SIM Card – The Brain of the Cell Phone

Cell phones are becoming increasingly popular due to many reasons. Today, you can find it in hands of a child as well as an old person. The reason behind its popularity is that they can be taken anywhere as they are portable, they are a good way of staying in touch with other people by mean of calls and SMS (short messaging service), and they have many other functions such as internet and camera, and much more. The old cell devices were big and did not have many functions as well. But now, experts are trying their best to give maximum functions in just one device. Now, the cell phones are launched in different styles, models, designs and colors which suit every person. Some are just for style while some are for work and business.

Cell phones have become an important part of everyone's life, but to make them work, a SIM Card is required. Some mobiles do not need it but the GSM mobile phones require them to function. SIM stands for Subscriber Identity Module. It is a very small microchip which is almost the size of a stamp that is required for posting something. In the cell phone, you can find it or place it benefit the battery of the cell phone. In a SIM, you can store all your important details such as contact numbers of different people. This way you can buy your new cell and simply put the SIM in it without losing the data.

The size of SIM varies. They come in three sizes. One size is the same size as a credit card, one has a thickness of 25 mm and 15 mm width while the third one is chamfered. Chamfered SIM is more popular and used more because they prevent the misinsertion of SIM in the required unit for the mobile device to work. The two SIM of smaller sizes comes attached in a card of credit card size which can be used in larger devices. If it is not used in larger devices but used in simple cell phones, then the SIM is attached to the card by small links which can be broken easily to take off the SIM and use it in the cell phone.

Some cell phones do not require a SIM card. They are specifically made in such a way which has space for memory. In these mobile phones, you use special digit access 'NAM' for access to the memory. Once you have access to it, you can use any information stored there or even store new information. For security and for data not to be lost somehow, Service Provider puts a special lock on it, known as MSL (Master Confidential Lock).

There are also some cellular devices which have the capability of containing two SIM cards. This way the person does not have to keep two cell phones for two SIM cards. But naturally, they are more expensive than the normal cell phones. So when you go to the market to buy a cell phone, make sure to search around so you can have the best one in your hand.

Source by Tammi Marcelyn

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *