Will there now be a push to stop supplying the physical SIM?
Although supposedly customers can switch at will I can't help thinking it will ultimately work against their interest.
It will also make a SIM swap in case of a technical issue a more involved process.
Well @Anonymous every phone I've purchased, including the one I'm using, came with a new sim. I did the sim swap, and my new sim was activated pretty much straight away. The old sim stopped working within 24 hours.
Are you saying the latest tech will mean phones with sim cards already embedded and ready to be activated? Or will the sims be activated before they're delivered to you? And will you have to speak to customer service instead of the easy sim swap you can presently do?
Sounds like several steps back rather than forward to me. But perhaps I'm misunderstanding you?!
Yep, my folks had an old Ericsson EH238 analogue phone on Cellnet (which was what O2 used to be called for all you kids that don't know) in the mid 90s they used to carry around 'just for emergencies' and I pretty remember it being the case that if the phone was lost or broke it was very difficult to get the number moved.
Don't think they ever upgraded and considering they paid £15 a month but it cost 50p a minute to make a call it really was a use as absolute last resort.
Think my Grandparents, my school and a couple of family friends had the number that was it.
GSM was of course around but the salesbod from Dixons told them it was cheapest deal when they got it.
I worked for O2 when it was BT Cellnet and you could always port numbers. I'm pretty sure you could port numbers too when it was merely Cellnet as I'm 99% certain because my wife worked there at the time when the call centre in Bury first opened. She actually got me a job there. Believe it or not there were only a dozen staff when they opened up!