Now, there are two ways of going about getting your Nano SIM card. The first thing to do is to visit your wireless network’s local customer service center and get them to replace your current SIM with a Nano SIM, or you can follow the guide after the jump and turn your SIM into a Nano SIM at home.
The guide is very simple and straightforward. You will require the following apparatus:
- A printer
- A4-sized page
- Ruler and marker
- Sandpaper or file
When you are in possession of these items, you have my permission to slice (your SIM card).
Step 1: Print the PDF we’ve linked here at 100% scale on an A4 page.
Step 2: Place your current SIM card (Mini or Micro) on the designated area. If you have a Mini SIM, place it on the second highlighted area. If you have Micro SIM, place it on the third and last.
Step 3: Firmly stick your SIM to the highlighted outline using a piece of tape. Be sure to align the edges properly.
Step 4: Use a ruler + marker to accurately mark the five lines along which you have to cut.
Step 5: Cut it! Be very careful. Take things slowly. You may damage your card if this isn’t done properly.
Step 6: Smooth out the edges of your freshly-cut Nano SIM by using sandpaper or a file. Again, be very careful in this step as it may damage the SIM card’s circuitry if you sand the SIM more than needed.
Voila! You now have a Nano SIM that should, technically, work with an iPhone 5.