Without a microSIM cutter, you need to cut your SIM card yourself. You have to measure it, mark cut-lines on the card, take a pair of scissors…what a headache! Although it’s a fairly easy process, you must be very careful not to damage the card or your hands.
If you are looking for a microSIM cutter, you might want to check out MicroSIM Solutions, an Israel-based company who’s offering high-quality microSIM cutters and adapters. They were kind enough to send us a sample, and today we’re going to take a closer look at their products.
The microSIM cutter comes in a small, compact box which can easily be mistaken with a perfume sample box ( even if it sounds crazy, two people thought it was perfume, so you can imagine the look on their faces when they saw a microSIM cutter).
Inside the box, you will find a microSIM cutter and two microSIM adapters. The microSIM adapter is for later use, in case you cut your SIM card, and you want to use it with a 2FF SIM compatible device. ( you can find more info about microSIMs vs ‘regular SIMs’ here
Judging by the shape of the microSIM cutter and the instructions engraved on it, you should have no problem cutting your SIM.
All you have to do is take your regular SIM, insert it into the cutter and press the lever. I suggest you press it with the heel of your hand…
That’s it. You are now the proud owner of an old new microSIM.
Now it’s time to take a look at the adapters. These adapters are made in Germany, and you can use them anytime you want to stick your microSIM into a non-microSIM device.
Just a word of advice: before you stick it into ( let’s say ) an older iPhone, take some scotch tape and apply it on the back of the SIM/SIM adapter to make sure it is fixed in place.
That’s it you are done….
The microSIM cutter, will cut your SIM so clean that, if you don’t want to use the adapters that you will get anyway, you can use what’s left of your regular SIM ( after you cut it ) as an adapter.
You can buy a microSIM cutter + 2 SIM adapters for €23.99 ( around $34 ) from the official website
. You can also order a microSIM cutter + 3 adapters for €28.99 ( around $40 ).