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Apple Working on Special SIM Card to Cut Carriers Out of Retail Process?

Apple Working on Special SIM Card to Cut Carriers Out of Retail Process?

Posted October 27, 2010 at 3:49pm · 14 comments · Add Comment
Name - October 27, 2010 at 8:09pm
Jobs is trying to bring the CDMA method to GSM. What an asshole.
sai kuppa
sai kuppa - October 28, 2010 at 12:57am
the whole world uses GSM, its so much convenient for a traveler
Victor - October 28, 2010 at 3:09am
aaa stupid people that do not read that's the point, he wants to convert GSM to some kind of CDMA crap
HO - October 28, 2010 at 8:42am
ROFL, i slways argue about ppl not reading before writting.
Alicia - October 27, 2010 at 6:44pm
I think that it should be done like Canada and Europe purchase the phone outright and choose your own carrier. We are paying too much. Telus, Bell, Rogers are paying $149. for the iphone 4 under constract. Why are we paying so much more????
George - October 27, 2010 at 9:19pm
You are actually paying way less. In Canada the contract we must sign is 3 years. In the US you are getting $200 off the price for each year of your 2 year contract. Thus in Canada we should be getting the device free. ie $200x3yrs=$600 discount. Of course that doesn't happen because carriers here are robbing Canadians so bad that even the government is trying to step in and help.
Billy Bob
Billy Bob - October 27, 2010 at 4:13pm
Now Jobs want the iphone itself to be a closed system ... who the hell is going to buy a phone where you cannot change the sim when you want to use another carrier ... I wouldn't have bought the iphone, only the jailbreak allowed me to use several different sims when I am traveling ...
vlad - October 27, 2010 at 4:21pm
it is RUMORED… i think that this will not happen. it's stupidish
Name - October 27, 2010 at 5:55pm
I think that's the point - so can't use another carrier's SIM card. Stop the unlock process on the hardware itself.
Sarx - October 27, 2010 at 6:43pm
This is a bad idea. I love having the flexibility of changing phones by just changing the chip. I do not want to have to call up customer service every time I want to do that. What do you do if you go overseas????? Who has the time to deal with calling up the phone company?? Just pop in a pre paid SIM and you are good to go.
bernsteinr - October 28, 2010 at 1:07pm
actually, @billy bob, the unlock (like ultrasn0w) lets you use multiple SIMs, not the jailbreak... that just lets you install Cydia.
Pitt.b - October 28, 2010 at 7:28pm
You can't unlock without jailbreak, you "smart" ass. If you don't know what it's all about, better keep your mouth shut...
bernsteinr - October 28, 2010 at 8:50pm
:) of course. was technical in nature. i also LOVE inappropriate quotes!
bernsteinr - October 28, 2010 at 8:51pm
coming from someone with 3 jailbroken, unlocked phones on T Mo.
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