For quite some time, Verizon has been the go-to major carrier if you wanted to buy an unlocked phone in the US. That’s because Verizon agreed to sell its devices unlocked after winning an auction of wireless spectrum offered by the FCC in 2008. But according to a report from CNET, Verizon’s policy is changing.
It seems Microsoft is developing its own SIM cards that will allow Windows 10 devices to access a range of different cellular data networks without the need for a contract.
Newly-surfaced FCC papers seem to indicate that LG's upcoming smartwatch will boast a 3G cellular connection. Soon you could be wearing your LG cellphone on your wrist!
With the NSA leaks going full force it probably won't sound like news at all that a German cryptographer claims to have hacked a SIM card. But that's never been done before (as far as we know . . .) so it's kind of a big deal, and shows that millions of phones are potentially vulnerable.
So let's say you're really excited to get a new iPhone 5, but unlike the average buyer, you're getting an unlocked one straight from Apple, and you're champing at the bit to bring it to your carrier. Problem: your current micro-SIM won't fit. What to do?! Well you can hack your normal SIM down to size, if you're…
Last year, it became apparent that Apple was planning to introduce a new SIM card, even tinier than the micro SIMs it uses in the iPhone 4S and iPad. But now Apple is trying to push the idea through regulators—and its competitors are having none of it.
Screw the stock market, screw cash monies, I'm putting everything I have in gold. And you know where you can pan for gold these days? Your old computer. There's always been tiny traces of gold (some as thinner than human hair) on the circuit boards. Just rip 'em and melt 'em for a gold nugget.
Kylie Monks, a 33-year-old Tasmanian woman, has been jailed for stealing a SIM card and using the hell out of it. How intense was it? Over a 3-month period, she racked up $193,187.43 (AUD) worth of data fees. Monks, to her credit, said she only used the SIM card to check Facebook and download a dozen movies.
Gemalto, with Facebook's help, just made a text-based, on-SIM implementation of basic Facebook functions. The software lets dumbphones do simple Facebook tasks like changing status or posting on walls. Good for developing countries, weird for everywhere else. [The Register]
According to a report at GigaOM, Apple's working on creating a SIM card that will be integrated into the iPhone itself. That means cutting carriers out of the purchasing process, and giving more power to Apple—and the consumer.
One of the new bits of iPad viscera announced by Steve Jobs, besides the A4 chip, is that it's using a micro-SIM card for its 3G powers. What, pray tell, is a micro-SIM card?
Like the earlier, larger version, this SIM Card Spy Ear allows users of questionable character to listen in on other people's conversations by dialing their own phone number.
Sagem Orga, in partnership with BlueSky is targeting the array of cellphones (and presumably mobile-internet enabled PCs and such) that currently don't have GPS with this new invention: a SIM card with AGPS aboard. Clever stuff indeed, packing all the chips for a "highly accurate GPS receiver", wiring and antenna into…
Now the credit-card sized plastic thing that cellphone SIM units are shipped in can carry the cellphone's associated data files, thanks to Gemalto's DVD-SIM "Smart Video Card." In the name of convergence (and possibly environmental friendliness) the company is making the cards for the Italian operator Wind, where the…
Click to viewJust four days after its launch, the iPhone 3G has been unlocked for the first time exactly like the original iPhone: using a special card that piggybacks to your SIM card, fooling the phone into thinking it's using an official carrier. While this is not the software unlock being developed by the usual…
AT&T has begun to offer a new SIM-only service via their online store. For $25
$5 ($10, minus a $5 online discount), new customers are able purchase a SIM card on the AT&T network, without receiving a new handset. It appears you are then free to use the SIM card with unlocked handsets and AT&T locked cellphones. …
Are you sneaky enough for the SIM Card Spy Gear Remote Listening Device? Just take your SIM card out of your cellphone and stick it in this mysterious black box that's about the size of a bar of soap. Hide the $85 device in an inconspicuous location wherever you want to do your listening, and then when you call your…