I know that this headline is absurd, and no; I am not talking about calls over a Wifi network. This just happened to me now. It is the future of mobile technology. And it happened on my year-old Nokia N8.
Early this morning, I got bored and thought of trying out the N8 again as my primary phone for a while, so I put my SIM card back into it. I experienced some freezing here and there, got frustrated and decided to get back on with my life, so I pulled out the SIM.
About two minutes after pulling out the SIM, my N8 rang with an incoming call from Mobility’s Business Development Partner, Jesse!! I sat there for a few moments staring at the ringing phone and the SIM lying beside it (I hadn’t popped it into another mobile yet). Wifi was off. Bluetooth was off. And there was no SIM card in the damn phone!
I mean, tekinologi!!
I picked the phone and exchanged a few words with Jesse before the call cut and the phone displayed “Connection Error”.
I dropped thee N8, picked up the SIM and put it into my N9, and in about 30 seconds, Jesse called back to complete our discussion. I know he won’t believe this, because I didn’t tell him what just happened. I just wanted to end the call ASAP and blog about it.
Tell me something I don’t know! Yes; I know, I haven’t told you how to receive calls on a Nokia N8 without a SIM card. But at least, I did experience it. Guinness Book of World Records, where are you?
I swear I didn’t make this story up.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.