If you have owned or currently own an iPad 3G, iPad 2 3G, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, or the Nokia N9, in all probability you have at least one microSIM in your kit. My first SIM card to be modified to microSIM size was my MTN line. That transition happened when the iPad came in for review. That seems so long ago now. Wasn’t that 2010? Since then, I have also had the Nokia N9, the device that forced me to cut my main SIM into microSIM format.
Of course, using a makeshift adapter, I am still able to use my main line with phones that require regular SIMs. For example, my main line worked fine in the Samsung Galaxy S II until the arrival of the HTC One X, which also uses the microSIM standard.
I am eagerly expecting review units of both the Nokia 808 PureView and Samsung Galaxy S III, both of which have MicroSIM card support only too. The truth is that if you live on the cutting edge of mobile telephony, chances are that you can no longer stay away from the microSIM for much longer. As I have mentioned above, so long as you have a microSIm adapter handy, whether its a makeshift one (don’t discard the rest of your regular SIM from which your microSIM was cut) or a proper adapter, you should have no fear about embracing the microSIM.
If you need to cut your SIM or replace it with a microSIM, a good idea is to go to your network operator’s service centre. usually, they can do the cutting for you, or actually carry out a microSIM swap.
This is 2012, guys! Welcome to the age of the microSIM.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.