1. DumDee2's Avatar
    i dont know if i have fat thumbs or not but i cannot remove the micro sim by hand from either slot 1 or 2. Never had this problem before using samsung or lg phones. Anyone else having difficulty, dont wanna have to carry around tweezers jut to pull out the sim card?
    06-27-2015 07:40 AM
  2. Amit Mishra3's Avatar
    Try with your nails...
    06-27-2015 07:54 AM
  3. rhapdog's Avatar
    Don't want to have to carry around tweezers? How often are you needing to change the SIM? Usually you will only change a SIM when you change carriers, not on a whim.

    Personally, I remove SIM cards with a thumb tack. The point is great at grabbing them, and only a very small amount of pressure is needed. You don't want to apply enough pressure to puncture the SIM, but it gets great traction.

    I don't, however, carry one with me. Pointy blade of a pocket knife will do the same thing. Those are easier to carry with you, and many people carry them anyway, unless they are going to the airport.

    I'm not sure how the 640XL SIM card slots are, but on the 635, you can actually push it back a bit from the opposite end to push it out some before removing. That usually gives you enough room to pinch it between your fingernails to remove.
    mouldywhale and Laura Knotek like this.
    06-27-2015 08:48 AM
  4. tedj101's Avatar
    i dont know if i have fat thumbs or not but i cannot remove the micro sim by hand from either slot 1 or 2. Never had this problem before using samsung or lg phones. Anyone else having difficulty, dont wanna have to carry around tweezers jut to pull out the sim card?
    Yeah, I noticed that too. I always carry a Swiss Army Knife, so I just grabbed it with the point of the small blade. Works easily then.

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    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-08-2015 04:59 AM
  5. Guytronic's Avatar
    I use a small bit of scotch tape to remove SIM cards.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-08-2015 05:36 AM
  6. Reinehr's Avatar
    Agreed. SIM card easily removed from 640 xl with a piece of Scotch tape.
    07-03-2016 03:16 PM
  7. mouldywhale's Avatar
    I was thinking that! Haha why are you needing to constantly swap sims? Especially since you have 2 as well.
    07-03-2016 03:19 PM
  8. Fire 29's Avatar
    I just use my thumb in an awesome way. :)
    07-08-2016 10:34 AM
  9. Felix Wong's Avatar
    Once you do get the SIM card out, attach a tab (use, for example, a small strip of packaging tape) to it so in the future you can easily pull it out. E.g., like this:
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    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-09-2016 11:10 PM
  10. Tarequl Islam's Avatar
    I am having the same problem with my Lumia 550.
    07-09-2016 11:32 PM
  11. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    My Swiss Army knife has various blades and files, tweezers, a toothpick, pliers, and a straight pin. I've never had trouble extracting the sim or any other part from a phone.
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    07-09-2016 11:55 PM
  12. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I've never had problems inserting or removing SIMs, but I used to misplace the tools for opening the SIM slot. Since I got a tool with multiple devices, what I did is what the workers at cell phone stores do: I put one of the SIM slot opening tools on my keychain, so I know where one of those tools is at all times.
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    07-10-2016 01:12 AM
  13. Fire 29's Avatar
    I've never had problems inserting or removing SIMs, but I used to misplace the tools for opening the SIM slot. Since I got a tool with multiple devices, what I did is what the workers at cell phone stores do: I put one of the SIM slot opening tools on my keychain, so I know where one of those tools is at all times.

    That's a good tip. You can also put in in your wallet. Since you'll always have it with you.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-10-2016 08:05 AM

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