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Topic # 57085 2-Feb-2010 18:05
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Has anyone had any experience (good, bad or otherwise) with a Sciphone i68 or other cheap dual-sim phone?

I'm considering buying a cheap dual sim for occasional use, when I don't carry around two phones, but am really not sure whether they will be worthwhile.

I have low expectations of dual sims but wondered what people's experience has been. I have heard the Sciphone is a "reasonably" good copy, though I note it only has WAP/Internet access to email! Strange!

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  Reply # 295494 2-Feb-2010 18:39
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As long as you only want GSM on Vodafone or 2D it should be OK..




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  Reply # 295943 4-Feb-2010 09:05
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i have just got a BDBAL B5008 from PB tech $99.00

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  Reply # 297832 10-Feb-2010 23:54
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Types of Dual Sim : GSM+GSM, GSM+CDMA, GSM+(GSM/CDMA)

In the last type you can put either GSM or CDMA card in the slot.

You have many choices in the market. Spice, Karbonn, Fly are just to name a few. Newer entrants are Onida, Videocon. However do not go for chinese phone unless you are sure of the dealer from whom you will buy the phone.

Samsung will cost about 7k for their dual sim (GSM+GSM) phone

I have heard that Spice is launching a 5MP phone with dual sim (GSM+GSM)soon.

In the end it depends on which type of phone you need.

For about 2.2k you can get spice 4580. however it does not come with bluetooth.
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  Reply # 297909 11-Feb-2010 12:20
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stuart4487:
Samsung will cost about 7k for their dual sim (GSM+GSM) phone

? What currency is that...?

Personally I used a Sciphone i68 version for a few months, from a year or more ago ($250 off trademe at the time). It worked OK for general use, although the WAP/WEB based browsing was pretty limited (by memory), Google mobile helped with that. I was able to load a number of java apps, including Opera Mini so that might work OK for you.

The main problem with it was the texting, the touch sensitive typing was awful. Would recommend trying that out before buying. I've got a Nokia 5800 now which I'm much happier with :-) No longer need dual SIM.




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  Reply # 297910 11-Feb-2010 12:24
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hopefully not US $!!!
I was wondering the same thing.

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  Reply # 297914 11-Feb-2010 12:37
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freitasm: I wonder if that isn't just a poor spam attempt...



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  Reply # 298043 11-Feb-2010 17:35
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And there is a Minmobile version apparently that does WCDMA and GSM concurrently (works on Telecom and Vodafone/2degress at the same time) but no dual WCDMA standby.

I have no more info.

Those clones are ok if you want to just have a basic basic phone but not all that stellar and build and batteries can be dodgy (but they often come with two) At least that one has a 1.3Mp camera.

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  Reply # 298276 12-Feb-2010 10:15
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For the extra $100 it would probably be a lot better than the cheap variants. At least LG is a reputable brand.

If anyone knows of that one or another that does Dual sims, Dual standby with at least one on WCDMA I'd be keen to know! IE XT and a support network (2degrees)



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  Reply # 299114 15-Feb-2010 15:28
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paradoxsm: And there is a Minmobile version apparently that does WCDMA and GSM concurrently (works on Telecom and Vodafone/2degress at the same time) but no dual WCDMA standby.

I have no more info.

Those clones are ok if you want to just have a basic basic phone but not all that stellar and build and batteries can be dodgy (but they often come with two) At least that one has a 1.3Mp camera.

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paradoxsm: And there is a Minmobile version apparently that does WCDMA and GSM concurrently (works on Telecom and Vodafone/2degress at the same time) but no dual WCDMA standby.

I have no more info.

Those clones are ok if you want to just have a basic basic phone but not all that stellar and build and batteries can be dodgy (but they often come with two) At least that one has a 1.3Mp camera.


Please let me know if you get some info, WM dual SIM would be super ideal

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  Reply # 301151 22-Feb-2010 18:58
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Okay, so am getting really sick of having two phones now and have bitten the bullet and ordered the i68+ (above in my first post). Gulp!!

Will post a bit of a review once I have received it and had a play.

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  Reply # 301199 22-Feb-2010 20:12
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Good luck getting a sciphone into the country. I tried just before Christmas and it never arrived. Luckily I got a full refund (including shipping).





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  Reply # 301200 22-Feb-2010 20:13
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Wow, I stand corrected after looking at that sella page.... Let me know how it is when it arrives!




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