Confirmed: Micro-SIM to Nano-SIM cutting

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Leo

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Nov 9, 2008
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Hi guys,

Posting this topic to confirm that cutting a Micro-SIM to a Nano-SIM works! I cannot confirm if LTE is working yet, as I can only get 3G out in my area anyways. I'll drive closer to the city after restoring my old phone data to my new iPhone 5 to see if I can still get an LTE connection on my chopped-up Micro-SIM.
 

Europa

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So apparently the SIM card does matter. My chopped-up card only goes up to 3G while my nano-SIM can get LTE.
As far as I know it's not the SIM card; it's the hardware in the phone. This type of unlock does not support LTE, even if LTE is available in the area.
 

Leo

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As far as I know it's not the SIM card; it's the hardware in the phone. This type of unlock does not support LTE, even if LTE is available in the area.
Verizon iPhone 5s come unlocked for use with AT&T using an AT&T nanosim card. You can't access AT&T's LTE network, but everything else is there.
The phone is locked to Bell, a Canadian carrier with LTE. The SIM card attempted was a Bell Micro-SIM. They don't sell CDMA-enabled iPhones in Canada, as all carriers are GSM, and are all on the same frequencies that the iPhone can use.