SIM Technology from Samsung to Bridge the Gap
Feb 12, 2007, 8:24 AM by (staff)
Samsung introduced new SIM card technology today will support the current MMC (MultiMediaCard) standard interface and both the USB 2.0 and InterChip-USB interfaces. It hasn't been decided which USB interface will be settled upon as the new standard, so this SIM card technology gives mobile operators and SIM card makers a lot of flexibility in building future services that are compatible with both the old and new standards. Controlled by a separate microprocessor that has its own RAM, the S-SIM automatically configures itself to whichever interface it detects, allowing instant support for advanced services like near-field communications.
Apple Debuts New Multi-Carrier SIM Card in iPad Air 2
Apple today revealed the iPad Air 2, and along with it a new way to handle SIM cards. According to Apple, the new Apple SIM gives iPad Air 2 owners unprecedented flexibility when it comes to choosing an LTE service provider.
Apple, Samsung to Adopt GSMA-Backed Electronic SIMs
The GSMA said it is in advanced talks with Apple and Samsung to adopt the nearly-finalized electronic SIM card standard moving forward. The GSMA has been working with the industry on electronic SIMs for some time and is close to announcing a final standard.
Microsoft Prepping Own SIM for Windows 10 Devices
Microsoft has published a new app for Windows 10 devices meant to help people connect to and pay for data networks using their Microsoft account. According to the app's description, Windows 10 device owners can view locally available plans and sign up for contract-free service directly from their device.
FreedomPop Zero-Rates WhatsApp with New SIM
FreedomPop today announced a new SIM card that provides free access to WhatsApp. The WhatsApp SIM comes with unlimited WhatsApp usage, 200 MB of data, and 100 voice minutes — all of which can be used for free.