3 UK Will Glue SIM Cards to Phones

Topic: Go Go Gadget 14 years, 5 months ago

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)

Eat Your Heart Out Sony, You’re Right Royally Fucked Now!

2 Comments Add your own

  • . Tim Tjun  |  14 years, 3 months ago

    Dear Smok,

    I was just digging through old emails, and remember you had a blog site! good to see you’re still blogging. I intend to come visit more often :)

  • . Tim Tjun  |  14 years, 3 months ago

    Dear Smok,
    I was just digging through some old emails, and remember you had sent me your blog site once!
    Good to see you’re still blogging!
    I intend to visit more regularly from now on :)

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