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Old Oct 14, 2011, 03:38 AM   #1
eNJayBe
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Cutting Virgin SIM to micro SIM

I'm on Virgin Mobile (UK) and so I need to cut down my SIM to a micro SIM. No problem, I bought a SIM cutter.

However cutting it will mean cutting through part of the gold chip, will that break the SIM?

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Old Oct 14, 2011, 03:59 AM   #2
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Yes, DO NOT cut through the gold chip under any circumstances.
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Old Oct 14, 2011, 04:34 AM   #3
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You'll be fine with the outer parts. I've done it with a few sims no problems.
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Old Oct 14, 2011, 04:38 AM   #4
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I'm on Virgin Mobile (UK) and so I need to cut down my SIM to a micro SIM. No problem, I bought a SIM cutter.

However cutting it will mean cutting through part of the gold chip, will that break the SIM?

Cheers

Nick
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Old Oct 14, 2011, 04:43 AM   #5
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Reading is mandatory, he/she already bought a sim-cutter.

OP, as long as the cutter doesn't damage any part of the gold area, you're solid. If it looks like it will, you may have an older SIM, ask for a replacement via carrier.

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Old Oct 14, 2011, 09:09 AM   #6
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I went for it and put the SIM in the cutter and although it cut through some of the gold section it's working fine.
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Old Oct 14, 2011, 09:17 AM   #7
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I went for it and put the SIM in the cutter and although it cut through some of the gold section it's working fine.
Told you!
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Old Nov 4, 2011, 09:48 PM   #8
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Tried to cut one tonight for a friends Iphone and it never worked. Used my own as a template guess it won't matter some pen ink got round the edges?

Seems a bigger job than I thought so they now need to go and get a proper micro sim.
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Old Nov 4, 2011, 10:47 PM   #9
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Man up and use scissors.

http://blog.23x.net/466/make-your-own-micro-sim.html

I've done it this way with two sims. Job done, 30 seconds.
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Old Nov 4, 2011, 10:48 PM   #10
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I cut my SIM card using the micro-sim cutter. Worked perfect. Took 1 second.
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