Built-in SIM card standard coming, and US carriers are onboard
0. phoneArena 18 Nov 2010, 09:54 posted on
The GSM Association is working with AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile on the task to include programmable built-in SIM cards in phones coming 2012. Apple has been in talks with Gemalto about similar solution for the iPhone...
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1. skymitch89 (Posts: 1036; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
Wouldn't that just make them more like CDMA phones and chips? I like the fact of a removable SIM because all that needs to be done to change phones is move the SIM from one phone to the other without having to go into a store, call customer service, or go online.
3. Tristann (Posts: 76; Member since: 04 Nov 2010)
I agree, one of the most annoying things i had to on sprint was calling them up i had to activate a phone. Mostly it would take close to 10 mins and up for the whole process. But since i switched to t-mobile the process is less 20 seconds lol. I use my blackberry for weekdays and vibrant for the weekends so theres no hassle in calling up t-mobile every friday night lol.
7. PHONE_FREAK (Posts: 51; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)
What if it could be built in AND removable. Meaning two slots. Or if you could do it yourself online or something.
2. deepu jose (unregistered)
what if the phone breaks or gets wet and you have to get your contacts.
6. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
I agree with everyone else's opinion. I thought one of the benefits of the SIM technology was the ability to transfer your card on your own if needed. Probably a move to promote higher mobile security since every carrier will be using SIM cards when LTE hits.