Nano sim?????

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Maira10, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Maira10 macrumors newbie

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    iPhone 5 only accepts nano sims?We don't have nano sims in my country( only one carrier carries micro sims here which I use!) then how I am going to use the phone here even if I buy an unlocked iPhone 5? Is it possible to use an adaptor? so not liking this!
     
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  3. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

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    Can't cut micro to make a nano.


    If carrier is a iPhone supported carrier they will have nano sim.
     
  4. Maira10 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But isn't micro sim & nano sim thickness different?is it going to work? I am able to cut a standard sim to a micro sim though but not sure about this.
     
  5. borgqueenx macrumors 65816

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    What a crap. You can cut micro to make a nano.
     
  6. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

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    You are what's wrong with this forum. From what I read you cannot because there is no extra plastic to cut.

    Someone may come out with a solution down the road.
     
  7. bozzykid macrumors 68020

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    How do you plan on making it thinner without screwing up the contacts? It isn't just about cutting it to size.
     
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  9. Maira10 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Have u done it? U sure it's gonna work? I hope so cause no carriers for sure got nano sims in my country at the moment!!! They only got micro sims late last year!
     
  10. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

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    Exactly. The whole sim in general is smaller. There is no extra plastic to cut on micro.
     
  11. OSMac macrumors 65816

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    Contacts look the same, guess an adaptor will be sold for phone swappers.
     
  12. zhandri macrumors 6502

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    easy.... the edge of the sim chip have no use you can cut into them and you won`t damage anything.
     
  13. borgqueenx macrumors 65816

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    Lol guys! A difference of 0,09mm! You know how small that is? Its less then a paper!
    It probaly fits and if not you can sand down some plastic on the back of the sim.

    I want a template so i know how to cut it.
     
  14. articulatefool macrumors regular

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    If it is thinner, sand the non-contact side of the micro-sim.... (this isn't a powered pcb here)

    Some people have no idea how this stuff really works.
    A micro-sim can be cut to a nano-sim with intelligence.
     
  15. bozzykid macrumors 68020

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    Perhaps but people have tried getting a microsim to that thickness and it is much more difficult than people seem to realize. The problem is it is easy to cut into the contacts of the sim itself. My guess in a nano-sim, the actual contacts is thinner as well, not just the housing.
     
  16. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    You can't just cut into the contacts. It'll touch the metal SIM tray and short it, meaning it won't work.

    You cannot cut microSIMs to nanoSIMs, but there are adapters to go from nano to micro.
     
  17. articulatefool macrumors regular

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    Correction... You can do this.

    Apply an insulating material on either the outside of the cut sim or the inside of the sim tray...

    Have you people never worked with electronics?
     
  18. bozzykid macrumors 68020

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    Yes, and it is not going to be possible for 99.999999% of people to even attempt. That is why you shouldn't imply people can just cut their micro-sim card down to a nano-sim. Chances are they are going to screw the sim up anyways.
     
  19. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    [​IMG]

    Considering that a microSIM is 99% contacts anyway, this will be near impossible to do. Look at the size difference - at this level, it's huge.
     
  20. jordanogrady macrumors 6502

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  21. forcetactic macrumors 6502

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    I don't know about european microsims but the ones I'm using in the states is only ~60% contacts. It'd be easy to trim that to the nanosim size and sandpaper to correct thickness I believe
     
  22. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    [​IMG]

    Mine's like this, so looms like it'll be pretty hard to cut down. You're right though, the 3 microSIM I had las year was only 60-70% contacts which'll make it easier.
     

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