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Requesting a standard SIM from Three - avoiding £5.11 charge?


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#1 Elliot B.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 10:47

I am moving from an iPhone 4S (micro-SIM) to a Galaxy Note (standard SIM) but Three are asking for £5.11 to get a new SIM sent out!

Anyone know how I can avoid this charge?


#2 Midgetman

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 10:56

I am moving from an iPhone 4S (micro-SIM) to a Galaxy Note (standard SIM) but Three are asking for £5.11 to get a new SIM sent out!

Anyone know how I can avoid this charge?


can't you get micro to full sim converters? the only diference is the plastic around the contacts

#3 Nick H.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:06

Send me your bank details and I'll give you the £5.11, it's hardly a bank-breaking amount. Heck, I will just have one beer less on Friday.

#4 OP Elliot B.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:14

Send me your bank details and I'll give you the £5.11, it's hardly a bank-breaking amount. Heck, I will just have one beer less on Friday.

That is very generous (thanks! :)) but no, it's fine.

I know it's not a lot, but it's not the point, it's the principle. These things hardly cost them anything to make or send. I am already a paying customer of theirs, so it seems daft.

#5 Haggis

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:16

I would be putting the point across that its there responsibility to provide all that is needed for you to be able to use the service you are paying for :)

#6 OP Elliot B.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:17

I would be putting the point across that its there responsibility to provide all that is needed for you to be able to use the service you are paying for :)


I'll give them another call.

I bet if I went into a Three store, that they'd give me a new SIM for free!

Then again, maybe not.

#7 +Lingwo

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:18

Could you go to a local Three store and get the sim from there? Surely they wouldn't charge you for that.

#8 OP Elliot B.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:21

I would be putting the point across that its there responsibility to provide all that is needed for you to be able to use the service you are paying for :)

I am on the phone with them now.

I said that to them and they said, "I will talk to the manager and try to get it waived off" :shifty:

#9 Haggis

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:34

Thought hat might be the case

I used to work with T-mobile lol

as long as you know the words to use ;)

#10 BGM

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:47

i would just go into a 3 store and ask them to swtich it over..

vodafone were going to charge to send me one a few years back, and i just went into a store asked to swap my number to a microsim.. about 2 hours of downtime later, all sorted.

give it a go :)

#11 -T-

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:51

I found it odd when I went back to the UK for a visit, and tried to get my Orange number put onto a MicroSIM, they were completely useless. Even to get a regular SIM I had to buy a new one. I guess I'm just used to them being so disposable down here, that I forgot people charge for them

#12 Fahim S.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 16:59

Get one of these, or get one of the networks to give it to you for free. I got one with my corporate T-Mobile micro SIM - at least this way you can swap between standard and micro SIM devices without going through a painful porting process.

http://www.play.com/...61|prd:33559961

#13 jakem1

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 17:12

If you're nice to them they will give you a replacement for free :) I know it sounds silly but I recently had to replace a dodgy SIM with 3 and after a chat the salesperson agreed to just give it to me.

#14 JasonC

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 15:50

I have an adapter you can have, for Free.

PM me if you want it.

#15 Zoom7000

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 14:59

I just walked in to an O2 shop and told them I'm an O2 customer (I'm not!) and gave them a sob story about my phone being sent off to Apple for repair (If they knew anything about Apple repairs they'd know you don't send it off for reapir!) so I need to use a crappy old Nokia and they gave me a couple of adapters for free. Just go in to most of the phone stores on the High Street and you'll find they're throwing them away.