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Install SIM Card and Battery on Samsung Galaxy S4

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Hi, the SIM card seems too big to fit into the S4?

It's NOT the mini. Is it the correct SIM card? It's the same as a standard one, like on my S2. it just seems too big. Thank you.

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Samsung Galaxy S2 uses the standard mini SIM card while Galaxy S4 uses a micro-SIM card. This is the reason why the SIM is too big for your SIM slot. You can either cut your mini SIM card, have a phone repair center cut it for you, or purchase a new SIM card. As illustrated below, there is a difference in the size of the SIM for Galaxy S2 and that of the S4.

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No, the SIM card that needs to be used for the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be the Micro SIM card for your device. If the card you are trying to use is too big, then this means that you will need to convert it to the micro SIM instead.

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If the SIM card that you are using is quite big for your phone, then that means that it is not compatible. There are three types of SIM card sizes as being illustrated above, the Mini, Micro and Nano SIM card size.

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You have two options on how you can resolve this. If you wanted to continue using the same phone number as you all have your contacts there, there you can purchase a SIM cutter. There are a lot of these SIM cutters in the market that you can purchase to re-size your SIM card. See the illustration below:

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If you are not willing to cut the SIM on your own, you can simply take your SIM card to an electronic store and see if they offer such cutting of SIM cards. If you wanted to retain all your contacts, simply insert it into your old phone then get a note pad then write down all your contacts one by one.

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Once you have a new SIM card or number, then save all your contacts there for you to have it back on your new SIM card.

T-Mobile micro SIM from a Nokia cell doesn't fit micro SIM slot in BLU Advance 5.0?

I have a new BLU Advance 5.0. This and my previous cell (a Nokia) both use micro-SIMs (for T-Mobile). My micro SIM is ALMOST a perfect fit for the BLU, but not quite, just a tiny bit too large. Should I try sanding that side, or just get a good adapter (like Sadapter) and use it in the 2nd SIM slot, sized for a reg SIM? Thanks!. I have tried: Nothing - it looks like if I try to force it, nothing good will happen!. I think it was caused by: Beats me - it's a micro SIM for a micro SIM slot, and I've transferred it between phones before w NP.

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I HAVE A Samsung J3 BUT MY TWO SIM ARE OF REGULAR SIZE SO HOW CAN I FIT THEM IN THIS MODEL?

I HAVE Samsung J3 MODEL NEWLY PURCHASED BUT MY SIM SIZE ARE REGULAR AND HERE IN THIS MODEL SIM SLOT ARE MICRO How can I SOLVE THE PROBLEM. I have tried: NOTHING. I think it was caused by: SIZE

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In addition to your contacts does the SIM card also hold you photos?

Changing from a Samsung S4 to a Samsung j3. I have tried: Tried to take SIM card from S4 but too big for j3. I think it was caused by: Old SIM card wrong size, but how can I keep my contacts and photos, purchased a new SIM card

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Install SIM Card and Battery on Samsung Galaxy S4
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I want to change a Verizon Samsung Galaxy 3 phone so that I can use it on AT&T?

I want to change a Verizon Samsung Galaxy 3 phone so that I can use it on AT&T, Verizon told me their phones aren't locked so I went to AT&T and they told me they are unable to use the phone still. I have tried: I called Verizon, they told me I can use any SIM in that country since the phones are unlocked (I told them I was going out of country which is true). I think it was caused by: The Verizon phone still has some sort of lock that is not allowing AT&T to work

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Hi; and congratulations on being acknowledged and appreciate your work?

How do I safely cut my net10 SIM card so it fits my Samsung Galaxy S4?. I have tried: Nothing, delicate matter, don't want to screw anything up.

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