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    Well I didn't cut up the sim card to fit the size. I was able to get the right SIM card sent to me by my phone company.

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    Do not damage gold space and will be okay. I cut my sim card and my phone work very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake3009 View Post
    Do not damage gold space and will be okay. I cut my sim card and my phone work very good.
    Not necessarily true. I cut one about a week ago and didn’t notice I cut one maybe a tenth too short and it still functioned just fine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pedro.r.perezjr View Post
    Not necessarily true. I cut one about a week ago and didn’t notice I cut one maybe a tenth too short and it still functioned just fine.


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    Ditto here.
    I cut a sim card and the gold part was cut at the edges and I thought that I for sure ruined the card, nope, it worked just like before.

    Now how much eactly of the gold part must remain to work, I have not gone through it systematically cutting and checking and cutting and checking.

    It would be a cool thing to know though.

    I hope that you did nkt have to go through the trouble of ruining your sim.

    One can say, order a spare that fits and then cut the one that does not, and if you ruin it then just use the new sim. This would remind me of the scene from Jumanji where that boy was trying to get into the shed to get an ax and the shed is locked so he picks up an ax that was outside to break the lock to get the an ax. If you have a new card why cut the old one. Maybe to have a spare? So just order two.

    Yeh, sim cutters seem nice and that, but, really just ask for the right size. I think its quicker orderjng a new sim than ordering a sin cutter, unless you scissor it.
    Well, good luck for everything and thank you for contributing.

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    I've cut several sims over the years. The gold face provides a "Zone" for the phone contacts to connect with the sim contacts. Each gold zone leads to an input on the central chip, and of a small portion if the gold is trimmed off, it probably won't disable the sim. One caution though, if two adjacent contact areas are cut, and the cut edge smears the gold foil and allows them to touch each other, the sim may not work. If you cut a sim, examine it closely for burrs also. Sometimes the sim cutter leaves a slightly raised edge that can snag while being inserted or removed. A fingernail file will deburr it if you feel a sharp edge.
    Last edited by daleraver; 09-08-2017 at 08:26 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daleraver View Post
    I've cut several sims over the years. The gold face provides a "Zone" for the phone contacts to connect with the sim contacts. Each gold zone leads to an input on the central chip, and of a small portion if the gold is trimmed off, it probably won't disable the sim. One caution though, if two adjacent contact areas are cut, and the cut edge smears the gold foil and allows them to touch each other, the sim may not work. If you cut a sim, examine it closely for burrs also. Sometimes the sim cutter leaves a slightly raised edge that can snag while being inserted or removed. A fingernail file will deburr it if you feel a sharp edge.
    Thank you for information you should have right

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    Well I will never cut a SIM Card, so if I ever need a new one I will just buy one or get one from my provider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unlockninja View Post
    Warning! Cut your SIM card down at your own risk
    We've cut down SIM cards a few times, and it's worked in all but two instances. Those aren't actually great odds. And one instance was a bit of a headache because the SIM card could no longer be used at all (not even in the original phone).

    Please remember that there are always risks involved with home modifications and don’t cut up your SIM card unless you’re happy for it not to work (in this case you’ll need to get a replacement from your carrier or buy a new one). Proceed at your own risk.

    What you need
    To cut your SIM card down to nano-SIM size you need the following equipment:

    Standard or micro-SIM card
    Nano-SIM card (for measurement)
    Pencil
    SIM ejector tool (or Paperclip)
    Small pair of straight scissors
    Nail file
    Once you have all these to hand it’s time to get started.
    Or just spend $6 on eBay for a SIM card cutter lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by pedro.r.perezjr View Post
    Or just spend $6 on eBay for a SIM card cutter lol


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    Why bother when my phone company will hook me up with one for free.
    Q: Would you patronize a streetwalker?

    A: No, I would treat her as an equal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doolie View Post
    Why bother when my phone company will hook me up with one for free.
    Some people aren’t that fortunate


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    Nano SIM are specd to be thinner vs the other larger SIMs. I can see and feel the difference in thickness and won't risk ruining my phones over the cost of a new nano SIM.

    http://mobilityarena.com/before-you-...-or-nano-size/

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    I cut one before lesson learned, it got stuck inside the phone for good.

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    On the other hand you can buy special tool to cut the sim card.

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    Did you miss the part about nano SIMs being specd to be thinner than mini or micro SIMs

    I got a three in one SIM and could feel and see the thickness difference between the nano SIM and the others.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jake3009 View Post
    On the other hand you can buy special tool to cut the sim card.

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    I learned pretty quick after using sim adapters and cutting Sims it wasn't the best option. Have had sims get stuck

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