A Vancouver-based company called Roam Mobility will be releasing the first data plan for accessing the mobile Web that is based on being anonymous. The service operates via a SIM card and an unlocked mobile device.
Here’s how it works, from the article on VentureBeat: “You buy a self-activating Ready SIM card for an unlocked smartphone, tablets or hotspot. You insert that Ready SIM card into a GSM-compatible device, such as those that connect to T-Mobile’s network. You can send a text message with your ZIP code to activate the plan. You don’t have to register or reveal any personal information. The SIM activates immediately, and Ready SIM uses the ZIP to assign you a phone number with a local area code.”