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Topic # 103281 2-Jun-2012 19:19
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Just got my shiny new Samsung Galaxy S3 and realised I will run into problems at the end of the week. It uses micro SIM and the Australian Optus account I want to be using as soon as I land in Brisbane is using a full-sized SIM. I'm too much of a wimp to risk cutting it down with scissors. 

Does anyone know of anyone that can take the Optus SIM and transfer the account/data onto a new micro SIM while I am still in NZ? Is this even possible? 

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  Reply # 634782 2-Jun-2012 19:26
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Sim cards (& sim ID number) are allocated to a Telco provider and each is unique. If you are currently roaming with your optus number you must use an optus sim. However if you find someone with a proper micro sim cutter and then cut it down you could then use a micro -> standard sim adapter. These adapters are included in the Telecom micro sim packs. Some telecom stores may even have one spare

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  Reply # 634786 2-Jun-2012 19:51
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Just get a sim cutter, they are cheap as.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/mobile-phones/vodafone/iphone/iphone-4/auction-479789607.htm

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 634800 2-Jun-2012 20:45
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Another method, go buy a $5 micro sim card from somewhere like Dick Smith, pop the micro sim card out of the middle of the holder, and use the holder as a template by placing it over your existing normal sim card. Mark and cut. Of course, you will have a spare micro sim card(the dick smith purchased one) you cant use, but you could always gift it to someone as long as you give them the cardboard insert with the activation number on it. 

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