“SIM Ejector” Life Hack

I work in technical support for a large mobile network and quite often have to get people to remove their SIM cards from their handsets – sometimes to check they’re using the correct one but most commonly to test it in another handset to determine where the fault lies.

The majority of handsets now take Nano SIMs and require an ‘ejector tool’ or a pin to remove the SIM tray.  From experience, most people don’t tend to take it with them and they don’t generally have a trusty paperclip or pin with them at the time.

I figured I would share a stupidly simple little idea that myself and a number of colleagues do and that is to put your magical “ejector tool” on your keys.  This isn’t some absurdly awesome idea akin to MacGuyver-style shit but it’s a gem nonetheless.

Most ejectors have a loop or a hole which can be put onto a keyring so you can carry it with you at all times.  So, if you should ever bump into issues with your mobile device you can act like the Dark Knight of mobile phone paraphernalia and produce the tool from your invisible utility belt and be the hero your phone deserves.  The Batman and Darryl keyrings like I have are not essential…but they do look pretty damn cool.

So yeah, nothing groundbreaking but still a handy little hint most people have never considered!

If you have any little life hacks you do that you want to share, drop ’em in the comments below!


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