7 Mobile Equipment accepting multiple SIMs

3GPP42.017Functional characteristicsSubscriber Identity Module (SIM)TS

For Mobile Equipment, which accepts multiple SIMs, the user shall have the ability, via MMI, to select their preference for SIM Card Reader selection. The preferences shall initially have a default setting which the user can adjust. Once adjusted the preferences become the default setting.

If a non preferred SIM Card Reader is in use and a SIM becomes available in a preferred SIM Card Reader, the user shall be offered the choice to select the preferred SIM.

On power up, the ME will attempt to use the user preferred choice, but, if this is not available, the ME will use any other available SIM.

The use of a default setting will remove the necessity for the majority of users to access this MMI feature.

If a new SIM is inserted in the preferred reader during a call, the user shall be offered the ability to select the new SIM after the call is terminated.

If the active SIM is removed, any network transaction using that SIM shall be terminated immediately, as defined in GSM 11.11 [12]. If another SIM is available, it shall be selected.

The ME shall indicate to the user which SIM is active.

Annex A (informative):
Change history

This annex lists all change requests approved for this document since the first phase 2 version was approved by ETSI SMG.

Meeting

Plenary

tdoc

WG Doc

VERS

CR

RV

PH

CAT

SUBJECT

Resulting

Version

s02

167/92

4.0.0

016

1

2

D

Editorial update

4.1.0

s05

98/93

4.1.0

017

1

2

C

Last Dialled Number

4.2.0

98/93

018

2

C

SMS CB parameter on SIM

s08

538/93

4.2.0

019

2

F

Polarisation mark

4.3.0

539/93

020

2

F

Storage of CHV in ME

539/93

021

2

F

Execution of non GSM commands during a GSM session

s20

At SMG #20, it was decided that all specifications that existed only as a phase 2 version should also be made available as a phase 2+ specification. This applied to GSM 02.17. It was sent on OAP in December 1996 at version 5.0.0 and published in April 1997 as version 5.0.1 Both 5.0.0 and 5.0.1 are identical in content to version 4.3.0

s26

98-0403

98p226

5.0.1

A002

R98

C

Operation of ME with multiple card readers

7.0.0

s27

98-0672

98p083

7.0.0

A001

R98

B

Alignment of GSM 02.17 with GSM 11.11 and GSM 11.14

7.1.0

s30

P-99-668

9-99-272

7.1.1

A004

R99

D

Removal of references to specific GSM bands

8.0.0

s32

At SMG #32, all remaining GSM specifications were transferred to the 3GPP. Further entries in this table refer to 3GPP meetings

TP-11

At TSG-T #11, it was agreed that all existing release 99 specifications should be reissued as release 4 specifications so as to create a complete set of release 4 specifications. Further more, it was agreed to change the specification number of all GSM-only specifications from AA.BB to (AA+40).0BB. Thus GSM 02.17 changed to 3GPP TS 42.017. At the same time, the version numbering scheme was harmonised with 3G specifications so that all release 4 specifications have a version number 4.x.y. The contents of TS 42.017 v4.0.0 are identical to GSM 02.17 v8.0.0

4.0.0