Starhub and M1 have both began selling MicroSIM card last Saturday. SingTel will begin selling the MicroSIM card from 1 June. Starhub and M1′s MicroSIM will support up to 7.2 mbps while SingTel will support up to 21 mbps.
I’m not sure about other countries, but Singapore is perhaps one of the interesting market where the Telcos begin selling MicroSIM card before a device using that card is officially sold here. Singapore will be getting iPad sometime in July. And in the meantime, there aren’t any devices using this MicroSIM card that I know of in Singapore market. I do know some people bought the iPad from oversea. But most of them had already cut their existing SIM card.
Perhaps the 3 Telcos selling MicroSIM card now won’t make much difference. It will make a bigger difference when the next iPhone, which is rumored to be also using MicroSIM, arrives Singapore.
For those who aren’t taking up the MicroSIM card, you can always cut your existing SIM card. But be careful when cutting or you might end up damaging the SIM card.
Personally, I’m not a fan of MicroSIM. Don’t see any benefits except being slightly smaller. Oh well, but if this is the direction phone makers are going, I guess we have to follow.