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Topic # 42377 3-Oct-2009 10:42
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I am looking for a dual sim card phone that will work onb both a 3G network and a GSM network.

Does such a phone exist?
Is it reasonably priced, i.e. I will be able to get the cost passed my wife
Does it work in New Zealand

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  Reply # 260768 3-Oct-2009 10:54
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All 3G phones work on 2G networks. Most phones will work on a single provider though - and some telcos offer both services.

For example Telecom XT is a 1005 3G network. Vodafone is a mix of 2G and 3G and the transition between 2G and 3G is transparent.

Or do you want to have a handset to use with two different operators?





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  Reply # 260780 3-Oct-2009 12:04
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i think he is looking for Telecom + Vodafone in the one phone at the same time, and because XT is 3G only, dual-sim GSM phones are no good, but I havent seen a dual SIM 3G phone yet.

Wait and watch I guess.




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  Reply # 260790 3-Oct-2009 12:36
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This one will do it :-) The XT sim would go in sim 1. I saw one on TradeMe not long ago for a buy now price of $700.00




Also known as Acer Tempo DX900




General
2G Network
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1


 
GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 2


3G Network
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - SIM 1


Announced
2009, February


Status
Available. Released 2009, April






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  Reply # 260792 3-Oct-2009 12:39
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I think this is the only one. I found it a month ago when I was trying to get a XT mobile with a dual sim slot for calling on 2degrees. http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?item=HHDACN900


Yeah its the one above ^

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  Reply # 260794 3-Oct-2009 12:51
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I see there's one going for $850 on TradeMe. This looks like an awesome phone, but I'm not sure how the implementation of dual SIM is on the phone? Is it dual standby?

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  Reply # 260796 3-Oct-2009 12:52
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code15: I think this is the only one. I found it a month ago when I was trying to get a XT mobile with a dual sim slot for calling on 2degrees. http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?item=HHDACN900


Yeah its the one above ^


Review videos on YouTube look pretty good with both sims in action.




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  Reply # 260797 3-Oct-2009 12:53
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bonkiebonks: I see there's one going for $850 on TradeMe. This looks like an awesome phone, but I'm not sure how the implementation of dual SIM is on the phone? Is it dual standby?


From the video i saw ( a little while back ), both sims are active on their respective network at the same time.




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