SIM cards have become so common that we rarely think about smartphones or other devices without SIM cards. The size and form of SIM cards have changed, but they are required in most of our devices that are required for communication.
We are talking about SIM cards because there is a company which is bringing a smartphone that does not require a SIM card. Yes, a company called Volk Fi is coming up with a smartphone that doesn't require carriers and will be providing free internet and call services to its users.
The network on the smartphone will be enabled by a distributed network provided by the company. The smartphone works as a network hub and helps spread the network to more users nearby. So, as the number of smartphones increases the distribution on the network is also expected to grow. Simply, the smartphone works like wifi with a much stronger and wider range.
How does the free WiFi system work?
According to the company, it counts the data usage and bytes shared by the users over WiFi. The idea is to consume and share an equal amount of data. If a user is consuming 5GB data per month, then she/he should also share an equal amount of data consumed. The difference cap of data is 5GB, i.e, a user should not exceed a difference of 5GB data limit as the user will be charged for the extra consumption. The charge for an extra GB is $1.
Volk Fi, the company producing the smartphone, is expected to bring the smartphone in the market by December 2019.
Talking about the specification, the smartphone comes with 6.2-inch display with 1080 x 2280 pixels resolution and Aspect Ratio of 19:9. It has 16 MP dual-camera setup on the rear. The smartphone runs on Snapdragon 845, comes with 4GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage and is powered by a 3,700mAh battery. The price of the smartphone has not been disclosed by the company.
But, the company has also provided a nano-SIM slot in the smartphone, for the users who want to use the smartphone with a SIM.
Initially, the company will provide internet services in North America, South America, Australia, and Pacific Islands. Voice & SMS to other networks will be available in USA, Canada, and Mexico.