How-To Insert A SIM Card

SIM cards can be a foreign concept to some, but in all actuality, they are a very simple and easy-to-use element of cellular devices. SIM cards were first used in 1991 and the acronym “SIM” stands for Subscriber Identity Module. In other words, it tells your phone who you are and who to connect with so that it can connect you to the proper service. SIM cards are widely used across Europe as well as in a couple of the major US networks that exist today.

Let’s dig deeper into How-To Insert a SIM Card.

While the actual steps may vary from device-to-device, the general concept is the same. There is usually a SIM Card TRAY or SLOT that the SIM Card is placed in. Usually, there is a tray or slot located on the back or side of the device.
Keep in mind, some devices may require you to remove the battery first before you can access your SIM card slot or tray.

Compatibility

Is my phone compatible with SpeedTalk?

The following phones work with our service:

  • iPhone - All models - All 2G, 3G, 4G LTE GSM phones
    All phones purchased through T-Mobile
    All UNLOCKED phones purchased through AT&T
    Only 6 and newer model iPhones purchased through Verizon & Sprint
  • Android - All models - All 2G, 3G, 4G LTE GSM phones
    All phones purchased through T-Mobile
    All UNLOCKED phones purchased through AT&T
    Only 2016 and newer model Android phones purchased through Verizon & Sprint
  • Windows - Most windows phones
  • Non-smartphones - All models - All 2G, 3G, 4G LTE GSM - UNLOCKED
  • Other - All models - All 2G, 3G, 4G LTE GSM - UNLOCKED

iPhone User’s

Step 1: Power-Off the device

Step 2: Remove the SIM Card Tray

This can be done using a SIM removal tool, or a simple paperclip bent to insert into the tray and properly eject it.

Step 3: Select the Correct Sized SIM

Most SIM cards come triple cut, meaning they can be adjusted so that you can press out the SIM card into the proper size. The SIM card size can be altered if you accidentally punch out the wrong size. Simply place it back into the SIM card tray and press out again to the correct desired size. Most iPhones use Nano SIM cards however, depending on the type your phone uses, you have the option to choose from all three sizes; Standard, Micro, and Nano SIM cards.

Step 4: Place the SIM Card into the Tray and Reinsert into the Device

With many SIM trays that iPhone uses there is only one way to place it in the tray, due to one corner being cut at a 45-degree angle.

Step 5: Power on Your Device

- That’s it! You’re all done.

Android User’s

Step 1: Power-Off the device

Step 2: Remove the SIM Card Tray Cover of the Back of your Phone

Depending on your particular model, you may have to remove the battery so that you can put the SIM card in.

Step 3: Select the Correct Sized SIM

Most SIM cards come triple cut, meaning they can be adjusted so that you can press out the SIM card into the proper size. The SIM card size can be altered if you accidentally punch out the wrong size. Simply place it back into the SIM card tray and press out again to the correct desired size. Most newer model phones use Nano SIM cards however, depending on the type your phone uses, you have the option to choose from all three sizes; Standard, Micro, and Nano SIM cards.

Step 4: Place the SIM Card into the Tray and Reinsert into the Device

When inserting the SIM card into the device you want to make sure that the metal on the SIM card is facing towards the metal prongs/connectors in the SIM card tray. SIM cards are cut with one corner that has a 45-degree angle, to prevent you from inserting it the wrong way. You may have to push it in until you hear it click. Removing an old SIM card may be as simple as gently pushing the SIM in and it will release.

Step 5: Power on Your Device

That’s it! You’re all done.