Varying Sprint SIM cards

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4 months 4 weeks ago - 4 months 4 weeks ago #32660 by PEW
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So I guess the Moto G5 uses a different SIM card than the Moto G6... any idea why Sprint requires different SIM cards for each phone? Seems there is not really such a need as Boost sells an all in one tri-cut SIM card that'd work on all(?) phones.

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4 months 4 weeks ago #32661 by KentE
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PEW wrote: So I guess the Moto G5 uses a different SIM card than the Moto G6... any idea why Sprint requires different SIM cards for each phone? Seems there is not really such a need as Boost sells an all in one tri-cut SIM card that'd work on all(?) phones.


Does Boost sell 'one'? I haven't seen that one. I know Boost sells a kit that contains 3 tri-cut SIM cards that work on most multi-carrier phones. I think that same kit of 3 works with the Sprint-only variants of the same phones, but does not work on many older Sprint-only phones.

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4 months 4 weeks ago - 4 months 4 weeks ago #32662 by mmfacemm
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There isn't an all in one sim. All these providers are selling the same sims and just re-branding them. The boost one is probably the same as the sprint one that works on some but not all.

I have no idea why they need so many different ones. Really ridiculous.

If you want cheap sims try twigby.
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4 months 4 weeks ago - 4 months 4 weeks ago #32663 by PEW
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I am getting my SIM from Ting as a Thank You for fixing my Fi phone. Minus 1 star for Google Fi customer service.

So the Moto G5 Plus takes a Ting "Z1" CDMA SIM
and the Moto G6 takes a Ting "C7" CDMA SIM...
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4 months 3 weeks ago #32709 by joseph
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Do Twigby, Ting and Boost's Sprint based SIMs work with Unreal's Sprint based service?

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4 months 3 weeks ago #32710 by KentE
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joseph wrote: Do Twigby, Ting and Boost's Sprint based SIMs work with Unreal's Sprint based service?


Yes. All Sprint-network providers can use the same SIM card, regardless of the original 'brand' on the SIM. (Of course, not all phones use the same SIM card-- it has to be the right card for the phone model.) If you already have a Sprint SIM in the phone, the easiest path is to reuse the same SIM.
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4 months 3 weeks ago #32713 by joseph
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What is the most economical source to obtain a Sprint SIM card?

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4 months 3 weeks ago #32715 by PEW
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Ting is pretty good at $5 SIM and $4 shipping. Best Buy wants $10 for the Boost brand SIM and you have to go pick it up.

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4 months 3 weeks ago #32716 by Chelle
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If you have an iPhone you can get one free at the Apple store.

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4 months 3 weeks ago #32759 by LiterallyUnlimited
I know I'm late on this, but there's a ton of great information from the former VP of product of Ting and a few Sprint employees here: www.reddit.com/r/Sprint/comments/8s5jyt/can_someone_explain_the_technical_difference/

tl;dr Because they can.
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