Samsung and Apple in advanced talks to join e-SIM launch

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  1. jamezr macrumors G3

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    This should be interesting!

    The e-SIM is an electronic SIM that removes the need for a physical SIM card to be present in the device, this would mean that consumers could switch between carriers with much less hassle, theoretically at least. Of course, for the e-SIM to make it to the consumer would require many, if not most, of the world’s top handset makers to be on board. Both Apple and Samsung are believed to be in advanced talks to join the e-SIM standard.

    The mobile telecom industry association, GSMA, is apparently close to announcing an agreement for an e-SIM standard that would be implemented on mobile phones.

    “We have got everyone back on one point, with Apple and Samsung agreeing to be part of that specification,” said Ms Bouverot, Chief Executive of the GSMA. “We have been working with them and others to create an industry solution for machines and will agree a solution for consumer electronics.”

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  2. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    It's already being discussed here. But this is a terrible idea that will lead to GSM becoming like CDMA, with little to no ability to actually switch carriers even though it should be very simple in theory.
     
  3. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    It's already being discussed here. But this is a terrible idea that will lead to GSM becoming like CDMA, with little to no ability to actually switch carriers even though it should be very simple in theory.
     

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