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France Offers Phone Contract Via Vending Machines

04/10/2014, Ah, France, the land where your boss is no longer allowed to contact you by email once you have clocked out from the office. Of course, a whole lot of that remains as theory, as enforcing it is going to be a whole lot trickier than expected. While Japan...

Paper Nano-SIM Cards Do Their Bit For The Environment

02/26/2013, We are not called consumers for nothing, and this is not a flattering description of humanity. Whenever we consume stuff, there is waste generated, and it goes without saying that all the waste will need to go somewhere, much of the time the process of...

Gemalto Merges NFC Function In SIM Card

12/05/2012, The humble Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) card that every single mobile phone out there (whether smart or otherwise, and it does not matter if it is standard sized, micro or nano), has just achieved a functionality that could very well prove to be...

T-Mobile SIM Card Adapter

11/22/2012, T-Mobile has a pretty handy gift for those of you who are wondering what to get your geeky friend this Christmas without breaking the bank – where it comes in the form of the T-Mobile SIM card adapter. After all, SIM cards don’t just come in one...

iPhone 5 nano-SIM tray and home button spotted?

08/06/2012, The iPhone 4S and its micro SIM card certainly did introduce its fair share of frustrations to smartphone owners, as they had to go to a nearby mobile phone shop to get existing SIM cards cut out to fit the new handset from Cupertino, or to purchase a...

New nano-SIM format given nod of approval by ETSI

06/01/2012, ETSI, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute in long form, has given the go ahead for the new SIM format standard that some dub the nano-SIM. Apple pioneered the introduction of a micro-SIM card when their iPhone 4 was released, and now, the...

SimQuest to release open-incision surgical simulator

03/29/2011, While they say practice makes perfect but in the realm of surgery, you don’t really have a lot to practice with. What surgeons in training have to practice on right now are live patients or animals, and usually living things are not subjects you...

Gevey SIM unlocks your precious iPhone 4

03/23/2011, For those who cannot wait to install a software update and has decided to proceed on their iPhone 4 to make the jump to iOS 4.2.1 or above, you would most probably have realized that no unlocking software is currently available for the accompanying...

Gemalto squeezes Facebook into a SIM card

02/15/2011, Gemalto has come up with a novel way for mobile users to get access to Facebook. The company has managed to get Facebook running on a SIM chip, allowing every GSM phone to access Facebook, even if it’s the most basic phone. It’s a SIM-based client...

Verizon 4G LTE SIM Cards Arriving In Stores

11/22/2010, We’ve already seen the TV ad being aired, and now pictures of Verizon’s 4G LTE cards arriving at Verizon stores have surfaced, more or less confirming that the network will be launched on time. It’s worth remembering that the LTE phones...

Apple’s Integrated-SIM iPhone Ditched?

11/21/2010, There isn’t any official confirmation on this just yet, so it’s best to take it with a pinch of salt. Reports are going around that Apple has ditched its plans to develop an integrated SIM card for the iPhone. It was previously speculated that...