If you have a new phone model, for example, iPhone 5 from Apple, then it will require a SIM card of a new standard. The stripped-down micro-SIM cards used in iPhones are smaller and thinner than the standard SIM cards for conventional phones. But it turns out that making such a card on your own is not so difficult. And now I'll tell you how to make a SIM card for an iPhone from a regular card.
There are three ways to solve this problem. The first way is to seek help from qualified specialists, for example, a telephone repair shop. But you have to pay for their services. The second way is to purchase a specialized Nano SIM card from a mobile operator. Well, the third way is to do all the work yourself. But before you cut the SIM card for iPhone, keep in mind that this method is the most dangerous.
If you are determined to startto work, then we will begin without delay. Before cutting a card for an iPhone, find at home the most ordinary scissors (manicure ones will not work), but sharp ones. You will also need a ruler.
The card must be cut exactly on the metal plates. The microchip inside is much smaller than these plates, so you won't be able to damage it. We cut off exactly 1.5-2 mm of contact plates from three sides, and the fourth side, located on the opposite side of the oblique cut, is cut off along the same metal parts - by 0.5 mm. On the same side you will need to make a key - the same cut as it was in the original version. That's all - you are the owner of a Nano SIM card, which you can safely use in your iPhone 5, if you, of course, did everything right.
As for the micro-SIM card, its dimensions should be 12 by 15 mm, and the metal plate should be exactly in the middle. How to cut a SIM card of this type? The same as in the first case. All you need is precision and accuracy. Such a card will fit the iPhone 4 without any problems.
If you are not sure that you will succeed the first time, then before cutting the "sim card", you can practice on old unnecessary cards. And one more thing: before you start working with the original card, save all contacts from it to your mobile phone or copy it to paper. Probably no need to explain why this might be needed.
Since 2012, the MTS operator has launched telephone4FF Nano SIM cards. You can buy them or change them for free by giving away your old card. In this case, your previous number will remain with you. The new card does not differ from the old one in terms of memory capacity and functions. And with this approach to business, the risk of losing a SIM card with your number is zero.
You can also ask, for example, how to cut the "sim card" for Samsung. The answer is simple: the same as for the iPhone. The dimensions are the same, so you can make a micro-sim card for Samsung Galaxy S4, for example. The manufacturing procedure is the same.
If you want to use your micro SIM card in standard SIM card receivers, you will need to purchase a special adapter. It will allow you to easily use one card for several devices. This is quite convenient, because the size of the card you cut will no longer fit regular phones.