084f2db8c6 ^ Steitzer, Stephanie (July 14, 2010). The SIM card allows users to change phones by simply removing the SIM card from one mobile phone and inserting it into another mobile phone or broadband telephony device, provided that this is not prevented by a SIM lock. Reuters. Kenya's M-PESA mobile banking service, for example, allows customers of the mobile phone operator Safaricom to hold cash balances which are recorded on their SIM cards. In the United Kingdom, from 27 February 2007, motorists who are caught using a hand-held mobile phone while driving will have three penalty points added to their license in addition to the fine of 60. This increase was introduced to try to stem the increase in drivers ignoring the law. Japan prohibits all mobile phone use while driving, including use of hands-free devices. Inaugurated by Lord Irwin on 23 July by exchanging greetings with King George V.
Retrieved 19 January 2008. ^ Miller, Joshua (14 March 2009). Nonetheless, it has lost the leadership in market, though it underwent many phases of modernisation in order to contain tough competition from private channels.. SIM and R-UIM cards may be mixed together to allow both GSM and CDMA networks to be accessed. CNet News. The first handheld mobile cell phone was demonstrated by Motorola in 1973. The SIM card is approximately the size of a small postage stamp and is usually placed underneath the battery in the rear of the unit. These are often refurbished phones. The advent of widespread text-messaging has resulted in the cell phone novel, the first literary genre to emerge from the cellular age, via text messaging to a website that collects the novels as a whole. Mobile telephony also facilitates activism and public journalism being explored by Reuters and Yahoo! and small independent news companies such as Jasmine News in Sri Lanka. The United Nations reported that mobile phones have spread faster than any other form of technology and can improve the livelihood of the poorest people in developing countries, by providing access to information in places where landlines or the Internet are not available, especially in the least developed countries.