Telstra nano-SIM's available from Friday 21 September

Telstra confirms Nano-SIMs will be available from Friday 21 September

A Telstra nano-SIM on the right

A Telstra nano-SIM on the right

Telstra will convert Next G SIM cards to the new nano-SIM standard used in Apple's upcoming iPhone 5 free of charge, it has confirmed.

The telco revealed today that nano-SIM cards suitable for use in the iPhone 5 will be available in Telstra stores from this Friday 21 September. Apple's iPhone 5 officially goes on sale in Australia on the same day.

Telstra confirmed to PC World Australia that customers can convert any current Telstra full sized SIM card or micro-SIM card to a nano SIM format in most Telstra retail stores across Australia, or over the phone.

"Nano-SIMs will be available from Friday 21 September," said Telstra spokesperson Peter Symons. "Customers can convert their current Next G SIM cards to the Nano SIM format in-store or over the phone and it will be sent to you. There is no cost associated with this change over."

The nano-SIM slot in Apple's iPhone 5.
The nano-SIM slot in Apple's iPhone 5.

The free nano-SIM swap over will apply to Telstra's post-paid and pre-paid customers, the telco said. "Pre-Paid customers can also have their current SIM converted to a Nano SIM at no cost or new customers can buy a Pre-Paid Nano-SIM Starter Kit."

The nano-SIM card is 40 per cent smaller than a standard micro-SIM, measuring just 8.8mm wide and 12.3mm tall. It is also slightly thinner than a micro-SIM.

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Ross Catanzariti

Ross Catanzariti

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just rang the local telstra store and they said they have no idea when they are getting any nano sims, nor can they order any. if fact, they said they would only be getting one per phone, so if you have bought outright from apple they cannot help you.



Rang my local Telstra store today and spoke to a lovely guy who advised they may not have any nanosims on Friday for existing prepaid customers like me who just want to swap sims. He said his manager today advised him there may only be nanosims for people signing up for new iPhone5 contracts on the day, not for those who bought iPhone5 outright and just need to swap sims.



Went into my Telstra store last week and they said they could swap sims on the spot come Friday, no problems. Hope this hasn't changed over the weekend.



Telstra Belconnen had none and offered no help at all when I asked about them. I have previously found I had to go from store to store to find someone helpful. Telstra has a strange way of supporting long-term customers.



Do it yourself guide to cut your Mini or Micro SIM in to Nano SIM for the iPhone 5 with a cutter, downloadable template, scissor and sandpaper only.



I spoke to Telstra Toombul (Tim) and when asked when they were getting them in he said 'Never - I've never heard of a nano-sim'. Clearly he's in the know......... These Telcos really think that we work for them rather than us being their customer! Come on guys - you're in the SERVICE industry.



You live in australia. There's no such thing as a service industry here.



"IngridMon 17/09/2012 - 21:302 --> Rang my local Telstra store today and spoke to a lovely guy ....."

You must have mis dialled ....... there is no such thing at Telstra

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