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What is dual SIM?

Merriam Webster’s defines it as…just kidding. Dual SIM refers to a phone that can have two SIM cards at once. Those are considered dual SIM devices. Dual SIM means a phone can have either a physical SIM card and an eSIM, two eSIMs or two physical SIM cards.  The newer generation of Apple iPhones, for... Read more

What are all the different SIM card sizes?

If you’ve just learned what a SIM card is, but still haven’t seen one, or if you’re trying to find a new SIM card because you want to switch providers, you might be curious what the different SIM card sizes are. There are four different sizes: a full-size SIM, mini SIM, micro SIM and nano... Read more

What is stored on a SIM card?

Maybe you just found out what a SIM card is, or maybe you’re swapping cards and you’re curious what’s actually going on inside your SIM card. The answer is that SIM cards store data specific to you, the phone user, including things like your phone number.  SIM cards also have an ID number, or international... Read more

What you need to know about the 3G shutdown

If you don’t keep up with the news, you might not have heard of the 3G shutdown. This year, all nationwide wireless providers are sunsetting their 3G networks. Any phones that run exclusively on these networks will no longer be able to make or receive calls, or use other data services, including emergency services. Basically,... Read more

What really happens when you switch your SIM card

You may already know what a SIM card is and how to remove yours from your iPhone or Android device. But you’re probably wondering what exactly happens when you move your SIM card to another phone or get a new SIM card altogether. The short answer? Not much. All the really important stuff is either... Read more

Searching for LTE meaning? We’ve got your back

You’ve probably seen the term LTE floating around when you’ve shopped for a new phone. But what does it mean? LTE stands for Long Term Evolution. It’s the standard way our wireless data is transmitted (which means it’s the way our phone connects to the internet using cell towers) and what allows you to download... Read more