1. AC Question's Avatar
    Long story short. I've decided on the Nexus 5x as an upgrade to my 2.5 yr old S4. The S4 has a micro SIM and the 5x has the nano SIM. I don't want to have to cut the SIM down, so I've heard you can call Verizon and request a nano SIM to be sent to the mail to activate the phone.

    How does everything transfer from my old phone/account if not using the same SIM from the old phone? (like maintaining my number for instance)?
    01-22-2016 06:52 AM
  2. RogMoore's Avatar
    Yeah it is possible, but more quick would be cutting it, requesting a new sim would take some time.
    01-22-2016 06:56 AM
  3. mr_nobody's Avatar
    I'll warn you...I tried to cut my old sim down for my 5x and the cutter I bought from amazon bungled it and I had to buy a new sim anyways...just my two cents...
    01-22-2016 12:45 PM
  4. benhaube's Avatar
    I bought a sim cutter way back when I bought the OG Moto X, and it worked perfectly. I then used it in the 2nd and third gen Moto X, and the Nexus 5X before switching to Project Fi. The cut sim card never had an issue.

    Posted via the Android Central app on my Nexus 5X with Project Fi
    01-22-2016 04:34 PM
  5. yeahizme's Avatar
    I went to a small store front computer shop where the guy who works on computers had a sim cutter....he cut my sim from the LG g3 down to a nano size and I put the new sim into my LG v10 and it worked flawlessly...whole process took less than 2 mins.
    01-22-2016 05:43 PM
  6. L0N35T4R's Avatar
    Use regular scissors to cut the sim. Download a template online and print it. Easy. Go slow... You can always remove more, but can't put plastic back

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-23-2016 06:15 PM
  7. fonejacker77's Avatar
    I've cut 2 sims with scissors, easy job. You will cut off a bit of the gold chip but don't worry.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-23-2016 11:46 PM
  8. jonebk12's Avatar
    Just go into a corporate (not authorized retailer) Verizon store and they should be able to quickly provide you with and activate a new SIM for free. I did it when I got my 5X. The potential problem with ordering a nano SIM and trying to activate it yourself in the 5X is that, at least when I took it in a few months ago, Verizon's network did not recognize the phone and the rep had to use another dummy phone to activate the SIM. Once he did that, it worked flawlessly in the 5X. I personally wouldn't try cutting it down, but that's just me.
    libra89 likes this.
    01-25-2016 03:10 PM
  9. libra89's Avatar
    Just go into a corporate (not authorized retailer) Verizon store and they should be able to quickly provide you with and activate a new SIM for free. I did it when I got my 5X. The potential problem with ordering a nano SIM and trying to activate it yourself in the 5X is that, at least when I took it in a few months ago, Verizon's network did not recognize the phone and the rep had to use another dummy phone to activate the SIM. Once he did that, it worked flawlessly in the 5X. I personally wouldn't try cutting it down, but that's just me.
    I feel the same. Cutting it to me means that you can't ever go back unless you go back to get a new sim, and that's kind of pointless to me.
    02-06-2016 09:08 AM
  10. Mitch R.'s Avatar
    It's a 2 part process. First you ask them to send you a nano SIM. Once you get the SIM, call them and simply say "I need to do a SIM card swap". They'll ask for the old and new SIM card numbers and bam, you're done. This is what I did and I didn't have any problems.
    libra89 likes this.
    02-06-2016 10:21 AM

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