How Do I Cut My Own Micro and Nano SIM Cards

Posted January 17, 2015 by Leomar Umpad in Android, Apple iPhone, Windows 7

feature micro SIM card

Are you using a Mini SIM (2FF)? More commonly termed as the regular SIM card, Mini SIM is still the most widely used SIM card in the world. You may notice, though, that once you switch to flagship devices, they are using smaller types of SIM cards. These are the Micro SIM card (3FF) and the Nano SIM Card (4FF). For a minimal fee, most network carriers allow you to buy a new Micro or Nano SIM Card and retain your old number should you feel the need to switch to a new type of SIM. However, you can also cut your own Micro and Nano SIM. A simple and accurate template can be used to help you cut your own Micro and Nano SIM card from a regular SIM. If you are curious about how to do that, this tutorial will show you how.

Materials Needed

You need to have the following items so you can easily cut your own Micro SIM card:

1.A SIM Cutting Template

2.A writing utensil (pen or pencil)

3.A cutting tool (blade, scissors or knife)

4.A ruler or something flat and straight that aids you in drawing a straight line

5.Tape (preferrably a double-sided one)

6.Sandpaper (for polishing and minor adjustments)

How to Cut Your Own Micro SIM Card

Once you have all the materials prepared, it is now time to cut your own Micro or Nano SIM card.

1.Download the SIM Cutting Template at 100% scale.
download sim cutting template
2.After downloading, print out the SIM Cutting Template on an A4-sized paper.
print sim cutting template to A4
3.Using tape, position your regular SIM securely on the outline in the MiniSIM (2ff) to MicroSIM (3FF) template.
position SIM card to the template
4.Draw through the two horizontal and two vertical lines. Draw through the diagonal line, too. Your SIM card should now have the outline for a Micro SIM.
use the lines as guide to draw through the SIM
5.Remove the SIM card from the template, and start cutting through the outline.
start cutting through the SIM
6.You will be able to form your own Micro SIM once you have finished cutting.
SIM card is successfully cut
7.You are done. You can use sandpaper to make minor adjustments to size or if you want to smooth out any irregularities in a cut.

Points to Remember:

*Safety first! You will be using sharp objects. Make sure that you ask the help of a more capable person if you feel you are not good with handling knives or other cutting tools.

*Do not rush. Being in a rush could cause an injury or could damage the SIM card. There are only seven steps, so do not be in a hurry.

*Do not use dull blades. See to it that you use sharp blades when cutting. This ensures that you will get a clean cut on your SIM card.

*Do this at your own risk. We have applied the same procedures to numerous SIM cards for friends and acquaintances without fail. Many people have followed these procedures without any problems as well. However, we cannot ensure that yours will be a success. It has a little to do with luck but more to do with your own skill. Any missteps you take can leave you with an unsuccessful outcome.

Did you encounter some problems and have some questions? Let us know in the comments section.

 

About Leomar Umpad

A supply chain operations manager by profession. A technology-lover and a writer by heart. I have the passion to teach and inform.
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