Anyone else cut sim and not working?!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Darrensk8, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Darrensk8 macrumors 6502

    Darrensk8

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    After the excitement of actually getting my hands on my new iPhone I had the job of cutting my t mobile sim to fit it. Simple, I thought.

    I'd watched lots of videos on line been out to get a micro sim for a template and started. Seemed easy enough. All fit great. Put sim in phone and nothing!!!! I don't get it. It fits in the tray fine :( but for some reason the phone dosent see it.

    Now I have to wait till July to use my phone, when t mobile will be getting micro sims

    Frustration.

    How amazing does the screen look though?

    Ahhhhhhhh
     
  2. Carlos E macrumors 6502

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    Get a replacement TMobile SIM and try again. :)
     
  3. twelve56 macrumors member

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    Think i read somewhere on here that the person had to bend the sim a little for it to make full contact.
     
  4. telco*engineer macrumors member

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    I had issues but fixed them with further trimming, the issue I had was my contract SIM had a much bigger contact area than the PAYG one.

    I basically cut it and I had the same issue as you, I thought i'd fcked up so called t mobile and asked for a replacement sim. In the meantime I trimmed it slightly further and it started working. But it was too late to cancel the replacement SIM. T Mobile have said I should get another one tomorrow, so will see how it goes. If it is like the PAYG ones they sent me last week it should be easy.
     
  5. Darrensk8 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's just it i didn't cut any of the metal at all. ahhhhhhhhhh...i've given up now, i don't think i could make it fit any better if i tried again :(
     

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  6. fuzion macrumors 6502

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    The contacts look a little off between the two of them..
     
  7. frenchie0101 macrumors 6502

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    it looks to me your sim is off centre as opposed to the o2 one, it doesn't look right mate. the left side is fine its the top and bottom
     
  8. Craiger macrumors 6502a

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    yeah it looks like you cut too much off the top and not enough on the bottom.

    or the other way around. haha I can't tell which one you cut and which one is right. they aren't the same though.
     
  9. jampat macrumors 6502a

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    +1 more, you did a great job with the shape, but the contacts aren't in the correct place.
     
  10. gmikesell macrumors regular

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    I cut my IP3 sim and it seems to work great!

    It's an ATT sim and after trimming just stuck it in and jacked into itunes and its humming right along!
     
  11. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

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    Those 2 look the same to you?????
     
  12. MattZani macrumors 68030

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    The cut one looks bigger, and the contacts are CLEARLY not in the right place.

    Time to order a new sim and try again.
     
  13. Darrensk8 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ahahaha...thanx guys i think this sim cutting isn't for me, well maybe another go :D
     
  14. rburly macrumors 6502a

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    Were you using a 3G or 3GS iPhone? The reason I ask is that I want to do the same with an iP4 that's sitting at home and hope I can do the same thing.
     
  15. Darrensk8 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    not so much in the pics but in real life they are pretty close, obviously not close enough though! :rolleyes:
     
  16. Darrensk8 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    3GS but dosn't matter what phone sim came from, just make sure you don't cut too much off the top like me :p
     
  17. rburly macrumors 6502a

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    Gotcha! :D

    I'll use my surgical skills!! ;)
     
  18. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    Looking at your image, no wonder it did not work.:eek:

    Do you think they look the same?:confused:
     
  19. master-ceo macrumors 65816

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    Your iPhone 4 is Unlocked?
     
  20. Darrensk8 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah :D just a shame I don't have a sim to go in it. :(
     

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