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Data-Roaming Killer Hailed

Data-Roaming Killer Hailed

The SIM would allow users to change carriers at the tap of a finger and is being called a data-roaming killer. 

At this stage it’s only available in the US and UK. The telcos involved allow consumers to buy short-term data plans and switch between the carriers to find the best deal.

If the network cuts out, iPad Air 2 users would be able to change carriers.

But analysts say the data-only SIM’s biggest plus is its potential to kill data-roaming charges, a big plus for today’s mobile executives.

It’s not clear if the SIM will be introduced in Australia.