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Tethering made easy: SIMFi is a SIM card with built-in Wi-Fi router

12 February, 2010 | Read the news | Post your comment
Tethering made easy: SIMFi is a SIM card with built-in Wi-Fi router - read the full textSome mobile phones can do Wi-Fi tethering, others need to connect to the PC Suite for Internet sharing and some just can't do it, period. But what if the SIM card in the phone could do it all by itself? Sagem Orga and Telefonica have come up with such a SIM card, dubbed SIMFi. SIMFi is...

 

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> In reply to trancehell @ 2010-02-12 23:11 from sp9S - click to readyo tranchell.. i think you're missing the point here dude.. when i said the sim card is the connection between the phone and the network i don't meant it as a hardware but in terms of identification... i agree on the battery and and the serial connection, but if you think you're going to just put this in your phone and use it you're wrong...

When this is ready to be marketed(it has only just been conceptualized) the network operators will also provide a software interface as well as drivers for the same, hell the'll probably even install it for you when you pay up.. also you're kinda missing the point.. don't compare it to the wifi router you have installed at home.. this is positioned for kids, or people on the move, etc.. most of us won't even change over to it, second, its too early to comment on how they're going to have compatibility with all phones, it's only in it's hardware discovery stage right now. for all we know it may not get past the hardware stage... it's one of those firsts that companies do once in a while just to get ahead...

so stop trying to be a hero, you think you know it all... think about all aspects... you might just surprise yourself!!

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  • 2010-02-15 12:29
  • vGgW

i work in the mobile world and i think this is great but it will take what 10 years before africa get's it like yea bummer we are so behind in some tecno tec's but yea hahahahahaha we look ahead so far behind we are

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  • 2010-02-15 10:46
  • ftb}

i wish we have that sim here in philppines

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  • 2010-02-15 07:30
  • t7CN

W0w..! Derz a L0t 0f Questi0ns t0 AnsweR.. Haha.. T0inkz..

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  • 2010-02-15 00:55
  • wHrq

Does this Sim-Fi support LG ke990???

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  • 2010-02-14 21:53
  • pR$F

does it make not wifi compatible phones compatible ?

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  • 2010-02-14 19:00
  • 3ZX5

Is diz Simfi c0mpatibLe aLs0 f0r s40 ph0nes..?? Hehehe...

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  • 2010-02-14 17:08
  • wHrq

Yes, I was smiling....

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  • 2010-02-14 16:49
  • n%E0

Hey want to know which all countries it will be launched ....

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  • 2010-02-14 15:04
  • vGFW

is this sim card available in philippines??

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  • 2010-02-14 14:18
  • v0qx

wah!!!!how good tis thing is..........
does tis sim can use in malaysia????

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  • 2010-02-14 07:58
  • veT{

It is very nice the wifi card has came,
thanks

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  • 2010-02-14 06:07
  • 98xX

I will waiting the coming of this sim card^^

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  • 2010-02-14 05:13
  • PS6r

I never thought a wifi radio could fit inside a sim card.

Oh well... technology. :)

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  • 2010-02-14 05:04
  • Lmu0
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Wow.....it,s awesome...............

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  • 2010-02-14 02:36
  • PFxM

don't get it. how can a new SIM use your existing data plan when you need your existing SIM for that? or is it one of those SIM's that you slip under your main one?

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  • 2010-02-13 23:14
  • 3GBA

where can we buy this SIMFI?

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  • 2010-02-13 22:26
  • GAdr

I think this SIMFI will give a lot of advantage to a regular mobile user! Not needing wifi phone to connect to the internet. Giving a new feature for a phone.

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  • 2010-02-13 20:57
  • wHrq

this is really a gud technology

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  • 2010-02-13 20:28
  • uRBh

sims are carrier specific, what are the chances that carriers will adopt to simfi

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  • 2010-02-13 19:06
  • Qy}W

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