iPhone 5 nano SIM cards – commercial cutting service available now

Whether it is down to the design, the functionality, the branding or mass hysteria, plenty of people want an iPhone 5 and they want it now.

Sept 21st update: we’ve got our hands on an iPhone 5 and inserted our cut-down micro SIM card and it works great!

As well as securing a device when they hit the market in the next weeks, consumers are also on a scramble to secure nano-SIMs, the new format SIM card that has been the cause of much debate, and conflict, within the industry.

We’ve watched Twitter and other social platforms buzz with talk of the iPhone 5 but also an increasing volume of questions about the nano-SIM itself becoming a barrier to successfully adopting the new smartphone.

If you have existing SIM card or micro-SIM inventory, we provide an accurate nano-SIM cutting service at competitive prices, with fast turnaround.  Just get in touch.

Availability of a professionally cut SIM card will enable you to respond most effectively to your customers’ requests, and could prove more cost effective than wasting time and inventory shipping replacement SIM cards out to those who have attempted to ‘DIY’ cut their SIM card and failed.

Can you really cut it?

There are a few articles in the consumer press questioning whether a micro-SIM can actually be successfully cut down to a nano-SIM, highlighting that the new nano format is not just smaller in length and width but also in depth.

So far, we believe that this will not cause an issue on most native nano-SIM format handsets as the SIM contactors are sprung.  We think the 15% reduction is to allow for backwards compatibility (i.e. to scale up the nano-SIM plug-in for older devices using a SIM adaptor). The combined thickness of the required ‘sim adaptor’ and nano-SIM should equate to the same thickness as the older format SIMs, both of which should fit OK.

It appears that the 15% reduction in thickness was planned in response to an issue on some existing handsets where scaling-up a micro-SIM to mini-SIM format (using an adaptor) resulted in an oversized SIM plug-in being forced into a handset, causing issues.

To discuss converting your existing SIM inventory to the new nano-SIM format, contact us at enquiries@breezeformobile.com