You need a SIM card in your phone to dial 999

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I want to correct a common misconception. Many people think that you can dial the emergency services even if you do not have a SIM in your phone. I see this advice scattered around the web - often telling people to keep an old, SIMless phone for an emergency - and it is dangerously wrong.… Continue reading →

The SIM-less Phone Is Coming. And It Should Scare The Shit Out Of You

by @edent | # # # # # # | 27 comments | Read ~42,909 times.

The argument over the nano-SIM is a distraction. It's a sleight of hand designed to catch the industry off guard and fool it into doing something really stupid. The SIM is designed to do a number of things; encryption, address storage, hold SMS, etc. Most importantly, it's designed to be swappable. With GSM, you can… Continue reading →