As mobile technology advances, and in light of the recent passage of the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, more people are migrating towards the idea of unlocked cellphones. Unlocked cellphones bring more network freedom for users everywhere.
Rivals Apple and Samsung are working together to facilitate the switch from traditional SIM cards to the e-SIM – a new device that remains inside phones but allows consumers to switch networks as they please via mobile OS.
Although this is good news for consumers, this means less loyalty for wireless carriers. Although this means less guaranteed customers staying on one network, some major carriers have expressed interest in the e-SIM, including AT&T and T-Mobile.
Apple users can also look for Apple SIM in the iPad Air 2, and iPad Mini 3, which allows for flexibility between a few networks. Users can also look for this technology in upcoming versions of the iPhone.