The great UK nano sim swap

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  1. thedoofa, Sep 14, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2012

    thedoofa macrumors member

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    So so far we have;

    O2
    Contract - O2 will have nano sims available to pick up in-store from Monday PM 17/9 - you can order online and via online chat. Sim swap via text is happening much quicker than online just Text 'swap' to 20220.
    PAYG - TBC

    Three
    Contract - Offering immediate sim swap to nano sim with a Microsim adapter in store for £5.11, but free in some cases.
    PAYG - nano-SIMs will be available in store from next Tuesday 18/9

    Orange
    Existing customers can now order a nano SIM. Please contact CS via 150 and they'll arrange this for you.
    PAYG - TBC

    T-Mobile
    Contract - @TmobileUKHelp tweeted - Nano SIMs will be available to order from Friday and cost £10.21 :O
    PAYG - TBC

    Vodafone
    Contract - You can order from Vodafone customer services.
    PAYG - TBC

    Virgin
    TBC

    Giff Gaff
    No nano sims for "months" :/

    Tesco
    Contract - available from the 21/9
    PAYG - TBC

    Any more info post below and I'll update this post :D There is always the option of cutting your sim - risky but it is there http://www.airportal.de/How_to_cut_Mini_and_Micro_SIM_to_Nano_SIM.pdf
     
  2. logicpro7 macrumors 6502a

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    Could i somehow use a o2 payngo nano sim on giffgaff seeing as they use the same network?

    If not, looks like i will be back on o2 until giffgaff sort themselves out
     
  3. dayloon macrumors 6502

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    You forgot "Orange / T Mobile : Don't know what a nano sim is"
     
  4. inkhorn macrumors newbie

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    Add a line for number of people who've cut down their sim to nanosim size and have it working in their current phone with an adapter?

    I trimmed my standard sim down last night and have it working in my 3GS, so no delay when my pre-order arrives at work on the 21st :D
     
  5. flipshot macrumors 6502a

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    No although they use the same network infrastructure they are still considered separate networks.
     
  6. Beanoir macrumors 6502a

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    I'm going to try 3 again today (no joy with them yesterday) and see if they'll swap mine over for a nano.
     
  7. The Samurai macrumors 68000

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    No news from Tesco either :D

    They just say that it comes with the iPhone 5.
     
  8. gazzrenn macrumors 6502

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    I'm going to do this at my local Three store at lunchtime, so I'll let you know how I get on...
     
  9. thedoofa thread starter macrumors member

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    Been up since early this morning - need moar coffee!
     
  10. Lastof macrumors regular

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    While most of O2's tweets say "In store on launch day", this one says "before". I suspect they don't know more than "launch day at the latest". A few hours ago they were they were saying we'd be able to order one with the phone from Apple (which I guess might be true once the rush dies down, but not this soon after launch).
     
  11. kapa1686 macrumors member

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    Three

    Just contacted three, they saying that if you order a nano sim for existing contract now, they will deactivate the current sim.

    So best to order it 24-48 hours before you get the iPhone 5 according to the customer service rep.

    Unless you can get an adapter in the shop from them? Or elsewhere?
     
  12. shortcrust macrumors 6502

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  14. mac2thefuture macrumors 65816

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    Seriously?
    This is the news I've been waiting for - you can trim a sim to nano and it works???

    I thought the new tray on an iPhone 5 is thinner in depth - so concerned??

    If it works i'll be delighted.....:D
     
  15. gazpilot macrumors member

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    Virgin

    Just spoke to virgin C/S and they don't have them. Guess I'll cut down my £12 rolling month unlimited data sim.
     
  16. Lastof macrumors regular

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    I just worried that the tray will be extremely tight fitting and we'll end up with horror stories of people managing to get their cut down, but a micron too thing, nano sims stuck inside/damaging the sim tray somehow/etc. It'll almost certainly be fine, but can you imagine the posts if it isn't.
     
  17. Zimpaz macrumors regular

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    I spoke to O2 online chat last night and apparently they are sending me a nano sim in the post. The guy did assure me it was a nano sim and not a micro sim. Im expecting to receive either nothing or a micro sim though....
     
  18. Arthur Daily macrumors newbie

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    I got a nano from Three (Camden) with adaptor yesterday £5.11
    Number transfer took 2 hours.
    Everything working fine.

    So to confirm, that's a Nano in a micro adaptor in an iPhone 4. WORKING.

    As for cutting: http://www.airportal.de/How_to_cut_Mini_and_Micro_SIM_to_Nano_SIM.pdf

    I've cut COUNTLESS mini's to micros for friends and family by hand, never used a punch (don't trust em)


    As for nano being 'thinner', remember with the iPhone 4 you could have a micro & gevey ontop.
    So there's a little play room in the iPhone 4 sim slot.

    I think if you cut a micro down it may slip into an iPhone 5 still, we won't know till we get our hands on the iPhone 5.
    But if not, a little rubbing on some fine sandpaper won't be so hard.
    Now we know the connector plates are constable.
     
  19. domodazzzle macrumors member

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    according to this apparently so! Apparently the depth difference is about the size of a human hair so I doubt it'll cause much of an issue. I'm probably going to sand about a mm off the back with a nail file :3
     
  20. Lastof macrumors regular

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    As the instructions note in the small print the difference in thickness is tiny, I think someone said it was about a tenth of a millimeter. So nothing really. It depends how much give the sim tray/reader/etc has.
     
  21. domodazzzle macrumors member

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    How does the adapter work? Is it just plastic which makes the size bigger? and Does it change the gold contacts on the bottom atall or is there just a hole so the phone reads straight from the nano sim?
     
  22. Lastof macrumors regular

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    Someone posted pictures somewhere earlier, I'm fairly sure it was just a hole for direct reading. The adapter just made it larger, and slightly thicker.
     
  23. 03sho macrumors 6502a

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    Got mine for free from three just now with an adapter.
     
  24. domodazzzle macrumors member

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    I was thinking of buying an adapter from 3 so I can cut my sim down now and put it back in my iPhone 4 for the time being but they don't have any in stock in my local 3 store D:
     
  25. scoobdriver macrumors member

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    Just cut my Orange sim down, meant actually cutting through the gold contacts carefully, (but I know the "chip" is only central under the gold contacts) .

    Still works in my full size sim phone with an adaptor, so I'm comfortable and a lot happier that I wont need to chase Orange for a new one now :)
     

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