sim cards

  • SIMbook takes SIM card concept and makes it much more work

    Oh I get it. It’s a SIMbook. Like how a SIM card that holds your phone numbers on your cell phone except it’s a phone book that you write phone numbers in by hand. Clever. Also weird, though, because if you understand how a SIM card works, you probably have a cell phone and, thus, no need for a handwritten phone book. Maybe you’re really into irony and going against… Read More

  • GPS receivers to be embedded into SIM cards

    So apparently GPS chips are getting really, really small. Small enough to fit onto tiny SIM cards, as telephony electronics company Sagem has teamed up with GPS experts BlueSky Positioning on technology that “incorporates a GPS receiver and a proprietary antenna into the SIM card, enabling mobile operators to deploy applications with no need for software or hardware changes,”… Read More

  • Citizen Engineer: GSM

    Citizen Engineer from citizen engineer on Vimeo. Friends of the Crunch Limor Fried and Phil Torrone are putting together open source DIY videos at CitizenEngineer.com. They’ll be talking about esoteric subjects like GSM, electronics, and circuit bending. Their first video, about SIM cards, includes plans for making your own SIM card reader. It’s an amazingly detailed video and… Read More

  • SIM cards to get NFC payments soon, but will it be enough?

    [photopress:simcards.jpg,full,center] Subscriber Identity Modules, or SIMs, might be on the verge of extinction. SIMs themselves are getting smarter, now capable of doing far more than hold your cell number and a phonebook of your friends. The problem is that most carriers — especially those in the USA — don’t give a rat’s pooper for the capabilities. That means… Read More

  • MAXRoam: It's what's for dinner

    Just a quick note to mention that MAXRoam.com is a really great service. Essentially it’s a reduced rate pre-paid SIM card that lets you add multiple numbers to the same SIM. For example, I now have a SIM card with four international numbers in Spain, Poland, Germany, and the US and they all work seamlessly in almost any phone. It basically lets locals call you at local rates and you… Read More

  • Happy Halloween: Man buried with cellphone sans SIM

    Attention Readers: if your loved one’s dying wish was to be buried with his mobile phone, the very least you can do is make sure that happens, lest his restless spirit rises from the grave to stand at your bedside changing its ringtones at all hours of the night. And if you do comply, make sure that your loved one’s grandson doesn’t remove the SIM card to said device just… Read More

  • FCC Filing Reveals New T-Mobile @Home Router

    Though John “Pop n’ Lock” Biggs is a fan of T-Mobile’s @Home service, it still hasn’t stopped the ‘Mo from developing with a new version of the product. The revamped router has hit the FCC and it looks to be a whole new experience with T-Mobile @Home. It features dual SIM card slots and dual phone jacks so you can hook up your own phones for the hot… Read More