Exclusive – World's First Ever Pic SIM

Today, industries are based on innovations. Similarly Cellular companies, like any other industry, require innovations and ideas to increase there subscribers’ base and net profits. Other than basic telephony services, they keep on attracting new customers by evolving ideas that are unique in there own way, which are new and never used before.

Well as a part of Pro Pakistani I am feeling pleasure to contribute my share for the Telecom companies, by floating my this idea – and I’m already loving it. Now lets come to the point.

What is Pic SIM?

The idea is called ‘Pic SIM’. Sounds weird but let me explain; how about a custom SIM card having your picture and name on it? So, here is my idea for the global telecom industry. A custom SIM designed for customers having there desired picture and name (or any text) on it.

By the way, no company ever tried to get revenue through SIM cards’ branding. Customers may just go to the Customer Care Center of their cellular company, select from default pictures or give them there own picture (on any storage media, or an email service to give picture), give them the text or name to write. And in a day or two get there custom sim cards.

People could be allowed to buy usual simple SIM cards at normal rates, or custom SIM cards at premium rates. Pictures can be printed on the front side, where usually the company logo is printed, while on the back side usual chip could be fitted with the SIM’s pin number. Below pictures will help you to understand the idea. These would be “The First Pic Sim Cards designed ever”. Take a look:

Any graphic, picture any background can be selected.

See the profit!

People would love to get these custom SIM cards with pictures of there loved ones. Just imagine a husband gifts her wife a custom SIM card with the picture of their anniversary, a lover can say ‘love you’ by gifting a custom SIM to his love.

Cellular companies can start making SIM cards for special occasions. Like SIM cards for the independence days, valentines day, religious festivals etc with special picture/graphics on it.

May be this becomes the next biggest gift item. I personally would love to gift it to my friends because it is cheap, I can get any picture printed on it and it’s useful too. So what can be better than this?

And lastly, in a scenario like Pakistan, where we have multiple SIMs, and of same company too… printing numbers on this SIM wont be a surprising idea too.

This can be handy as well, specifically, when there is no balance and you try to figure out the number of a lost SIM card that you find after months.

Let’s wait and see how soon this idea gets implemented by any company. It can be Vodafone, T mobile or our very own Warid, Zong, Mobilink, Telenor etc. Share your thoughts that would love a service like this?

  • Whats the fun of doing this? I mean SIM is something you put in your mobile phone, So it won’t be visible. :S

    • @Farhan, Thanks.You are right, but just suppose if this kind of service starts and custom SIM’s start to produce then people would love get them and keep them as a memory or may gift them. like what is the difference between ordinary number and golden number. golder number is also just a number, others get to know when we tell them. but even this people love to spent money on it. its just pre-mature idea, it can be enhanced.

  • Wao but i know that mobilink not to give us the sim like your idea
    Can you think
    Thay are totaly non fear with there customar’s

    Sal….. (Edited by Admin)

  • Good idea. i think when these ideas are in pre-mature form, they look odd and unpracticable, like farhan said sim will not be visible.

    but i think it can further attract a good amount of comunity, and there are many gift, or even personal items that are not normally not visible to others, but they come branded too ;) u know what i mean

    • @Wasim Ahmed,

      Wasim I don’t suppose we can have under wears branded with the photos of our loved ones :S can we?

      and Zeeshan this is probably for the first time I am disliking someone’s idea. yaar do u think GSM has scope anymore when Pakistani cellular companies are now heading towards 3G technology? Come On! Man. You are late! it would have worked maybe if u had given this idea about 5 years ago :D

      • @Farhan, Well yes you are right. But the basic concept of my idea is just to create a new cool custom SIMS’s, and i think people will love it. A service just for fun..like caller tunes..in this time when we got massive iPods loaded with music..who listens to these caller tunes? but the point is people do use things which are new to them and different…Thanks for your comment man…! Its always good to have you here ;)

        • @Bites85,

          thnx. but come on yaar! how come u are comparing caller tunes with iPods’ music :S

          Caller tunes help to express your mood and attitude towards a particular person you have set that tune for.

          • @Farhan, Well but the thing is that not many people like this caller tunes …i never put them on…so may be people would like the idea..ok thanks…

  • Nice innovative idea from Zeeshan, simply mail this to Zong and I bet they will be practicing this in a month or two..

  • @Bites85,
    Thay are totly have plane to lose there 1rst spot because thay think thay are not beatable
    But from today figar
    Thay have lose there 18 lakh customar’s
    I am useing
    Mobilink 4rm 2000 because all my family without some have mobilink
    But i know thay are not as great as ufone and telenor going today
    But mobilink still have
    There sms rates of Rs1 on-net and 1.50offnet
    Thats not good

    I did nt know what thay have plane next but
    1 thing i know that thay are not to be great canvencar
    Like other’s today
    What there plan to call out again there lose or to make new customar
    Can any one know about this
    Aamir,bites or any more

  • haha innovative man. BUT, I bought my cell phone a year ago. And since then, I haven’t seen the SIM used in it. Coz I never took it out after putting it in once. So I don’t know how it’ll benefit me.
    But yea, for romeo and juliets who ruin their parents names by using 4 sims at a time, great use!

  • Nice Concept! But will only work for one side minded people.

    You wrote, “A husband giving his wife a sim with her pic on it”, it sounds a little lame.

    A sim can’t make a wife happy. Work your ass hard and buy your wife a good house, a car and care for her, this can make her happy. Learn to treat your wife first and then talk about innovation.

    • @Huh !, Lol thanks for your comment. But i hope you know what vice versa means. I have just given a basic example. its implementations are unlimited. And i think even the smallest gift given with care is cherished…its not for you richi rich..its for hardworking Pakistani people…! ;)

  • yaar zeeshan,u know wat???u have really got a thing called brain and u really use it well.Just love d idea,lets c who b d lucky one to make use of it first….Good going.

  • Maybe I’m just old and sad, but I probably only see my sim once a year when I change phones. It’s possible that this could take off when multi-sim phones become more common, but I doubt it.

  • LOL! This is the WORST idea ever! How can you name something so useless as exclusive?? hahaha if this is the kind of ideas the young of Pakistan get, I’m not surprised that they are incapable of doing anything good for their country like their government!

  • dude datsa a gr8 idea of urz bt tell me 1 thng!!!!IDEA AYA KAHAN SAY!!!!lolxx dats a gr8 idea ds wud probably increse the demand 4 the network whu offers it 4 the frst tym cuz if ppl r dieng 4 havg cool numbrs so y nt coool sim cards!!!!!its kinda gud way of securng ur SIM card ND may be there is a possibility of generations of registerd sims only! nd may beNO MRE UNREGISTERED SIM CARDS!!

    • @WALEED, Thanks alot ;). Yes! you are right. May be with this service the number of unregistered sim cards can be reduced.

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