T-Mobile Crafts New 'Embedded SIM'
Today T-Mobile announced a new type of SIM card that can be embedded into devices for machine-to-machine communications. The new SIM, which is made from silicon, not plastic, is small (the size of the head of a pin), rugged and can endure the elements. The new SIM provides all the same functionality as a standard SIM, but the smaller footprint and more durable design will allow companies to build it directly into their equipment without the need for provisioning and manually inserting SIM cards. The technology is not meant for consumers, but represents a new front for embedded, intelligent wireless devices.
Google’s New Pixel Phones to Ship with Embedded eSIM
Google today revealed that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL handsets will include an optional, built-in eSIM card, allowing people to bypass the use of traditional SIM cards. According to Google, the eSIMs will be compatible with its own Project Fi service.
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.
Apple Offering SIM-Free iPhone 7s Online
Apple has made SIM-free versions of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus available for sale on its web site. The SIM-free versions differ from the carrier versions only in that they are unlocked and don't carry any obligations to carriers.
Apple Says No MVNO In the Works
Apple has denied a report suggesting it plans to sell phones and wireless service directly to consumers. Apple doesn't own any wireless spectrum, nor does it have any telecommunications infrastructure.
get rid of sim cards
gsm trying to be cdma?
now that t-mobile is planning to put it inside their devices,will they be no different than the cdma counterpart?
i hope they're not trying to phase out sim slot. it's very small to bother them so i think they should just leave sim and its slot alone....
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The technology is not meant for consumers , but represents a new front for embedded, intelligent wireless devices.
For example, the t-mobile cameo could have a built in sim card that is small...