I have a 8-pin SIM, which I want to cut into a nano SIM (which only has 6 pins). Looking at the Wikipedia X-Ray image, I assume I should cut the lower 2 pins.

Is this correct?

8-pin SIM

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    \$\begingroup\$ Just request a nano SIM from your provider.... \$\endgroup\$ – JonRB Aug 18 '19 at 19:34
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    \$\begingroup\$ I think the odds of your success are very low. \$\endgroup\$ – Elliot Alderson Aug 18 '19 at 19:50
  • \$\begingroup\$ youtube.com/watch?v=j6T1Mygucak \$\endgroup\$ – Bruce Abbott Aug 18 '19 at 20:12
  • \$\begingroup\$ Thank you, Bruce. I just cut a 6-pin SIM into nano format without a template and a utility blade instead of scissors \$\endgroup\$ – Markus Aug 18 '19 at 21:39
  • \$\begingroup\$ Why do you suggest this, JonR? \$\endgroup\$ – Markus Aug 18 '19 at 21:42

Yes, those are the right pads to cut off.

Though, I have to warn you, it is possible to cut that card so that it gets stuck to the phone. Nano-SIM is also thinner than Mini-SIM so you have to slice off some 0.1mm from it to make it fit most phones. Still it is doable, but just be careful not to cut it too small.

Also, the old SIMs might not work well with newer mobile technologies. Depends on your operator.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Thank you for the confirmation and the warning. \$\endgroup\$ – Markus Aug 18 '19 at 21:31
  • \$\begingroup\$ With "new mobile technology" you mean all that follows GSM? \$\endgroup\$ – Markus Aug 18 '19 at 21:32
  • \$\begingroup\$ I don't remember was it LTE or WCDMA that requires newer version of SIM card. \$\endgroup\$ – TemeV Aug 19 '19 at 2:18
  • \$\begingroup\$ TemeV, the former 8-pin nano SIM shows 4G in the status bar and "Mobile Network Type" LTE in the settings. Download speed 80 Mbps, upload speed 40 Mbps. I guess the SIM is more than 6 years old. \$\endgroup\$ – Markus Aug 19 '19 at 9:09
  • \$\begingroup\$ Operator is O2 (Germany) \$\endgroup\$ – Markus Aug 19 '19 at 9:15

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