Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a small, removable card smaller than a credit card which stores mobile phone data such as contact names and numbers, SMSs and security information

Etymologies

SIM (i.e. Subscriber Identity Module) + card (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Maybe my SIM card is in a little snap-in module that moves back and forth easily between my netbook and cell phone.

    Nine Must-Have Features We Want To See In A Google OS | Lifehacker Australia

  • Besides, I like the convenience of taking out my SIM card and dumping it into another phone on a whim rather than to call my carrier to switch phones.

    Rogers forgets to bring value to smartphone users in Q4 « Boy Genius Report

  • I'd like to be able to use my own phone while I'm there, and just switch out the SIM card, but I don't know if it's possible.

    new york and mobile phones

  • Rapp set his phone on the counter face down and inserted the SIM card and the battery.

    Act of Treason

  • There's also a driver CD Windows-only and a number of "getting started" booklets, as well as the SIM card.

    Ars Technica

  • Counterintuitive as it may seem, snowbirds who treat their phone to a saltwater dunk may need to give it a quick rinse - sans battery and SIM card - in fresh water, as dried salt crystals can harm its innards.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • This would allow a consumer to take their phone and switch carriers just by swapping a SIM card.

    Boing Boing

  • The cheapest way to make local calls while abroad is to use an unlocked cellphone that can work with other carriers' networks, along with a prepaid local SIM card - a removable chip that determines the phone's network and number.

    NYT > Home Page

  • The phone achieves its clarity by using solid sapphire crystal as the touch screen-the platinum sides are where the battery, electronics and SIM card are stored.

    Forbes.com: News

  • But even if you get your iPhone 4S from Verizon, whose CDMA network is incompatible with the GSM networks used in most other countries, you'll still be able to make calls overseas, either through Verizon or by inserting another carrier's SIM card.

    NYT > Global Home

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