I don't see anything in the article to suggest this would be for the carrier, and not the owner, to control.
Glass half empty much?
Most likely this is just a method to take away one of subscriber's freedoms - to become somebody else's subscriber.
Why do you assume that?
if you make migration dependent on asking the "losing" carrier...
That's an entirely speculative "if." If, on the other hand, it can be done entirely by an owner in possession of a private key, then no problem, and nothing to get het up about.
Get SIM definition from new carrier. Encrypt and upload to device via old carrier. Done.
What? No links for downloads?
The discussion would have been much shorter and a lot more intelligent if people hadn't felt the need to rage
You might as well make that your sig. Well, maybe not you, based on your current one. Someone though.
UL certs basically mean you paid UL.
There are requirements, but nothing beyond good engineering. Strain relief your wires etc.
First good point on the thread.
I'm moderated troll. Pretty good troll. I got 20% of the posts.
You can use another carriers SIM if all you want is voice, text and edge. 2G and newer are generally frequency locked to your carrier. The exception are multi-band phones, which you never get from a carrier.
Texas determines about half the school books used in the USA. California determines the other half.
It is not intended for use in your phone (most people here seem to have missed that little detail)
How can you expect us to fulfil our need to become apoplectic with nerdrage if you want us to notice things like "details"?
Preventing the need to open up devices to swap a SIM could be easily resolved by using a simple spring-loaded insert/eject slot for SIM cards
That would still need physical access to the device, which is the problem this proposal is actually trying do away with. It might also (speculation on my part here, but doesn't seem unreasonable) run the risk of causing more problems when users brick their phones or SIMs by popping the SIM without turning off the phone.
This is a solution to a problem that doesn't exist to me.
FTFY. There are plenty of use cases where this would be an incredibly useful facility. Just because none of them personally impact on you doesn't mean this is automatically a nefarious conspiracy to (some day, in the future, possibly, but not now) rob you of control over your phone.
1. Normally, when you have service, it's attached to the SIM, not the phone. With this new embedded SIM model, this goes away. Your service is attached to the phone. Bad.
It's not even for phones - maybe some day, but not yet.