Sierra Wireless Aircard USB Modems
I have to keep buying these over and over on eBay because of the SIM card connector being substandard. If you have a phone, the smaller SIM cards are typically needed, then when you put the SIM card in an expander to make the smaller SIM card work in the regulation size SIM card holder of the Sierra Wireless Aircard USB Modem device, the SIM contacts are so flimsey that they catch on the junction where the SIM card meets the holder and this rips off the contacts when you remove the SIM card. This doesn't happen in other USB Modem adapters I use like the ZTE and others I have tried.
I went looking on eBay and I can't find any SIM replacement card holders in the style that appears to fit this cell USB modem. I also went looking for a service manual or some photos of someone who has disassembled one of these to repair this flimsey and worthless SIM card holder.
I have a strong suspicion that if I contact SW or NG they will tell me to send in the old one and a very high price and they will fix it. This is foolish since I can just order another over and over off of eBay for a fraction of the cost which is also foolish because if I could find a better designed SIM holder for one of these that would solder in the same place or the device could be easily modified to host a better SIM holder, then I'd like to figure out how to do that.
So if you have any ideas about how to get the SIM card replacement holder installed, please let me know. Thanks!