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abdulsaqib
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Registered: ‎19-07-2011

Cutting to a Nano Sim - Can I cut the chip?

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Hi,

 

Seeing as giffgaff are currently not able to provide us with a nano sim, I decided that I'll try and cut my own nano sim card, but I want to know whether I can cut the actual chip on the sim card.

 

Before, I thought that this would not actually be possible, but when reading a few pages, specifically this one, it says that the chip can actually be cut seeing as certain areas of it are not actually used.

 

If this is not possible, do giffgaff offer a sim card which has a smaller chip? I never thought this would be a possibility either, but I've seen many sim cards lately, and some chips are wider than others.

 

What is everyone elses thoughts based on this?

 

Thanks.

mrcool073
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Re: Cutting a Nano Sim - Can I cut the chip?

giffgaff not doing nano sims yet but you can do your own with the guides below.

 

Nano sim update from giffgaff:http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Blog/giffgaff-nano-SIM-update/ba-p/5953002

 

Nano sim Cutting and shaving:http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Contribute-Innovation-Promotion/Nano-sim-Cutting-and-shaving-is-pos...

 

or watch youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wYuqgbShyo&feature=youtu.be



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mushz
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Registered: ‎29-08-2012

Re: Cutting a Nano Sim - Can I cut the chip?

no you can't do it on your own!
alecb
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Re: Cutting a Nano Sim - Can I cut the chip?

Personally I wouldn't, you can EASILY wreck the SIM, they also need to be sanded down to be slim enough to fit. 

 

Giffgaff will be supplying the nano SIM soon


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jms0
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Registered: ‎19-01-2011

Re: Cutting a Nano Sim - Can I cut the chip?

It can be done, but practise on one or two unactivated SIMS first!

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duddriks
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Re: Cutting a Nano Sim - Can I cut the chip?

Although possible to make your own nanoSIM, it will be difficult as nano sims are thinner than micro/normal sims
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