The technology in the field of Smartphone has taken a jump with the launch of much awaited tablet, the iPad, by the Apple Inc. But, this device carries something different from its ancestors and it has raised some eyebrows. You can say, up goes the size of the device and the SIM card goes tinier. The newly invented format for a SIM card known as the “micro-SIM” has taken everyone by surprise, as this is something absolutely rare. Very few companies in the world have known to make use of such a format, but with the advent of Apple’s iPad, one must be rest assured that this is the call for the future.
Why Wait for Future?
In the present scenario, we don’t have any authenticity for the micro-SIM format and since the iPad has already headed its way out in the market, people are caught in a dilemma what to buy for. Would you like to wait for the so called “future” or you are just too impatient? Well, if you really got your heart trapped on the device, why not apply a bit of endowment to transform a normal SIM card into a micro one. The new format is not something out of the box; it has the identical active area as that of the standard SIM, with a minute difference in the fibrous part. For this little transformation, you will need a few things upfront as listed below:
- A microSIM adapter, which can be purchased from any local store or online.
- A good cutter, which sharply chops away the edges of the normal SIM leaving a mark.
- A SIM cut-out printed by adjusting the printer at 100%. This is important as it influences the dimensions.
- A sharp pencil for margin purpose and a scotch tape.
Five Steps and You are Done
Once you are prepared with the above requirements, pursue these five steps to get the desired result:
1)Once again to remind, print the cut-out template exactly at a size of 100%. If this goes wrong, there shall never be any result out.
2) Position the card accurately on the printed cut-out template and affix it by using the scotch tape.
3) Rotate the piece of paper on the reverse side to get a proper view of the edges of microSIM. Margin it accurately with a sharp pencil.
4) Dry your hands completely and start tracing the cut-out template with a sharp cutter. One has to be careful and concentrated while doing this, as numerous attempts might lead to a failure.
5) After the tracing has been done with, take scissors and slash off the marked portion delicately to get a sharper end. Clean up the leftovers and check whether the new card fixes itself perfectly in the adapter. If it does, then you are done with making your own microSIM.