Originally Posted by casey4147
I recall an episode of the British TOP GEAR automobile show where Jeremy Clarkson equated a SIM tray in the dash of one of the latest super cars as turning it into the world's most expensive cell phone. People are thinking the wrong way with SIMs. Not only can you transfer your phone to another network, you can pull the SIM from one device (your phone0 and put it into another (your car, for true hands-free calling while driving and keeping your cell number). Bluetooth schmootooth. The only catch is remembering to take it with you.
I travel a lot for work and I have many prepaid sim cards for the different countries I visit. I cannot imagine a world without that convienance. It takes me 1 minute to replace a sim card, no mess no complicated sign up process. Also there are a quite of few people who use the sim card from their iPhone to be used in their iPad. Not everyone can afford two seperate contracts. It's even a greater necessity when phone companys charge for tethering or hotspot.
All this talk about embedded sim cards and such will be a nightmare just like CDMA. I can't imagine there is any benefit with going with Apples Nano sim. It will bring about smaller devices, BS, it's all about who controlls the most patents with these companys so they can sue it each other later.
There is no need for another sim format we have the Micro format that should suffice and please don't take away my right to switch out sims. I don't want to register on some damn site everytime I need to change providers, I foresee a lot of customer service nightmares with that scenario.
Not everything Apple does is the best thing since sliced cheese. There is zero reason for this new format other then power and control.
You may now commence with the I am an idiot and the Nano sim will revolutionize the industry as we know it replys now.