The big news over the weekend is Apple’s attempt to use embedded SIMs in iPhones and getting some push back from carriers. It seems mobile phone companies don’t like the idea of a consumer being able to activate their phone while having minimal contact with the carrier itself. This is such a big deal that some carriers have threatened to stop providing subsidies on the iPhone.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out since a standard has been proposed that would allow customer to activate their phones without contacting their mobile phone company. Apple is also used to getting their way so only time will tell how this will end up.
I for one welcome any type of feature that requires me to call my carriers customer service as little as possible.