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    News - DIY: how to modify a UK SIM card for Apple's iPad 3G

    Couldn't wait? Imported an iPad 3G from the USA? Here's how to get on-the-go connectivity from your existing UK SIM.
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    Re: News - DIY: how to modify a UK SIM card for Apple's iPad 3G

    Snip, snip , snip ............ sh#t cut the gold bit..........

    *Ring 3*

    U : ''Hi, my sim card is broken''
    3 : ''What do you mean broken''
    U : ''I cut it with a pair of scissors to fit it into my ipad''
    3 : ''You pr#t''
    U : ''Can you send me out a new one''
    3 : ''Yes but as you can afford to buy Apple products you will have to pay our new Apple tax, that'll be $500 please''

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    Re: News - DIY: how to modify a UK SIM card for Apple's iPad 3G

    Didn't Tech Radar do this a few weeks ago? It was the same when SIM cards were the size of credit cards, aah the bad-old-days!
    Never understood why they needed the extra wasted space on SIMs anyway?!

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    Re: News - DIY: how to modify a UK SIM card for Apple's iPad 3G

    makes them easier to handle

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    Re: News - DIY: how to modify a UK SIM card for Apple's iPad 3G

    Isn't it some kind of standard which Apple have ignored? Although the iPad isn't a phone so they could get away with it. But they have done this for the iPhone apparently, also ignored the standard charger slot on phones now (micro USB) which even Apple signed up to!

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    Re: News - DIY: how to modify a UK SIM card for Apple's iPad 3G

    I think Micro-USB was decided on by the GSM association after the iPhone 3Gs was released, so you can't fault Apple for that one. Also, the data/charging connector isn't mandated by the GSMA, just a recommendation that virtually every other member has signed up to.

    Apple have said that future devices would use micro-USB I think.

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    Re: News - DIY: how to modify a UK SIM card for Apple's iPad 3G

    You need to set the APM for 3 to three.co.uk with no username or password

    Others may have shown photos of a cut up sim card - but we've proven it works.

    kkthx.

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    Re: News - DIY: how to modify a UK SIM card for Apple's iPad 3G

    Quote Originally Posted by DR View Post
    You need to set the APM for 3 to three.co.uk with no username or password

    Others may have shown photos of a cut up sim card - but we've proven it works.

    kkthx.
    fair point

    Regarding the charger for Apples next phone, apparently they signed up but that doesn't stop them sticking the old port on then giving people an adapter to micro-usb!

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    Re: News - DIY: how to modify a UK SIM card for Apple's iPad 3G

    Typo alert...

    'be a perfect pit' think that should be Fit

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    Re: News - DIY: how to modify a UK SIM card for Apple's iPad 3G

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob_B View Post
    Regarding the charger for Apples next phone, apparently they signed up but that doesn't stop them sticking the old port on then giving people an adapter to micro-usb!
    They've made a reasonable investment in their dock connector, so I think it's a bit harsh to complain about that. They'll be providing an adapter that will allow you to use your existing micro-USB charger with their device, so I don't really see the problem* (the real question is when phone manufacturers will stop bundling a charger with every device...)

    edit: *that is, apart from the creation a new "standard" connector when there was a perfectly acceptable and servicable mini-USB standard already in circulation... but I'm not sure I can blame Apple for that one

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