nano-SIM, Micro-SIM and mini-SIM cards

You need different size SIM cards depending on your mobile phone or device

nano SIM card


The smallest SIM card available is the nano-SIM, which measures 12.3 × 8.8 × 0.67 mm

iPhone 6iPhone 6 Plus , iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, Lumia 930, Galaxy S6 , Galaxy Note 5, HTC One M9 , HTC One (M8), iPad Air and iPad mini with cellular all make use of the nano-SIM format.

If you have a new device and need a nano-SIM to use it, we can help. Visit us in store - we can also help to transfer your contacts.

To ensure you get the correct size for other phones or devices, we’ve combined the standard SIM and Micro-SIM into one - it’s called the Multi SIM.

Micro SIM card


If your phone needs a Micro-SIM, just pop the smaller sized part of the Multi-SIM out, then place it in your phone.

Which devices need a Micro-SIM?

You will need a Micro-SIM for the following devices:

  • iPad WiFi + cellular (late 2012)
  • iPad WiFi + cellular (early 2012)
  • iPad 2, GSM model (2011)
  • Samsung GALAXY S5
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 4
  • HTC One
  • Nokia Lumia 610
  • Nokia Lumia 800
  • Samsung GALAXY S III
  • Samsung GALAXY S4
  • Sony Xperia P
  • Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 2014 Edition
Standard or mini SIM card

Standard SIM (mini-SIM)

If your phone takes a standard size SIM you don’t need to do anything - just place the SIM card straight into your mobile phone.

The mini-SIM (also known as 2FF) measures 25 x 15 x 0.76 mm

Important things to know about Multi SIM

What do I do if I’ve popped out the Micro SIM when what I needed was a Standard SIM?

You can use an adaptor to convert your Micro SIM back to a Standard SIM - just pop into a Vodafone store and we’ll give you one for free.

I need to switch to a different sized SIM. Can I keep my number?

Yes, you can keep your number when you move to a new SIM card. If you purchase a new mobile phone through our online shop, call 777 or visit a Vodafone store once you receive your phone and new SIM card to swap your mobile number onto your new SIM.

Once you swap your mobile number onto your new SIM, your old SIM will be deactivated, so you won’t be able to use it again. Make sure you have your mobile phone and your new SIM before you request your mobile number to be transferred.

Also, you’ll need to back up your contacts from your current SIM card. You can do this on your mobile phone or by visiting any Vodafone store once you have your new SIM - they can copy your contacts from your old SIM to your new SIM card.

Important things to know