Airtel Offers Smart SIM in Andhra Pradesh: Coming soon to Other Circles?

We recently discovered that Airtel is offering smart SIM to customers in Andhra Pradesh. Rightly branded as Smart SIM, this SIM Card from Airtel is actually a nano SIM offered along with adapters for using the SIM card as a micro or mini SIM (the standard sized SIM card). image002More and more smartphones (even budget ones) are coming with micro-SIM slot(s) these days. Hence a SIM card that can be used in all devices is certainly good as consumers would prefer/need to use same SIM card on different devices for multiple purposes – Eg. on data card, on a feature phone when the smartphone turns off due to low battery etc. Making the deal sweeter is the price, just Rs. 20.

So far people had to visit corner mobile recharge shops to cut or rather resize their SIM cards. This would cost anything like Rs. 50 and would necessitate retaining the outer frame of the SIM card for use with other devices or going for third party SIM card adapters which would cost some amount. In this situation Airtel’s offering is certainly value for money.


We appreciate this move from Airtel and would like to see SMART SIM being launched throughout India. What say readers?

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[…] the next gen with its Smartphone centric products, Airtel had recently started offering Smart sim in the Andhra Pradesh circle. This Sim card is essentially a Nano Sim card from Airtel along with Adapters that will […]

May 2, 2014 12:37 pm 12:37 PM

It should be introduced by all operators in all circles immediately.

August 19, 2014 8:13 am 8:13 AM

No. All operators are not innovative/future-ready, like Airtel.
I have been an Airtel customer since Aug 1995 and see the company move from a single-circle to pan-India network, from 2G to 4G …. AIRTEL is AIRTEL. No one comes even near.

April 29, 2014 9:16 pm 9:16 PM

Chethan ji! Write an article about the day robbery of these networks… They deduct amount without any reason and then when we complained with customer care immediately return the amount. How they are playing this game?

August 19, 2014 8:14 am 8:14 AM

@Maran you are a negative person.
Here, when someone is sharing a useful info which will benefit all, why do you crib? goto and search for all the complaints you want. People like you should stay off TT.