OT: SIM contact limitations

Joshua Judson Rosen rozzin at geekspace.com
Sat Oct 3 20:20:27 CEST 2009

"Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller" <hns at computer.org> writes:
> Am 26.09.2009 um 01:46 schrieb Brolin Empey:
>     Anyway, why are SIM contacts (contacts stored on a SIM) so limited?
>      1. Cannot have multiple phone numbers per contact.
>      2. Cannot change the type (home, work, mobile, etc.) of the
>         phone number.
>      3. Names are truncated to 18 chars.
> Mainly, because SIM card entries have been standardized approx. 1992 so that
> you can use them in *any* phone. Back then, SIM flash memory and computing
> power of a phone was *very* limited. Less than a C64 :) It is similar to why
> plain old FAT memory card format is still in use with all its limitations.

I wonder, have any of these limitations changed in UMTS, for USIM cards?

Not that it helps us using the Neo's builtin GSM modem--I guess we
could add a UMTS modem via the USB port, though :)

Don't be afraid to ask (Lf.((Lx.xx) (Lr.f(rr)))).

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