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Topic # 144281 13-May-2014 17:34
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Anyone have experience with these phones?  So .. both SIMs will get a ringing tone?  Different tones you can set I gather?  With data you can choose which one you want to use right?  What about apps like WeChat and WhatsApp?  Since they can register you with your phone number does that mean you now have 2 different WeChat accounts?  

I have 2 handsets so this can be easier to use plus on travel with a local SIM as well.


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  Reply # 1043156 13-May-2014 18:03
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I have Sony Xperia C

both SIMs will get a ringing tone?

Yes, you can use both SIMs at the same time (edit)

Different tones you can set I gather?

Definitely

With data you can choose which one you want to use right?

Yes, definitely

What about apps like WeChat and WhatsApp?  Since they can register you with your phone number does that mean you now have 2 different WeChat accounts?

Yes to Whatsapp - I never try WeChat







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  Reply # 1043160 13-May-2014 18:07
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Cheers for that.  :)

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  Reply # 1043167 13-May-2014 18:40
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The Main thing I have found with my 2 dual sim phones a S4 Mini any a Sony Tipo Mini is that they only have 1 3G Radio. This is fine if you have Vodafone or 2 degrees which have GSM backup. You can set the sim you want Data to 3G and the other sim to GSM. Its usually easy enough to swap them over if you need to. The issue comes with phones running on the  Telecom network. As Telecom doesnt have GSM backup you will probably find only 1 sim will work at a time

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  Reply # 1043387 14-May-2014 08:50
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scheduler: The Main thing I have found with my 2 dual sim phones a S4 Mini any a Sony Tipo Mini is that they only have 1 3G Radio. This is fine if you have Vodafone or 2 degrees which have GSM backup. You can set the sim you want Data to 3G and the other sim to GSM. Its usually easy enough to swap them over if you need to. The issue comes with phones running on the  Telecom network. As Telecom doesnt have GSM backup you will probably find only 1 sim will work at a time

 

That about sums it up.  I was given a Aspera R5 to test yesterday.  It has dual SIM but only SIM 1 is 3G capable SIM 2 is GSM only and only GSM voice and SMS.  Do data at all.
As this is a rugadized phone I suspect dual SIM is the last thing people will worry about with this phone..




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  Reply # 1043395 14-May-2014 09:00
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Can you set which sim to 3g and gsm or is that by the physical slot? Gsm can be 2degrees and 3g skinny/telecom for calls. Unless in due time no dual 3g thing if 2degrees 3g data means skinny no reception

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  Reply # 1043464 14-May-2014 09:54
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no one SIM is hardcoded to be 3G the other 2G on all the Dual SIM phones I"ve played with

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Certainly on my S4 mini which I believe supports both  2degrees and Telecom 3G frequency. My understanding is  if you are using 2 degrees 3G Data then you wont get Telecom/Skinny reception. You could of course use Telecom Skinny 3G Data and run 2 degrees on GSM. Obviously my experience is based on non 4G phones and I do not know how having 4G capable 2 sim phone. will work 

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