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Topic # 10037 31-Oct-2006 21:19
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Hi all!

As a user in the "Bestmate thread" brought up, is it possible, to buy one of those "Dual sim card holders", use 2 sim cards, and get both Supa Prepay and Motomouth on one phone?

I have a few questions, so it'll be great if anyone in the know can help answer, maybe you've used it before?

#1:  Will both "sim cards/network" be active at the same time?  Or can you only choose 1 to function while the other disconnects?
#2:  Will it work with 3G, and all the other functions attached with it?  (Providing that my phone was fully Vodafone live capable)
#3:  Will it void the warranty of my phone?


 I'm quite tempted to get a dual sim holder, if it works well, the next time I go to Asia...  It'll be pretty good, use Supa Prepay for my main number, txt, and my girlfriend..  Then use another sim/number for motormouth for my other friends if I have to call them..... 

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  Reply # 50547 31-Oct-2006 21:33
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As someone else has already pointed out, most of the small recent model phones these days don't support dual SIM cards because there simply isn't the room inside the case.

Why don't you just get 2 phones?

One good one and one cheap one.  With different SIM cards you will have different numbers anyway so I don't see what is to be gained by stuffing around swapping SIM cards in and out of your phone.

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  Reply # 50548 31-Oct-2006 21:36
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1)   You have to turn the phone off to swap numbers.  One at a time.  Bugger.

2)   Yes it will be 3G etc

3)   If you left it in there when getting it repaired,..  Maybe.



This is crazy how we are having to look at these options... 

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  Reply # 50559 31-Oct-2006 22:40
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get two phones, Have you seen the tiny Panasonic a101's? I have one as a joke, it looks like a cute little toy.



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  Reply # 50564 1-Nov-2006 00:40
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Grant17: As someone else has already pointed out, most of the small recent model phones these days don't support dual SIM cards because there simply isn't the room inside the case.

Why don't you just get 2 phones?

One good one and one cheap one.  With different SIM cards you will have different numbers anyway so I don't see what is to be gained by stuffing around swapping SIM cards in and out of your phone.


Why not 2 phones?  Cause well, if I can carry just 1, why not??  Haha...   Much easier to make the "switch" at the tap of a few keys....

But all right, thanks for the info!  So I guess there's really no problem with 3G, etc...  It's just a "switching" of the 2 sim cards, and otherwise, they'll function 100% like a stand-alone sim? 

I guess the only problem is space!  Fingers crossed the new sony ericsson w850i I'm planning to get has "just" enough space for 1 more sim beneath the battery.......

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  Reply # 50695 1-Nov-2006 20:36
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Good luck getting a second SIM under the w850 battery!!!

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  Reply # 50713 1-Nov-2006 22:16
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I saw these sim adaptors yesterday (for a 3110), They are huge, well half the size of a modern phone. You are better off just getting cheap second phone really..

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  Reply # 50854 2-Nov-2006 23:26
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I think these new supa prepay plans are designed very well.

Yes it costs 89c per minute, but if you make lots of short calls to different numbers, then you are better off on motormouth prepay or on account anyway.

Supa PrePay is great for teenages and txtaholics, $2 for 2 hours is also a great deal. If i moved out of home again, i wouldnt buy a Telecom line if that $2 for 2 hours thing was availbale to ppl on account.

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Reply # 50861 3-Nov-2006 00:32
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Simon...  Please stay on topic mate.   Nice to see you say something positive though.  Cool

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  Reply # 50943 3-Nov-2006 16:15
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Also if you have a braindead phone that purges the stored texts whenever the sim is changed, it will happen when you change sim on the multi sim holder. There are some that dont need to be powered off and on to change, not sure how they work however.

If vodafone would allow the second line feature to be used it wouldnt be an issue.




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  Reply # 52237 13-Nov-2006 23:36
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I am quite interested in the Line 1/Line 2 feature on phones, I think it would be quite useful but not entirely sure how it works...

Would it enable you to say have a pre-paid and on-account number (or two of one type) on the same sim card? Also, as previously asked about the dual sim holders, would both numbers be 'online' at the same time for incoming and you change it for outgoing? As when you hold the # key on Nokia's it says 'Change outgoing phone line', I would assume so...

I have heard this option may become available with the new billing/customer management system???

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  Reply # 52243 14-Nov-2006 06:40
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mitsii: I am quite interested in the Line 1/Line 2 feature on phones, I think it would be quite useful but not entirely sure how it works...

Would it enable you to say have a pre-paid and on-account number (or two of one type) on the same sim card? Also, as previously asked about the dual sim holders, would both numbers be 'online' at the same time for incoming and you change it for outgoing? As when you hold the # key on Nokia's it says 'Change outgoing phone line', I would assume so...

I have heard this option may become available with the new billing/customer management system???


The Line1/Line 2 option was only originally part of the GSM 1900MHz specs that allowed multiple lines on a single phone. My old Motorola had it (the first tri band phone ever).


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