Apple and Samsung are working on e-SIMs which could simplify MNP

The SIM cards may disappear, says a report by Financial Times.

According to Financial Times, Apple and Samsung are in discussion with mobile carriers to develop standards for e-SIM cards, which would provide the customers the ability to switch carriers without getting a new SIM card. As the SIM would remain integrated into the phone, the switching could be done through an interface on the device.


Apple is not new on this, as it has already introduced LTE iPads that include Apple SIM which gave people the choice between multiple carriers. The mobile operators are in favor of this new shift to e-SIM, said the report. However, this is doubtful as it makes it easy for the customers to discard a service provider.

The standardization would come only towards 2016. And, if arrived, it may make the manufacturers make the devices thinner.

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July 19, 2015 11:57 am 11:57 AM

Very bad idea. If some one phone gets damaged during roaming how one will change the handset, if SIM is there one can simply change handset insert SIM in new handset. Before CDMA SIM era people used to stay away from CDMA due this limitation.

Neha George
July 18, 2015 1:56 pm 1:56 PM

The people who choose airtel or reliance are mainly because they are MISGUIDED by the ads which are always warned by Government Authorities to get banned soon. The CAG form shows it all just read some documents how many of you read these CAF and documents before purchase any thing from these anti social elememts as all documents only protects their INTERESTS only which anti customer valued one. They are only considering customers as MONEY MAKING MACHINES OR TREES. What good as been provided to India by them there profits are increasing and doubling each year.

Aditya Maheshwari
July 18, 2015 8:42 am 8:42 AM

Well thats a good idea……
For those who are asking privilege of removing and inserting different sim cards, concept of multiple number in single handset can be implemented. It is now banned in India to use 16-in-one (or other) sim cards, But after the e-SIM concept it can be implemented.