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16: Advanced member

Hi

 

I'm considering getting a S3 phone but would like to ask; does it take normal sized SIM cards or micro-size?

 

Can I play music purchased vis iTunes on it?

 

Many thanks.

Myrm
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16: Advanced member

Hi there

 

The Galaxy S3 takes a micro SIM card. Not sure about being able to paly iTunes music on the S3 - I thought that was specific to Apple products.  Perhaps someone else will be able to confirm this for you.

PWIAC

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16: Advanced member

Hi there

 

The Galaxy S3 takes a micro SIM card. Not sure about being able to paly iTunes music on the S3 - I thought that was specific to Apple products.  Perhaps someone else will be able to confirm this for you.

PWIAC

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16: Advanced member

Thank you for the quick reply.  The SIM Card question was the more imoprtant of the two so I'll put your answer down as being the solvent.  (Is that the right word to use? >.< )

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16: Advanced member

I have had a BlackBarry and an iPhone 4 in the past on various networks but I am now considering the S3 as a refreshing change.  I'm not sure how the S3 compares to the aforementioned, I guess it depends on who you ask, i.e., are they Apple, RIM, or Samsung fanboys >.<

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17: Community Champion

If your iTunes Music is held in the iTunes Folder on your PC, then you can simply copy the music to the Phone in MTP (mass storage) mode.

 

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16: Advanced member

Thanks Soupdragon.  Now for a vary stupid question:

 

I don't have a PC, I use a MacBook Pro labtop.  I assume the S3 will have no proplems working with a Mac?

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17: Community Champion

Hi Myrm,

 

I use Linux, :smileywink:

 

It should connect as a Mass Storage device.

 

When you connect, pull down the Notification Bar at the top of the Phone. It should have the option to connect in MTP mode.

Then it's just a case of drag & drop or whatever you do with a Mac? :smileysurprised:

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16: Advanced member

REAL MEN use Mac >.<

 

Thanks for the helpful reply.

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17: Community Champion

Myrm wrote:

REAL MEN use Mac >.<

 



...but the educated ones use a Linux Terminal without a mouse... ROFL.gif

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16: Advanced member

What is your view of the S3 (if you own one)?

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17: Community Champion

Yeah, I have an S3.

 

Previously I had a Galaxy S 1, which was a fantastic Phone.

 

However the S3 is by far the best Phone I have used to date!

I tested the HTC One X a while ago and at the time that was the best phone available. The S3 is much better in my opinion!

 

I have spent the last two years installing custom Roms on my S1 trying to improve the look and feel.

I haven't felt the need to do anything to this Phone! All the tweaks and features are already there!

 

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17: Community Champion

Yes you can play iTunes music on the S3 without converting any files.

 

As for Macs v PC - not getting close to that religious discussion!

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16: Advanced member

Thanks for the extra info there, jeffkin.

 

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16: Advanced member

Need to think now.  Do I purchase a sim-free S3 from Amazon then stick my iPhone 4 micro-card into it and contiue my contract with 3UK, or do I just get a new contract with the same, or different network.

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17: Community Champion

You don't get this kind of help from 3UK... Wink.gif

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2: Seeker
USB modes (mtp and photo) do not work in mac. you need to either use Kies ( which I find unsatisfactory), or a third party program to allow the two devices to see each other.

I use tunesync to sync music via wifi and 'android file transfer' app to move things via usb.

You can also use bluetooth to copy/move files.

Be aware that the music app on the S3 will not play copy protected files. So if you have bought a lot of music via itunes, they probably won't play on the S3. Your copies of the cd's should play though.
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16: Advanced member

I have had no proplems with transferring my iTunes purchased music and playing it on my S3.  In fact, even as I type this I am listening to the Incredible String Band from my iTunes library.

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2: Seeker

Lucky you!

 

Every one my Itunes bought albums won't work, all of my cd/lp/tape copies will.

 

i need to do it bit more research.

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9: Established

Myrm wrote:

I'll put your answer down as being the solvent.  (Is that the right word to use? >.< )

 

Or maybe the solver perhaps


 

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4: Newbie

What is the reason for micro sized sim cards now?

 

That was one of my main dislikes (and Iphone bashing lines) about apple and now it seems that my beloved Galaxy range have followed suit!!!

 

I loved the fact that when I went on a lads holiday abroad or knew that the drink would be flowing I could quickly swap my sim into the missus' old HTC with a broken screen and not have to worry about it. Now what do I do?

 

Suds

 

 

P.s - If I order a sim free Gs3 from Amazon is it simply a case of asking Vodafone for an exchage of sim card? - I'm currently in a 12mnth sim only contract.

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