Apple and Samsung Want To Kill Off SIM Cards and Replace Them With E-SIM
This is not the first time that the rumor makes the headlines, But this time it’s the right! Apple and Samsung, Two of the world’s biggest phone makers, Said to be in “advanced talks” with the GSMA. This is the Financial Times that reveals the information that Apple and Samsung would be able to negotiate with the GSMA, And their common goal is to switch in the near future, SIM standard to the e-SIM standard.
Samsung has already started working on the Galaxy S7, and the Financial Times managed to get a very interesting information. Apple currently places specially designed SIM cards in the US for devices “WiFi + Cellular” iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 and Also plans to extend this service for future phones.
e-SIM stands for Freedom and Flexibility for the User
At present, when a subscriber wishes to change operator, it must do all the steps with his new provider and you will need to wait for SIM card activation. This is not very convenient and that is precisely what led builders to work on another system based on universal cards. The global organization that manages everything related to networks and operators.
Its main advantage is to enable users to switch quickly and easily between mobile networks, which is the opposite of the SIM card that locks a user to a network, depriving it of alternative possibilities. The e-SIM is a new standard among smartphone manufacturers with the development in the key of “common architecture”. It would provide more flexibility and freedom to users.
The Financial Times has approached the GSM Association to try to learn a little more about the subject. This association represents no less than 850 telecom operators in over 200 different countries.
With Electronic SIM cards so that users no need of change the SIM card every time they change operator. According to the report, some mobile operators have already announced their support for this initiative include AT & T, Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Hutchison Whampoa, Orange, Telefonica and Vodafone. If these reports are true, Then the Galaxy S7 will be the one of the first terminals to board a SIM card. It should then followed by the Galaxy Note 6, of course, but also by the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. Still, don’t expect to see one of these next-Gen SIM cards in a mobile device anytime this year. The Financial Times claims they won’t emerge until 2016.