Locating SIM Applications in Windows Phone 8

Earlier this week, I bought myself the HTC 8X as a replacement for my Samsung Omnia 7. Being a Microsoft adept, I need to be up to date with my equipement eh. 😎

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As soon as I got my HTC, I realized that I also need a new SIM card. The Omnia 7 uses a normal format and the HTC uses a micro SIM. Damned! Had to wait until today to find a store open to get a new one.

So, at last… I can use it. Really not cool if you have laying around a shiny new WP8 and you can’t use it and you still have to use your old WP7.5.

But anyway… I never gave it much attention on my Omnia but I stumbled onto the SIM Applications while checking out the WP8 features. You know, the applications on your SIM card to check your bank account, top up your account and so on. Since these are not between the normal apps, you have to dig into the settings to find them.

So here’s how…

Go to Settings => System => Mobile Network and browse to the bottom. There you will find “sim applications”.

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By Bart

Bart is a certified SharePoint consultant / architect at CTG Belgium NV with a broad professional experience in IT, a background in software development with a specialisation in Microsoft products and technologies and a solid knowledge and experience in Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies. He started as a COBOL developer on a mainframe environment and grew into software development for Windows platforms. Participated in projects varying from migrations of existing applications to development of Web applications and Windows applications. Became fascinated by the SharePoint 2007 platform and strongly believed in the added business value of this platform. Is since then fully committed to SharePoint and focuses on SharePoint implementations, migrations, integrations, design and coaching. Stays on top of new developments within the SharePoint technology stack and related technologies.

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