Surprised how easy SIM cutting is!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by chris2k5, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. chris2k5 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a bunch of MicroSIM cards and wanted to use them on my unlocked Verizon iPhone 5 but was unaware how easy it was to get it cut and work!

    I cut my T-Mobile microSIM down (cut off the white parts, no gold off) and just shoved it in the SIM tray. IT WORKED!

    I tried the same thing with my older Verizon 4G LTE SIM cards as well!

    Note: I used a pair of regular office scissors.
     
  2. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    you must have better motor control than me, I totally demolished an old sim I was practising on. I just had to pay for a sim swap :(
     
  3. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    Indeed, it's quite easy (and easier that I expected). I did this for the first time just the other day to make a 3GS SIM fit into a 4S. I used a utility knife (didn't have sharp enough scissors).
     
  4. Fruit Cake macrumors 6502a

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    I've dne it before, your just practice on some old sim cards lying about. My provider wanted $20 for the nano sim. I downloaded the template online, printed to scale and it worked fine. Saved me $20
     
  5. ann713 macrumors 6502a

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    Me too. I used a nail filer to round off the edges and shape it better. :)
     
  6. d123 macrumors 68000

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    Also done around 10 now, best scissors are on a Swiss Army knife, small precise and sharp.
     
  7. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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    Same here. I used a pair of scissors I found around the house and cut a sim down with no problem at all.
     
  8. aleni macrumors 68020

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    i succeed on the first try and i even forgot to shave it off with a sand paper and it's still fit nicely.
     
  9. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    I'm not that handy and with my luck would screw it up. But glad to se you can lol
     
  10. xero9 macrumors 6502a

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    I tried to cut an AT&T SIM from mini to micro. I butchered that thing. It was about half way between micro and nano size by the time I was done :p Funny thing was, it worked if I put it in the slot just right.

    Ended up going to an AT&T store and getting a proper microSIM.

    Now I want to cut THAT SIM down to a nanoSIM :p
     
  11. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Wait...... You had to "pay" to sim swap ?
     
  12. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    Yeah I know, they told me it was free when I signed up for the contract and then when the time came and I needed to go mini I had to pay £5.11 at a 3 UK store. It's bad i know but after a £530 phone it felt not so bad.
     
  13. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Needed to cut a "live" SIM so no mistake. Bought a cutter from eBay for usd$5, free shipping. Doesn't do a clean cut as I hoped, but does the job and I just needed to go back in there with a scissor to smooth the edges. Cutter came with two adapters in case you want to "go back."
     
  14. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    So far i've done 3 sim swaps with 02 and not had to pay a penny.
    Simply picked up a micro sim for my 4s and a nano sim for my 5 and an hour or so later all done.
     
  15. Coleman2010 macrumors 68000

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    Same here
     
  16. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I tried cutting a microsim and it worked fine.
    Basicly you just trim the extra plastic around the chip.
    I Had to cut diagonal across one of the corners where the gold metal part was and that's it. It fit fine in my i5.
     
  17. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    Slightly depressing isn't it.

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    I guess, still think 3 are the best for me though, they've got good SIM only contracts.
     

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