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What’s the difference between a SIM and a micro-SIM?

Like a regular SIM, the micro-SIM holds your subscriber information for the carrier and is great for storing
iphone 4gphone book contacts and other personal information. Micro-SIMs are user-replaceable and slide into a little slot in your device just like regular SIMs.

The micro-SIM is a smaller version of a SIM card found in your mobile phone, but holds exactly the same functions and micro-applications. The size of the micro-SIM is about a half of a regular SIM card (12×15 mm instead of 15x25mm). Though it contains the same information, it is not physically compatible with regular SIM cards found in your mobile phone.

A micro-SIM is basically smaller than a normal SIM card like you have and will only work in an iPad or iphone 4 and a watch phone by Lok8u,.

You can see from the images below and see the sim is much smaller than normal but the inner workings of the sim chip are the same with only small modifications that will be further explained down below in the article.

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iPad Voda micro sim

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AT&T Micro Sim

Should i use Scissors or a Knife or Blade to Cut my Sim to Micro Sim Format to use in ipad or Apple 4 ?

Not so Fast as thier was some news in today from Apple that might put a damper on your plans to save yourself a Wad of Notes. It would be reckless to consider taking a pair of scissors to cut the plastic of a regular SIM cards to make a micro-SIM. Anyone who would attempt to do so would risk damaging both their SIM and also the SIM slot of the device but its possible with some Skill.

A better option would be to contact your carrier to get a micro-SIM card or if you do want to convert a normal sim to a micro sim use the Micro sim Cutter Option and if you need to convert your micro sim back to normal you can also use micro sim adapters..

Why Apple Moved to the New Micro Sim Format.

Apple have learnt from previous sim unlock hacks via Sim Overlay Technology from the likes of Rebel Simcard for unlocking, Call  Control Least Cost routing and the use of Double Sim Adapters and have gone to micro Sim format to do their best to block out the possibility of future hacks. Changing down to the micro format so that they can make it much harder to fit Gadgets inside the iphone 4 or ipad sim gates.

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Another reason Apple moved to the new format was a smart marketing technique. Their is nothing new about the micro sim other than the change of size and apple know this would be good talking point for others to create more talk and publicity around their products and people will percieve also the micro sim is special for apple products or even made by them.

The micro sim was first used by Lok8u, they were the first to ship a micro-SIM product in the United States — a watch that relays the location of children from their wrists to their parents’ cellphones.Jobs Got in Second on the Act here but will claim the Glory and portray this as Apples invention too.

Today’s News Puts a Damper on the Hopes of People wanting to use their existing network Simcard on the Apple Ipad

Apple has added a section to its iPhone FAQ confirming that you won’t be able to use one Micros SIM in both the smartphone and the Apple iPad.

Thousands off people who don’t want to Sign up to New 2 Year  Contracts from Carriers planned to buy an Ipad  Sim Free and use their Existing Simcards which have free or cheap internet packages by converting then by cutting them self or through the of micro sim cuttings tools have had their Plans blown out of the window for Now with the new announcement.

The official line on this from UK O2 is “The micro-SIMs for the iPhone are set up to allow voice calls, SMS messages and data functionality, whereas the iPad micro-SIM is provisioned to allow pay-as-you-go data transfer only.”

“The two devices are designed to give a different experience. The iPhone 4 is for regular use, whereas with the iPad we offer moreflexibility over data use.”

Makes perfect business sense from Apple’s point of view, but seems a riff off as the Device is Purchased Sim Free and such Restrictions should not be placed. This means we need to have two monthly data plans if we want 3G mobile browsing.

The two types of Micro Sim card for Apple ipad & Iphone 4 Explained and Can you use if you convert you existing sims to micro sim format.

Most networks around the world sell 2 types of network simcard.

  1. Voice & Data Enabled Simcard where you can Make Calls and also Use to Surf the Net. This is the most common type of simcard around the world and is same as what we find in mobile phones and phones like Iphone 3G 3G 3GS.
  2. Data Only Simcard Where you cant make Calls but Can use to surf the Net Only. This type of network simcard is quite new and only few years old & can only be used in devices who primary function is to supply Data only Services and you will already find these kinds of simcards in devices like data dongle & Mifi Devices and often are bundled in to deals with Laptops that are sold with internal wireless GPRS EDGE 3G Modems.

If you already have a Good mobile contract Deal with Free Data allowance this Leaves you with the Following options if you convert you network sim to micro format and buy a Sim Free iphone 4 or Ipad 3G.

Can i use my Normal Voice & Data enabled Sim ?

Sim Free iphone 4              Sim Free ipad

YES                                                 No

Can i use my Data only Sim from my existing data dongle or Mifi with Sim Free Ipad & Iphone 4G ?

Sim Free iphone 4              Sim Free ipad

Yes *                                                    Yes

*To be confirmed by our guess is Yes but for Data Only and not voice


UK Mobile Networks and thier offerings for Micro Sims

Rival networks OrangeVodafone and 3 are all offering customers the chance to pre-order the Micro SIMs needed to use the iPad’s 3G capabilities

The UK O2 network is offering its daily tariff (£2 per day for 500MB) but users need to wait for Friday before they can order their SIM.


MicroSim adapter for iPad iphone 4 Convert Sim to Micro Sim

Do you have an Apple iPad or planning to buy one soon – Did you know that your existing SIM card will not fit? I will send you full instructions on how to cut down your existing SIM along with an adapter to allow you to use this SIM card in your existi  

UK – 

Operator: – BT Mobile

GPRS APN: – btmobile.bt.com

Username: – bt

Password: – bt

Gateway IP: – 212.183.137.12

 

Operator: – Jersey Telecom

GPRS APN: – pepper

Username: – {blank}

Password: – {blank}

DNS: – 212.9.0.135, 212.9.0.135

 

Operator: – O2 UK (contract)

GPRS APN: – wap.o2.co.uk

Username: – o2wap

Password: – password

Gateway IP: – 193.113.200.195

 

Operator: – O2 UK (pre-pay)

GPRS APN: – payandgo.o2.co.uk

Username: – payandgo

Password: – password

Gateway IP: – 193.113.200.195

 

Operator: – Orange UK

GPRS APN: – orangeinternet

Username: – {blank}

Password: – {blank}

Gateway IP: – 192.168.71.35

 

Operator: – T-Mobile

GPRS APN: – general.t-mobile.uk

Username: – user

Password: – wap

Gateway IP: – 149.254.1.10

 

Operator: – Tesco Mobile

GPRS APN: – prepay.tesco-mobile.com

Username: – tescowap

Password: – password

Gateway IP: – 193.113.200.195

 

Operator: – Virgin Mobile

GPRS APN: – goto.virginmobile.uk

Username: – user

Password: – {blank}

Gateway IP: – 193.30.166.3

 

Operator: – Vodafone (Contract)

GPRS APN: – wap.vodafone.co.uk

Username: – wap

Password: – wap

Gateway IP: – 212.183.137.12

 

Operator: – Vodafone (pre-pay)

GPRS APN: – pp.vodafone.co.uk

Username: – wap

Password: – wap

Gateway IP: – 212.183.137.12

Solutions Point Ltd, UK, already known for their technological breakthroughs in the mobile phone unlocking industry, are well known and an established players in this industry, today announced the world’s first solution to unlock the iPhone 3G using its newly released product Rebel Sim card.

Rebel Sim card can unlock almost any mobile phone available in the market, and now the iPhone 3G, the hottest selling product of the year joins its list.
Anyone can buy a Rebel Sim card from http://www.rebelsimcard.com and unlock their iPhone 3G.

A lot of users were already looking for a solution to unlock their phone, with no software yet released to unlock the iPhone 3G, even after using the Rebel Sim card with the iPhone 3G the phone warranty is not lost! and the contract with existing network provider is not breached.

And guess what’s more, the phone is still in warranty and Apple cannot detect it!! therefore users can use another networks simcard to make cheaper calls, without loosing their warranty! , without getting Apple to know about it, without breaching the contract, and last but not the least, users don’t need to have special skills to use Rebel Sim Card, it works Out of the box and it does not require any modification to the iPhone 3G firmware.

Even if you are an amateur, it will just take less than a minute to unlock your new iPhone 3G.

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New firmware update available for Rebel Simcard v29. More Stable, More Powerful – 14-Aug-08
Update your Rebel Simcard Now, See the Downloads Section for more details.
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Rebel Simcard – Again World’s first to unlock iPhone 3G v2.0.2 – 21-Aug-2008
Rebel Simcard - Worlds Only Solution to Unlock iPhone 3G.

Download and Read the Rebel Simcard Introduction document – 10-Aug-2008.

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Features & Benefits of Rebel Simcard.

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Rebel Simcard – The World’s Only Solution to Unlock iPhone 3G.
Now comes with a 7 day Money Back Guarantee.

Worlds only solution to unlock iphone 3G

Key features

  • NO JAILBREAK REQUIRED.
  • NO NEED TO DOWNGRADE ANY SOFTWARE/FIRMWARE.
  • Works out of the box.
  • 100% tested with Apple iPhone 3G.
  • Works with all networks.
  • Easy to use & hassle free.
  • No firmware modification is required.
  • No warranty void.
  • No breach of contract with Service Provider.

Watch the video in our Blog



All Rebel Sim cards comes with STK Menu – Change Rebel Sim card modes from within your phone.

Rebel Sim card STK menu

Key Features

  • Special Rebel-Menu is available in your phone once Rebel Sim card is inserted in your phone.
  • Option to change mode from within the phone.
  • Easy to use and hassle free operation.
  • Gives extended control over Rebel Sim card features.
  • Works completely flawless.

Rebel Sim card Programmer – Customize modes and update firmware.

Rebel Sim card Reader

Rebel Sim card reader is used to upgrade Rebel Sim card firmware.

Key features

  • Driverless on Windows Vista.
  • Plug and Play.
  • Works flawless with Rebel Sim card.
  • Easy to use.
  • Built with high quality components.

Rebel Sim card Cutter

Rebel Sim card Cutter

Rebel Sim card cutter is used to cut your existing operator sim card to use with Rebel Sim card.

Key features

  • Specially developed to cut Sim cards.
  • Easy to use.
  • Does not damage Sim card like other cutters in the market.

Rebel Simcard Introduction Document