T-Mobile Starts Offering Micro SIMs As Possible Preparation For iPhone 5


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With AT&T in the process of gobbling up T-Mobile, and with rumors consistently suggesting that Apple will bring the iPhone 5 to T-Mobile, it’s hard not to think of this as significant: T-Mobile is now giving out iPhone 4 compatible Micro SIMs to their customers.

Coming just a month after T-Mobile claimed to have a million unlocked iPhones running on their network, and a similar amount of time after Apple started selling unlocked iPhoe 4s directly on their site, T-Mobile’s micro SIm description reads:

“Already have a GSM phone or iPhone that you need to activate—or have anunlocked GSM phone you want to use on the T-Mobile network? Just get a Micro SIM card and choose a plan. Slip the ready-to-use Micro SIM Card into your phone and you’re ready to go.”

It’s a curious move that seems to herald an official T-Mobile launch of the iPhone 5 later in the year. It can’t just be about unlocked iPhone 4s, because those phones won’t work on T-Mobile’s 3G network, and will fall back on EDGE. They must be expecting something official.

If you want a T-Mobile micro SIM, you can get it here.

  • Eric Alexander

    I would LOVE tmobile to be official.. I’ve been unoffical with original and now 3g… better plans.. grandfathered in.. just tired of the jailbreak…  BUT… anti-trust/congress/meetings posted yesterday indicate that it may not happen.. the merger and all. 

  • Jamal22

    Well if T doesn’t have a phone that currently uses the micro sim, it’s a good bet. Any Android pones use the micro sim?

  • ggore

    This is interesting to me, as there is no AT&T or Verizon coverage where I live but there is great T-Mobile coverage.    It’s not 3G but I don’t care, as T-Mobile covers the entire state but only has 3G in the capital city.   I’m going to check this out today since they are selling them without contract. I have an official unlocked iPhone4 and have been using it on CellularOne but they don’t have coverage everywhere I need it.

  • mai duc chung

    The usual idea is that you would use NFC to set up the link between the two devices and then do an automatic hand over to a different protocol for doing the actual transfer of data – eg Bluetooth,iphone 5