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  1. #1
    Sharp
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    Hello,

    I have a question about SIM cards.

    Do SIM cards contain the provider software that is on the phone?

    For example, if you had a Nokia 6010 and put a Tmobile SIM card in it would
    you get Tmobile specific options like Tzones? Likewise, if you put a
    Cingular SIM card in would you get Cingular specific options like Media Net?

    Thanks for any info!





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    VinX
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    I do not think so, from what i experienced, it all depends on your cell phone...
    The sim card would have SOME things that are related to your provider, but i do not think a sim card can contain allthose softwares and options from its providers... Instead, the phone is able to contain all these options since it has enough space to do so, where the sim card is to activate these softwares



  3. #3
    Sharp
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    Re: Do SIM cards contain provider software?


    "VinX" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > I do not think so, from what i experienced, it all depends on your cell
    > phone...
    > The sim card would have SOME things that are related to your provider,
    > but i do not think a sim card can contain allthose softwares and
    > options from its providers... Instead, the phone is able to contain all
    > these options since it has enough space to do so, where the sim card is
    > to activate these softwares
    >


    Hm so the features of the other provider do become available - it's just
    that they were stored on the phone already but not activated?





  4. #4
    Sharp
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    Re: Do SIM cards contain provider software?


    "Joseph" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On Wed, 15 Jun 2005 23:11:49 GMT, "Sharp" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>Hello,
    >>
    >>I have a question about SIM cards.
    >>
    >>Do SIM cards contain the provider software that is on the phone?
    >>
    >>For example, if you had a Nokia 6010 and put a Tmobile SIM card in it
    >>would
    >>you get Tmobile specific options like Tzones? Likewise, if you put a
    >>Cingular SIM card in would you get Cingular specific options like Media
    >>Net?

    >
    > Not in the SIM burned into the firmware most of the time.
    > - -


    The firmware on the phone? So if say Cingular & Tmobile both offer Nokia
    6010 phones when Tmobile sends you the phone it also has cingular software
    on it, but it's just disabled?





  5. #5
    Mike S.
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    Re: Do SIM cards contain provider software?


    In article <[email protected]>,
    Sharp <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >Do SIM cards contain the provider software that is on the phone?


    The SIM toolkit can be used to run provider-specific routines from the SIM
    card itself. This is sometimes transparent (for instance, after the
    AT&T acquision, Cingular added ENS [Enhanced Network Selection] code to
    both its SIMs and several phones in order to better control the selection
    and display of tower identity.

    Applications that are available for user interaction are not commonly
    implemented by US carriers, but they are the norm in many other countries.
    Numerous carriers have additional menus that are stored and implemented
    FROM THE SIM CARD. These may include access to routines that program GPRS
    settings to the phone, store and manage additional phone books, allow
    management of credits on prepaid phones, link banking functions to cell
    phones, manage callback arrangements for long-distance roaming services,
    and the like.

    >For example, if you had a Nokia 6010 and put a Tmobile SIM card in it would
    >you get Tmobile specific options like Tzones? Likewise, if you put a
    >Cingular SIM card in would you get Cingular specific options like Media Net?


    Cingular and TMobile do not impement such functions in their SIM cards.
    They could, however, if they wanted to ... perhaps, say add a function to
    the SIM meny which would download GPRS and WAP settings in order to enable
    your phone to talk to the respective carrier's data network without
    manually entering settings, or having them transmitted via a web site
    request.





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