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Old 12-23-2014, 08:35 PM   #1
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sim card - Question

hi i have an old phone (using regular sim card)
there is a LG phone i bought
but that takes in micro sim card

is it easy to convert regular card to
micro sim card? thanks
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Old 12-23-2014, 09:23 PM   #2
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No practical means to do this. Your best option is to request a new micro-SIM card from your service provider.
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:17 PM   #3
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There are devices that cut down the regular SIM to a micro SIM. They have pros and cons and the cutting process can go wrong rendering the SIM useless.

I bought one a few years ago when my provider did not provide micro SIMs. The cutter cost about $20.

Most providers now offer regular, micro and nano SIMs - sometimes it is even an "all in one" SIM with little breakers to pop out the size you need. the cost is often free or minimal (about $10) to swap your existing SIM for a new proper-size SIM.

Unless you have a reason why you can't, I highly recommend contacting your existing provider and asking about getting a new SIM. You should be able to just go into one of their stores and ask. They may also have info on their website.

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AT&T just trimmed one down for me yesterday. Works perfectly!
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its quite easy to trim. download a template online, and trace and cut.

though, like some people have said, its just easier to request one from your provider.
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There are devices that cut down the regular SIM to a micro SIM. They have pros and cons and the cutting process can go wrong rendering the SIM useless.

I bought one a few years ago when my provider did not provide micro SIMs. The cutter cost about $20.

Most providers now offer regular, micro and nano SIMs - sometimes it is even an "all in one" SIM with little breakers to pop out the size you need. the cost is often free or minimal (about $10) to swap your existing SIM for a new proper-size SIM.

Unless you have a reason why you can't, I highly recommend contacting your existing provider and asking about getting a new SIM. You should be able to just go into one of their stores and ask. They may also have info on their website.

-SW
Not every SIM card is the same. Some might have the IC and/or wiring where it might get destroyed if you try to cut outside the contact. Also - contact alignment is important even if the underlying electronics aren't damaged. I've heard of some cards where the underlying "trace" got exposed and that contacted some other wiring inside the phone.
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