Archive for 9th March 2006

3 UK Will Glue SIM Cards to Phones

This is rather old news, but I have to spread the word — it’s so frikken funny.

Mobile carrier 3 in the UK will be gluing SIM cards (or USIMs as it may be) into cheap prepaid handsets that they are selling. Yes, that’s right sticking them in there with epoxy glue!

If you think about it, it really is just an extension of firmware/software-based SIM and network locking, isn’t it? But it just sounds so ridiculous…

I assume this means that phones will just need to be replaced if the SIM card stuffs up. I hope 3 will be making sure that users have a way of getting their data (contacts, messages, etc) off the phones when it comes to crunch time.

SIM Cards to be Glued Into 3 UK Pre-Pay Handsets (MobileBurn)

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