iPhone 5 sim question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jbrown, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. jbrown macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    #1
    I'm getting an iPhone 5 today - and intend to cut down my ( UK ) Orange
    micro-sim to nano-sim size. Couple of things I'd like to check first.

    - In my iPhone 4s the sim is 'face down' as it sits in the tray and your
    putting the tray in. Is it the same on the iPhone 5 ( face down )?

    - Are there any reasons not to cut down my sim - assuming I cut it to the right
    size etc.?

    Many thanks :)
     
  2. cperchard macrumors 6502a

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    The question should be.....what's stopping you just calling orange and asking them to send you a nano??? :confused:
     
  3. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

    Macman45

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    Get the nano and don't mess with the cutting route...It's hit and miss at best. One call to Orange and they will send you one out. I had mine from O2 the day before my phone came. It's a horror story waiting to happen with the cutting option.
     
  4. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    Thanks for the replies - I prefer to cut down at this stage.

    Anyone know the answer to my first question?

    cheers
     
  5. cperchard macrumors 6502a

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    Please tell me a possible reason why anyone would prefer to cut down rather than just have a 100% working nano? I'm begging to know the benefit.

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    P.S i think it's still face down....just don't understand why you're doing it lol
     
  6. zukernik macrumors regular

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    There are many micro sim to nano sim cutters that work perfectly fine and cost a few dollars. I suggest you get one to ensure your sim is cut properly.
     
  7. mustu macrumors 6502

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    I think he must be on pay as you go and orange does not have sims for pay as you go.
     
  8. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

    XboxMySocks

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    There are many reasons, keeping companies thinking you're on an old phone, nano's cost $$ here, etc. just go for it dude its super easy to do with scissors
     
  9. fat jez macrumors 68000

    fat jez

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    Your phones IMEI is recorded as part of the billing records when you make calls, your network has a complete list of every phone your SIM has been used with.
     
  10. zukernik macrumors regular

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    Then why is it so difficult to get back a stolen phone?
     
  11. fat jez macrumors 68000

    fat jez

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    errr, because it's stolen? certainly in Europe, the operators black list stolen phones from a centralised EIR database. Once a phone is reported stolen on one network, it becomes blacklisted any other network that takes the same feed. Therefore, most stolen phones get shipped elsewhere.
     
  12. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

    XboxMySocks

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    Right, but there's plans they WON'T give you if they know you're on a different phone, so you eliminate that problem and do it tourself :)
     

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