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request for a normal sim card for my existing number

Started by: asif8
On: 11/01/2014 | 23:42
Replies: 12

by: asif8
on: 11/01/2014 | 23:42

How do i request for a normal sim card and not a micro sim for the current number im using.?


Message 1 of 13
by: as7861
on: 11/01/2014 | 23:45



The Normal sim comes with a micro sim and normal sim together Smiley Happy 


You can order new sim here- 


Then use this -

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by: gee76
on: 11/01/2014 | 23:45
tick micro u get normal sim and pop micro out of it
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by: soruk
on: 11/01/2014 | 23:46

@asif8 wrote:

How do i request for a normal sim card and not a micro sim for the current number im using.?


You can get adapters for them - I've seen them in Maplin for a few quid.


Alternatively, use your Spread Giffgaff page to order a new SIM, then use SIM Swap to transfer your service across.


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Message 4 of 13
by: 1zara1
on: 11/01/2014 | 23:46
The hybrid sim is normal and micro
If you pop out the centre it would be micro but if not it is a normal sim
However if you want a normal sim
Log in my giff gaff
Go to order sim
Order one hybrid(normal and micro)
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by: mijthebarber
on: 11/01/2014 | 23:46
Mmm interesting .,,, should give you the options when asking for one ... Generally a normal sim is a micro sim . A micro sim pops out of it , so really you want a micro as a micro is also a normal sim ....
Your other option is for a nano sim ,,, that's for the iPhone 5 .
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Message 6 of 13
by: clinteastwood50
on: 11/01/2014 | 23:47
The sim comes as a normal sim & you can pop out the micro sim from it as you wish
It does both which is kool
Message 7 of 13
by: vish14
on: 11/01/2014 | 23:48

Both sims come together in the same packaging, just use the sim you need buddy!

Please Kudos me if I helped!Smiley Happy
Message 8 of 13
by: mrsbullitt
on: 11/01/2014 | 23:49


    Do you still have the card that you got with the sim as this would be the standard sim that you pushed the micro sim out of, if not you can get blanks from any phone shop.

If neither of those options are open to you then order a new sim and do a simswap see here:


Hope I've been able to help.

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Message 9 of 13
by: jeancalvy
on: 11/01/2014 | 23:51

Just do a sim swap, here's how -

1) You will need to order a new sim from
or use one you have lying around the house. Make sure it isn't activated.

2) Logout of your giffgaff account, and click activate SIM on the homepage.

3) Here is where you will enter the Activation code of the NEW sim you're swapping to.

4) It will then ask you if you're already have a GiffGaff account or not. Obviously, you choose yes.

5) This is where SIM swap starts. It will confirm that you want to swap sims. (You need to double check the serial numbers, just in case.)

6) After choosing yes a few times, your old sim should deactivate, and you will lose signal on your old sim.

7) Put the new SIM into your phone, and it can take up to 10 minutes (maybe a bit longer) for the sim to become active. (Personally I would leave the phone turned off with the new sim in for 10 minutes, then keep turning it on and off until you get signal)

8) You have completed SIM Swap! Enjoy.
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