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Built-in SIM card standard coming, and US carriers are onboard

0. phoneArena posted on 18 Nov 2010, 09:54

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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posted on 18 Nov 2010, 11:30 1

1. skymitch89 (Posts: 1363; 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.

posted on 18 Nov 2010, 12:05

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.

posted on 18 Nov 2010, 18:11

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.

posted on 18 Nov 2010, 11:50

2. deepu jose (unregistered)

what if the phone breaks or gets wet and you have to get your contacts.

posted on 18 Nov 2010, 12:32

4. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 872; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)

What if you buy unlocked phones?

posted on 18 Nov 2010, 13:24

5. HockeyDood (Posts: 74; Member since: 14 May 2010)

Lol! in-built.....

posted on 18 Nov 2010, 13:50

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.

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