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Topic # 68062 14-Sep-2010 12:56
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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?




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  Reply # 379672 14-Sep-2010 14:06
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as long you dont have any information on the sim that isnt backed up elsewhere... i cant see the harm




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  Reply # 379677 14-Sep-2010 14:16
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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.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 379687 14-Sep-2010 14:37
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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!




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  Reply # 379705 14-Sep-2010 15:20
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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.

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  Reply # 379712 14-Sep-2010 15:33
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No harm in trying. If you break the sim then you have to get a new one anyway. Might aswel try




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  Reply # 379728 14-Sep-2010 15:53
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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!.




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  Reply # 379854 14-Sep-2010 21:13
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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. 




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  Reply # 379922 14-Sep-2010 22:56
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if you go to deal extreme, there a device there for like 2$ posted that will cut your card for you!

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  Reply # 379941 14-Sep-2010 23:23
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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?






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