limited to EDGE data speeds.

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Jul 22, 2011, 11:52 AM

Don't believe everything you've read

I work in the wireless industry, and the first thing that jumps out about this article is the fact that iphone4 is like any other Apple product, closed...meaning you cannot access the interior of the phone. There isn't a micro SIM card slot accessible without tearing the phone apart. The second thing is T-Mobile's network...HSPA+ isn't 4G, it's 3G on Steroids. Currently there are 2 types of iphone4's on the market, one that is sold by ATT and runs off their GSM, and one that is sold by Verizon and operates on CDMA. If T-Mobile had anything to do with developing any type of software that would allow a competitors devices to function on their network don't you think it would be all over the news and in courtrooms across America? You can't...

The GSM iPhone 4 most certainly has an accessible SIM card slot. It's on the side. Look at one.

There are plenty of ways to (legally) unlock an iPhone, and you can even buy them unlocked. From Apple. Here:

http://store.apple.com/us/produ »...
1. Apple now sells unlocked iPhones that can be used on any GSM network.

2. The GSM iPhone 4 has a tray that is easily popped out to access the microSIM card. It is on the right side of the phone.

3. All GSM iPhones work on scores of networks an...
It took me one Google search to find the 10-second instructions for replacing a SIM card in the iPhone 4. Maybe if I had more experience in the wireless industry, I would not have embarrassed myself by ignorantly finding the necessary information so ...
congratz on your new job, today first day? lol thx for sharing, made me LOL
I am not trying to be rude or be a jerk but I will tell you like it is!! Wireless Reps that run their mouth off like this are what give the wireless industry a bad name. You said that you work in the wireless industry but you don't even know how one o...

Jul 22, 2011, 3:46 PM

Why is this being reported as news?

Can you explain why this is being reported as news?
As this TMoNews.com article shows, T-Mobile has been selling these since November 2010: http://bit.ly/nA4VjZ

So why is this being reported as new?
I work for T-mobile and we have offered Micro SIMs at T-Mobile stores since last year, yeah.

All this does is allow customers to use an iPhone on our network, nothing more, nothing less. Everybody should stop reading into this as something more, ...

Jul 22, 2011, 11:29 AM

tmobile, make up your freaking mind!

first, you make fun of iphone cus how slow it is compare to your hspa+ 4g networks.
now you want people to use iphone on your EDGE network which is even slower?
Choices never hurt the consumer. If you're that offended, you can simply choose to NOT use T-Mobile.

I'm sorry to read you're taking it so personally.
The original iPhone didn't have 3g or 4g even when used on AT&T, so obviously there are one or two people out there who might want to use an iPhone even if it is only EDGE. I can't remember how many of the first iPhone were sold and I don't want to o...
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