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Topic # 239782 3-Aug-2018 16:05
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Hey fellow geeks!

 

My Samsung S7 crapped out and instead of fixing it, I'm thinking of buying another phone. I'm tired of carrying two phones and looking for one with two SIMs and SD card. I know they exist but I haven't found anything at 2 degrees, WS, or NL... Is my only option buying a parallel import phone?

 

Another thing that concerns me is ANZ FastPay terminal. I've used it with S7 and the list of devices they support is rather outdated... Haven't seen any dual SIM phones there either and they advise that parallel imported phone may not work.    


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  Reply # 2067595 3-Aug-2018 16:31
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Hi,

 

You might find it hard to get a dual sim phone with a micro SD as well - expect you will get one or the other, but not both on the same handset.

 

If you do, it is likely to be a parallel imported handset.

 

Not sure about the ANZ FastPay, but I have a OnePlus 5T and can use it on BNZ GooglePay, also works with Westpac Mastercard, so not sure why ANZ wouldn't work, unless their IT infrastructure can't handle it.

 

cheers

 

 


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  Reply # 2067598 3-Aug-2018 16:35
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Xiaomi Mi A2 has dual SIM and SD but I don't know if you can use all 3 at once, also I doubt they would support wireless payments, I'm not even sure if they have NFC. 

Don't remember seeing another phone that could hold 2x SIM + SD at the same time, I'm sure there are others out there. 

 

 

 

Edit - I misread re the payment thing, I'm pretty sure most phones work with those these days? What are the actual criteria?

 

 

 

https://www.fastpay.anz.com/content/dam/Fastpay/FastPay_Supported_OS_Devices_Browsers.pdf

 

 

 

Looking at there are a few Xiaomi phones on there. 


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  Reply # 2067631 3-Aug-2018 17:51
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Good news, there are quite a few phones available locally which support Dual SIM and Micro SD simultaneously. You'll want to look at Motorola and OPPO. The new Moto G6 Play, G6, and G6 Plus all have triple-slot trays, and IIRC all of OPPO's current range does too.

 

Otherwise try picking up a dual SIM LG V20 cheap, it has a dedicated micro SD slot too.





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  Reply # 2067634 3-Aug-2018 17:55
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Getting really confused with all the options...

 

So, apparently, most dual SIM phones only support 2G in 2nd SIM, making it almost useless in NZ. I have Skinny and 2 degrees cards.

 

The FastPay I use is one that connects to the microphone jack. I'm open to upgrading my terminal to the latest one that connects over Bluetooth.


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  Reply # 2067663 3-Aug-2018 18:39
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mattyjnz:

 

Not sure about the ANZ FastPay, but I have a OnePlus 5T and can use it on BNZ GooglePay, also works with Westpac Mastercard, so not sure why ANZ wouldn't work, unless their IT infrastructure can't handle it.

 

Different systems. ANZ FastPay is their mobile EFTPOS terminal. Nothing to do with "making" payments.







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  Reply # 2067673 3-Aug-2018 18:51
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Yeah, I like accepting payments more than making them ;)


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  Reply # 2067698 3-Aug-2018 19:16
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YourComputerGuy:

Getting really confused with all the options...


So, apparently, most dual SIM phones only support 2G in 2nd SIM, making it almost useless in NZ. I have Skinny and 2 degrees cards.




That was some time ago. The last few years have seen improved chipsets bring 3G (or even 4G) support to the second SIM. All of the Moto and Oppo devices I mentioned support 3G for SIM2 and will work with any combination of NZ SIM cards.

Only low end devices sub ~$200 or old models will be 2G only for SIM2 these days.




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  Reply # 2067978 4-Aug-2018 14:03
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A cheap china phone THL T9+.  My one has very good tone speech for a china phone.  Others I have used place huge emphasis on sharp tones which I found difficult to hear.

 

You have G3 and G4 but not together.  Poor reception downgrades either sim.  Both cards will standby but only one active out at a time. SD adds to the 16G phone memory.

 

The phone is unlocked and modern sim cards set themselves up.  Teleco behavior excepted.

 

Bad is the fact that the on chip system mtk has malware that virus checkers point to.  Some applications can load themselves and spurious adds can occur.  I have not rooted the phone yet but "Noroot firewall"  is able to control scum ware from Google as well as the stuff made by  Freetouch that is on the phones chip.  Nothing is as bad as the full screen startup; deal with this add first; even before emergency use that came from some user choice software I have loaded myself and had to dump promptly.

 

Expect to buy for less than $110 NZ to your address.

 

 

 

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  Reply # 2067990 4-Aug-2018 15:19
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NikT: Good news, there are quite a few phones available locally which support Dual SIM and Micro SD simultaneously. You'll want to look at Motorola and OPPO. The new Moto G6 Play, G6, and G6 Plus all have triple-slot trays, and IIRC all of OPPO's current range does too.

 

Otherwise try picking up a dual SIM LG V20 cheap, it has a dedicated micro SD slot too. 

 

SWMBO has an Oppo R15 Pro. You can have 2 x SIM or 1 x SIM + 1 Micro SD.


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