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Microsoft's Making Its Own SIM Card To Provide Contract-Less Phone Data

It seems Microsoft is developing its own SIM cards that will allow Windows 10 devices to access a range of different mobile data networks without the need for a contract.

FCC Papers Show LG May Be Building A Smartwatch With Reception

Newly-surfaced FCC papers seem to indicate that LG’s upcoming smartwatch will boast a 3G mobile connection. Soon you could be wearing your LG mobile phone on your wrist!

Millions Of Phones Could Be Vulnerable To SIM Card Hack

With the NSA leaks going full force it probably won’t sound like news at all that a German cryptographer claims to have hacked a SIM card. But that’s never been done before (as far as we know…) so it’s kind of a big deal, and shows that millions of phones are potentially vulnerable.

Did Optus Just Give Away iPhone 5 Details?

No doubt local telcos have already consulted with Apple about what’s going to be in the next iPhone. Even if it was just a brief conference call with Cupertino, local telcos are more in the loop than they’d care to admit. The real question is: what filters down the ranks, and did Optus just reveal info about the iPhone’s SIM card?

Westpac Is Bringing Contactless Payments To Your SIM Card [Updated]

Tired of the Commonwealth Bank blaming Android handset manufacturers for the lack of NFC-support in its phone wallet product, Kaching? Well so is Westpac, and today it’s announced a new Android contactless payment application that uses the SIM card to transmit the payment data. No case required.

iiNet Jumps Onto Optus To Offer Contract Free Mobile Plans

If you’re looking for a cheap SIM-only plan without a contract, iiNet has just launched themselves as a MVNO. With plans starting from $10 a month for $150 worth of calls and 200MB of data, the plans sound pretty good… although you do need to be an iiNet customer to jump on board.

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