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Microsim cutting service

mikee66

Active Member
I'm sure i came across a company offering this but for the life of me i can't find it again.

I tried earlier on to cut an old sim down to size and mad a right hash of it so i was thinking about sending mine off somewhere?

:(
 

mikee66

Active Member
nope i was worried the ruler would damage the contacts with the pressure needed to hold it down?
 

hot-fuzz

Banned
There will be loads of guides and youtube vids out on it soon enough.
If you do break it, just go into an O2 store and get a new sim (or even a micro sim?) and activate it as you would a new micro sim. Might take 24 hours though.
Simple.
If the only thing we have to worry about is getting a micro sim then im happy.
 

RuddyRoad

Well-known Member
The plastic is soft enough that it cuts really easily with a pair of scissors. I did it with a Three sim for my iPad. :thumbsup:
 

mikee66

Active Member
The plastic is soft enough that it cuts really easily with a pair of scissors. I did it with a Three sim for my iPad. :thumbsup:

quality, You wanna come to kirkcaldy and do mine lol
 

RuddyRoad

Well-known Member
quality, You wanna come to kirkcaldy and do mine lol

Is that North of the Forth Road bridge? I'm not allowed that far up :D
 

mikee66

Active Member

choddo2006

Distinguished Member
How hard can it be? The pressure from the ruler won't do jack to the chip. Just cut through it slowly with multiple cuts from a craft knife - stanley knife probably ok too but a bit clunky.
 

bairdyboy1980

Well-known Member
I phoned O2 and they said the microsims will not be sent out in time for launch day. They said you can go into any O2 store and pick one up FOC.....
 

MightyZoltar

Standard Member
I did a little trial yesterday with an unused T-Mobile pay and go sim. I used a large kitchen knife (sharp), and a chopping board.

I used the template from here;

http://www.iphonewzealand.co.nz/2010/all/ipad-3g-settings-on-xt-and-microsim-template/

Printed out the PDF at 100% size, cut it out, then made marking on the back of my sim to match. Then, just press the knife down hard to cut down to size. No problems at all. Took longer to cut out the template than to do the actual sim.

Will test the sim when the new phone comes to confirm size, etc, but it looks the same as those online, so should work just fine. It was much easier than I thought.
 

pixlrik

Well-known Member
I phoned O2 and they said the microsims will not be sent out in time for launch day. They said you can go into any O2 store and pick one up FOC.....
There's another thread on here saying that O2 Micro SIMs are being received as of today through the post. I don't think O2 CS know what's going on yet so are telling you whatever they like, a different CS rep could tell you different. I hope my Micro SIM is waiting for me when I get home. :thumbsup:
 

g852

Active Member
Wouldn't it be easier (and cheaper!) if you went and got a microsim, from a store and used that as a template? Increases the chances of getting it right first time, and if you still bugger it up, you have a microsim to activate anyway?
 

bairdyboy1980

Well-known Member
There's another thread on here saying that O2 Micro SIMs are being received as of today through the post. I don't think O2 CS know what's going on yet so are telling you whatever they like, a different CS rep could tell you different. I hope my Micro SIM is waiting for me when I get home. :thumbsup:

I got mine today so looks like CS were talking bull lol
 

RuddyRoad

Well-known Member
haha, did you use a template or something?

I had an O2 microsim sent with my iPad. I just punched out the microsim and used the remaining bit as a template. Scored round the inside with the end of the scissors and then cut out the shape. Simples. :clap:
 

JonStatt

Well-known Member
The challenge is understanding the alignment of the contacts. Some sims have 3, 4 or 5 rows of contacts. So if you get the left/right alignment wrong, then you could end up with a useless SIM.
 

martUK

Active Member
Just to be safe Ive ordered one of the cutters, myself and a few mates will need sims cutting so it makes life easier and we all chipped in so only £4 each :)

Might have to start a cutting service
 

muffins

Well-known Member
The challenge is understanding the alignment of the contacts. Some sims have 3, 4 or 5 rows of contacts. So if you get the left/right alignment wrong, then you could end up with a useless SIM.


I wouldn't worry about that if you use the template in the New Zealand site.

As you can see on the micro sim it only has the three bars in the middle as opposed to the five on the mini sim.

As long as you don't cut into the three middle bars you should be OK.:thumbsup::rolleyes:
 

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