TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: When Phones Go Bad

Re: When Phones Go Bad

danny burstein (
Mon, 1 Nov 2004 20:54:07 UTC

In <> Marcus Didius Falco <> writes:

[ snip ]

> For most cell phone users, replacing a phone that's gone bad comes
> with an added cost in time and aggravation: pecking away at the keys
> of the new phone to reconstruct a mobile address book of often-used
> names and numbers.

Hence one of the beauties of the SIMcard method used on GSM (and a
handful of other) phones. All the info can be stored in the thumbnail
sized chip, and all you need to do is move it from the old phone to
the new one.

(It's pretty rare, though not impossible, for the SIMcard to fail).

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