|"I need it, and I need it NOW!"|
Two years ago we wrote one of our most popular posts ever, "Will the new iPhone 4 work in Bhutan?". That post still gets plenty of hits. Visitors to the Kingdom are eager to know whether they should pack their unlocked smartphone before that hair-raising landing in Paro. The answer to that question was a definite yes - one just needs to chop the B-Mobile (or TashiCell) SIM card down to the micro-SIM size.
The iPhone 5 was launched yesterday. It has a bigger and taller screen, a sharper camera, more processing power, as well support for LTE 4G, which is a high-speed data network (currently unavailable in Bhutan). One 'upgrade', however, will affect Bhutanese subscribers. The iPhone 5 uses a nano-SIM. The nano-SIM is even smaller than the micro-SIM:
|SIM evolution according to Darwin|
Update (24/9/2012): Cut down SIMs fit the iPhone 5 tray.
|A nano-SIM cutter|
While the world is worried about getting their new iphone I am looking for every change to get my hand on older iphones that will suit my budget lol.ReplyDelete
This is one very important information for Crazy Bhutanese iPhone fans, who must have already ordered! Hope to see this in K2 this weekend, so that lives are saved!
iphone is overrated, overpriced piece of junk :PReplyDelete
why should anyone use iphone when we have better and smarter one. Samsung galaxy S III is the best.ReplyDelete
Hi, I am moving to Bhutan soon and am wondering if I should bring my unlocked Samsung Galaxy S II ? I will not be living in thimphu - we are moving to Chumey in Bumthang (volunteer teacher). Not sure what to expect from Bhutan re smart phone use. I have heard people far and wide use their phones to communicate, but would I be able to buy a data plan sim card?? I'm not all that tech savvy myself so I hope you understand my question! Thanks, Andrea in Australia.ReplyDelete
Andrea, you can certainly use your smartphone in Bumthang - just don't expect a fast and reliable data connection. Welcome to Bhutan and good luck!Delete