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# 251118 9-Jun-2019 16:22
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Currently have both personal and work SIMs with Voda.

 

 

Is there any advantage (e.g. battery life) to keeping this, versus moving the personal SIM to another network?

 

 

Thanks for any help.

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  # 2254890 9-Jun-2019 16:29
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Your biggest advantage would be to move your personal sim to Spark or Skinny for Coverage reasons.

 

 

 

If your goal is to reduce battery usage, there are minor gains to dropping to a single sim. 





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  # 2254894 9-Jun-2019 16:40
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I haven't really had any coverage issues - Voda has been at least better than 2Degrees and I think Spark in one or two areas.

 

 

I'm mainly just checking that my battery life isn't going to get significantly worse than it is.

 
 
 
 


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  # 2254895 9-Jun-2019 16:42
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never said you would have coverage issues, simply that when it does matter you might have an improvement. eg rural areas are normally heavily VF covered or Heavy Spark Covered.





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  # 2254936 9-Jun-2019 18:59
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SomeoneSomewhere: .... Is there any advantage (e.g. battery life) to keeping this,

 

If you are using the SIM for any data & app related activities; i.e. check your work email, bla bla bla; then be aware that your employer can generally wipe your phone remotely & in the process destroying your personal data.





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  # 2254937 9-Jun-2019 19:28
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It wanted to have those permissions if I added the account to Android itself, but not just signing in on the Outlook app.

 

 

I don't think there's provision for that over the SIM itself?

 

 

I don't think they really have the IT skills to do that/know that they can do that, anyway.

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  # 2254938 9-Jun-2019 19:29
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ANglEAUT:

SomeoneSomewhere: .... Is there any advantage (e.g. battery life) to keeping this,


If you are using the SIM for any data & app related activities; i.e. check your work email, bla bla bla; then be aware that your employer can generally wipe your phone remotely & in the process destroying your personal data.



How do they do that at the SIM level?

I know that they can do that if the employer uses G Suite for work email, and you use an android phone.

Although guessing that it would be messy from a legal point of view. If the phone is owned by the employee.





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  # 2254941 9-Jun-2019 19:34
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If you sync with exchange they can also send a remote delete from that. Some Android mail apps however see the delete at a app level not the phone.

 
 
 
 


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  # 2254947 9-Jun-2019 20:02
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I would have both on 2D and score the free hour of data twice (and have a combined ‘max use’ of 80Gb before having them throttle the link 🤔

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  # 2255629 10-Jun-2019 22:38
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Aredwood:
ANglEAUT:

 

If you are using the SIM for any data & app related activities; i.e. check your work email, bla bla bla; 



How do they do that at the SIM level? I know that they can do that if the employer uses G Suite for work email, and you use an android phone. ...

 

Yeah, I could have phrased that better. Using employer related apps & services could potentially trigger the remote wipe, with or without the employers SIM.

 

Very simply stated, be very careful mixing work & personal life in any way.





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