Cutting Virgin SIM to micro SIM

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  1. macrumors newbie

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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
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, DO NOT cut through the gold chip under any circumstances.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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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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  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    Told you! :D
     
  8. macrumors 68000

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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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  10. macrumors 68000

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    I cut my SIM card using the micro-sim cutter. Worked perfect. Took 1 second.
     

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