[nSLUG] Cellular dongles
j.maxuel at gmail.com
Wed Apr 24 11:31:22 ADT 2019
> Also, on the topic of SIM sizes. AFAICT the various SIM sizes in use
> (mini, micro, nano) are all electrically identical, but mechanically
> different form factors. Luckily their connectors are the same, they just
> vary in the amount of plastic around the connector. In fact most carriers
> now give you a pop-out card, which is a bit like a russian doll where the
> innermost doll is the nano (or whatever the smallest is called today). If
> you require the next size up, you just knock it out with the extra
> plastic. If you are a packrat like me, you keep the bits so that when you
> need two sizes up you have it (such as today). You can also buy the
> adapters online, or print them if you have access to a 3d printer (I had
> poor results when I tried that road).
Good point to make - not uncommon for people to cut down a sim card for a
newer device, since the electrical components tend to not sprawl that much
in the plastic (or at least the chance drops considerably with newer SIM's
that are not the russian-doll-style already).
Although if you keep the outer perimeters for future use as adapters, be
very careful to keep the pieces flush with each other - you don't want the
insert catching on your SIM tray pins or you'll have a bad day (this is in
part why commercial adapters - like NOOSY - have been a thing however most
of the time the problem can be solved with said free insert and scotch tape
trimmed to size and on top of the combination).
"One should strive to achieve, not sit in bitter regret."
- Ronan Harris / Mark Jackson
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