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Topic # 79525 18-Mar-2011 14:23
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Have just got a budget phone from work (Nokia 2730 classic) and already have an existing handset. I don't really want to keep either, and was looking at dual-sim phones. Surprisingly there seems to be zero around. I don't want a cheap asian market knock off.

The viewsonic v350 appeals, but no news of when it may actually be available.

Anyone have any suggestions?

networks are vodafone and telstra by the way

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  Reply # 449612 18-Mar-2011 14:36
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Don't 2d's have a dual sim phone? Otherwise they're all going to be cheap chinese knockoffs. ;) (Like the ones DX has)

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  Reply # 449613 18-Mar-2011 14:37
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There are some around, you have to be careful though as many say they are dual sim but actually you can only have one sim on at once - so you have to switch between which sim you want to use which is useless.

I was looking for one 2-3 months ago and had a budget of <$200 so the only ones i could find where on trade me, for around $100-$150. I don't use my phone much though so i didn't need a good quality phone at the time.

Never actually bought one so can't tell you what they are like.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 449615 18-Mar-2011 14:40
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Just looking at the 2 degrees Website. While I know nothing about the phone They do have a LGC310 available that is dual Sim. IT is GSM only but if I read the specifications correctly both Sims are on active standby.



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  Reply # 449619 18-Mar-2011 14:43
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thanks for the note on the LG. That would suit my needs, although I was hoping to find something higher end.

Given it isn't too expensive though it might be worth a go.

Am off to Singapore next week and if I see the V350 I might have a look at it, but doubt it will be.

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  Reply # 449635 18-Mar-2011 15:09
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The market for multi sim phones is third world countries like africa etc. In the real world telcos subsidize phones, and they are not going to subsidize one that lets you use the competition as well.

In saying that, the last china cheapie I had a play with had a user interface and build quality that was getting quite good. There probably are still boatloads of junk ones available, but some of them are getting quite good.

Why limit yourself to dual sim tho? There are 3 and 4 sim phones available. Im thinking its going to get like razors where they just add more and more to them ;)




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  Reply # 449652 18-Mar-2011 15:34
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multi sim is fine. Was really just struggling to find anything decent with more than 1 sim. If you can suggest good multi sim phones then no problems with that

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  Reply # 449671 18-Mar-2011 16:22
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There are none that I would call "decent" - I was hoping that android would put a dent in those horrid chinese phone OS's that they use, but no. Still have that useless junk on them with spelling errors, ripped off icons from other software and bizzare font and layout decisions.




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  Reply # 449724 18-Mar-2011 18:16
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well, hopefully the viewsonic will change the trend :)

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