Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




4974 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 105

Trusted

Topic # 68062 14-Sep-2010 12:56
Send private message

My wife wanted a iPhone 4 so I got one from Apple since I didn't like the plans that came with the iPhone and Vodafone won't sell a phone without a plan. So we want to port over her current (on account) SIM.

Vodafone wants to charge $30 for a new micro SIM but I see on Trademe and other place templates that yo ucan use to cut a regular SIM card down to fit and even provide a holder to use the cut down SIM in a regular phone.

Seems easier enough to do and if I can muck it up, I can always then pay VF for a new SIM.

What do people think?




System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 


My Google+ page 

 

 

 

https://plus.google.com/+laurencechiu

 

 


Create new topic
393 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 8


  Reply # 379672 14-Sep-2010 14:06
Send private message

as long you dont have any information on the sim that isnt backed up elsewhere... i cant see the harm




this is where a signature goes

780 posts

Ultimate Geek
Inactive user


  Reply # 379677 14-Sep-2010 14:16
Send private message

i bought this....

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=309613547

Was a bit worried that I'd screw up , but took care, and worked perfectly, and comes with a couple of microsim to full size sim adaptors.

Not sure what I'll do with the cutter now - might keep it just in case need it again.

The only pain in the *** , is I have an iphone 4 and ipad, but, I don't want to pay for 2 plans so I swap the sim when needed.

The first ISP to bring out dual sim plans will be the winner. You'd think they'd be onto this before now.

 
 
 
 




4974 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 105

Trusted

  Reply # 379687 14-Sep-2010 14:37
Send private message

I was actually thinking of just the $3 items which are templates so you can cut the SIM yourself with an XACTO knife or something like that. It doesn't look too hard. And some come with the carrier so you can put the cut SIM back into a regular phone. $20 seems a lot for something you might only use once.

Slightly OT but this is the reason I wouldn't not get an iPhone for myself. I have a Nexus One and love the fact that I can set it up as wireless hotspot so if I were to have an iPad, I would just get one without 3G and use the phone to access data. Then I would only have one data plan. I have no idea if the iPhone has been jailbroken to allow it to be used as a wifi hotspot but I don't plan to jail break my wife's!




System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 


My Google+ page 

 

 

 

https://plus.google.com/+laurencechiu

 

 


1232 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 152

Trusted

  Reply # 379705 14-Sep-2010 15:20
Send private message

wreck90: i bought this....

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=309613547

Was a bit worried that I'd screw up , but took care, and worked perfectly, and comes with a couple of microsim to full size sim adaptors.

Not sure what I'll do with the cutter now - might keep it just in case need it again.

The only pain in the *** , is I have an iphone 4 and ipad, but, I don't want to pay for 2 plans so I swap the sim when needed.

The first ISP to bring out dual sim plans will be the winner. You'd think they'd be onto this before now.


We too (my work) have one of these, they work fine.

Cheers,
Joseph

2891 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 380


  Reply # 379712 14-Sep-2010 15:33
Send private message

No harm in trying. If you break the sim then you have to get a new one anyway. Might aswel try




Bachelor of Computing Systems (2015)

 

--

 

Late 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina Display (4GB/2.4GHz i5/128GB SSD) - HP DV6 (8GB/2.8GHz i7/120GB SSD + 750GB HDD)
iPhone 6S + (64GB/Gold/Vodafone NZ) - Xperia Z C6603 (16GB/White/Spark NZ)

Sam, Auckland 




4974 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 105

Trusted

  Reply # 379728 14-Sep-2010 15:53
Send private message

tardtasticx: No harm in trying. If you break the sim then you have to get a new one anyway. Might aswel try


That's what I reckon. I have a few to try on first before I do it for real and anyway, I would backup all the data on the SIM (SMS and contacts( before I got out my knife!.




System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 


My Google+ page 

 

 

 

https://plus.google.com/+laurencechiu

 

 


2891 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 380


  Reply # 379854 14-Sep-2010 21:13
Send private message

lchiu7:
tardtasticx: No harm in trying. If you break the sim then you have to get a new one anyway. Might aswel try


That's what I reckon. I have a few to try on first before I do it for real and anyway, I would backup all the data on the SIM (SMS and contacts( before I got out my knife!.


Yeh I got one of those ghost sim things off trademe (2 sims in the 1 sim sized tray thing) and cut up spare sims from UK/2degrees which I got for nothing to practice on. They all worked. Tried my vodafone one and it messed it up so I had to get a new sim. lol. But so long as you don't cut on the contacts of the SIM, It shouldnt do any damage to it, the rest is just plastic. 




Bachelor of Computing Systems (2015)

 

--

 

Late 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina Display (4GB/2.4GHz i5/128GB SSD) - HP DV6 (8GB/2.8GHz i7/120GB SSD + 750GB HDD)
iPhone 6S + (64GB/Gold/Vodafone NZ) - Xperia Z C6603 (16GB/White/Spark NZ)

Sam, Auckland 


258 posts

Ultimate Geek
Inactive user


  Reply # 379922 14-Sep-2010 22:56
Send private message

if you go to deal extreme, there a device there for like 2$ posted that will cut your card for you!

2685 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 225

Trusted

  Reply # 379941 14-Sep-2010 23:23
Send private message

I got a $13 sim cutter off trademe.. Works fine.

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.41275

They have dropped the price slightly now...

Mind you, there was a few nervous moments there while I cut my sim.

Something not related, No contacts were on my sim when put in the iphone.. Maybe it was due to incompatibility with the old Sharp phone (a GX-15) I was using.

Likewise, the sim 'adapter' won't fit in my old Sharp GX-15 mobile... it's too thick.

BTW: I will be selling the sim cutter as soon as my wife's sim is cut.. so if you're interested?






Check out my LPFM Radio Station at www.thecheese.co.nz cool


Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.