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    Amazon is listing an A GoPhone microSIM, what's it all about?

    Amazon Lists AT&T GoPhone Branded microSIM

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    • Written by Humberto Saabedra on August 5, 2010
    • AT&T, Apple

    Amazon has listed the AT&T GoPhone branded microSIM for $19.97.
    This makes Amazon the first online retailer to offer the microSIM outside of AT&T. The GoPhone branding also indicates use for the iPad owing to its monthly contract-free data plans, though the SIM can also be used with the iPhone 4 to activate on a postpaid plan
    http://www.phonenews.com/amazon-list...icrosim-12138/

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    All of AT&T's SIM cards can be broken out as a mini SIM or a micro SIM from here on out. It's just inventory standardization and minimization of SKUs. Also, more and more future devices are going to use micro SIMs, so it only makes sense to accommodate those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XFF
    All of AT&T's SIM cards can be broken out as a mini SIM or a micro SIM from here on out. It's just inventory standardization and minimization of SKUs. Also, more and more future devices are going to use micro SIMs, so it only makes sense to accommodate those.
    I can see why their doing this to cut back on production costs.
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    So, hm, Apple was the first one to use them Apple changed ATT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by XFF View Post
    All of AT&T's SIM cards can be broken out as a mini SIM or a micro SIM from here on out. It's just inventory standardization and minimization of SKUs. Also, more and more future devices are going to use micro SIMs, so it only makes sense to accommodate those.

    Just called an at&t store and they never heard of this (spoke with two people there).

    What's the best to phrase the request to obtain one of these in an at&t-owned retail store?

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    Could be that this is so new, it hasn't hit the store level yet. It does make perfect sense though to have the new design.
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    It doesn't get any easier than this: http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Unactivated-...2?pt=SIM_Cards

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    The only standard SIM I've ever got that can be broken out as a microSIM is on O2 in Germany. AT&T might have had some, but they're certainly NOT the SIMs AT&T is currently giving out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XFF View Post
    It doesn't get any easier than this: http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Unactivated-...2?pt=SIM_Cards

    So cool! Wonder what its SKU is # ...

    But I just got back from the at&t store and I was given a regular SIM. SKU 73057.


    The eBay seller just replied, he is selling SKU # 73057. But it's the SIM that breaks down into a MicroSIM. Different from the regular SIM I got. Still same SKU?
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    It should be fun cutting down all of my SIM cards to the microSIM format when the time comes. I just saved myself $10-20 per SIM. The current format has an easier grasp if your switching phones a few or several times a day, i just cant see how the microSIM format is easy to use if your swapping between devices multiple times a day or if you have multple SIMs.

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    Microsims are a pain. Just get a cutter and save yourself a mint over a precut sim.

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