micro sim to nano sim

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  1. tbluhp macrumors 6502a

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    Is their any adapter or another tool that would convert micro sim to nano?
     
  2. iTouch macrumors 6502

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    Yes you can buy a cutter on Amazon or eBay or any store that carries it. Or you can cut it yourself. I did the latter and it works fine.
     
  3. tbluhp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am not sure of one to buy most of them are nano to micro but none are micro to nano?
     
  4. whoknows87 macrumors 6502a

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    did it myself the other day , cut down my sim card to fit the nano sim tray , you have to cut into the sim card contacts it didn't affect anything, I had to sand off the edges using a scissor ( I didn't have sand paper and was really anxious to activate , it worked :D
     
  5. ANMA dojo macrumors regular

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    ebay: "nano-sim cutter". tons of results starting around $12.

    they seem to all function: normal-sim -> nano-sim

    none seem to offer direct micro-sim -> nano-sim
    to do so requires two steps:
    1) put your micro-sim into a provided sim-adapter -> normal-sim
    2) put normal-sim into the cutter -> nano-sim
     
  6. dsciel macrumors regular

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    did you guys forgot about the thickness though?
     
  7. ANMA dojo macrumors regular

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    various reports say thickness doesn't matter so much. and if it does, other ppl seem to have success with sandpaper to thin it out slightly.
     
  8. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    Sandpaper. Realistically, the difference in thickness is not great enough to matter unless you're constantly taking the sim out and putting it back in (it catches a little bit when sliding in). I know this from experience. I cut down my Orange IL sim card and put it in my iPhone 5 because I thought it was unlocked. It's not :(.
     
  9. whoknows87 macrumors 6502a

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    not even sand paper ,just shave off some of it using a scissor , that's what I did and it worked
     
  10. ixodes macrumors 601

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    My local AT&T store just five minutes away gives out new ones (of any size) for free. Why anyone would prefer to do it themselves is rather odd.
     
  11. aleni macrumors 68020

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    go to iphonezen.com and download a pdf there, print it as the 100% original size. then cut it yourself. i did this and it worked without needing to use the sand paper to shave it off.
     
  12. emma777 macrumors member

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  13. macingman macrumors 68020

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    Because some carriers don't offer nano sims.
     

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