Switched from broken phone with large sim to new phone withsmall. Sim card. Can i get contact contacts off old Sim card

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What kind of Phone do you have and did you have prior?
If you had and Android your contacts should be saved to your Google account and if not go on to your old phone and in settings under accounts click on google and make sure that contacts is turned on as well as anything else you'd like to bring over to your new phone thats available there for transfer and then hit sync.
Now when you log into your Google account on the new phone it will sync all that stuff you saved to your Google account onto the new phone.
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Old phone was android but did not sync it is now broken
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New phone is android as well
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Have seen that I can cut Sim to fit phone
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Yes, you can. Some dealers also have a cutting tool, to make the job more accurate and quicker.

But before you go that route, remember, contacts would only be on the old SIM if you specifically stored them there, otherwise they are just in phone memory.
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Knowing which Android phone you're using would be helpful, (e.g. Samsung Galaxy S6). You may be able import/export contacts to or from your SIM card if the new phone detects contacts stored on the SIM card. The path may be a little different depending on which phone you have. Go to: Contacts and select 'More' or tap the menu icon (three dots in upper right corner of screen) and select Settings. Look for and choose Import/Export contacts. You should see several storage options, (e.g. SIM card, SD Card or Device Storage).

If you plan on cutting the SIM card down to size, the steps above won't be needed. It's a good idea to backup your contact info to Google via your Google account. This way if, or rather when the SIM card fails, you'll still have access to your contact info. Prepaid SIM cards are $20 if you end up needing one.