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Cutting SIMs into Micro SIMs for the iPhone 4?

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Hey guys, I just wanted to clarify on this. I'm in Taiwan for a bit, and currently without a local sim card. I'd like to get one, but I can't find any stores that have iPhone 4 sized microSIMs (people online said they were for sure at the airport, which is quite far to make a trip from central Taipei). All they have is the regular SIMs, I was thinking of just cutting up those ones, so it'll fit into my iPhone (they're actually quite the good deal these prepaid sim cards). So has anyone here tried it personally? was it hard, any tips etc etc ?

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While I have no experience with it, my first reaction would be that cutting up SIM cards would probably make them, ya know, not work?
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I had a friend try it, but he failed. Found a video with someone doing it.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2Pkm2PUG-c"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2Pkm2PUG-c[/ame]
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It will work if you cut it right.
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There's a tool that you can buy that cuts it for you...
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I did it to get my iPhone 4 to work on T-Mobile, and it works. You should get a micro SIM card and cut the SIM card to where the connection points are in the same place relative to the size of the card. Just remember, you can always make the card smaller but you can't make it bigger. I cut the card too close on one side and now my SIM card is smaller than the micro sim and doesn't sit flush in the SIM tray. It does however work fine once it's in the phone though, so YMMV. I didn't want to wait for the cutting tool to ship in from wherever so I went ahead and cut it myself, but if you can wait for shipping buying the cutter would be a much better alternative.
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[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Clearmax-Converter-adapters-ClearMax-Cleaning/dp/B003YCNEZ4"]Amazon.com: Clearmax Micro SIM Cutter & Converter with 2 SIM card adapters + FREE ClearMax Cleaning Cloth: Cell Phones & Accessories[/ame]
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You win sir.

Was just about to link one. Friend did the same thing when he went to Tokyo.
    
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