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WiFi & SIM Card Mate to Create SIMFi, Hotspots Born Everywhere

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February 12th, 2010

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By Ari Driessen
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Wifi SIM

The future must truly be upon us when a WiFi radio can be squeezed into that tiny SIM card that you’d slip into the back of your GSM cell phone. SIMFi, brainchild of a marriage between Sagem Orga and Telefonica, is a SIM card with integrated WiFi that can turn any old cell phone into a mobile WiFi hotspot.

SIMFi will offer similar 3G connection-sharing goodness as seen on the MiFi and Palm Pre/Pixi. After setting up the SIMFi device (network name, security settings, etc.), you’ll presumably be able to pop the device into any 3G phone and voila, an instant access point.

Harnessing a mobile hotspot for your army of WiFi-equipped devices without having to have a separate device or hotspot-ready phone certainly sounds appealing, if not revolutionary. If the technology makes it to US markets, it will be interesting to see if carriers will embrace it — and just how much they’ll charge on a monthly basis to outfit your current phone with the joys of mobile WiFi.

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5 Responses to “WiFi & SIM Card Mate to Create SIMFi, Hotspots Born Everywhere”

  • mohamed nyei
    July 13, 2011

    Hi
    i may want to know if this sim is available in market am intreasteed in having one

    i have a phone from enmac i want to know if it can work in there.thanks.

    • Mohamed, I have heard nothing more about the SIMFi. It looks like the concept never caught on.

      Bob at Wirefly

  • alvin lara
    February 20, 2010

    when will this be available in the market?? interesting!!!”,)
    is this compatible with nokia 1600?

  • Madrew Brewer
    February 16, 2010

    I have a triband phone this should work perfectly. How much will it cost.

  • Madrew Brewer
    February 16, 2010

    Let me know when this available

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