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BEAM iSeries – SIM Card

BEAM iSeries Router line up

This chapter provides a description of how to correctly insert a SIM card into the BEAM iSERIES routers:

BEAM 5i - SIM Card Insertion

  1. Remove the 2 top screws that secure the BEAM 5i lid in place. Then slide the lid towards you and lift off.

  2. Push the SIM holder button with a SIM needle or paper clip.

  3. Pull out the SIM holder.

  4. Insert your SIM card into the SIM holder.

  5. Slide the SIM holder back into the router.

  6. Replace lid and secure with the 2 top screws.

BEAM 8i - SIM Card Insertion

  1. Remove the 2 screws that secure the BEAM 8i back router plate in place. Then gently remove the plate from the main enclosure to access the SIM slots.

  2. Push the SIM holder button with a SIM needle or paper clip.

  3. Pull out the SIM holder.

  4. Insert your SIM card into the SIM holder.

  5. Slide the SIM holder back into the router.

  6. Replace the back plate and secure in place with the 2 screws.

  7. Attach antennas to connectors on back of the BEAM 8i

The BEAM iSERIES devices are compatible with mini-SIM (2FF) size cards. But since different types of SIM cards have the same contact arrangement, smaller SIM cards can also be used with the router, provided they are inserted into a 2FF SIM card adapter. A size perspective of the most popular SIM card types can be seen in the figure below:
Micro-SIM (3FF) cards can be used with a 3FF to 2FF SIM card adapter such as this one:

Nano-SIM (4FF) cards can be used with a 4FF to 2FF SIM card adapter such as this one:

The measurements of the different SIM card types are as follows:

SIM Card Format
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Thinkness (mm)
Mini-SIM (2FF)
25.00
15.00
0.76
Micro-SIM (3FF)
15.00
12.00
0.76
Nano-SIM (4FF)
12.30
8.80
0.67
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