Saturday, June 30, 2007

iPhone | SIM Card or GSM only?



Ok so everybody's hyped up by the iPhone, and soon we'll see it in every hand but that depends on whether it has a SIM card slot or not. A lot of forums agree that the iPhone has a removable SIM card slot, however, none of them have shown it yet while Apple still keeps this issue undisclosed for us to find out. If it doesn't have a removable SIM card slot then there's no point in getting one.

Looks like those who want to order it online, including me, have to wait around 4 weeks for it to get delivered + another week for it to arrive here in Kuwait. :/

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UPDATE: Thanks to Mishaal, from iFixit iPhone disassembly guide it shows that it has a removable SIM card slot. [link]

24 comments:

Yazeed said...

hmmm
thats weird, att/cingular is a gsm company who offer sim cards, never heard anything about them not offering sim cards (similar to other companies in the states)
or maybe they did something special to keep the iphone operating in their network only

Zed said...

in the states they still use the old system.. TMDA TDMA something like that...no SIM cards

Mishaal said...

It is GSM, But I am not sure if it is locked to a single network or not. Check the site to see the disassembly guide.
http://q8mug.com/prime/

Hamza said...

I suggest waiting for few days. Wait till it settles in the market a bit and see how practical it is from the reviews and the stories told

ReKoO said...

Hey dude! wait!!!!!!!!

i've just came from iCity [The Avenues branch]; they told me that it will arrive officially to Kuwait on November and it will work with arabic intelligent keyboard; it may costs more than 230 K.D.

Ms Loala said...

If i were you i'd wait a while, though it looks and functions neatly but there some features however that weren't considered.

Check my blog for the latest confirmations of the iphones features.

snookie said...

im just waiting for an unlocking hack.. even though i am a cingular-at&t user lol.. but i want to be able to use it in kuwait

KJ said...

It is an awesome phone (aesthetically and some technically) but unfortunately it falls into yesteryear's cell-standard in the industry. I'd wait for version 2 since this one with all its unsupported features can't last long in the business-end of the industry

G-Funk said...

It is locked to AT&T and won't work with other carriers (At the moment) People even tried different SIM cards from other carriers (e.g T-Mobile) with no luck, Even other sim cards from AT&T with no luck at all . Guess we'll have to wait for the Euro version of the device . which i doubt that iCity or what ever their name is would have it by November .

ReKoO said...

dude, i need your help with something in my Aramex account

If you don't mind sending me your mobile phone [rekoo.87@gmail.com]

Navy Girl said...

what is it with people and phones !! just get yourself a simple Nokia :P LOL J\K

The Criticizer said...

yaz:
Everything's clear now, the current iphone is exclusive to AT&T.


zed:
That's why I asked, thanks.


mishaal:
Thank you.


hamza:
I can wait.


rekoo:
That's way too much. :/



ms loala:
Thanks. I'll keep waiting.


snooks:
Keep us posted when you find out how. :P


kj:
What makes you so sure the 2nd Gen iphone will be out any soon?


g-funk:
It's way overpriced @ iCity and Mac&More, I'll just wait for the Euro version and order it online.


navy girl:
I already have a nokia and their latest models started ti suck. :/

il3ameed said...

they started selling it here in the states, and there are many i phones on display, i can check if they have a Sim card slot if u want..

it costs about 200 kd now and i dont think its worth that. i recommend a sonyericcson.
even though the iPhone is new and it has endless features, it only works with At&t and i think ull have problems with it in Kuwait. the internet connection connects to any phone line, or, At&t have this thing called edge, with u can use as a internet connection device.

best of luck, your bro jaber

il3ameed said...

i asked about the Sim card thingi, yup, it has a Sim card slot :)

The Criticizer said...

Thanks for the info bro.. however, it is official that the current iPhone is exclusive to AT&T network and won't work on any other network, not at the moment that is. Enshallah as soon as 2008 there will be a compatible version with our networks.

il3ameed said...

any more questions mac, post them here and ill be glad to ask the people that work in apple here in the states..
oo porscher, a8na3tni, i think im getting a mac soon..
even though my laptop is 6 months old, but i think a mac is worth it!
oo the good thing ina my dad didnt say anything, hes actually willing to buy it for me :p and me not pay 1 thing.. hehe

The Criticizer said...

Thank you for offering the help. Enshallah whenever I need something I won't hesitate to contact you. :)

And way to go! Get a MacBook Pro 15". The perfect mobile Mac. :D

Let me know when you do so I can prepare one apple icon to be added to my switchers count. :P

il3ameed said...

im back in Kuwait.. really sorry :)

and about the mac book..
i changed my mind, even though it has everything i need(i wantreally) and isincredible.. i think i can go on a few years with my current inspiron.. so if i ever think of buying one, ill tell u to add an apple..

Ps:
if i buy a macbook, mara7 yinfa3 7ag il dawam oo il jam3a liana il programs mayishtagloun 3alaih, 7atan lou fee il windows compatible thingi, i heard its very slow.. so ill keep thinking..

i heard theres a new one coming out, madri 3ana bas 3indik khabar 3anshay yideed min apple?

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