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HowTo: Convert a normal SIM card to a MicroSIM card [answered]

asked 2014-01-24 10:51:24 +0300

PyroDevil gravatar image

updated 2014-07-30 16:16:32 +0300

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Because I didn't had a MicroSIM card at the time the jolla phone arrived. I search a bit and found this guide to convert your normal SIM card into a MicroSIM card:


I hope that's helpful for everyone that didn't know that this could be done.

Edit: Do this only transitionally in the time when you wait for a real MicroSIM card.

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Amazon'll sell you a clipper device for just a few dollars to do exactly the same thing more reliably and safely.

strongm ( 2014-01-24 11:36:24 +0300 )edit

But ordering that takes longer than ordering a new MicroSIM. My provider sends them out with no extra cost.

PyroDevil ( 2014-01-24 12:35:26 +0300 )edit

My scissor-cut Saunalahti microSIM works very well. Real microSIMs from Saunalahti have had connection problems ;)

hana ( 2014-01-24 13:48:19 +0300 )edit

That guide is only concerned with aligning the horizontal lines, they forgot the vertical lines. Well, if it worked...

hana ( 2014-01-24 13:50:40 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-01-24 11:46:31 +0300

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This may work, but be careful not to cut to much, or the Jolla won't recognize the MicroSIM. There is a small mechanical switch in the SIM-Slot, and I had problems with a converted MicroSIM because it first would not trigger that switch. Buying a new MicroSIM has the advantage that you get newer technology (I had to replace a SIM-card in the past because it was to old and MMS was not working).

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Yeah, I did it only after I ordered a MicroSIM card and made sure that I was allowed to destory the old SIM myself.

PyroDevil ( 2014-01-24 12:13:55 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-01-24 13:03:36 +0300

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If your provider offers good customer service, they will cut your card for you or copy the SIM card to a nano SIM. If not, well, time to think about changeing then?

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A Nano-SIM card is not destined for jolla ;)

Anna ( 2014-07-08 22:57:40 +0300 )edit

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