Airtel Testing Nano SIM Cards for iPhone 5: How is the New Sim Technology Beneficial to Consumers?


Airtel Testing Nano SIM Cards for iPhone 5: How is the New Sim Technology Beneficial to Consumers?


iPhone 5 India release date is round the corner and all the major carriers in the country are quite busy in testing the Nano SIM cards in order make sure that everything is sailing smooth at the time of release.

According to a BGR India report, Airtel has started testing the smaller SIM cards that are to be used with iPhone 5. The report also shows a picture of a Nano SIM card of Airtel with Watchdata logo, one of the companies that offer Nano SIM cards and related solutions to carriers.

Many of you might be making big plans to buy the new handset to buy it for yourself and flaunt the new Retina Display technology right there in your pocket, but how many of you actually know the advantages and the functionality of nano-SIM card which will be required to run the iPhone 5 for making calls and surfing internet.

For those, who are still confused or have questions about switching from their micro-SIM cards to nano-SIM cards, lets take a look at the advantages of these smaller SIM cards which would run the sixth generation iPhone 5.

What is a Nano SIM card?

The nano SIM is the fourth generation SIM card available since the introduction of GSM mobile phones in early 1990s and is  comparatively smaller than the existing micro-SIM cards.

Nano SIMs aka 4 FF have a few advantages as follows.

Reduction in Thickness

Nano SIM cards are approximately 60% smaller than regular SIM cards and 40% smaller than micro SIM cards and are about 15% lesser in thickness. The SIM will function the same way how regular SIM cards and micro SIM cards do. The relatively smaller size of these SIM cards make the iPhone 5 to be 18% thinner than its predecessor – iPhone 4S.

Larger Battery


The sixth generation iPhone is claimed by Apple to have a larger battery with improved backup. The smaller SIM cards definitely make up more space for a larger battery and thereby help the handsets to offer an increased life time.

How to Make Nano SIM Cards?

When it comes to the Nano SIM cards, the major issue with it is its scarce availability. Earlier, there were reports claiming that the major Indian carriers have placed orders for the smaller SIM cards but they will be available only with the official release of the iPhone 5 in India.

However, there is a different method as well. iPhone fans who are planning to buy the smartphone from the different sources prior to its release, can covert their regular SIM card to Nano SIM manually. But, it is a risky task and it could result in permanent damage of the SIM.

Also, there are SIM cutters that will reach the global markets in the coming weeks. Moreover, the main advantage of SIM cutters is than the SIM cards need not be sandpapered or filed after cutting and they work perfectly fine with the iPhone 5.

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