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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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> In reply to minx @ 2012-07-18 07:35 from mxhY - click to readthat is an intriguing idea.

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  • 2012-07-18 10:33
  • FMYM

> In reply to DAN13L @ 2012-07-18 00:45 from kxIs - click to readOh really? It was just a sarcastic joke on the situation.

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  • 2012-07-18 10:32
  • 3RQm

Whatever next...leaving the phone cases off altogether and just spray painting a 'cover' over the components to make phones even thinner.

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  • 2012-07-18 07:35
  • mxhY

all dis company do not conside the developing county

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  • 2012-07-18 05:50
  • N9@S

> In reply to Erin Rose @ 2012-07-18 04:16 from PE8Z - click to readZeroSimCard uses 4G Technology, CDMA and it's have been available since long time.
Malaysia have one courier using this. Having Ipod/Ipad can have a valid number just like iphone. Iphone can even have 2 number but 1 sim card.

1cons is wifi must be on all time. but u should take into account GSM mode is not needed anymore.

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  • 2012-07-18 05:15
  • IVBH

> In reply to Jon (Swe) @ 2012-07-17 22:19 from mhBh - click to readThats clever, I like that idea.

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  • 2012-07-18 04:16
  • PE8Z

Better out without SIM card, stupidity keep changing.

In fact they is no different among those SIM card size. How much impact can achieve from normal SIM to microSIM and now nano SIM.

Is this innovation?

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  • 2012-07-18 03:08
  • TC%e

> In reply to gilbs72 @ 2012-07-18 02:26 from t7Xr - click to readPlanned Obsolescence. Wasteful and very commercial. The American (Apple) way. Europeans are buying it.

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  • 2012-07-18 02:29
  • t7Xr

Why fix what isn't broken? Since we cannot recycle our old SIM this will cause millions more of electronic junk to pollute our environment. It also defeats the purpose of SIM which is swappable identification module. If you can't swap it around then it isn't truly portable.

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  • 2012-07-18 02:26
  • t7Xr

its stupid.

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  • 2012-07-18 01:41
  • nU9A

Not only is it annoying for us who work in the retail section swapping customers Sim cards from normal sized to a micro, but it's small enough, i can barely keep a hold on it when trying to insert it into a phone

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  • 2012-07-18 01:08
  • v6fi

> In reply to cnick @ 2012-07-18 00:11 from 3RQm - click to readThat is what I plan to do but supposedly Apple's sim won't allow that because it won't be backwards compatable

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  • 2012-07-18 00:45
  • kxIs

> In reply to DAN13L @ 2012-07-17 18:14 from kxIs - click to readBuy an adapter for the nano SIM to make it micro SIM and another adapter for the new micro SIM and turn it in a normal SIM. That's called innovation. What a science revollution!

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  • 2012-07-18 00:11
  • 3RQm

> In reply to Jon (Swe) @ 2012-07-17 22:19 from mhBh - click to readI hear what your saying and its a good idea except for swapping sims which i do..They want to pack it in with this thin buisness race and give what everyone wants,a decent battery..

My first phone the Philips Diga had a credit card size sim card but this nano size is proving what? Next they will be going back to 2.5mm headfone jacks to save space and then we will have to buy 3.5mm to 2.5mm jacks..A 1cm is thin enough surely..

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  • 2012-07-18 00:04
  • nE0R

> In reply to Jon (Swe) @ 2012-07-17 22:19 from mhBh - click to readWhat if i want to swap phones? For Example, I want to use an Iphone one day and the next day use an Android phone. How easy will it be to swap phones with a virtual sim with out using some sort of internet or calling the phone company? CDMA phones are a pain to swap. That is why i like sim cards

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  • 2012-07-17 23:01
  • kxIs

If only they had gone for virtual-sim instead. It would only use up storage (a few kilo bytes), leaving much more space inside phones than even this nano-sim.
No slot means extra weather-proofing.
It would use less power.

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  • 2012-07-17 22:19
  • mhBh

> In reply to Little SIM Bastards. @ 2012-07-17 21:42 from 0xMq - click to readAre you Talking about the sim card that was the size of a credit card?

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  • 2012-07-17 22:03
  • kxIs
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The normal sim cards look simple and they have the perfect size. I couldn't get it why they created the micro sim, now they created the nano sim. You'll just lose them.

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  • 2012-07-17 21:42
  • 0xMq

> In reply to sentinel @ 2012-07-17 20:14 from 4ZI0 - click to readthe razr uses micro-sim not nano

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  • 2012-07-17 21:30
  • 47gC

> In reply to DAN13L @ 2012-07-17 18:14 from kxIs - click to readToo late. Apple's design was the winning design (as it usually is). The Commission went with Apple's design over RIM, Nokia and Motorola.

Thing is - every major manufacturer believes that we NEED a Nano Sim as they all designed one.

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  • 2012-07-17 21:14
  • Mx@E

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