google
The Pixel 3 Will Soon Be Available With eSIM On EE

Finally, it looks like electronic SIMs are starting to actually happen. When you think about it, there's really no reason getting connected to your phone network should require a little piece of plastic: why can't you just sign in with your credentials like every other digital service? Read More >>

networks
New eSIM Will Finally Let You Connect Your Smartwatch to 3G Networks Without a Phone

The traditional SIM card is dying. The GSMA, which represents carriers and mobile companies around the world, has announced a new eSIM specification for smartwatches, fitness trackers, and tablets, which allows users to remotely activate a SIM embedded in those devices. Read More >>

security
The NSA Patented Tech That Will Catch You Swapping SIM Cards

Now that it's been over a year since the Snowden leaks, you might've thought that all of the insane NSA revelations had been revealed. Not so! Foreign Policy just published a fascinating and exhaustive list of every patent ever awarded to the spy agency. And one of its latest inventions is all about your SIM card. Read More >>

gadgets
A Wearable SIM Could Let You Use One Number With Any Device

Japanese carrier Docomo has announced an interesting concept design that could change the way we use mobile devices: a wearable that takes the SIM out of your phone and puts it onto your wrist to create an authentication device for all your hardware. Read More >>

phones
This Is (Probably) Your Next SIM Card

Over the past few months, Apple, Nokia, RIM and Motorola have all been getting very worked up over something rather boring: SIM cards. After Apple's attempt to capture the market, there's finally a new proposed design—which might actually find its way into your next phone. Read More >>

networks
ICO Nukes 20,000 Spammers’ SIM Cards For Good

Getting less spam texts recently? You can thank our good ol'Information Commissioner’s Office. It’s finally put its newfound muscle into practice and has blocked 20,000 SIM cards responsible for bombarding us poor folk with around eight million spam texts a day. Read More >>

wtfriday
Nobody Asked for Smaller ‘Nano-SIM’ Cards, But They’re Coming Anyways

Data, reception, battery, screen, CPU, weight, size. These are the phone specs I'm concerned about. Smaller SIM cards? Not so much. But Giesecke & Devrient, one of the original SIM manufactuers, thinks we need a nano-SIM that's 30 per cent smaller. Great? Read More >>