Success with trimming international SIM into micro SIM

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Wtengel, May 22, 2010.

  1. Wtengel macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2010
    Hey guys, i just wanted to share my experience trimming an international SIM into a micro SIM.

    i am currently in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. I purchased a 3G iPad in the US before i traveled here. I took the large SIM from a stick modem i had here in Saudi, and overlaid the micro SIM from ATT that was included in the iPad when i purchased in the US, and just trimmed a little off of all the sides. Popped it in and it works with no issues. I am now getting my 3G service from Saudi Telecom...

    Anyway, just wanted to share...
  2. Dr Kevorkian94 macrumors 68020

    Jun 9, 2009
    SI, NY
    I did the same thing with my iPhone sim it works perfectly, but instead of taping it because it does get annoying when I want to put it back in my iPhone I ordered a micro sim adapter.
  3. SkottDMD macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2007
    Rogers has been a mess the last week in terms of knowing availability of both the iPad plans and Micro Sim availability. I got bored and decided to just get a regular data plan and old SIM card today and just use it until next month. Future Shop actually had the Micro SIM card's but they could they not get it to activate; it's not in their sales system either. Anyway, got home, cut the SIM down and updated carrier settings through iTunes and everything works. I did get this when I updated the carrier settings:


    I tried to activate using that and it worked on the iPad but I got an e-mail saying the transaction failed.
  4. jamemhull macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2010
    Did you have to unlock/jailbreak the iPad to get it to work? I'm wondering because my mother-in-law that works in Haiti running an NGO is considering getting one for their clinic. They have no wifi yet, as it's incredibly expensive in her area, and she is hoping that an iPad that runs off of the local cell networks would be her answer.
  5. Karnivore macrumors 6502


    Apr 22, 2010
    iPad is SIM unlocked from the get go.

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