Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




108 posts

Master Geek


#57085 2-Feb-2010 18:05
Send private message

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!

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
8302 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #295494 2-Feb-2010 18:39
Send private message

As long as you only want GSM on Vodafone or 2D it should be OK..




Regards,

Old3eyes


33 posts

Geek


  #295943 4-Feb-2010 09:05
Send private message

i have just got a BDBAL B5008 from PB tech $99.00

 
 
 
 


1 post

Wannabe Geek


  #297832 10-Feb-2010 23:54
Send private message

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.
Reply With Quote

n4

956 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #297909 11-Feb-2010 12:20
Send private message

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.




Huawei Mate 7, on 2degrees



108 posts

Master Geek


  #297910 11-Feb-2010 12:24
Send private message

hopefully not US $!!!
I was wondering the same thing.

BDFL - Memuneh
66494 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber



108 posts

Master Geek


  #297914 11-Feb-2010 12:37
Send private message

freitasm: I wonder if that isn't just a poor spam attempt...



Hold the line for a Nigerian bank account!

 
 
 
 


3000 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #298043 11-Feb-2010 17:35
Send private message

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.

3000 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #298276 12-Feb-2010 10:15
Send private message

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)



1990 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #299114 15-Feb-2010 15:28
Send private message

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.

1990 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #299115 15-Feb-2010 15:28
Send private message

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

BDFL - Memuneh
66494 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  #299119 15-Feb-2010 15:31
Send private message


108 posts

Master Geek


  #301151 22-Feb-2010 18:58
Send private message

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.

2852 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Vodafone
Subscriber

  #301199 22-Feb-2010 20:12
Send private message

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).





Check out my LPFM Radio Station at www.thecheese.co.nz cool


2852 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Vodafone
Subscriber

  #301200 22-Feb-2010 20:13
Send private message

Wow, I stand corrected after looking at that sella page.... Let me know how it is when it arrives!




Check out my LPFM Radio Station at www.thecheese.co.nz cool


 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Vodafone and Imperial College London invite smartphone users to help fight diseases
Posted 9-Apr-2020 11:09


Unisys Always-On Access Powered by Stealth provides fast, encrypted remote access for workers
Posted 9-Apr-2020 10:00


Intel introduces 10th Gen Intel Core H-series for mobile devices
Posted 2-Apr-2020 21:09


COVID-19: new charitable initiative to fund remote monitoring for at-risk patients
Posted 2-Apr-2020 11:07


Huawei introduces the P40 Series of Android-based smartphones
Posted 31-Mar-2020 17:03


Samsung Galaxy Z Flip now available for pre-order in New Zealand
Posted 31-Mar-2020 16:39


New online learning platform for kids stuck at home during COVID-19 lockdown
Posted 26-Mar-2020 21:35


New 5G Nokia smartphone unveiled as portfolio expands
Posted 26-Mar-2020 17:11


D-Link ANZ launches wireless AC1200 4G LTE router
Posted 26-Mar-2020 16:32


Ring introduces two new video doorbells and new pre-roll technology
Posted 17-Mar-2020 16:59


OPPO uncovers flagship Find X2 Pro smartphone
Posted 17-Mar-2020 16:54


D-Link COVR-2202 mesh Wi-Fi system now protected by McAfee
Posted 17-Mar-2020 16:00


Spark Sport opens its platform up to all New Zealanders at no charge
Posted 17-Mar-2020 10:04


Spark launches 5G Starter Fund
Posted 8-Mar-2020 19:19


TRENDnet launches high-performance WiFi Mesh Router System
Posted 5-Mar-2020 08:48



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.