I've found myself amassing a collection of SIM cards from my travels to different countries, and it's starting to become unmanageable.

Currently, I'm using plastic bags. Each SIM card goes in its own bag with a label indicating the country and phone number associated with it. It works, but it's somewhat bulky to store and difficult to sort through.

How can I keep my SIM cards organized in a way that I can carry a collection with me, keep them organized by country and be able to quickly and easily locate the one I need?

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  • Does that even make much sense? Some prepaid cards i used expired after they haven't been used for a year.... May 7 '12 at 6:45
  • Depends how much you travel around. I have about two dozen sim cards for less than 10 countries. If you travel around with an 3G iPad, 3G dongle and phone, you might have up to three sim cards per country.
    – MastaBaba
    May 7 '12 at 7:15
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    – user82
    May 7 '12 at 14:51

I was a flight attendant before and I had this problem. I just kept losing them. Then I came up with an idea--An empty cigarette pack. Just put the sim cards inside the plastic that covers the pack and its tight enough to hold it. But then I saw a good thing that really helped me a lot. Its a sim card holder that can hold up to 4 sim cards, Its exactly the size of a credit card and so thin so you can put it in your wallet for easy access. Here is a photo:

Sim Holder

I got it for like 3 or 4 dollars.

Regarding the labels, you can buy small stickers and put them there. You have plenty of space in the holder to stick labels and write some info for each sim card.


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