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  1. #1
    Whytoi
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    Given the paucity of info on this topic, I took the chance and bought
    one such unit on eBay for my T68i. It turned out to be from a mail
    order joint in Singapore and costed me 7.98 inclusive of postage. It
    arrived 9 days after. I note that our local weekend market also had
    similar but just not for the T68i and it was $5 more.

    The slim flexible circuit board/holder was labelled "King of Double
    Card, GSM, Ultra Slim". It did not state the country of manufacture on
    the packaging nor on the unit. The unit consisted of a very thin and
    flexible plastic board which contained two cut-out sockets for the
    carriers' SIM cards. This in turn was connected by a flexible ribbon to
    a simulated SIM card which inserts into T68i's SIM socket. The dual SIM
    holder then folds over via the flexible ribbon connector and is
    sandwiched underneath the OEM battery in the lower part of the
    compartment. The fit was not ideal as it caused an obvious 1mm gap on
    the one side of the phone. I am Not sure if the fit will improve over
    time as the ribbon gets a better fold crease, but then there's the risk
    of breaking the surface conductor. I would rate the casing distortion
    as obvious by look and touch (after being used to the regular feel of
    the phone in your hand). But it's unlikely to cause any permanent
    damage. I have thought about grinding down the inner plastic surface of
    the OEM battery to improve the fit, but I'll leave that to another day
    when the warranty on my phone expires.

    Functionally it worked as advertised. By switching the phone off and
    then back on, I was able to alternately connect with my two carriers.
    It seemed to work quite reliably for all functions in my short
    experience (voice, SMS and GPRS/WAP). However, I did note that one
    needs to take care as to how the holder is positioned under the phone.
    At one point when I first installed it, I had problems switching
    between my two SIM card and the phone would just freeze when I tried to
    power down from one of the carrier's SIM card. This was fixed when I
    readjusted the position of the holder in the battery bay. I suspect
    that it may have been related to poor contact/s with that carrier's SIM
    card.

    In summary, I'd say it's functional if you are not concerned about
    cramming an extra piece of electronic inside the battery compartment
    and the resulting phone casing distortion. I now have my regular work
    SIM and a prepaid "bargain" SIM for evening calls in my phone, and able
    to easily switch between the two.

    Well, hope this little summary can be of assistance to someone who is
    looking for such info.



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  2. #2
    Guest

    Re: Experience with slim dual SIM holder on T68i

    Hi

    This is interesting as I regularly use two sims and could do with one of=20
    these. Could you provide info on where you obtained it?

    TIA

    In article <190820031614105832%[email protected]>, [email protected]=20
    says...
    > Given the paucity of info on this topic, I took the chance and bought
    > one such unit on eBay for my T68i. It turned out to be from a mail
    > order joint in Singapore and costed me =A37.98 inclusive of postage. It
    > arrived 9 days after. I note that our local weekend market also had
    > similar but just not for the T68i and it was $5 more.
    >=20
    > The slim flexible circuit board/holder was labelled "King of Double
    > Card, GSM, Ultra Slim". It did not state the country of manufacture on
    > the packaging nor on the unit. The unit consisted of a very thin and
    > flexible plastic board which contained two cut-out sockets for the
    > carriers' SIM cards. This in turn was connected by a flexible ribbon to
    > a simulated SIM card which inserts into T68i's SIM socket. The dual SIM
    > holder then folds over via the flexible ribbon connector and is
    > sandwiched underneath the OEM battery in the lower part of the
    > compartment. The fit was not ideal as it caused an obvious 1mm gap on
    > the one side of the phone. I am Not sure if the fit will improve over
    > time as the ribbon gets a better fold crease, but then there's the risk
    > of breaking the surface conductor. I would rate the casing distortion
    > as obvious by look and touch (after being used to the regular feel of
    > the phone in your hand). But it's unlikely to cause any permanent
    > damage. I have thought about grinding down the inner plastic surface of
    > the OEM battery to improve the fit, but I'll leave that to another day
    > when the warranty on my phone expires.
    >=20
    > Functionally it worked as advertised. By switching the phone off and
    > then back on, I was able to alternately connect with my two carriers.
    > It seemed to work quite reliably for all functions in my short
    > experience (voice, SMS and GPRS/WAP). However, I did note that one
    > needs to take care as to how the holder is positioned under the phone.
    > At one point when I first installed it, I had problems switching
    > between my two SIM card and the phone would just freeze when I tried to
    > power down from one of the carrier's SIM card. This was fixed when I
    > readjusted the position of the holder in the battery bay. I suspect
    > that it may have been related to poor contact/s with that carrier's SIM
    > card.
    >=20
    > In summary, I'd say it's functional if you are not concerned about
    > cramming an extra piece of electronic inside the battery compartment
    > and the resulting phone casing distortion. I now have my regular work
    > SIM and a prepaid "bargain" SIM for evening calls in my phone, and able
    > to easily switch between the two.
    >=20
    > Well, hope this little summary can be of assistance to someone who is
    > looking for such info.
    >=20




  3. #3
    Whytoi
    Guest

    Re: Experience with slim dual SIM holder on T68i

    In article <[email protected]>,
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > This is interesting as I regularly use two sims and could do with one of
    > these. Could you provide info on where you obtained it?


    Yeah, I stepped into that scenario not long ago too and hence my
    exploration of this solution. But bear in mind that only one of SIM can
    be connected with the network at any one time. That's just a physical
    limit.

    I located mine on on eBay. Seemed to be focused for the UK market as
    the primary pricing was in UK Pound.

    Try
    http://search.ebay.com.au/ws/search/...l+sim&maxrecor
    dsreturned=300&maxrecordsreturned=300&sosortproperty=1&sorecordsperpage=
    50&from=R10&saavailabletocountry=15&BasicSearch=

    or

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI....998617&categor
    y=34370



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