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Old April 6th, 2012, 03:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Using a SIM cutter for my HTC One X

My HTC Desire HD uses a regular SIM but the HTC One X uses a Micro SIM.

I used a SIM cutter to make my regular SIM into a Micro SIM but it didnít work in my HTC One X.

On my regular SIM the contacts pad completely fills the Micro SIM area and a small shaving of copper was removed by the SIM cutter. I thought I had scrapped my SIM but I used an adapter and put it back in to my HTC Desire HD and it still worked.

I got a Micro SIM from Vodafone and I notice that it has a much smaller contact pad area. Does anyone know if an older SIM with larger contact pads is compatible with a Micro SIM?

I called Vodafone and got my account transferred to my new Micro SIM and was up and running in a few minutes.

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I noticed my old sim had bigger contact area than the micro sim supplied but after carefully cutting the old sim with a craft knife and printed template from a YouTube guide it works fine in my one x.
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i had a very old blue sim card that i have had for years

the shop assistant said even if he cut it it would not work so he had to give me a new sim , he still had to cut it to size but it worked straight away
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I've noticed that SIM card's have 3 different size contact areas. The older ones have the largest and even when cut, they won't work.
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I used a pair of scissors on my Giff Gaff sim to cut it down to micro. Totally ballsed it up and cut the slant on the wrong side. amazingly I jammed it into the card slot and it worked!
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I used a pair of scissors on my Giff Gaff sim to cut it down to micro. Totally ballsed it up and cut the slant on the wrong side. amazingly I jammed it into the card slot and it worked!
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I got my phone from 3. The guy in the shop said he could either, give me a new sim (micro) where I would have to wait upto 24hrs for the sim to register. Or he could cut my sim down and use it straight away. Obviously being a big kid I went for the "cut it and let me play option". Turned out he cut it wrong. I later found out from another guy in the shop that they have a success rate of about 99% when cutting Sims down.
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