For the new HTC “One” line of Android phones, like HTC One X, you may need a micro-SIM, which as the name suggests is smaller than a larger mini-SIM card. Okay, If you’re rocking a GSM phone in your hands, there’s a good change you’re using a mini-SIM. If you’ve got an iPhone 4/4S on AT&T, you’ve already got a micro-SIM.
There are many ways to get a micro-SIM. One is to ask your carrier, go to AT&T or T-Mobile or others, and tell them you need a micro-SIM. If they don’t know what you are talking about, it might be the time to consider switching carriers. Hah.
The other way is a litter scary, a little dangerous, is to cut your SIM card.
Cutting your own micro-SIM isn’t like performing surgery. It’s not even like performing dinner. It’s more like using a stapler.
- Step 1: Acquire SIM cutter. Easy enough. Took about 2 minutes on Amazon to find one (should be less than $10). Most also come with mini-SIM card adapters, which is good.
- Step 2: Insert card. (Make sure you line it up the right way.)
- Step 3: Apply pressure to the SIM cutter in a squeezing motion. You’ll feel a “pop” as the cutter cuts the card. The newly cut card will fall to the desk or table (we don’t recommend doing this outside or in the snow or on a boat or in the desert, for obvious reasons), free of its oversized shackles.
- Step 4: Have a beer.
See? Pretty simple. Getting it into the SIM card tray of the HTC One X was simple enough.
Here is the video: