Motorola to bring iSIM to India

US-based Handset manufacturer, Motorola is in discussions with the Indian telecom service providers to offer the feature to subscribers in the country.

iSIM is a flexible wafer that can be attached to the original SIM card and enable users to access three other numbers on a single handset with having to buy a multi-SIM phone.

Motorola PhoneMotorola (India) Country Head (Home & Networks Mobility), Subhendu Mohanty said “We are in talks with all Indian players for our intelligent SIM application. We hope to strike a deal in the second quarter of this financial year.”

He further said that the wafer can be controlled through the SIM tool kit and will allow third-party developers to create applications and services. The application can support up to International Mobile Subscriber Identity profiles allowing users to switch between different as many phone numbers with having to change their SIM card.

Mr. Mohanty expects the service to be successful in Asia as the trend on multiple phone numbers is popular in the region. The iSIM platform offers security features like “Killer SMS” that resets the phone when stolen along with other parental control applications.

The company has already deployed the platform in Europe, Middle East and Africa region last week. The service is also expected to be launched in North America this year.