Iphone 5 working with cut down SIM on Virgin

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ajfoggy, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. ajfoggy macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2012
    Got my phone approx 09:30.

    It working fine with my cut down Virgin SIM

    I very carefully with a sharp blade trim the end of the metal off, but this is just a contact plate and does not affect the plate if you do it right.

    Most of the plastic off as well.

    No need to adjust the thickness.

    Used the template from here:


    Obviously it is upto you if you want to try it at your own risk.


  2. Deedolito macrumors regular


    Aug 19, 2010
    Thanks for sharing, gonna try this on one of my spare micro SIM cards :)
  3. Minkz macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2012
    I only came here because i thought it said " Iphone 5 working with cut down SIM in Virgin" shows you where my head is :rolleyes:
  4. satchow macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2011
    You didn't need a new SIM for LTE? I've read speculation that you did.
  5. sineplex macrumors 6502

    Aug 24, 2010
    if the network supports LTE, you don't need a new sim.
  6. Newboots2006 macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2012
    Can any one help? Got a pay and go virgin sim yesterday. Cut it down to size. (I did have to take some of the gold chip off) inserted it to iphone 5 and no service. Just don't get it! Do I need to change settings or something? Tried the virgin apn carrier settings without success.
  7. utl768 macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2009
  8. yip1989 macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2008
    I think they are talking about Virgin in the UK (runs on Everything Everywhere Network) instead of Virgin US

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