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Need smaller sim to fit I phone 5

Started by: oilfixit
On: 11/01/2019 | 20:47
Replies: 3

by: oilfixit
on: 11/01/2019 | 20:47

Just been given I phone 5 my sim does not fit how do I get a small one?

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by: bilal86440
on: 11/01/2019 | 20:55 edited: 11/01/2019 | 20:57


You can order another free SIM from your spread page here or you can can pick one up for high street retailers e.g. Tesco, Iceland and Poundland for around 75p

All new giffgaff SIMs are 'trio' SIMs made up of a Standard, Micro and Nano. To form the Nano SIM for the iPhone 5 all you will need to do is push out the middle of the SIM as shown in the image below:
triosim.jpg3 in 1 SIM card
When the SIM arrives perform a SIM Swap. The SIM swap will transfer your current number and any active goodybag / credit over to the new SIM and can be performed any time between 4.30am and 9.30pm
You can follow this fantastic guide i found on how to perform the SIM Swap or you can follow the SIM Swap video tutorial below:

Get a free giffgaff Sim
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by: figment_uk
on: 11/01/2019 | 20:56



If your current SIM card is less than 3 years old and looks like the one pictured below, you can change the size of the SIM by adding or removing the small plastic frames.




Otherwise use any spare (unactivated) giffgaff SIM card to do a SIM swap.  If you don't have a spare, order one from here or buy a giffgaff SIM (£1 or less) from a local supermarket, pound shop or convenience store.   Note: A suitable SIM is supplied with all phones sold by giffgaff.

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by: sheppola
on: 11/01/2019 | 21:01




Check to see if your present Sim can Pop-out a,"Nano Sim".

You can order sim-Triple Pack free.



I'm too impatient to wait for a free Sim so..

buy one for less than a pound at Wilkos/B&M/Poundshop/Tesco/Argos/Iceland/ASDAand even my corner shop sells them now and do a,"Sim Swap".Most of these places are open until 8pm Monday to Saturday and 10am til 4pm Sundays/Bank holidays.Do NOT activate the New Sim the normal way e.g don't put any money on it as a blank unused Sim is needed for a Sim swap and the Sim-Swap process will activate the new Sim.

and here's an easy to follow video,


you can only do a SIM swap between 4.30am and 9.30pm and it can be like when you first join GiffGaff
e.g keep restarting the phone over a few hours after the Sim Swap.

This will also transfer all your number/calls/text and data allowance across and disable the old Sim-Card
so it can't be used.

Or you can go to any local Phone shop(Not Carphone Warehouse as they charge too much) and they have templates to cut the sim down for around a pound.

Or if you want you can have a go yourself to cut one down,


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