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nov 25 2015

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Pliers Chip Cutter (SIM Card) Cellular: Micro e Nano

When I was still searching for a new cell phone to buy, I ended up running into one problem: most current models use the Nano SIM Cards (chip nano), while my Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos still uses the traditional SIM Cards (Mini SIM Card). It's all right, just replace the chip, I immediately thought. But I discovered that not everything is as simple as that.

A beautiful day, strolling through the mall, I decided to enter the stores of my operators to investigate the situation. Na Tim, one sleazy salesman explained to me that you could not put my Tim Beta plan for a new chip. I need to buy one of the plans “control”. Na Vivo, said I would have to buy a “blank chip” the cost R $ 25,00. But, such the chip was not available and would arrive next week. Apparently Vivo released shops to sell the chip for the price they want, which explains the takeoff of prices that previously was only R $ 10,00.

Faced with these answers I opted for the purchase of a Pliers Chip Cutter (SIM Card) Cellular: Micro e Nano, it costs cheaper than the Vivo chip and can be used to cut many chips. I know it's possible to cut with scissors, but I preferred to do something more decent to maximize the chances of work.

Pliers Chip Cutter (SIM Card) Cellular, on its packaging

Pliers Chip Cutter (SIM Card) Cellular, on its packaging

Pliers Chip Cutter (SIM Card) Cellular, on its packaging

Pliers Chip Cutter (SIM Card) Cellular, on its packaging

Pliers Chip Cutter (SIM Card) Cellular, on its packaging

Pliers Chip Cutter (SIM Card) Cellular, on its packaging

Pliers Chip Cutter (SIM Card) Cellular, on its packaging

Pliers Chip Cutter (SIM Card) Cellular, on its packaging

Pliers Chip Cutter (SIM Card) Cellular and Miicro adapters for Nano and Micro Mini (Normal)

Pliers Chip Cutter (SIM Card) Cellular and Miicro adapters for Nano and Micro Mini (Normal)

With the arrival of pliers was with a little trepidation. He cuts the traditional chip (Mini SIM Card) para Micro SIM Card, e corta o Micro SIM Card para Nano SIM Card. It does not cut the Mini directly to Nano. Watching the chips understood why: cut Mini Micro is trivial, we are only cutting plastic. Micro to Nano is also trivial, only plastic again. But cut a Mini Micro, It is one of the old Mini, also involves cutting some part of the metal contacts, and possibly plaque that is beneath them. If we cut a vital part of the chip card is doomed and will never work.

Pliers Chip Cutter (SIM Card) Cellular

Pliers Chip Cutter (SIM Card) Cellular

By then I had already bought my Motorola Moto X Play de 32GB in Black Night do Submarino e estava apenas esperando pela sua chegada. I then decided to make another attempt with shops. In Tim Beta site I found that it was sufficient to generate and print a voucher, levá-lo na loja que eles conseguiriam passar a minha linha para outro chip. This was done. Now, to voucher in hand, They did not come with the story that need to change to another plan. I paid R $ 10,00 and in a few minutes I left with my line in a nano chip running.

But the case was different Vivo, o of “blank chip” I had not yet arrived, despite having spent two weeks. Probably will not arrive anytime soon. There is another shop in town, but the same owner and also without “blank chips”. The way was to go to another city. Fuel, pedágio e o próprio valor do chip calculo que gastaria mais de R$ 50,00.

I thought and I: “Lost lost, eu vou é cortar esse chip!”. The worst that can happen is not working and I run out of the line to go in another city and buy a nano chip. Anyway, since we passed the line to another chip, the former does not fit any more even. Operators refuse to rehabilitate a chip, cut or not, although it was unaware of any technical impediment. Therefore, a disabled chip is technological waste. At the very least not lose nor gain anything. And at best I would save with the new chip, fuel and toll.

My Vivo chip is the old well, bought em 2008, após três desses vagabundos, those that left both advocates, put a gun to my head (lo, eles não respeitam o estatuto do desarmamento, what thing…) and take the phone with chip and all. In Vivo store clerk said “gives to cut, but that is quite risky”. Ultimately, the chance to work is small. In my favor I have had the Pliers Chip Cutter, that certainly would do a better job I trying to cut with scissors.

Then cut the Mini Micro SIM Card, all quiet, and then cut the Micro to Nano. The result was scary. No second cut, He could see that part of the plate was left out of my makeshift Nano SIM.

My Vivo still whole Chip

My Vivo still whole Chip

My Vivo Chip already cut to Nano SIM

My Vivo Chip already cut to Nano SIM

My Vivo Chip already cut to Nano SIM

My Vivo Chip already cut to Nano SIM

No high hopes, parti para testar o chip cortado no Motorola Moto X Play. I gave a slight trimming in some edges that were and, with some difficulty, encaixei-o no compartimento do celular. Despite being thinner chips nano, It did not need sanding. I called the phone and… não é que deu certo?! The cell normally entered in the Vivo network and is working perfectly.

My Vivo Chip already cut to Nano SIM and embedded in Motorola Moto X Play drawer

My Vivo Chip already cut to Nano SIM and embedded in Motorola Moto X Play drawer

Motorola Moto X Play working with my Chip Vivo cut to Nano SIM

Motorola Moto X Play working with my Chip Vivo cut to Nano SIM

Já vai completando uma semana e até agora nenhuma falha no meu chip normal/mini cortado para nano. Obrigado Vivo, por suas lojas vagabundas sem estoque de chips que me permitiram economizar 😛

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Skooter

Skooter is a computer scientist and the founder of Skooter Blog. He is interested in everything related to technology and he likes to save money by making his purchases directly from abroad.

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2 comments

  1. 1
    Polter

    Tip: Mobile repair shops usually have this pliers and make the cut by courtesy. The problem is that, com esse seu chip velho da Vivo, não é possível utilizar a rede 4G da Vivo.

    1. 1.1
      Skooter

      Here it seems that charge in the range of R $ 5,00 to cut, without guarantees.
      I did not know the 4G issue, achei que era falta de cobertura mesmo. Apesar que com 200 MB por mês, nem adianta 4G.
      Achei duas ligações perdidas da loja da Vivo hoje, acho que chegou o Nano Chip de R$ 25,00.

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