Best cell phone sim card tools & accessories according to redditors

We found 155 Reddit comments discussing the best cell phone sim card tools & accessories. We ranked the 23 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Cell Phone SIM Card Tools & Accessories:

u/port53 · 129 pointsr/todayilearned

Or buy this and not have to worry about fucking it up.

u/maverickaod · 6 pointsr/Android

Finally something I can help with, lol.

I bought through Motorola and received the phone about a week later.

Nowinstock was useful for tracking when it was in stock at either Motorola or Google Play. I checked one day and grabbed it up.

Once you get the phone you'll need a cutter like this to trim your micro-sim from your S4 (same phone I had) to fit in the N6. I decided to go this route rather than get a nano from Verizon for a couple reasons.

  • If I screwed it up and it didn't cut right or it broke I'd have to go to Verizon anyway and deal with their customer service. $7 was worth the shot to me.
  • The Verizon store near here is famously bad at anything approaching customer service.
  • I hate Verizon but I love unlimited data so I'm stuck with them.

    I just checked my VZW account. It displays the following message:

    > Your SIM card is loaded on a device not recognized by Verizon Wireless. Some services & features may not perform as expected.

    I will say that I do not have any issues with VZW and my N6 other than the VoLTE thing I mentioned above. I'm expecting that once VZW releases their version or Google releases Android 5.1 I'll get the VoLTE and be good to go. Truthfully, I think I've wanted to use data while on a call once or twice since getting the phone so it's not been a big deal at all for me.

    All your VZW APN information is loaded from your SIM card anyway so LTE, 3G, 1x, everything works out of the box.

    One thing that bugs me about most Verizon devices is how locked down they are. I've had a Galaxy S, Galaxy Nexus, and an S4. Aside from the Galaxy Nexus everything has been a pain in the ass to customize. I don't know if you're into that sort of thing but I hate being locked down by a carrier. With the N6 I had an unlocked bootloader and a custom ROM on with no trouble at all.

    For longevity, I highly recommend the 64GB version. Since it doesn't have an SD slot you might be hurting for storage by the time another phone comes out that you want. That's not a huge issue for me either since I do not store many things on my phone. Music is streamed, photos are uploaded, and texts are of statistically insignificant size, even on 32GB.

    Any more questions, feel free to ask. I love talking about and working with this stuff.
u/GFDetective · 5 pointsr/ProjectFi

A Nano SIM isn't explicitly required, as there are SIM card adapters out there, so I'd say the priority is making sure the network bands are T-Mobile compatible.

u/geoff5093 · 5 pointsr/verizon

Swapping the SIM is all you need to do, no issues with UDP. You can use a SIM adapter kit such as this if you'd like:

u/anothercookie90 · 5 pointsr/tmobile

It supports band 12 700 MHz, but it is not enabled at the moment.

It uses nano SIMs if you need to switch between nano and micro SIM devices these work great.

u/shoobuck · 5 pointsr/iphone

You would need to buy a micro sim from straight can order them here . Now be aware that the 5 and 5s use nano cards so... you have to cut the sim down with one of these .
Also be aware that data and mms may not work out the box so you will have to install a custom apn from here and even after installing you will have no mms ( just sms... so you can text but no pics ).If a jailbreak becomes available there are tools that allow you to alter the apn so you can get everything. there is also the tmobile swap trick that works sometimes..
Others in the thread mentioned it is a cdms phone also..and that is true but..... straight talk only allows a byod cdma phone that was on verizons network. Your unlocked one will not show in the data base so they cannot activate.

u/Arcrynxtp · 4 pointsr/Android

This link is for illustrative purposes only, I am not recommending that particular product over any other.

u/ecs0013 · 4 pointsr/ATT

A new SIM will almost always be $5 at a store - the size you'd want for the S8 is a "nano SIM" - Amazon and other places even have adapters to use a nano SIM in a micro SIM slot (what the S4 has), so if you kept both as nano SIMs, an inexpensive SIM adapter could offer some flexibility:

SIM-locking is to a carrier, not a line, so you can swap as much as you'd like with any AT&T-locked (or unlocked) device and they'll just work.

The only exception would be MetroPCS who matches the SIM to the device in their system and you have to call if you're going to change to another.

u/Martin2014 · 4 pointsr/tmobile

You can keep a nano sim registered on your line and then use an adapter (nano->micro) so it will fit in the other phone. This way you'd have one number but would have to move the sim card every time you want to switch phones.
The adaptors are like this.

u/hinker25 · 4 pointsr/nexus4

You can get something like

That will allow you to use the nano Sim card in your phone.

u/dlist925 · 3 pointsr/tmobile

Most budget low end devices use a Micro SIM, and not a Nano SIM, so the first thing I recommend would be to pick up a Nano to MicroSIM Adapter:

As far as phones go, I like this Blu R1 HD for $59 (note you do have to be an amazon prime member or its $99):

If you're looking to step up, thj Moto G4 Play is a great phone, and will get more T-Mobile LTE Bands:

Hope this helped!

u/iOSecure · 3 pointsr/oneplus

I've been using this for the past year. Its cheap and does what it should, the adapter has a slight adhesive on the back that's reusable so your SIM doesn't fall out during install

u/SkepticalMartian · 3 pointsr/Android

You do know you can get adapters for sim cards, right? For less than $2? It's totally possible to use a nanosim in a regular sim slot with one.

u/Jurph · 3 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

There are a few factors at work.

  • Americans don't swap SIMs. This means that for fancy upmarket phones where a SIM will be a near-permanent fixture in the phone, the manufacturer wants it to take up as little volume as possible and doesn't care about user interface or usability.

  • The larger size has no benefit. Again, until you get down to a size that is difficult for human fingers to manipulate, the volume of a SIM is mostly plastic and air, and that's space inside a phone that could be used for other stuff. ("Other stuff" is usually "more batteries".)

  • Forced obsolescence. By changing form factors, the mobile phone manufacturers and vendors can force an upgrade cycle on you; since upgrades generally also result in new two-year contracts, this is a great way to keep you shackled to a vendor.

    The good news is you can get a regular SIM from your carrier and use a SIM cutter to reduce its size to Micro or possibly even Nano.
u/cfinke · 3 pointsr/FireFoxOS

> Screen responsive is very fast. I had no problems with touch or swipe gestures. Launch time of apps, games and browser is fast. I haven't experienced any lag yet. Overall the look and feel is very neat. Device itself is pretty.

Agreed, same experience here.

> It doesn't have a slot of nano SIM's. I have to go to At&T and get a standard SIM. My other device has nano SIM. I was hoping to swtich back and forth for the time being till I swtich over my productivity to Flame device. I don't think AT&T can allow 2 SIM's with the same number though

This set of adapters is $1.39 and ships for free: That's what I've been using to switch between an iPhone 5, HTC One, and Flame.

u/nimbyfubar · 3 pointsr/GooglePixel
u/heelhook79 · 3 pointsr/oneplus

Here's another method -

I've used these swapping my sim cards between Iphone 4s and 5's for work - it worked well for me.

u/_invader_ · 3 pointsr/nexus6
u/sniperzoo · 3 pointsr/tifu

I'm not sure if he's messing with you but the contacts on SIM cards are the same

The rest of the size is the plastic backing. You cut SIM cards with scissors or a SIM card cutter.

If you go to a tech that knows how to Google they can find that removing the SIM is fairly simple.

u/meexist · 3 pointsr/nexus6

You can call Verizon and have them send you a nano sim card. Then, if you have a few bucks to spare, you can order a nano sim adapter to activate that nano sim card on your current device, even if your current device doesn't take a nano sim card

I went this route to activate a nano sim card on my line with my HTC One M7 (uses micro sim).

Edit: Completely missed the bit where you said you already have an unactivated nano sim. Still, you can activate that nano sim in your current phone with a sim adapter.

u/zdrouse · 3 pointsr/nexus6

So, why didn't you use the cutter?

Would have prevented the hassle of making a post about this and also having to deal with Verizon. I removed the middle man directly and cut the card. Works flawlessly. Just read the customer reviews.

u/BigBepis12345 · 3 pointsr/EDCexchange

I'm curious about the pricing too (I also saw it was $120 when you commented). I looked up the cost of the things listed.

  • Gerber Dime green/black - $16.02 new on Amazon
  • Zebra F-701 pen - $7.20 new on Amazon
  • NarwhalCo pens set of 2 - $11.95 new on their site
  • 2.5" ratchet bit extension - about $4~ new on Amazon (counting out the other bits included in that listing)
  • ARES 1/4" micro bit ratchet & mini bits - $14.42 new on Amazon
  • Small length of black Gorilla tape - less than $1 worth of a full 1-pack price new on Amazon
  • Glasses/screen cleaning cloth - comparable to $1.50 new on Amazon from a 6-pack
  • Length of FireCord - less than $1 worth of a full 1 roll price new on Amazon
  • Bic Mini lighter - about $1.39 new on Amazon from a 5-pack
  • Sim card removal tool - about $0.50 new on Amazon from a 10-pack
  • Kingston 32gb microSD card & portable USB reader - $20.94 new on Amazon
  • CountyComm "Industrial Strength Survival Food Grade Tin" large topo design - $3.45 new on their site

    In total that's about $83.37 USD all new prices. Most include free shipping if purchased from Amazon. I did not include possible cost of that leather holster because the post currently does not say the leather holster is included or not.
u/CantFixMyPC · 3 pointsr/GalaxyS6

Buy an adapter on Amazon? O do you have any spare sim card? The one that came with your note 8, not sure if they included one or your carrier, something like this maybe?

u/excudit · 3 pointsr/ProjectFi

This. It actually works. I would never have even thought of trying to run Project Fi on my ancient 3G AT&T iPad 2 if I had not read the post from monkeytrain42. These are the steps to get it up and running:

  1. The Project Fi sim will be a nano, and the iPad 2 uses the older micro form factor, so while you are waiting for your sim to arrive from Google you need to purchase a nano to micro adapter. Amazon has a bunch of different sellers for them, but be sure to check the expected delivery dates, because I saw that some would not have arrived for weeks. I bought mine from and the adapter arrived before the sim itself.

  2. Install the sim into the adapter and eject the old one. There is a short video at which sounds like it is being narrated by a six year old, but the steps are correct. Make sure you pay attention to the alignment of both the sim holder and the sim itself so that you can reinstall everything correctly.

  3. Once I had the new sim in and put in my WiFi password, WiFi worked immediately, but the cellular data did not. I could check this by turning off WiFi in Settings > General and trying to load a web page. I reset the network connection to clear out any old AT&T information: Settings > General > Reset (at the bottom of the page) > Reset Network Settings

  4. When the iPad came back up I was still not getting cellular data. The problem turned out to be that the iPad 2 is so old it cannot automatically populate the information the new sim needs. After a bit of looking around I found the answer. Go to Settings > Cellular Data > APN Settings. In the APN box put in h2g2 Leave the Username and Password boxes blank.

    With that, both 3G and WiFi worked like a charm. I had replaced that old iPad 2 with a Samsung WiFi-only tablet over a year ago, and had to go digging around in a closet just to find the old thing. It is large and heavy and thick, but it works great, and now when I am out and need to get connectivity where there is no WiFI, the old iPad is once again my go-to gadget.

    Thank you for the suggestion monkeytrain42
u/HittingSmoke · 3 pointsr/ProjectFi

That's what I ordered mine for.

Here's a SIM card adapter kit for a little over a dollar shipped from Amazon if you haven't ordered one yet.

u/JulesJam · 2 pointsr/VerizonUDP

> I was thinking of getting 2x S7 and using a nano to micro adapter if needed.

I think you mean a SIM cutter to cut down the micro SIMs. You can do that but sometimes people mess up the SIMs when they cut them down.


L1: TDP Note3 Yes --> S7

L2: UDP Note4 Yes --> S7

I would call 611 tonight and tell them you are getting an S7 for L1 and to mail you a nano SIM for it. I would do that tonight. They mail them for free and it should arrive by Friday or Monday.

Then order a nano to micro SIM adapter from Amazon, make sure it will ship soon. Don't get the noosy's, those don't fit the Verizon nano SIMs. I use these with a piece of double sided tape to hold the nano SIMs in:

Then you can upgrade L1 to the S7 that L2 wants. Once the S7 is active on L1, you can log on and do a switch device to get the S7 and its nano SIM active on L2. The Note4's micro SIM will be active on L1, but you can put it in the Note3. Then you will have this:

L1: TDP Note3 No

L2: UDP S7 Yes

At that point, if you can do the upgrade transfer from L2 to L1 to order the S7 that L1 wants, great, you can do 4ever and Leave the Phone on the TDP Line. However, the PU may show back up on L1 once the S7 is active on L2 and that will prevent the upgrade transfer. If that happens then you can put L2's nano SIM in the adapter you ordered, and put that in the Note4. Then log online and try to activate the nano SIM you ordered from Verizon in the S7 to get the S7 back on L1 so that you can do the upgrade transfer from L2 to L1.

Once you have done the upgrade transfer and ordered the S7 that L1 wants using L2's upgrade, you can put the nano SIM that is active on L2 back in the S7 and put the nano SIM that is active on L1 in the adapter and into the the Note3. Then once the second S7 arrives, you can activate it with the nano SIM that it ships with.

You will have a spare nano SIM at that point.

u/Vliger2002 · 2 pointsr/oneplus

I've been using this sim adapter. I went from a Nexus 4 to iPhone 5S to the OnePlus One and this has been working perfectly for me.

u/goRockets · 2 pointsr/Android

you can get an adapter. Something like this

Cheaper on ebay too.

u/vivaldindahood · 2 pointsr/MotorolaMotoZ

You mean the sim ejector?

Sim Card Tray Pin Eject Removal Tool Needle Opener Ejector 10X Pack by iSYFIX for All iPhone, Apple iPad, HTC, Samsung Galaxy, and Most Smartphone Brands

You could also use a small paperclip or earring, most likely (I forget how deep the ejector goes on the z2)

u/fvig2001 · 2 pointsr/tablets

Something like this. But based on a secondary search, it seems both phones already use micro sim cards, so there might not be a need for it.

u/Albort · 2 pointsr/iphone

not too familiar with the restore, i think you can get away with restoring with the SAM method...

pretty sure Europes got nano sim... if not, buy this and bring it with you..

you might be able to find a sim card on ebay... i bought a China one from ebay, but they dont come as nano though.

u/crisk0 · 2 pointsr/iphone

Here's a kit on Amazon that has all the adapters

Gold Samdi Brand Nano Sim Adapter and Micro Sim Adapter and Nano to Micro Adapter with a Sim Card Folder and a Needle,pls Place in Wallet Help You Use It Anytime

u/zeezey · 2 pointsr/tmobile

iSYFIX SIM Card Adapter Nano Micro - Standard 4 in 1 Converter Kit with Steel Tray Eject Pin
Get something like this.

u/noahajac · 2 pointsr/PickAnAndroidForMe

We aren't Motorola so unfortunately we can't answer the first question.

However for the SIM situation, you can either get a new SIM or cut your old one. There are 2 ways to cut a SIM, the easiest way is to get a cutting device like this. The other option is to use a template like the one on this page and very carefully cut it with scissors.

u/JaymusLonestar · 2 pointsr/nexus6
u/D8V1D · 2 pointsr/nexus6

If you manage to get a Nano Sim from verizon, go to Amazon and buy a nano sim adapter. Stick your nano sim in the micro adapter. Put it in your old phone and activate the sim. Then you can use it for the Nexus 6. Avoided all the cutting.

u/Dopamin3 · 2 pointsr/tmobile

> Notice that what I'm really asking is--can it physically be done

Yes, physically you can do it with a SIM cutter like that. SIMs are all essentially the same just in different sizes. You can cut a SIM down, you can also "pad" a smaller size SIM to fit in a bigger SIM slot.

u/futurebb · 2 pointsr/PickAnAndroidForMe

why don't you just cut your sim card and buy an adapter like this if you need to use a phone with micro sim?

u/pi3832v2 · 2 pointsr/tifu

BTW, you can buy a Sim Card Cutter for ca. $10.

u/brooklandia1 · 2 pointsr/GalaxyS8

You can cut a standard or micro sim down to a nano sim, I did this when I went from a GS4 to an unlocked Nexus 5X, on Verizon. They are $8 on Amazon, just search Nano Sim cutter or

Was pretty easy for me, but ymmv.

u/_2_4_8 · 2 pointsr/india

Like literally OP, you were just a goggle search away.

Buy Redmi Note 3, supports both micro and nano.

u/DryZebra · 2 pointsr/AndroidQuestions

Nexus 4 is a micro sim, pure is a nano sim. You have a couple options:

Go to T-Mobile and ask for a nano sim. They may charge you ~$5.

Cut the sim yourself using a guide:

Buy a sim cutting tool and cut it that way:

u/Technojerk36 · 2 pointsr/Favors

$1.24 + free shipping

you're welcome

u/dealsme15 · 2 pointsr/verizon

Buy an adatper off of amazon - just make sure you use a piece of double sided tape to hold the nano SIM in the adapter because if it slips out even a bit when you go to insert it in or remove it from the device, it can ruin the SIM card reader of the device. Also, the noosy's don't fit the Verizon nano SIMs very well.

I use these and they fit the Verizon nano SIMs:

u/minizanz · 2 pointsr/Android

yes, they sell and exchange sim cards in store. you can also do just about all of the online only things in the store if you ask. the sim cards are also like 99cents so you could just order a micro and nano then activate what you need.


i dont see that text and data only plan, but call a store and ask.


the last option would be to buy the nano and get an adapter kit like this or

remember that all of the sims use the same metal part so it does not matter what card you order, you can always cut or adapter it fit.

u/formerglory · 2 pointsr/oneplus

I actually have a nano SIM, and I bought an adapter that turns the nano SIM into a micro SIM for the 1+1.

Basically this:

u/phalo · 2 pointsr/nexus6

This is the one I ordered and used to activate my (unactivated) nano sim in my Galaxy S4:

u/neoman4426 · 2 pointsr/Android

Should work, they're basically just a piece of plastic that makes up the difference in size/shape. This is the set I personally picked up

u/g_petto · 2 pointsr/VerizonUDP

I used this - Aerb Sim Card Cutter with Nano-Micro, Nano-Standard, Micro-Standard Sim Adapters for Cellphones, Black. It was the best $7.99 I spent in a long time. Read the comments for tips, main one is to secure the sim tray in the device with your finger when you do the cut. I practiced on an old sim to get a feel for how much pressure was required.

The advice from /u/JulesJam is a bit quicker...

u/andynaija · 2 pointsr/tmobile

You could buy a SIM adapter kit so you can keep using your current nano SIM.

Something like this:

u/ImNotYourFckinBro · 2 pointsr/nexus6

You'll be fine. You'll need a nano sim. If you have an older phone with a micro, you'll need to cut it down (or use a tool like this). Either way, turn off your old phone, take out the sim. Pop it in your Nexus 6 and it will activate. I've had mine for a few weeks now with no issues (in terms of service or plan).

u/nickreed · 2 pointsr/MotoX

I currently have mine on Straight Talk. I originally had ST with ATT , but recently switched to T-Mobile (it's easy to switch back and forth if you want, assuming you get the T-Mobile MotoX or the GSM Developer Edition model). One thing I would suggest getting first, if you decide to switch, is a SIM Punch. The reason being, Straight Talk only sells micro SIM cards, but the MotoX takes a nano SIM. The punch makes it easy to convert a micro SIM to a nano SIM. Otherwise, you have to cut it by hand.

After switching your account over, the only thing you have to do is key in Straight Talk's APN carrier settings (they will email you what to key in, or you can google it), and you're set!

MMS works, 4G LTE works (except for with Verizon), and everything else works the same. Only difference is the phone bill!

u/akumaxyz · 1 pointr/VerizonUDP

> well they both use diff nano sims.

Sure. They could be coded differently in the system, but in the end they serve the same exact purpose, regardless of whether they're in an android phone or iPhone.

> the samsung comes on a red card (NFC kind)

Uhhhhh... NFC-specific SIMs don't really exist anymore. It used to be a thing in the past (for Softcard/ISIS), but they since moved on into integrating all NFC functions into the phone. My iPhone 7+ came in a Red 1FF -> 4FF SIM package.

> they def did not insert the sim they made into any phone (might have put it in a machine next to desk?)

Right, they just need the IMEI of a phone (any phone) so they can activate a SIM based on that phone's SIM size. They could have picked an iPhone 6 or Samsung S6 for Nano SIM size.

> current G4 are both working and no changes noticed in my verizon...

That's what I'm saying. Its a bit 'unusual' for them to 'pre-activate' a SIM. Usually when you walk into a store, they activate the new SIM, and the old SIM dies.

It sounds like the moment you put the SIM into a phone, your current SIM dies, and the new one activates (basically mimicking how the SIM ships in your phone pre-activated). Assuming that the SIMs you received are indeed pre-activated.

Next time consider:

u/AlcoholicToddler · 1 pointr/tmobile
u/icecream21 · 1 pointr/tmobile

You're going from Micro sim to Nano Sim. That means you need to cut it and make it smaller.

This is what you need:

The other Aerb 5 in 1 Adapter is if you wanted to convert a Nano SIM into Micro SIM or Standard SIM, and Micro SIM into Standard SIM. Doesn't work if you go the other way from Micro to Nano.

u/kc13260 · 1 pointr/GalaxyS7

I actually used a Sim cutter to cut the micro Sim from my GS5. It worked perfectly. Here's the link for the product I used:

You can try to cut your Sim by hand, but I wouldn't recommend it.

u/xxile · 1 pointr/verizon

> Can I just power off both devices, swap SIMS and then turn the Note 4 back on? would that work?

Yes, but you'll need a micro to nanoSIM adapter, since the Note 4 slot is bigger than the iPhone slot.

u/milan616 · 1 pointr/Nexus6P

I bought this cutter tool for when I went from my Galaxy Nexus to Moto X 2013 and have since moved on to a few new phones and the SIM keeps on trucking. Also used it on my GF's SIM card and it's also working just fine!

One thing to note is that micro SIMs tend to be slightly thicker than nano SIMs, so you'll want to sand down the back side a bit otherwise it could get stuck in some phones.

u/MetalGearFlaccid · 1 pointr/iphone

Black Nano Sim Adapter and Micro Sim Adapter and Nano to Micro Adap...

Take ur sim. Place in that. Put in phone. Activate. Put sim back in new phone. $5

u/CPPCrispy · 1 pointr/techsupport

If the issue is that the SIM is to big and you can't find a phone that it can fit in, you can try to cut it.


If it's too small, you can get an adapter.

u/defaults_are_shit · 1 pointr/tmobile

You can buy a cutout tool from Amazon for like 10 bucks. That's what I did when we took our 4 phones over to T-Mobile and had no issues. Just cut it down to the nano size.

Edit: Link

u/bingfengqishui · 1 pointr/NoContract

A $8 sim cutter from Amazon or eBay is probably worth the trouble of getting an extremely cheap backup phone and resizing the SIM card.

u/rub1k · 1 pointr/nexus6

"Different models of nano SIMs"... <- That's gotta be BS... right? They just obviously didn't want to give you one... (duh) EDIT: I stand corrected!

Not free but this (or any other similar SIM cutter) would also work:

Also, don't cell phone stores have SIM cutters too? Can you borrow one for 5 seconds? /shrug

u/pinkbutterfly1 · 1 pointr/tmobile

You can use a cutter, or try cutting it yourself with scissors. Or just get a new sim in the right size.

u/swimatm · 1 pointr/iphone

Sure, if you use a tool like this.

u/grizzlebizzle1 · 1 pointr/ProjectFi

You could always try an adapter in that case. At only $5 it isn't much of an investment.

u/famoussasjohn · 1 pointr/Sprint

If it was the 3 in 1 sim kit, I'd see if they can provide the full card so that it properly fits without an adapter. If it's working though you should be fine.

If you want to avoid the store, this should be fine - MediaDevil Simdevil 3-in-1 SIM Card Adapter Kit (Nano / Micro / Standard)

u/kchong · 1 pointr/vancouver

If you travel a lot, you can buy a cutter Universal 3 in 1 / Standard Sim/ Micro Sim/ Nano Sim Card Cutter For iPhone 7 6S 6 5S 5 4S 4 Plus Samsung S5 S6 S7 Sony Huawei Motorola and other Smartphones incl. 3 SIM Adapters + 1 SIM Card Eject Pin MMOBIEL

u/dman1226 · 1 pointr/tmobile

A lot of people have luck cutting it themselves, there are many tutorials on YouTube. Or for only $7 you can buy a cutter on Amazon (there are even cheaper options, but this one had the best reviews)

Aerb Sim Card Cutter with Nano-Micro, Nano-Standard, Micro-Standard Sim Adapters for Cellphones, Black

u/tree2g · 1 pointr/Ice_Poseidon

Nah, you cut the sim, then you use the adapter to use it as a full size. I used to do it before with and old phone. Example:

u/Clavo_PR · 1 pointr/StraightTalk

I use these. Aerb Sim Card Cutter with Nano-Micro, Nano-Standard, Micro-Standard Sim Adapters for Cellphones, Black

u/Wi_Fi_Pro · 1 pointr/iphone

Buying the phone outright should surely come with a SIM already, If worst comes to worse here's a cheap alternative that works well also.

u/NOTashwin · 1 pointr/nexus6
u/kwong83 · 1 pointr/cellphones

I'm sure you could find a phone shop in Qatar that sells these nano Sim punches

Does your Qatar carrier sell iPhones? They use the Sim cards you need

I cut a friend's full Sim to micro Sim when she bought a galaxy s4, wasn't too difficult, just measured the chip against my micro Sim, marked it and cut.

u/chinster91 · 1 pointr/nexus6

I'm not bothering with changing my sim card. I just bought this.
I figured this was quicker than having to deal with customer service folks at AT&T for me.

u/psikeiro · 1 pointr/hardwareswap
u/dabug91 · 1 pointr/MotoX

You should be safe cutting it as long as you are careful. Most of the data on the LTE SIM card sits right in the very middle apparently, so if you only barely nip the edges in the process, it should still work. However, you should be able to easily go into a store and be given a new nano-SIM for free. Otherwise, here is a nice tool that will let you cut Mini and Micro SIM cards into Nano-SIM size. It also includes a small bit of sandpaper, and 2 adapters for going back to Micro-SIM or Mini-SIM if you need to.

Amazon Link

u/minnesnowta · 1 pointr/tmobile

$25. T-Mobile stopped allowing 3rd party stores (best buy, etc) to sell their sim cards (was $5 at best buy).

You can buy sim cards on ebay - I've seen them for around $5. You can also try cutting your existing SIM card to fit the smaller size - you can find templates online that you can print and use to cut. Some stores might even have a SIM cutter tool that will do it for you, but I think they discourage doing that.

You can also buy a sim cutter on amazon: , but just buying a nano sim from ebay would be cheaper.

u/h1p1n3 · 1 pointr/verizon

you are correct. /u/thumbstickz is mistaken.

First, lets look at the SIM.

Yes, the exterior perimeter is reduced in these next-gen devices, but look at the points of contact. They are still located in the same area. A converter of some sorts like this Will work to put your nano sim in a micro or full sim slot. A sim, is a sim. Besides physical size, the data and functionality of them is the same.

Now that size is out of the way, lets talk about sim swapping.

Since LTE came out, the FCC has ruled that Verizon CANNOT change your plan or limit you from moving a SIM from one device or another. A simple google search will show that. And the FAQ he posted below even states that

>Can I use my Verizon Wireless 4G SIM in more than one device?

Yes; the Verizon Wireless 4G SIM card contains all of your subscriber information, so the SIM card is portable and can be used in any Verizon Wireless-certified 4G device. All usage will be billed to the account associated with the 4G SIM card. (read: NOT THE PLAN)

u/BryanPretzels · 1 pointr/nexus6

I purchased this cutter from Amazon ($7.99), about to try it out tonight.

I don't trust myself with an exacto knife, lol.

u/nuttertools · 1 pointr/techsupport

You should buy some trays like [these] ( Personally I use corrugated cardboard and make the cutout with an razor, but if you actually plan to do this at some point buy the tray and save yourself the hassle.

u/yourmomspoolboy561 · 1 pointr/LGG3

Interesting. The ones I plan on buying seem to be of high quality, but I will definitely keep your advice in mind moving forward.


EDIT: Just FYI these are the ones I plan on buying

Let me know if these are the ones that may jam

u/b3hr · 1 pointr/nexus5x

get one of these and cut the sim cards

u/deswyn · 1 pointr/lgv20

You can take your old sim card to AT&T and ask a sales rep to cut your card for you. They should do it for free or alternatively you can buy a sim cutter like this one

u/Xuliman · 1 pointr/phones

Or you can use some version of [this] ( and keep the same SIM as you're more likely to need the micro SIM in the future.

u/LittleHelperRobot · 1 pointr/nexus6


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u/doorknob60 · 1 pointr/NoContract

I switched from a Moto G to a Moto X and used this:

Worked just fine, easy and takes like 10 seconds to cut it.

u/castlec · 1 pointr/AndroidQuestions

What's your use case?

If you just need a new sim, just go into a store and ask for one. They'll give it to you. You may even get them to transfer your service for you.

If you actually need to change between devices of differing sim sizes, I've bought this one. Be forewarned that you'll want to tape the sim down. I cut the plastic window out to do so. Otherwise there is a high risk of the sim and/or adapter getting stuck.

u/DisscoStu · 1 pointr/verizon

Don't know...But from experience they do, and are instructed to. Last of my 4 family plans, rest were lost to employee "mistakes" aaalll along the same lines. Very shady, no trust left.

Ps....Is this a good cutter to go to nano from micro?

u/benpatient · 1 pointr/Nexus5

sim adapters are like 6 bucks on amazon...for the nice ones.

I got this one for my wife when she got tired of being jealous about my Nexus 5 and needed an adapter to go from micro to mini...

u/ColinOatley · 1 pointr/ProjectFi

Yes. I've installed a Project Fi data-only SIM in my Nexus 5. It works.
You will need an adapter. This is the one that I bought:

u/krohnjw · 1 pointr/AndroidQuestions

This would work fine. Alternatively I have this one and it works well:

Avoid the adapters that have a full back as they generally are too wide (I got some free with a micro-sim punch).

u/bcantana · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

This is the SIM cutter I purchased a couple of years ago and works perfectly.

u/Venya · 1 pointr/tmobile

Back in the day, to go from standard sim to micro sim is wasn't that hard to cut down. From micro to nano it's worth getting a simple sim cutter like this one for $7. I've cut down my sims and for some friends - the sim cutter pays for itself.

u/NumbZebra · 1 pointr/ProjectFi

Can confirm that will work. Used that phone as backup when my 5x bootlooped. Not a phone I'd want to use for a long time, but it worked fine. Get a micro to nano sim adapter, or you can just center it in the sim compartment. It worked fine without the adapter for me, but it would have been easier with it.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/oneplus

They've said they're not selling them separately. Just get an adapter. It will be much cheaper and faster.

u/Hirshologist · 1 pointr/NoContract

You can just buy a sim card cutter. This one for example:

u/he_must_workout · 1 pointr/nexus6

Works great.. cut down several sim cards to nano. Needs a very small amount of sanding on the edges to be a perfect fit

u/RedPill115 · 1 pointr/tmobile

Ah, they must have raised it to $15 then. TMobile like to pretend it doesn't have any activation fees, and while they are cheaper than others they just have an activation fee in the form of paying for your sim card.

I believe that sim cards are very, very carrier specific. You have to buy an actual TMobile sim card, so you basically have to buy it from TMobile.

As someone said you can apparently cut your card, but I'd just buy a new one. I actually bought a nano sim, then bought a sim adapter kit on amazon -

So I could move around my sim card without needing to buy a new one. Doesn't help much on the cheap front right now though.

u/LittleBobby_Tables · 1 pointr/tmobile

You can also just cut your existing SIM down to nano size.

u/lulz_seeker · 1 pointr/Android

I swap my iPhone 5 sim to my HTC One on the daily . I purchased my adapter here

u/rayfound · 1 pointr/nexus6

Nope. Nano Sim, instead of micro. Basically you cut away almost all of the plastic. You can get a Sim cutter on amazon for $7 or so.

u/soawesomejohn · 1 pointr/AndroidQuestions

Last time I had to do this, I picked up a cutter like this:

u/crisss1205 · 1 pointr/iphone

> Will the new Sim card work in my Android phone as well?

Yes. I use this to make it fit.

> can I have multiple sim cards for each phone


u/sandmyth · 0 pointsr/verizon

just buy a sim cutter on Amazon.

alternative is to just have one mailed to you, you can order a replacement online

u/DripDropDrippin · 0 pointsr/nexus6

Not sure. If not, $7.88 gets you a cutter on Amazon.

I know you said you're not keen on doing it yourself but with the cutter, it's very simple.

u/Bitvar · 0 pointsr/GooglePixel

> Pixel uses nano sim. You should be able to take the one from your current phone and pop it in without a problem.

Get a sim cutter to avoid dealing with moronic employees. this is the one I've used. It is great. Used it on my family's 5 cell phones. Returned it the next day.

u/astillview · -1 pointsr/oneplus
u/portnux · -1 pointsr/iphone

Why not go with an adapter kind of thing?