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Topic # 65278 1-Aug-2010 16:59

Something I thought was cool is the new phone 2degrees is planning to bring which is dual-sim.
I believe it is their own branded phone and I am not sure if it will work on XT. 

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  Reply # 361098 1-Aug-2010 17:07
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freitasm: Model? Linkage (to leak)?

I believe I saw it on Dick Smith's website when they still had the other 3G handsets - the Nokia C1 has dual SIM slots but it can't run both simultaneously. It's a 2G phone though.

Here's a link to PB's site: http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?item=MPHNOK0751 




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  Reply # 361102 1-Aug-2010 17:21
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Cellphones at dawn?



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  Reply # 361103 1-Aug-2010 17:23

freitasm: Why do people stil write "duel" instead of "dual", as in the PB website?



I challenge thee to a dual!   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fc99HcPgKmk



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  Reply # 361105 1-Aug-2010 17:27

Maybe I shouldn't have posted that - It made me sick towards the end...

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  Reply # 361107 1-Aug-2010 17:30
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i didn't think they would want to encourage dual sim phones on their network?

bring on some high end phones 2degrees! something to go with that brand new 3G network!

 

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  Reply # 361121 1-Aug-2010 17:50
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Can't see much point of a to SIM fone with no 3G..  Specs here.  Apart from voice calls no data..

 

http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_c1_00-3364.php




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  Reply # 361139 1-Aug-2010 18:32
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old3eyes: Can't see much point of a to SIM fone with no 3G..  Specs here.  Apart from voice calls no data..

 

http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_c1_00-3364.php


I agree. No 3G on at least one of the SIMs seems like a waste of time. As far as I'm aware, the best dual sim mobile which is also 3G on both sims is still the Acer DX1. Can't remember exactly off hand but it does 3G 850mhz on sim1 and 3G 900mhz on sim 2.




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  Reply # 361193 1-Aug-2010 21:05
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As much fun as mobile data is, sometimes you guys forget that 90% of New Zealand doesn't care about it. They just want cheap phone calls and text messages. :-)




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  Reply # 361267 1-Aug-2010 23:35
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SaltyNZ: As much fun as mobile data is, sometimes you guys forget that 90% of New Zealand doesn't care about it. They just want cheap phone calls and text messages. :-)


That's true, which makes me wonder what is the point of selling a dual sim phone then? Being 2G, the sim combination would have the following combinations (no real research done, but purely from my rough observations):

2Degrees/Vodafone - A very likely popular combination. Quite a few mobile customers have 1 or both of these sim cards to take advantage of the various specials available from both providers.

2Degrees/2Degrees - This would be popular given 2Degrees current $10 text add on.

Vodafone/Vodafone - This would also be a very popular combination. I can see many Vodafone customers would purchase this handset.

The way I look at it, selling a dual sim handset actually lets Vodafone get some customers back from 2Degrees. I told my teen brother whos at High School. As we all know, most teens easily text hundreds and/or thousands of texts a month. The first thing he said was "Nice, now I dont have to keep swapping my 2Degrees and Vodafone sims" and immediately texted his entire address book to tell his friends the same thing.







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  Reply # 361471 2-Aug-2010 12:00

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SaltyNZ: As much fun as mobile data is, sometimes you guys forget that 90% of New Zealand doesn't care about it. They just want cheap phone calls and text messages. :-)


That's true, which makes me wonder what is the point of selling a dual sim phone then? Being 2G, the sim combination would have the following combinations (no real research done, but purely from my rough observations):

2Degrees/Vodafone - A very likely popular combination. Quite a few mobile customers have 1 or both of these sim cards to take advantage of the various specials available from both providers.

2Degrees/2Degrees - This would be popular given 2Degrees current $10 text add on.

Vodafone/Vodafone - This would also be a very popular combination. I can see many Vodafone customers would purchase this handset.

The way I look at it, selling a dual sim handset actually lets Vodafone get some customers back from 2Degrees. I told my teen brother whos at High School. As we all know, most teens easily text hundreds and/or thousands of texts a month. The first thing he said was "Nice, now I dont have to keep swapping my 2Degrees and Vodafone sims" and immediately texted his entire address book to tell his friends the same thing.





I see this phone as making major head ways for people to switch between VF & 2degrees.
After reading a few reviews I found that the phone can only be in one carrier at a time. They plan to bring out another handset Q4 which will have both active at the same time.

It is interesting to read bout other phone makers making dual-sim phones. Its sad that not many have 3g capabilities. 2degrees/xt would be a perfect combo. 

 

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Damager:
SaltyNZ: As much fun as mobile data is, sometimes you guys forget that 90% of New Zealand doesn't care about it. They just want cheap phone calls and text messages. :-)


That's true, which makes me wonder what is the point of selling a dual sim phone then? Being 2G, the sim combination would have the following combinations (no real research done, but purely from my rough observations):

2Degrees/Vodafone - A very likely popular combination. Quite a few mobile customers have 1 or both of these sim cards to take advantage of the various specials available from both providers.

2Degrees/2Degrees - This would be popular given 2Degrees current $10 text add on.

Vodafone/Vodafone - This would also be a very popular combination. I can see many Vodafone customers would purchase this handset.

The way I look at it, selling a dual sim handset actually lets Vodafone get some customers back from 2Degrees. I told my teen brother whos at High School. As we all know, most teens easily text hundreds and/or thousands of texts a month. The first thing he said was "Nice, now I dont have to keep swapping my 2Degrees and Vodafone sims" and immediately texted his entire address book to tell his friends the same thing.





I see this phone as making major head ways for people to switch between VF & 2degrees.
After reading a few reviews I found that the phone can only be in one carrier at a time. They plan to bring out another handset Q4 which will have both active at the same time.

It is interesting to read bout other phone makers making dual-sim phones. Its sad that not many have 3g capabilities. 2degrees/xt would be a perfect combo. 

 


Considering that 2Degrees have decided to go with a couple of manufacturer... you never know what may be coming through....


  1. Huawei - http://lngz.org/an - a couple of models so far

  2. Acer - http://lngz.org/ao - one so far

  3. LG - http://lngz.org/ap - couple of models



They may be looking at other companies...

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  Reply # 368838 17-Aug-2010 18:58

Another dual-sim with 3G seems to be finally here Smile

http://www.phonesdirect.co.nz/product-p/smg-b7722-blk.htm

However, it does seem a little clumsy in reviews.

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  Reply # 368852 17-Aug-2010 19:24
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fatboy: Another dual-sim with 3G seems to be finally here Smile

http://www.phonesdirect.co.nz/product-p/smg-b7722-blk.htm


However, it does seem a little clumsy in reviews.



http://www.mobile-review.com/review/samsung-b7722-en.shtml

@ 2100 only for 3G it will be fine for 2D but not much else..


 




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