SIM card cut (Micro & amp; Nano) – is how it works

If your old SIM card is too large, you can tailor them for a new smartphone into a micro- or nano-SIM to keep them viable. We show how this works and what you should pay attention to their case, so you do not make the SIM card broken.

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Whereas previously the mini-SIM was standard, have new smartphones nowadays mostly smaller SIM card formats such as Micro or nano. For maximum compatibility, many manufacturers now offer mutli-SIM cards. You can the right size then simply break out a plastic template. If you want to use old but to large SIM cards in new smartphones, you have it previously cut manually in a smaller format.

From left to right: SIM card, mini-SIM, Micro-SIM and nano-SIM.From left to right: SIM card, mini-SIM, Micro-SIM and nano-SIM.

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SIM card cut: This information must be observed!

The following should definitely consider it if you want to cut a SIM card:

A SIM card punch is easier to use. Source: Amazon A SIM card punch is easier to use. Source: Amazon*
  • Older mini or micro SIMs have a slightly larger chip and can not be easily put on the nanoscale. Checks the with you before using templates and comparing!
  • If you tailoring wrong, the SIM card slot may damage the phone.
  • Who does not want to cut with scissors, the SIM card may have a SIM card punch *SIM card cut (Micro & amp; Nano) - is how it works use.
  • Backs up your contacts, if you have that stored on the SIM card: Synchronize Android contacts: from SIM card to&# 8217; s Google Account.
  • You take for the procedure, the full responsibility. Improper and careless application of the SIM card may become unusable. A risk, there is always.

SIM card cut (Micro & Nano) - Guidance

A SIM card can be tailored with mask on a smaller size.A SIM card can be tailored with mask on a smaller size.

If you want to cut a mini SIM card to micro or nano format, proceed as follows:

  1. Prints the following SIM template from a DIN A4 format. More information about the template is available here: Nano and Micro SIM Template: PDF to print in the download.
  2. Make sure that the document is not warped or is scaled so that it is printed in in original size (100 percent scaling).
  3. Cut the template required and tape them to the back of your SIM card where no contacts.
  4. Cuts to the SIM card along the inner black edge with a good, sharp scissors. With also some contacts are cut in certain circumstances, which is not bad.
  5. For fine work we recommend something sandpaper (100 grit or slightly more).
  6. Removes the template and glue residue and then check carefully whether the SIM fits into the smartphone.
  7. Make sure that no plastic crumbs fall into the device.

SIM card cut failed: SIM broken or I do not trust myself - what now?

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SIM cards are quite stable. If your SIM card is but broke down during the procedure or you do not dare, we show you here, as you still get a suitable SIM card:

  • Have you cut off too much for the micro format slightly, but the SIM still works, can you hone them to the nanoscale and then with your SIM card adapter *SIM card cut (Micro & amp; Nano) - is how it works make bigger again.
  • If the SIM has been damaged or her they want rather not cut yourself, you can order a new SIM matching with your wireless service provider.
  • Many mobile phone shops or electrical specialty stores like Media Markt and Saturn * * offer to be there to cut the SIM professional.
With SIM Card Adapter you can do it again larger the small SIM. Source: Amazon.With SIM Card Adapter you can do it again larger the small SIM. Source: Amazon.*

What does a new SIM with the providers?

  • A new SIM card costs at Telekom 29.95 euros, if you have a contract with prepaid you pay 22.50 euros *.
  • When Congstar an exchange costs EUR 14.99 *.
  • Vodafone is 25 euros *.SIM card cut (Micro & amp; Nano) - is how it works
  • O2 would like to have 24,99 euros for a swap *.

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14.11.2017

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