nano-SIM, Micro-SIM and standard SIM cards

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

nano SIM card


iPhone 6 , iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, Lumia 930 , 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
  • HTC One X
  • Nokia Lumia 610
  • Nokia Lumia 800
  • Nokia N9
  • 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 straight into your phone.

Which devices need a standard SIM?

Apart from the devices listed above, all other devices use a Standard SIM.

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 Multi SIM. Can I keep my number?

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

Once you swap your mobile number onto your new Multi SIM, your standard SIM will be deactivated, so you won’t be able to use it again. Make sure you have your mobile phone and your new Multi 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 Multi SIM - they can copy your contacts from your old SIM to your Multi SIM.

Important things to know about Micro SIM on 3G iPads

Can I use the Micro SIM from my 1st-generation iPad on an iPad 2 or the 3rd-generation iPad?

No, the Micro SIM used for the 1st-generation iPad cannot be used with the iPad 2 nor the 3rd-generation iPad. You will need to upgrade to a Multi SIM.

Can I transfer my account balance to the new Multi SIM for iPad?

If you have purchased the new Multi SIM for iPad and have remaining balance on your original Micro SIM for iPad account, then call 0800 456 021 and speak to our service team about transferring your balance.

Important things to know