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Mini-SIMs introduced by Orange UK to reduce waste

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Mini-SIMs introduced by Orange UK to reduce waste
In trying to reduce global waste, Orange UK is the first operator in Europe to use its Mini-SIMs. Your first thought is probably a smaller and slimmer version of the current SIM cards that are available. Actually it is referring to the packaging of how SIMs are stored and placed for sale. You might not notice it as much when you purchase a cell phone because the person selling you the device is opening it and trying to get it activated before you leave the store. At some point, they removed the SIM card from it's packaging and insert it into the slot on your device. So what Orange UK is introducing is just a reduced form of that packaging, which is traditionally the size of a credit card, to further their Green initiative. Billions of SIMs have been given away and you can only imagine how much waste is contributed when those plastic packages are thrown away. Although it's a small step right now, it can profoundly impact cost and savings in the long run.

via IntoMobile and 3G.co.uk

Mini-SIMs introduced by Orange UK to reduce waste


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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43

1. itouchz97 (unregistered)


no dont change the sim cards cuz some fones will b compatible nd some will itl b like cdma and gsm exept they are both gsm so the phones runing the same technoledgy will be diffrent that wuld suck in the US

posted on 12 Jul 2009, 21:20

2. shimmyx20 (Posts: 280; Member since: 03 Mar 2009)


Just read the article, man. It states that the size of the SIM is not changing, just the packaging that it comes in before it's taken out and put into your phone.

posted on 13 Jul 2009, 16:57

4. itouchz97 (unregistered)


o ok i thot it ment both thnx

posted on 12 Jul 2009, 21:24

3. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


It will not change the frequency in which your carrier operates... I think this is a good idea, as most of a SIM card is wasted plastic.

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