iPhone SIM Cards

iPhone SIM Cards

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The iPhone is said to be the most advanced phone on the market and people have been very happy with them. Ironically, many people have been surprised to find that this piece of advanced technology relies on the old style of SIM card. This was discovered when people tried to update with newer versions and weren’t able to do so. For those that had a very good cell phone but wanted to upgrade to the iPhone it has been a sore spot.

Apple is aware of this problem and they continue to work to resolve it. They biggest problem is due to the various ways in which SIM cards for cell phones are encrypted. There are some patches that Apple has been trying to iron out that will work with some types of cell phones but not with others. This means if you are going to transfer over to an iPhone you should write down all of the contacts and relevant information that is in your old phone. It will save you a great deal of frustration and difficult down the road.

In most types of cell phones though you can easily remove the SIM card. This isn’t the case with the iPhone. In fact if you aren’t familiar with the process you may not even be able to find your SIM card immediately. This has given some people the false impression that it doesn’t actually have one. You will have to use a paper clip to reach it and remove it.

What is even more ironic though is that people that have had trouble with their iPhone and sent it in took out their SIM card. They were then able to use it effectively in other models of AT&T phones. The biggest question is why isn’t there a two way compatibility? This is something that really puzzles people at Apple. Yet they are a leader in customer service and you can be sure they will find a way to make it all work together.

You do want to be very aware that removing the SIM card from an iPhone can void your warranty. This is due to the information about the operating system can be ruined. There is plenty of data on the iPhone SIM card beyond just what you have used the phone for. Should you need to access data from the iPhone SIM card you will need to take it to an authorized dealer.