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Topic # 133622 28-Oct-2013 14:18
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Anyone know if 2D offer an official/approved way to have a second duplicate sim for a pay-monthly account?

I am thinking of getting a Note 3 but know there will be times when it will be too big to carry. So thinking of retaining my old small phone and using that when necessary. It would be handy to have a duplicate to avoid all the sim-swapping. I would not expect to have both switched on at once...

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  Reply # 923053 28-Oct-2013 14:38
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I doubt they will 2 SIMs with same Ki is a no no

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  Reply # 923055 28-Oct-2013 14:43
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Not possible.

(Well technically it is possible to clone a card but you can't get 2 SIMs on the same account as a product).

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 923084 28-Oct-2013 16:04
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sbiddle: Not possible.

(Well technically it is possible to clone a card but you can't get 2 SIMs on the same account as a product).


You can actually. It was popular back in the day when cars had built in car phones and you wanted the same number as your mobile handset. But not very popular any more and not sure if any operators here ever offered it.




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  Reply # 923090 28-Oct-2013 16:08
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That was not a duplicate SIM but another IMSI attached to the MSISDN on the HLR profile

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  Reply # 923093 28-Oct-2013 16:19
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True, of course the SIMs are unique, not duplicates. But same phone number, same account, which is what the OP wanted.




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  Reply # 923095 28-Oct-2013 16:27
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You cant but the only close to this is shared data{http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/paymonthly/why-paymonthly/shared-data}

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  Reply # 923117 28-Oct-2013 17:25
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johnr: That was not a duplicate SIM but another IMSI attached to the MSISDN on the HLR profile



johnr you're such a funny guy. Succinct

Does anyone here speak johnr or shall I look up all the acronyms or should I say initialisms  on a web search engine



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  Reply # 923118 28-Oct-2013 17:38
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Thanks for the info.
With the ever increasing proliferation of devices I wonder if its something they might introduce in the future, once the network is suitably modified to handle it. Would be very handy...

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  Reply # 923185 28-Oct-2013 19:22
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Simple. Just set your primary number in your Note 3 to divert immediately when unreachable to a secondary number which is in your small portable handset. When you aren't carrying the note, switch it off.

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  Reply # 923246 28-Oct-2013 21:08
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Back when I was with Vodafone and had my old original contract SIM from 1996, I cloned it to a couple of "SuperSIM 16 in 1 cards" and used them in two phones, but never both at once. I also cloned my Vodafone Prepay card to the same SuperSIMs and could switch between the two numbers at will in order to get the best per minute call rates. When Vodafone introduced the newer "SIM2" cards, this was no longer possible, and I don't believe any Telecom or 2D cards have been able to be cloned in this way as they use better security.

Thankfully, once 2Degrees introduced true competition in the market, there wasn't a need to play musical SIMs any more.




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  Reply # 923249 28-Oct-2013 21:14
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1eStar: Simple. Just set your primary number in your Note 3 to divert immediately when unreachable to a secondary number which is in your small portable handset. When you aren't carrying the note, switch it off.


Thanks. Sure, that would work, just not as seamless as doing it all under one account. Would have to get credit on both, you would be calling people from two different numbers that might confuse them etc. etc.

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  Reply # 923259 28-Oct-2013 21:32
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n4: True, of course the SIMs are unique, not duplicates. But same phone number, same account, which is what the OP wanted.

Two different number's. And yes carphone duo is still in use today.




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  Reply # 933801 14-Nov-2013 12:20
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Not sure how useful this is but I saw this on 1-day today
https://www.1-day.co.nz/products/AACAAN753

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  Reply # 933809 14-Nov-2013 12:36
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1eStar: Simple. Just set your primary number in your Note 3 to divert immediately when unreachable to a secondary number which is in your small portable handset. When you aren't carrying the note, switch it off.


Thanks. Sure, that would work, just not as seamless as doing it all under one account. Would have to get credit on both, you would be calling people from two different numbers that might confuse them etc. etc.


For now you may have to put up with swapping the SIM over, then, unfortunately.

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