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Orange UK Dishing Out Free microSIM Adaptor

Orange has announced via Twitter that it will be giving microSIM adaptors for its iPhone 4 customers for free, one which allows the diminutive card to be converted to a regular sized one.

Customers will therefore be allowed to take out their SIM cards and use them in other smartphones if they wanted to. You could, in theory, take out the microSIM out of your iPad and put it in a phone (or a hybrid device like the Dell Streak), although this may violate your terms and services.

O2 has also offered SIM adaptors to its end users although they have to collect it instore. That said, we're still not sure why you'd like to use a microSIM card into a normal phone except if the operators want/expect you to experience with the iPhone (or any device that uses the microSIM).

The iPhone 4 will be released on the 24th of June and the three T's (Tesco, T-Mobile and 3 UK) have yet to publish their tariffs for the device although that shouldn't be long now.

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.