The NSA Patented Tech That Will Catch You Swapping Sim Cards

Now that it's been over a year since the Snowden leaks, you might've thought that all of the insane NSA revelations had been revealed. Not so! Foreign Policy just published a fascinating and exhaustive list of every patent ever awarded to the spy agency. And one of its latest inventions is all about your SIM card. » 7/30/14 1:45pm 7/30/14 1:45pm

Unlimited and 25MB Data Plans Available at Verizon Wireless Now

This is great news for pre-paid Verizon Wireless customers, with the carrier introducing unlimited and 25MB data options for their SIMs. Available from today in-store (or online on September 28th), the plans will only work with (most of their) 3G smartphones—which makes sense, really. The unlimited plan comes in at… » 9/02/10 2:21pm 9/02/10 2:21pm

Motorola MING A1800 Comes Out With Both SIM Card Slots Blazin'

A hands on with the new Linux-based MING A1800 from Motorola by the guys at Boy Genius Report has revealed some interesting information. For example, the phone features CDMA, quad-band GSM and dual SIM card slots along with Bluetooth and a 3 megapixel camera. They also claim that the phone felt "sturdy as a rock"… » 3/27/08 8:30pm 3/27/08 8:30pm

Think Geek's SIM Card Backup Gadget Saves Your Contacts

If you've ever had the nightmarish experience of trying to retrieve all your peeps' phone numbers after you lost your phone, you may want Think Geek's SIM card backup gadget. The device has 16KB memory, which is enough to stow away up to 500 numbers. The shiny $15 backerupper can be password protected for added… » 11/16/07 2:30pm 11/16/07 2:30pm

TechFaith Launches "World's First WCDMA/GSM Dual Mode Phone"

China's TechFaith Wireless Communication Company has developed what they are calling the "World's first WCDMA/GSM dual mode phone." The "Twins" phone, as it has been dubbed, allows users the option of loading one WCDMA card and one GSM or loading dual GSM SIM cards. That means it would no longer be necessary to switch… » 11/01/07 9:00pm 11/01/07 9:00pm