AT&T readies its micro SIM cards for the iPad & iPhone
posted by John V. / Apr 29, 2010, 1:32 PM
source: BGR & Engadget
Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010
ok, so maybe you guys had it correct when you told us that the new iphone has a slot for the micro-SD card....my bad, as I thought you had meant microSD card. WOW, so AT&T can no no longer sim swap to other devices if the new iphone uses micro SD cards. And, they will no longer whine about the 30.00 smartphone requirement as they currently do when swapping their normal SIM into BLACKERRYs and other PDAs. Yippe......Also, AT&T stores do not sell the iPAD, so that leaves us with the obvious upcoming device for which the microSIMs are for.
posted on Oct 20, 2010, 1:46 AM 0
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Do they do anything different or are they just smaller. WOw so know you have to use a apple product and you cant put your sim into a different phone if your phone breaks. That is cunning. I dont see the point unless they really need the space in a phone i hope somebody makes a adapter if it will be possable. OOPS sombody beet me too it while i was typing
posted on Apr 29, 2010, 2:06 PM 0
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instead of a capacity of 250 contacts they have the capacity of 1000 contacts. from what i understand they also can store sms, but im not sure on that one. most importantly they will be what stops people from unlocking the new iphone and using it on tmobile because at&t can request the phone makers to accomodate the new micro sim which will make people more likely going to them because they wont have the option to use a standard sim. here's hoping for third party microsim to standard sim adaptors
posted on Apr 29, 2010, 3:08 PM 0
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you people do understand that LTE is going to use sim cards, right?
posted on Apr 29, 2010, 2:29 PM 0
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Anyone know for sure when LTE does launch if all sim enabled phones will be compatible with other LTE carriers? Ex: Use an ATT phone on VZW and vice versa? I was told it will be possible but I have credibility issues with the source...
posted on May 01, 2010, 5:19 PM 0
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My guess as to the the real reason for the use of Micro-Sim would related to the plans offered with the iPad. Specifically one of the options is for non-contract, unlimitted 3g data for only $29.95 a month. Now consider someone who is currently paying $60 for 5gb of usage with a Dataconnect plan, they could simply get a sim card for an iPad plan and have unlimitted data for half the cost.
posted on Apr 30, 2010, 5:32 PM 0
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