Micro-SIM to Nano-SIM

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Nov 14, 2008
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#1
Hey there

I Googled and found that there are cutters for turning a micro-sim into a nano-sim and they're fairly easy to use, according to videos and reviews; however, the catch is that I'd have to use sandpaper in order to reduce the thickness of the card from about 0.82 to 0.70 or something like that. Has anyone done this?

Unfortunately carriers here don't sell nano-sim cards yet, and won't be until they get the iPhone 5 (which is in more than a month and a half). I have a backup sim card just in case I mess it up.

This is the cutter:

http://www.amazon.com/Zuweiyu-gener...d=1350463791&sr=1-8&keywords=Noosy+sim+cutter

Is using a sandpaper to reduce thickness easy? It seems hard when looking at it and I don't even know how to measure thickness after I am done.

Thanks guys!
 

Europa

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Dec 12, 2008
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#3
Hey there

I Googled and found that there are cutters for turning a micro-sim into a nano-sim and they're fairly easy to use, according to videos and reviews; however, the catch is that I'd have to use sandpaper in order to reduce the thickness of the card from about 0.82 to 0.70 or something like that. Has anyone done this?

Unfortunately carriers here don't sell nano-sim cards yet, and won't be until they get the iPhone 5 (which is in more than a month and a half). I have a backup sim card just in case I mess it up.

This is the cutter:

http://www.amazon.com/Zuweiyu-generations-Cutter-cutter-iphone/dp/B0097M8MUM/ref=sr_1_8?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1350463791&sr=1-8&keywords=Noosy sim cutter

Is using a sandpaper to reduce thickness easy? It seems hard when looking at it and I don't even know how to measure thickness after I am done.

Thanks guys!
You don't need a SIM cutter or sandpaper. All you need is a butcher knife or pair of scissors and a template, which you can download. You don't need to reduce the thickness, either.
 
Oct 2, 2012
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#4
Firstly, I thank you for informing about such cutter. Actually after reading your query I went to Google and found some results regarding Nano-SIM cutter. Many there tell that same thing you can do with Pocket-Knife & scissors but I don’t think that these tools will give accuracy I mean you will not get absolute precise while the cutter has specifically designed for this purpose and give you absolute precise. By the way this is not good to buy it for one time use why not you look around for Apple Store, it will just hand you one. Eventually I would like to know that are newer and older both SIM work well after cutting?
 

Europa

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Dec 12, 2008
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#5
Firstly, I thank you for informing about such cutter. Actually after reading your query I went to Google and found some results regarding Nano-SIM cutter. Many there tell that same thing you can do with Pocket-Knife & scissors but I don’t think that these tools will give accuracy I mean you will not get absolute precise while the cutter has specifically designed for this purpose and give you absolute precise. By the way this is not good to buy it for one time use why not you look around for Apple Store, it will just hand you one. Eventually I would like to know that are newer and older both SIM work well after cutting?
It's really not that difficult. I got it right on the first try with a knife.
 

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#7
Can you please link me to the tutorial you got the template and instructions from? Thanks, Mindi!
This is the one I watched last year before I cut a standard SIM down to micro SIM size. It's a different size, but it's the same method and it will show you how easy it is.

 
Nov 14, 2008
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#8
Oh wow.. cutting them isn't as hard as I thought; you just need to align them and mark them right with the knife. I see that in the template, however, I'll have to remove some contacts, not just edges, from the Micro-SIM in order to convert it into a Nano-SIM, right?
 
Nov 14, 2008
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#12
My Dad's still hesitant about me cutting his sim card myself but I'll give him some time, I know he'll come around. Haha!

I will just look for an unused, old sim card, I am sure we have a couple lying around, and perhaps perform that on it first and see if it fits correctly. Hopefully I can do it!