1. DiePerske's Avatar
    Oay, so, has anyone tried to cut their SIM card to fit into the z10? Is it easy to do, and most importantly, how much of a risk do I take damaging my phone while doing it?

    Thanks

    (And, the roaming carrier I'm thinking of only has full size sims, so getting a regular one form my carrier isn't an option)
    04-17-13 05:47 PM
  2. darkehawke's Avatar
    My sim is cut. But I paid a shop to do it. Works fine


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    04-17-13 05:48 PM
  3. keelduf's Avatar
    did it with a Solavei SIM, they had sent out a regular SIM and was too impatient to wait. Worked fine, downloaded a template and cut it with a scissors, sanded the edges. There are sim cutters and adapters available on amazon.
    04-17-13 05:51 PM
  4. chrispipe's Avatar
    i cut mine with a pair of scissors and while drunk/still drinking. so yeah it's easy. just make sure you notch the right corner on the 45 cut. and dont cut the actual chip part lol
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    04-17-13 05:55 PM
  5. beamolite's Avatar
    I bought a SIM cutter on Amazon before my phone arrived. I cut it and it works fine with no issues.

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    04-17-13 06:13 PM
  6. Oscar_E's Avatar
    i currently have a 9900 BIS plan, what if i cut this SIMcard, will i get BIS on my Z10 ?
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    04-17-13 06:29 PM
  7. Vector-SS's Avatar
    It's quite easy, even if you over chop as long as you don't chop some parts of the sim you will still be ok.

    Get a template online, a good pair of scissors, and go at at.

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    04-17-13 06:39 PM
  8. Spawn12's Avatar
    i currently have a 9900 BIS plan, what if i cut this SIMcard, will i get BIS on my Z10 ?
    Lol yes and u will also get android jellybean and iOS as your 2nd and 3rd operating systems on BlackBerry 10 .

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    04-17-13 06:42 PM
  9. durendal's Avatar
    I got myself a microsim but was very frustrated with the carrier since they haven't activated it despite constant follow ups. I was so frustrated that I decided to cut my minisim myself. Used the new microsim as template and used an x-acto knight to cut it myself. what do you know, it works.
    04-18-13 12:38 AM
  10. ciprianmuresan's Avatar
    Lol yes and u will also get android jellybean and iOS as your 2nd and 3rd operating systems on BlackBerry 10 .

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    You forgot Windows 8, yo

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    04-18-13 12:41 AM
  11. TeaBoy's Avatar
    why not go to your carrier to pick up a new one??
    The worst thing that can happen is having to buy another z10 cause you screw up and go the sim stuck.
    04-18-13 12:47 AM
  12. diegonei's Avatar
    Just be careful. When I went to have mine cut, the lady on the shop and I were surprised that it has this odd, extra long form. I had to get a new SIM with my carrier.

    So, if it looks like the one in the adapter, go for it.

    Cut SIMs and z 10-img_00000017.jpg

    Lol yes and u will also get android jellybean and iOS as your 2nd and 3rd operating systems on BlackBerry 10 .

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    How funny.

    Now, to answer the original question: You won't get any of the BIS features, but your phone will work. And if your BIS plan is like mine, you'll have unlimited data.
    04-18-13 01:00 AM
  13. Oscar_E's Avatar
    Dude in my carrier the BIS provides full indefinite internet with no blocking, it only degrades, but the new plan only gives me 5 GB and then it will stop working, that's why i'm asking !
    04-18-13 02:07 AM
  14. NormTNC's Avatar
    I just broke a pin on my first Z10 with a Nano to Micro adapter. I switched to a new micro on my new device.

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    04-18-13 02:17 AM
  15. darkehawke's Avatar
    Dude in my carrier the BIS provides full indefinite internet with no blocking, it only degrades, but the new plan only gives me 5 GB and then it will stop working, that's why i'm asking !
    You will get your normal data from your bis plan.
    You can ignore the fact you get unlimited bis data, it doesn't work with the z10

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    04-18-13 03:04 AM
  16. diegonei's Avatar
    You will get your normal data from your bis plan.
    You can ignore the fact you get unlimited bis data, it doesn't work with the z10

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    Wrong. BIS FEATURES don't work. Compressing, Push, Encryption, NOC access.

    The plan characteristics remain unchanged. If it was 500mb/month it will remain 500mb/month. If it was unlimited, it will remain unlimited.

    Here, my problem with BIS is: The carrier has it capped at 3mb speed MAX (1.2mb average) at HSPA+. If I want faster speeds, I need to get a new plan and let go of BIS. Other carriers may vary.
    04-18-13 11:54 AM
  17. Oscar_E's Avatar
    i though this forum was to learn about stuff, no need for sarcasm !

    With the BIS plan the internet doesn't end ever, just degrades, unlike the new plan which if you use the amount of MB your getting, internet stops !!
    04-22-13 03:22 AM
  18. otacon's Avatar
    There is a remote chance that you might damage your sim. I know because my wife damaged her sim card, even though it was cut with an adapter at a shop.

    However, my sim is also cut by the same shop and it works like a charm.
    04-22-13 03:26 AM

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