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Topic # 160042 21-Dec-2014 19:31
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So, On Christmas day i will need to be putting a sim into a new phone (HTC One M8), The new phone takes a nanosim and currently the Existing sim is full size.

In terms of options, How am i best going about this?

While There is always the old sizzors trick, Im not so keen on doing that and Certainly not after The Christmas bubbles and such!




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  Reply # 1201580 21-Dec-2014 19:34
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Get a blank SIM before Christmas, call Vodafone to do the SIM swap on Christmas day.




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  Reply # 1201581 21-Dec-2014 19:37
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coffeebaron: Get a blank SIM before Christmas, call Vodafone to do the SIM swap on Christmas day.


Great! 

ill go hunt down a blank sim tomorrow then!


Wonder how busy Christmas day will be! been meaning to call them and sort my 'online id' out too, last time i tried there was some fault with billing and they were very busy! (gave up after about 45 mins of listening to delightful hold music!)




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  Reply # 1201582 21-Dec-2014 19:52
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If it's anything like last year it will be VERY quite and you will get right through to someone



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  Reply # 1201584 21-Dec-2014 19:55
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Andib: If it's anything like last year it will be VERY quite and you will get right through to someone


You should go back to working there, then ill have someone to grab if need be ;)

Jokes aside, Glad to hear its likely to be very quiet.




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  Reply # 1202001 22-Dec-2014 13:17
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We had this last Xmas - Got my daughters Iphone 5c's and needed new sims. We popped into the Airport to fly out to Auckland and there is a Vodafone "dealer" kiosk in there and they were very helpful and swapped it and got it activated on the spot and didn't charge us anything. 

This was Boxing day not Xmas day though - What I'd do its get a Nanosim now - Get a nanosim to full size adapter and get the Sim activated now and then just take it out of the adapter and bang it in the phone on Xmas day. Thats what I did to ease my Wife's swap from an Iphone 4 to 5.


AFTERTHOUGHT - Infact if you get a new sim now doesn't it snap down to the varous sizes? IE get a normal sim now that can snap down to the nanosim size?



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  Reply # 1202006 22-Dec-2014 13:22
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Picked up a nano sim this morning, it is sitting on my desk ready to be switched over.

If i had realised it was just going to be a case of asking for a blank nano sim, no questions asked, i would have just asked someone else to pop in there and save me the trip up and down the hill!


On another note, also fixed up the issue with my account with their phone support today too, Very helpful CSR i got fixed everything up very quickly.




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  Reply # 1202009 22-Dec-2014 13:24
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mobiusnz: AFTERTHOUGHT - Infact if you get a new sim now doesn't it snap down to the varous sizes? IE get a normal sim now that can snap down to the nanosim size?


http://www.vodafone.co.nz/micro-nano-sim/

Infers while it does popout into a microsim, a swap is still needed for a nano.


The sim in question is one of the old Yellow 'prepay' 3G sims, so no popout in it (nor is a micro whats needed for the M8!).




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hio77: 

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/micro-nano-sim/

Infers while it does popout into a microsim, a swap is still needed for a nano.


The sim in question is one of the old Yellow 'prepay' 3G sims, so no popout in it (nor is a micro whats needed for the M8!).

I guess it's always difficult to maintain an up-to-date list of all phones that are compatible with what size SIM. Better going the other way and checking the specific phone model and what SIM size it takes IMO.

Nano SIMs should have a slimmer profile than Mini/Micro so that may be part of the reason why it's a bit more difficult to have a tri-popout card but I'm sure it's been done, who knows what's in future.

 

I'm working xmas day wink give me a DM if you get stuck, will probably be doing mostly SIM swaps from all the new phones santa drops off anyway.




 




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  Reply # 1202116 22-Dec-2014 15:28
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KieranReid:
hio77: 

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/micro-nano-sim/

Infers while it does popout into a microsim, a swap is still needed for a nano.


The sim in question is one of the old Yellow 'prepay' 3G sims, so no popout in it (nor is a micro whats needed for the M8!).

I guess it's always difficult to maintain an up-to-date list of all phones that are compatible with what size SIM. Better going the other way and checking the specific phone model and what SIM size it takes IMO.

Nano SIMs should have a slimmer profile than Mini/Micro so that may be part of the reason why it's a bit more difficult to have a tri-popout card but I'm sure it's been done, who knows what's in future. I'm working xmas day wink give me a DM if you get stuck, will probably be doing mostly SIM swaps from all the new phones santa drops off anyway.


Christmas day! What a lucky day to be rostered on!


Ill keep in in mind, Thank you :)





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  Reply # 1202193 22-Dec-2014 16:34
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I don't recommend the nano to full adapters

I've seen loads of people rip the SIM reader connectors out of their phones with those, you'll not be covered by warranty and the phone will be junk as you cant solder them back on its too delicate

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  Reply # 1202267 22-Dec-2014 18:16
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Spark do a Trio SIM, all three sizes. Well actually it should be called a quad SIM as it does have a full size SIM too :)





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  Reply # 1202269 22-Dec-2014 18:17
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Vodafone does a Triple SIM as well

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  Reply # 1202271 22-Dec-2014 18:19
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2 Degrees does as well but they seem to have different SKUs for new users vs those SIM swapping

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