Buying a Simple Mobile Nano Sim Card for iPhone 5

With the launch of the iPhone 5, many Simple Mobile customers have been wondering if their current sim card will work for their iPhone 5. Previously when iPhone 4 and 4s launched, Simple Mobile notified consumers several weeks prior to the release that they would indeed release a micro sim for micro sim card users. Apparently this time around with the launch of iPhone 5, Simple Mobile has not released a Nano sim or made any comment in reference to doing so.

The short answer is that there is no OFFICIAL nano sim for iPhone 5 available through Simple Mobile or it’s dealer locations.

The alternative is those who still wish to use Simple Mobile with the iPhone 5 do have some options to make this work.

  1. iPhone Zen released this PDF file on how to convert your existing standard sim card or micro sim card to a nano sim card using a razor. Their instruction in this document is pretty good. Just make sure you have somewhere you can get a replacement sim card in case the project goes bad. 
  2. eBay – The auction site has many sellers who have already pre-cut and tested the functionality of the nano-sim card. Just make sure to buy from someone with a lot of sales on the specific listing you’re looking at.

Many other websites offer the nano sim but I’ve never used them before. At $2-$5/each, heading over to eBay is probably the cheapest and easiest way get Simple Mobile on your iPhone 5.