In our crazy age of technology development, it often happens that manufacturers do not keep up with progress. So it happened in the field of cellular communications.
Small slot - large sim card
And the following happened: mobile operators (both operators of the Big Three and
everyone else) did not have time to prepare for the release of the new version of the iPhone 5, which works with nano-sim. You can easily find SIM cards of any telecom operator in numerous stores and stores, but all of them will be standard. What to do in this situation? Of course, do not despair. Just make nano-SIM with your own hands.
Since this problem is not new, there are a lot of instructions on how to make nano-SIM with your own hands. This will take no more than 10 minutes of time, even if you are doing these manipulations for the first time.
How to trim a SIM card
In order to make nano-SIM with your own hands, you will need: scissors, a pen
or marker, standard SIM card of the selected operator.
There is no need to look for a nano-SIM template, since the conversion procedure is banal simple.
We take a SIM card and turn it upside down with a chip. Next, we take scissors and cut off all the excess that goes beyond the chip. Do not be afraid - even spoiling the SIM card itself, you can easily restore it in your operator’s office or buy a new one in any mobile phone salon.
You should trim it carefully, try not to touch the chip itself and not damage its contacts, otherwise the SIM card will not work.
Do not forget to mark on the back with a pen or marker which corner is beveled. By skipping this step, you risk getting a broken nano sim. With your own hands, turning an ordinary card into a nano is quite simple. The main thing is to observe a few points.
Another feature of nano-SIM - you can do it yourself, but you will have to work a little bit with a file or with a regular nail file. This is due to the fact that the thickness of the nano-card is slightly less than that of a regular one, which means that your cropped version may simply not fit in the card tray. Do not worry, everything is easy and quick to grind.
The difference between nano-sim and micro-sim
In order to save space in the smartphone and its rational use
gadget manufacturers are making the size of SIM card slots smaller and smaller. For quite some time, everyone successfully used standard SIM cards, and were quite satisfied. Not so long ago, micro-sims appeared, which were smaller, and began to be actively used in modern devices - tablets and smartphones. As soon as operators began to get used to such a know-how, Apple once again drew attention to itself by releasing a new iPhone 5 model designed for nano-sim. And here the fans of the "apple" had serious difficulties - not a single Russian operator was ready for such sales. The absence of this type of SIM card has stopped many customers. But the most devoted fans did not lose heart, but solved this problem quickly enough - to convert from micro-SIM to nano-SIM is a matter of ten minutes.
Micro SIM size is only 12mm * 15mm.
The nano-SIM size is 9mm * 12mm.
With a decrease in size, the SIM card does not lose its functionality. The step from micro-sim to nano-sim is not only a reduction in size, but also a significant change in weight. For comparison, just pick them up.
Great news for apple lovers
Many consumers are not ready for such an initiative in fitting SIM cards to the size of the slot. Do not be upset, because at the presentation of the latest version of the iPhone, it was noted that about 70,000 nano-sims were released in parallel with the smartphone. Russian telecom operators made an order for a large number of such SIM cards, so very soon you can buy a nano-sim in any salon in your city.
Currently, micro- and nano-SIMs are used only in Apple models, but in the near future manufacturers such as Samsung, HTC and others plan to switch to smaller SIM-cards in order to save precious space in the device.