After months of travelling, I have a sizable collection of sim cards for my phone.
I have to swap cards at each boarder crossing.
I’ve managed to keep track of all those tiny cards.
But I always lose the sim card ejector tool.
It’s the little metal pin used to access the sim card slot in a cellphone.
I lose them all the time.
I’ve seen a few places mention alternative tools that don’t work.
Maybe my phone (Samsung) has a smaller sim card hole than other phones.
Some tools I’ve tried that don’t work:
- mechanical pencil led
I have found two alternatives that work great.
They can easily be found while travelling.
They’re guaranteed to work.
There are tailors all over the world.
In Asia there's a tailor on every block in the cities.
Walk in and ask for a pin.
Most places are willing to give you one for free.
I see them lying on the floor around tailor shops often enough too.
This is my go to tool.
I keep one in my backpack but when I lose it I go get another.
Earrings that have a long stem work well.
As a guy I don't have any but there are always girls around willing to lend one for a minute.