Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: San Jose, CA USA
One of the biggest advantages for me are that I can use a GSM phone almost anywhere in the world.
The other thing for me is that I can plug the SIM card into any GSM phone and it will work. I don't have to call my provider or do anything else. The only limitations are the the phone has to be either unlocked, or locked to my provider, and the phone has to support my GSM band. This has come in handy when I have wanted to use a phone that isn't supported by my provider - just pick it up from eBay, plug in the card and it is running.
Another example of this happened last summer when I was expecting a very important call on my cel phone when it died. I just stole my wife's phone for the day and plugged my SIM in. When the call came, I got it. Later in the day, I picked up a replacement and returned her phone.
In Use: Treo 650, 700W, iPAQ 1955, PalmOneTX, iMate Jam, Nokia 770
Asus: A730W, Casio: A11, E-10, E-100, E-105, E-115, E-200, HandSpring: Visor Deluxe, Prism, Platinum, Edge, HP: 360, 548, 650, iPAQ: 3635, 5455, 5555, 1910, 1945, 2215, 2755, 4155, 3115, 3705, 4705, Loox 720, Palm: 1000, 5000, Pro, III, IIIe, IIIx, Vx,m500, m505, Z71, Z72, TT, T2, T3, T5, TC, Sony: S300, N710/760, T615, NR70, NX60, TH-55, Tapwave: Z1, Toshiba: E740, E755, E805. Zodiac 1, 2