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Started by: gabby120
On: 05/04/2017 | 23:11
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by: gabby120
on: 05/04/2017 | 23:11

Can I make my micro sim Into a Nano sim or do I have to get a new sim?

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by: englishfitzpercy
on: 06/04/2017 | 05:31
@gabby120

Some would say to trim it and make it a nano SIM, however that can destroy the chip inside.

It'll be best to order a new SIM and do a SIM swap,

Order a new SIM here http://giffgaff.com/orders/mgm

When you get the address dropdown, enter and confirm your address. The SIM will get delivered in 2-3 business days.

You can also check if someone around you has a spare sim ,check it here http://simvibe.com/local/index.php

Once you have the SIM, follow the steps and do a SIM swap here https://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Using-giffgaff/What-is-SIM-Swap/ta-p/7320084

On successful activation, your mobile number along with the goodybag and airtime balance will transfer over to the new SIM.
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by: jamal251
on: 05/04/2017 | 23:18
Hi @gabby120

You should be able to pop out the middle of the SIM to form a nano size SIM if you can't you can get a SIM cutter and use that, however to avoid damaging the SIM i suggest you simply order another SIM. You can order another sim from your spread page here https://giffgaff.com/orders/mgm

All SIMs shipped by giffgaff are 3 in 1 made Standard , Micro and Nano simply push out the middle of the SIM to form a nano size SIM see this http://s24.postimg.org/7t8vp0m5x/large.jpg picture as reference.

When the SIM arrives you will need to perform a SIM swap please check out this guide http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Using-giffgaff/What-is-SIM-Swap/ta-p/7320084 on how to perform the SIM Swap or you can follow this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1QoXIl6xEM video demo from member flavert.

The SIM swap process will transfer your current number and allowances i.e goodybag/gigabag and/or airtime balance over to the new SIM. The process should complete within 30 minutes but, during busy periods can take up to 24 hours.
Get a free giffgaff SIM/microSIM/nanoSIM with free £5 credit
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by: birdyboff
on: 05/04/2017 | 23:22 edited: 05/04/2017 | 23:23

As above stated maybe order a new sim card from giffgaff but if you can't wait and ur current sim card cannot be converted into a nano sim by pushing it out then take it to a mobile phone kiosk /shop and hopefully they can cut it down to nano size for you.

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by: djbonner07
on: 05/04/2017 | 23:24
@gabby120 >>>

See if your sim will pop out to what you need as they are 3-1 sims now of days, otherwise read/follow the below

Otherwise if not, >>>

If you have the confidence/experience at cutting sims then yes you can cut it yourself, you can also check out youtube for a tutorial if you get stuck at all, if you do cut the sim wrong or damage it, you can replacement it by following the below,

[ Sim Swap ]

● If you don't have a spare SIM card , Order Here > https://giffgaff.com/orders/mgm (you might have to log back in again)

● One SIM fits all -
The awesomely-designed giffgaff triple SIM fits all phones with its all-in-one standard, micro and nano SIM design.

- Sim Size -
As Follows:
● Standard Sim
● Micro Sim
● Nano Sim

When you Order / Or get a spare SIM card or if you already have one , you can do a Sim Swap and get everything transferred over to that SIM card you have swopped over to ( The spare giffgaff SIM card you ordered etc must be unactivated ) to do this process

Check this link for a full on guide ➜ http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/giffgaff-Top-Tips/How-to-use-SIM-Swap/td-p/6885194

Good Luck Smiley Happy
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by: srilaks
on: 05/04/2017 | 23:58 edited: 06/04/2017 | 00:14

Hi

 

@gabby120

 

If you take out your sim please observe whether the sim is 3 in 1 or not. 

 

Most of the sims no a days are  3 in 1. 

 

See the attached photo.

 

 

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If you didn't have a   3 in 1 sim card, 

 

You can do 2 things to get it done...

 

1) Sim Cutting 

 

You need to try Ebay for sim cutters. Just under 2£ you will get one. Or try any corner repairing shops will certainly do help for free or may take little money! 

 

2) Sim Swap 

 

You can now activate a new sim if you loose one or it is damaged, or you need a micro or nano sim, by doing a sim swap.

Log out of gg, then click activate a sim, enter the 6 digit code,
then select i have a gg account, then click sim swap. All your account details, credit and goodybags and number will be swapped to the new sim.

Please note, that sim swaps stop between 10 pm and around 6am.

Note, there is no need to top up a sim swapped sim.

 


You can also see a youtube video here. http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Blog/How-to-use-SIM-swap-to-transfer-your-number-from-one-card-to/b...

 

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by: englishfitzpercy
on: 06/04/2017 | 05:31
@gabby120

Some would say to trim it and make it a nano SIM, however that can destroy the chip inside.

It'll be best to order a new SIM and do a SIM swap,

Order a new SIM here http://giffgaff.com/orders/mgm

When you get the address dropdown, enter and confirm your address. The SIM will get delivered in 2-3 business days.

You can also check if someone around you has a spare sim ,check it here http://simvibe.com/local/index.php

Once you have the SIM, follow the steps and do a SIM swap here https://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Using-giffgaff/What-is-SIM-Swap/ta-p/7320084

On successful activation, your mobile number along with the goodybag and airtime balance will transfer over to the new SIM.
Remember, selecting a best answer, helps others in the future as well Smiley Wink

Get a free giffgaff Sim
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by: zubedakalim
on: 06/04/2017 | 05:38
Hey there,

All the giffgaff SIMs are 3 in 1, so all you need to pop out nano from your current micro SIM.

You can check here: http://s24.postimg.org/7t8vp0m5x/large.jpg image

However, if don't have option to do as your SIM is quite an old one then can order a new SIM from here: https://giffgaff.com/orders/free-sim
The SIM will take 2-3 working days to arrive. Once arrived then you can perform a SIM swap by login onto the account from here: http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Using-giffgaff/What-is-SIM-Swap/ta-p/7320084 it takes up to 24 hours to activate all the services after the SIM swap is done.
Once you do a SIM swap all the account details of your previous SIM will be automatically transferred on the new SIM, this includes your mobile number and all the goodybag/credit.
Cheers!
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by: robertmahony
on: 06/04/2017 | 07:58

 Your best bet is to take your sim to your local phone shop and they will cut to to size for you for a small fee (or if your lucky they will do it fo free)

                            OR

Order Your Free New 3 in 1 Sim Here

https://giffgaff.com/orders/mgm

When your new sim arrives do a sim swap via this link

http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Using-giffgaff/What-is-SIM-Swap/ta-p/7320084

You will not lose any credit or active goody bag during this process.

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