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Has anyone had success with cutting their MiniSIM to MicroSIM format?

I just got my Nexus 5 today and did not realize it needs a MicroSIM. I was just going to use my old phone's MiniSIM and was able to research I might still be able to do that by cutting it into the right format. It seems simple enough and I downloaded and printed template, but I wanted to hear some firsthand experiences before I give it a go.
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No one ever had success at cutting it



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Has anyone had success with cutting their MiniSIM to MicroSIM format?

I just got my Nexus 5 today and did not realize it needs a MicroSIM. I was just going to use my old phone's MiniSIM and was able to research I might still be able to do that by cutting it into the right format. It seems simple enough and I downloaded and printed template, but I wanted to hear some firsthand experiences before I give it a go.
I've done it... it works fine.
Just make it a little bigger to start with and then fine-tune it with a nail file or similar.
Also don't force it into the slot if it still seems too wide or you might get it jammed and damage the slot.

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I've done it... it works fine.
Just make it a little bigger to start with and then fine-tune it with a nail file or similar.
Also don't force it into the slot if it still seems too wide or you might get it jammed and damage the slot.
I'm glad I posted, the nail file is a good idea I would have missed otherwise.
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Just to report back, it worked like a charm and cost me maybe 3-4 mins. I used one of the many templates one can find online, stuck the SIM to the printout using double-sided tape and then used a utility blade to cut the card,applying lots of presure with one my fingers on the card to hold the card in place. I didn't even need the file.
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You know your network provider will just send you out one for free if you phone and ask

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Why do people bother cutting SIM cards? Why not just get the right SIM card from your carrier? If your carrier is so pretentious that they would charge you to swap a SIM card, I'd seriously reconsider buying your service from them in the first place.
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T-Mobile is pretty good about giving out free SIM cards. I just didn't want to wait. And I enjoy DIY
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