Q. What is the Ferrari Sim Card?
A. The Dreambox DM800 is protected by a security chip similar to the sim card in your mobile phone and is designed to stop clone builders from selling receivers which can run the enigma based software which runs on these boxes. If you have a cloned box, you will know that you are limited to the images you can load on your box, by the version of the bootloader supported by the sim card in your clone. The Ferrari Sim Card is a new sim card which is used in many of the newer clones being manufactured, and offers many benefits over the previous generations of sim cards.
Q. Why buy a Ferrari Sim Card?
A. Unlike the older sim cards SIM1, SIM2 & SIM2.01, this new card allows you to operate your DM800 almost as if it is a genuine box, even if it was previously restricted to BL69, 70, 72 or 75. It is an upgradeable in the box solution, which does not need to be removed from the machine, and reprogrammed each time DM releases new bootloaders, like SIM2.01, and this also means you do not need to buy any special hardware to update your box.
Q. How easy is it to fit?
A. It is as easy to install as a new sim in your phone. Simply open the box cover (4 screws) and pull back the front cover, then flick open the sim carrier with a screwdriver, and replace the existing sim card. It is easier than installing an internal hard drive.
Q. How long will it work?
A. Like everything in the satellite hobby, you cannot guarantee that changes in the ...ure will never stop this device working with updates to the security systems in the software from DM. However, the design of the sim is much more ...ure proofed than the SIM2.01, as the bootloader itself is modified, rather than just the linux kernel. Just as the genuine boxes are upgradable, so will a Ferrari sim card equipped DM800, unless security measures are included to defeat the card. If you have any experience of the satellite hobby, you will understand that this is a good a guarantee as you are ever likely to get
Q. Do I need a patched image for my DM800?
A. Yes. They are available in the forum.
Q. Can I patch an image myself?
A. It is possible, some scripts are available if you know what you are doing.
Q. How much do they cost?
A. The price of a Ferrari Sim Card is GBP 20 plus postage.
Q. Where can I buy one?
A. The Ferrari Sim Card is only available for end users via this website. Payment is currently available only via PayPal. See here for details. ( Digital Kaos forum )
Q. How long will it take to ship?
A. Orders are sent out via first class post, and should arrive within one working day in the UK, elsewhere will depend on the postal system. We only ship using insured post to protect both parties.
Q. Can I collect my Ferrari Sim Card in person?
Q. Can I get a bulk purchase discount?
A. Yes - contact is via the forum.
Q. How will the Ferrari Sim Card be supported?
A. Support is provided in the forum.
Q. It's not working, can I get a replacement?
A. Yes of course, if you have followed the installation guidelines and it still does not function, we will gladly replace your faulty sim. However, if it is found not to be faulty, we will return it back to you, as you have not followed the installation guidelines correctly.
The quotation above was taken from the Digital Kaos forum. Authored by southpaw.