Nano sim cards: technology is shrinking

With the release of the iPhone 5 came the latest technology in the form of the nano sim. Previously, smartphones such as the iPhone 4 and 4S used micro sims, which were not as small as nano sims. But what is so great about these latest, tiny sim cards? Take a few moments to read our guide to nano sims and see whether they’re right for you.

What is a Nano Sim?

As you might have guessed by the name, these are even smaller than micro sims and are currently the smallest type of sim card available. They work much the same way as a standard and micro sim card as they allow data to be saved to the card and enable the network to identify your phone so that you can text, use the internet and make calls to friends and family.

The Benefits of Nano Sims?

Nano sims are approximately 40 percent smaller than a micro sim card. But there are some benefits to nano sims which, although not yet evident, could become a reality in the future as they are included in the new generation smartphones:

• Phones will become sleeker and slimmer thanks to the size of the nano sim;
Battery life for smartphones will increase – larger batteries can be added thanks to less space being taken up by the nano sim card;
• Nano sims are actually compatible with phones that use regular sized sim cards, thanks to a handy adapter which allows the nano sim to be used in any phone

What If I Don't Have a Compatible Phone?

These are just some of the benefits of nano sims, and as more smartphones are released which use these sims, eventually they will take over from micro sims. Because an adaptor can be bought to use the nano sim with phones which take traditional sim cards, there is no reason not to invest in the latest smartphones which use nano sims.

How Much do They Cost?

There is a huge choice on the market as almost any provider is striving to offer the latest and best nano sim deals. The cheapest package available on the market at the moment is from TalkMobile. They offer 100 minutes, 100 texts and 100 MB data on 1 month contract for just £5.11 per month. It's an absolute value for money deal and no strings attached at all.

Of course, if your needs of talktime, texts or data are in excess of the ones offered above, there are many other offers happy to settle your requirements. If you want to go unlimited on all - prepare to put aside £18.50 each month with T-mobile. That's rhe cheapest offer you will find without restricting yourself.