SIM Cards Might Not Be Necessary In Your Next Phone
The GSMA wants to do away with the SIM card standard for your cell phone, meaning it soon could be easier to swap carriers whenever you want.By Leah Becerra | July 16, 2015
SIM cards bind your cellphone to a particular carrier's network. So if these cards were to go away for good, what would happen?
We might find out soon. The GSMA, an association representing mobile operators all over the globe, is reportedly close to ditching the cards for an embedded technology known as electronic SIM. (Video via The GSMA)
The Financial Times, which broke the story, said, "With any deal still contingent on finalising the technical specifications it will be at least a year before any devices supporting the electronic Sim reach the market."