Why Apple Make Life Miserable?

I posted earlier about subscribing to U Mobile Broadband for my iPad internet access. Apple make things difficult for users when they introduce the nano SIM after Samsung (SIII) shrink them from normal SIM to Mini SIM.

When I subscribed I did not reload with the RM40 for internet access. When I visit U Mobile at Berjaya Times Square to change to Nano SIM card, the normal SIM I purchased earlier was made invalid when they move my subscription to the Nano SIM.

Well, I learn a new lesson. How to reload on the iPad. Personnel at U Mobile told me I cannot do it on my iPad. I have to buy a SIM adapter and reload it using the normal phone. So I had to fork out another RM10 for the adapter. Al in All before I can access the net on my iPad, I have to pay RM68.00.

So now you can see the hassle Apple created to their Apple mobile gadget user? Now I have to eject the Nano SIM, insert it into the adapter, shove it into a mobile phone, reload, eject, take out the Nano SIM and reinsert back into my iPad. It will be a routine, if I stay on.

I just wonder why not U Mobile follow YES when subscribers can reload online even if there is no credit in the account. Subscriber can still get connected to YES for the reload process. Technology should make life easier and not the other way round.

iPad And Nano SIM

I won a iPad at #SBB2013 @denaihati. remember I post in in my last update?

To own a iPad means I have to change from using Android platform to iOS. Its a totally new platform to me. Another thing I have to learn as if I am new to IT gadget. All this while I was already well acquainted with my Samsung Tablet and know what, when and how to manouvre it with ease. With the iPad I have to learn more new manouvre, tips and tricks. Hence I have to buy a guide book ‘BDM’s Definitive guide to : The New iPad”

I missed many controls that was on Samsung tablet but while getting along, I hope I can retain some if not all the controls.

Besides learning the ABC of iOS platform, I also have to join those who had to change from the normal SIM card to a Nano SIM card, the smallest of all the SIMS. However I am among those who walk through the shrinking of the SIM card.

When I bought my first handphone, a Motorola M400, the SIM card was a full credit card size. Then it shrink to the normal SIM that most of us are using today. When I bought a Samsung Galaxy S III, I learn that it uses a Mini SIM, which is smaller. Just imagine the man over the counter from whom I bought the phone did not tell me that SIII uses a mni SIM. I founf out the SIM than I had been using on my Blackberry can’t fit into the SIII, only I knew about the shrinking SIM.

I am not sure whether Malaysian Telcos have Mini SIM for subscribers because my normal SIM was cropped by a phone vendor the turn it into a Mini SIM.

I was not aware too that Apple too is making consumer’s life difficult by introducing the nano SIM. Wonder why Apple is so selfish that their product must not be able to cross into another platform and vice versa except only maybe for Windows. And that too the PCs.

I subscribed to U Mobile because of the better offer. A MB40 prepaid package provides 2GB cap when the same price from Digi only gives 500MB. I registered for the package for RM8 and top up for Broadband RM40.00. Then I have to change from the normal SIM to a Nano SIM for RM10.00. I wonder why don’t they just provide the Nano SIM immediately.

NANO SIM2

Photo Above the Nano SIM card and below comparison between a normal SIM (Top) and a Nano SIM (Below)NANO SIM