DON’T DO IT! HTC Desire HD + Micro SIM Adapter

Feb 3, 2012

OK, that’s not really what I had in mind for the first blog post on my new website, but I think it may be useful to other HTC Desire HD owners. It should also apply to US variants (Inspire 4G and Thunderbolt) and possibly other phones with a similar SIM slot design.

A week ago, Swisscom (my mobile carrier — I live in Switzerland) in their infinite wisdom decided to replace my SIM card with the newer and smaller micro SIM card. Now, as far as I know, the only phone available in Switzerland which uses a micro SIM card is the iPhone. But since I don’t have an iPhone, go figure why my carrier thought I needed a micro card. Thankfully, they also sent me an adapter for the new micro SIM, so I could still use it in my phone.

So I dutifully replaced my old SIM card with new one in the phone. It went fine for a couple of days until I tried to take it out: the brand new micro SIM and its adapter were stuck in the SIM slot! Uh-oh!

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