Changing your phone plan between different carriers is a mammoth task these days. All those requests, applications, and SIM card replacements are just too much. But, in near future, this could be a thing of past, and switching your carrier will be a lot easier. This may happen as Samsung and Apple are working to make the SIM card disappear.

RIP SIM card

It is understood that the GSMA is close to announcing an agreement for the industry to produce a standardised embedded SIM for consumer devices.
Operators onboard with the development include AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone, Hutchison Whampoa, Orange, Telefonica and Etisalat.

GSMA chief executive Anne Bouverot said that the industry is heading in the direction of an agreement for a “common architecture.”
“With the majority of operators on board, the plan is to finalise the technical architecture that will be used in the development of an end-to-end remote SIM solution for consumer devices, with delivery anticipated by 2016,” the GSMA told the Financial Times.

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