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The iPad uses silly little SIM cards that pretty much need to be purchased ad-hoc. This means that in a pinch situation you can't e.g. swap SIM cards between your tablet and your phone (e.g., if either's ran out of credit).

What size does the Nexus 7 use?

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The Nexus 7 (with mobile data) takes a micro SIM card.

See this page from Google support on how you can Insert & activate a SIM card.

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That's what I feared. Thank you. –  badp Dec 11 '12 at 10:16
    
@badp Most devices, including Android phones, are coming with a micro SIM these days (except some Apple products are using an even smaller nano-SIM). So you shouldn't be too much worried about it. –  Suraj Bajaj Dec 11 '12 at 10:43
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Also there are cheap Adapters to place a micro SIM card in a normal SIM card device. And you can easily cut a normal SIM card into the micro SIM format with a scissor. So it isn't really a problem after all. –  Flow Dec 11 '12 at 10:46
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@badp MicroSIM-to-MiniSIM adapters are readily available and cheap (example for $1 amazon.com/Micro-card-adapter-Mini-German-Made/dp/B003OG8G6W). All sizes of SIM are functionally identical, given that all the actual circuitry is directly under the contacts. All the extra size is simply empty plastic to make handling easier. –  Compro01 Dec 11 '12 at 15:03
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@Flow do u know of a good tutorial to show the cutting, or is it just generally cutting plastic as per Compro01 comments above ? ie the difference between a Sim and Micro Sim is simply additional plastic. –  Simon Dec 11 '12 at 15:09
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