What are the SIM capabilities?

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Different MNOs support different SIM capabilities.  The tables below shows the capabilities of each SIM. Capabilities shown as To Be Determined (TBD) have yet to be verified.

MNO Provides usage information during data session? Supports SIM authentication? Supports SIM Refresh & Hard Caps?
Arkessa Connect Global Y Y Y
Arkessa Connect LP Y Y N
Arkessa Connect SI Y Y Y
Arkom Y Y Y
EE Y Y Y
EE 4G Y Y N
H3G Y N Y
KPN Y Y Y
O2 4G Y Y N
O2 DE Global N Y N
O2 Global Y Y Y
O2 Ireland Y Y N
O2 UK Y Y N
Orange UK Y Y N
SFR N Y N
T-Mobile UK Y Y N
TAG Y Y N
Tele2 Y Y Y
Vodafone 4G Y Y N
Vodafone 4G Data Y Y N
Vodafone Global Y Y N
Vodafone UK Y Y N

 

MNO MNO provides SIM location? MNO provides the visited MNO Shows IMEISV Shows RAT
Arkessa Connect Global Y

Y

N

Y

Arkessa Connect LP Y

Y

Y

Y

Arkessa Connect SI Y Y N Y
Arkom Y Y TBD TBD
EE N Y Y Y
EE 4G Y Y Y Y
H3G N Y Y Y
KPN N N N N
O2 4G N Y Y Y
O2 DE Global Y Y Y Y
O2 Global Y Y Y Y
O2 Ireland Y Y TBD TBD
O2 UK N Y Y

Y

Orange UK N Y Y Y
SFR Y Y TBD TBD
T-Mobile UK N Y Y Y
TAG Y Y TBD TBD
Tele2 Y Y Y Y
Vodafone 4G N Y TBD TBD
Vodafone 4G Data Y Y Y Y
Vodafone Global Y Y Y Y
Vodafone UK Y Y Y Y

 

Notes

  • As can be seen above, some MNOs don't provide usage information during data sessions. Because of this, caps and alerts for those MNOs won't occur during the data session. However they may occur at the end of the data session if the usage has exceeded the cap or alert.
  • Orange UK and T-Mobile UK are part of EE.
  • Where it is shown that an MNO reports SIM location, this is not guaranteed. Occasionally, an MNO may not report the SIM location. Also, if a SIM is roaming, it is up to the roamed-to network as to whether they report the SIM's location.
  • Where it is shown that an MNO reports the visited MNO, this is not guaranteed. Occasionally, an MNO may not report the visited MNO. Also, if a SIM is roaming, it is up to the roamed-to network as to whether they report the visited MNO.
  • Where SIM Refresh and Hard Caps are shown as being supported, this is done by sending the MNO a request to terminate the connection. MNOs do not guarantee the success of these requests.



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