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European carriers reportedly mass order nano-SIM cards

17 July, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
European carriers reportedly mass order nano-SIM cards - read the full textAccording to the Financial Times, the majority of European carriers have placed mass orders for nano-SIM cards. Reportedly, the reason for this is the next iPhone featuring the recently approved 4FF nano-SIM card design. The new nano-SIM card is 40 percent smaller than the existing micro-SIM...


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I don't see what everybody is complaining about. If you go to buy the new iphone, then surely you deal with the whole sim issue right there at the shop. Whether you have to cut it or get it swapped, any decent vendor should have that in place. And if you have a smartphone but still keep all your contacts on your sim only then something is wrong with you and you really can't be helped!!! Changing phone always involves some work. Porting contacts, media and re-dowloading apps. The sim thing is really a non issue.

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  • 2012-07-20 09:41
  • NaKN

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-07-19 23:22 from dQqs - click to readIsn't the number on the bigger card that they pull them from?

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  • 2012-07-20 00:19
  • kxIs

dont for get us people that work in phone shops have to read the sim number its hard enouth as it is with the mico sims

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  • 2012-07-19 23:22
  • dQqs

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-07-18 18:24 from qasT - click to readI agree. I owned a an iphone and android simultaneously. I ended up selling the iPhone. I actually prefer a Motorola. Been using them since Pagers

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  • 2012-07-19 22:41
  • kxIs

> In reply to daniel from sydney @ 2012-07-19 10:58 from tRHx - click to readsimcard- micro sim- nano sim- no sim
skirt- mini- micro mini- naked
this latest innovation..

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  • 2012-07-19 18:21
  • t1$E

The size of micro sims is TOO DAMN BIG!

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  • 2012-07-19 17:18
  • M3s@

Who cares? go to your carrier and get a new sim for free, or at most a couple of dollars. You keep the same number, it's a minor price to pay for the advancement of technology. The whinging about sim cards is utterly ridiculous. who freaking cares.

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  • 2012-07-19 10:58
  • tRHx

this is totally useless since sim trays for micro or nano sims has almost the same size with the conventional sims we have now.. if you lessen the sim size the sim trays should have a smaller size too.. or put too sims in a conventional micro or nano sim trays..

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  • 2012-07-19 08:37
  • K7gW

It matters now while people are migrating to smartphones and only really starting to embrace cloud technology, but not in a year or two's time. Sim swaps are an annoyance to the degree that you have to get another sim from your provider (presumably when you get a new phone).. Android users will have their contacts backed up on GMail, WP users will have their contacts backed up on Live, and Apple users will use iCloud. All a sim does these days is tell your phone what number it is and who it's with.... What's the fuss?? really....

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  • 2012-07-19 07:34
  • in55

"Apple Apple Apple," goes the refrain, "a million deaths were not enough for Apple!"

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  • 2012-07-19 06:26
  • sEGR

is it like the size of micro sd cards? If it is, its too small. Mobiles should stick with microsims.

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  • 2012-07-19 06:04
  • uSSc

You're all complaining cos you think it's Apple's fault. Remember, their design WON!! That means other manufacturers ALSO designed Nano Sims.

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  • 2012-07-18 19:53
  • n$eY

> In reply to DAN13L @ 2012-07-18 00:45 from kxIs - click to readthen don't buy a iPhone. Samsung and HTC are better choice.

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  • 2012-07-18 18:24
  • qasT

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-07-18 16:27 from mgaX - click to readI agree. sim swaps are a pain

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  • 2012-07-18 17:50
  • ix1j

Hey! They are just cutting the sim

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  • 2012-07-18 16:36
  • XuPm

working in the sales side of the industry this just makes it hard for the consumer to move from one handset to another its really not a move with the consumer in mind.

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  • 2012-07-18 16:27
  • mgaX

> In reply to afterace @ 2012-07-18 10:52 from TXBd - click to readIt's not really going to make older phones obsolete, how long has the micro sim been out for now? And normal sims are still the standard.

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  • 2012-07-18 13:36
  • smxp

> In reply to afterace @ 2012-07-18 10:52 from TXBd - click to readAgreed. Everyone who works with mobiles phones is issuing a collective groan of frustration - this is going to be very tough on us, but it's going to be even harder on the poor old consumer who now has a third type of sim card to deal with; what a ridiculous waste of everyone's time.

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  • 2012-07-18 12:43
  • iIR0

very great idea for sizes

damn differrent sizes
no changes on functionality

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  • 2012-07-18 12:22
  • t7Ph

All this to make the older phones redundant and force you to buy a new one - planned obsolesence.

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  • 2012-07-18 10:52
  • TXBd

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