We all know how this works. One amazing, ground-breaking, revolutionary technology comes to the forefront, and then one year – or in some cases, only months – later, a new version is available for the taking. There doesn’t seem to be one technology that comes to mind that has surpassed this lengthy evolution phase of bettering itself in some form. But what happens when one advancement completely closes off the opportunity to market a product? For example, the announcement this week by Gigsky concerning its amazing new universal SIM card and mobile app.
Typically, people traveling overseas will be hit with some hefty roaming charges if they don’t prepare by purchasing various SIM cards for the regions they will be traveling to. You’d think a solution would have been long developed to help consolidate and simplify this process – and now, there finally is. By offering the first-ever universal SIM card, Gigsky enables travelers to locate the appropriate local SIM card and select a data plan while on-the-go, having instant access to a wide range of local mobile data carriers worldwide – all without having to ever change their SIM card or access a temporary one.
Now let’s consider some gadgets out on the market today, such as the iPhone (News - Alert) 5 SIMPLcase, which stores multiple SIM cards with an eject tool for those who need to pack heavy when traveling. Investing in multiple SIM cards for extensive travel can be a bit worrisome, as they can be easily lost – especially considering the iPhone 5’s new nano SIM, phones review reported yesterday.
“This was the basis behind the idea of this iPhone 5 SIMPLcase that is another Kickstarter project that looks likely to succeed with the clever thinking behind the design,” the review continues. “The case allows the discreet storage of up to three SIM cards along with the supplied iPhone SIM tray eject tool.”
But with Gigsky blowing all of this out of the water and being readily available at the second quarter of this year (in fact, pre-registration has already commenced), how will these types of products fare? This is definitely something interesting to both note and consider as we move forward in the SIM technology space.
Edited by Ashley Caputo
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