Hail the new SIM cards that make it easier to switch and travel!

17 July 2015

sim-cards-petr-kratochvil-pd It seems like the mobile industry is pushing for SIM cards that let plebs like us, switch freely between multiple providers, which is obviously a really good thing.

Apple, of course, did it with the mobile version of their iPad Air 2, and now, they're going to be doing it with their phones too. In addition to that, Samsung have joined-in, saying that they'd like to use these new embedded electronic SIM (e-SIM) cards with the GSM Association.

It seems loads of companies around the world are getting on-board with this, and it is easy to see why - instead of being locked into plans and whatnot, users will be able to switch more freely and you'll be able to buy phones on the contract you want, sidestepping any pointless exclusivity deals.

It'll also help when you're travelling too.

"With the majority of operators on board, the plan is to finalise the technical architecture that will be used in the development of an end-to-end remote SIM solution for consumer devices, with delivery anticipated by 2016," reads a statement from the GSMA.

We think it'll start becoming widely available in around 18 months, which is good news indeed.

TOPICS:   Travel   Mobile

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