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  1. #1
    Brendan
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    Type "Dual Sim Phone" into Ebay and you get hundreds of results for
    new phone models that take two SIMs which are active *simultaneously*.
    This would be a god send for people like me who have to carry around
    and keep charged two phones (work and personal). Unlike the adapters
    and holders, dual sim phones allow you to make to and receive calls
    from either SIM without switching the phone off & on, cutting up your
    SIMs, etc.

    I don't expect either the networks nor phone manufacturers will like
    this development. The networks won't like the as it means people will
    make fewer out-of-bundle personal phone calls as you can use your work
    SIM instead (as long as work doesn't mind), and the major
    manufacturers will see fewer phone sales because people will own one
    phone rather than two. I don't expect to see them in Phones4U anytime
    soon.

    So great concept, but do they work? Has anyone bought one of these
    phones? Are they compatible with UK SIMs? I have an Orange and a
    Vodaphone SIM. Any quirks or foibles? I see some of the smaller
    online retailers have also started stocking them, eg
    http://www.fonefunshop.co.uk/dualsim/index.htm

    I don't want a bells and whistles smartphone\pda, just a smallish
    phone with decent battery life and bluetooth. Any recomendations?

    Cheers,

    Brendan



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  2. #2
    David Hearn
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    Re: Dual Sim Phones

    Brendan wrote:
    > Type "Dual Sim Phone" into Ebay and you get hundreds of results for
    > new phone models that take two SIMs which are active *simultaneously*.


    <snip>

    > I don't expect either the networks nor phone manufacturers will like
    > this development.


    Surely, if the phone manufacturers don't like this development they
    wouldn't be making them.... or are you suggesting the phones are being
    made by people other than phone manufacturers...

    D



  3. #3
    Brendan
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    Re: Dual Sim Phones

    On Fri, 13 Jul 2007 10:36:13 +0100, David Hearn
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Surely, if the phone manufacturers don't like this development they
    >wouldn't be making them.... or are you suggesting the phones are being
    >made by people other than phone manufacturers...


    Sorry meant major phone manufacturers, who aren't. The dual-sim
    feature is being pioneered exclusively by relatively small players.



  4. #4
    David Kennedy
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    Re: Dual Sim Phones

    On 13/7/07 10:55, Brendan wrote:
    > On Fri, 13 Jul 2007 10:36:13 +0100, David Hearn
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Surely, if the phone manufacturers don't like this development they
    >> wouldn't be making them.... or are you suggesting the phones are being
    >> made by people other than phone manufacturers...

    >
    > Sorry meant major phone manufacturers, who aren't. The dual-sim
    > feature is being pioneered exclusively by relatively small players.


    You think that maybe Motorola etc. want everyone to carry 2 phones
    around with them ?

    --
    David Kennedy

    http://www.anindianinexile.com



  5. #5
    Brendan
    Guest

    Re: Dual Sim Phones

    On Fri, 13 Jul 2007 11:00:43 +0100, David Kennedy
    <[email protected]invalid>
    wrote:
    >You think that maybe Motorola etc. want everyone to carry 2 phones
    >around with them ?


    Why haven't Motorola & co released a dual-sim model then? Surely they
    have vastly bigger R&D budgets? Could it be they don't want to upset
    their cosy relationship with the networks, both of whom would be
    negatively impacted if people stopped buying phones with their
    contracts because they can just slot them into their existing dual-sim
    phone.



  6. #6
    Brendan
    Guest

    Re: Dual Sim Phones

    So does anyone in the UK have a dual sim phone yet?



  7. #7
    ChrisM
    Guest

    Re: Dual Sim Phones

    In message [email protected],
    David Kennedy
    <[email protected]invalid>
    Proclaimed from the tallest tower:

    > On 13/7/07 10:55, Brendan wrote:
    >> On Fri, 13 Jul 2007 10:36:13 +0100, David Hearn
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Surely, if the phone manufacturers don't like this development they
    >>> wouldn't be making them.... or are you suggesting the phones are
    >>> being made by people other than phone manufacturers...

    >>
    >> Sorry meant major phone manufacturers, who aren't. The dual-sim
    >> feature is being pioneered exclusively by relatively small players.

    >
    > You think that maybe Motorola etc. want everyone to carry 2 phones
    > around with them ?


    If it means that everyone buys two phones, then I'm sure they'd love
    everyone to carry two...

    --
    Regards,
    Chris.
    (Remove Elvis's shoes to email me)





  8. #8
    Richard Colton
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    Re: Dual Sim Phones


    "Brendan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > So does anyone in the UK have a dual sim phone yet?


    Yes. I had one fo the touch screen jobbies for evaluation a couple of
    months ago. Made in China (there's a surprise!), it was surprisingly good.

    --
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    <<< www.uselessinfo.org.uk >>>
    <<< www.thephonelocker.co.uk >>>
    <<< www.gsm-solutions.co.uk >>>





  9. #9
    Ivor Jones
    Guest

    Re: Dual Sim Phones


    "ChrisM" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In message [email protected],
    > David Kennedy
    > <[email protected]invalid>
    > Proclaimed from the tallest tower:
    >
    >> On 13/7/07 10:55, Brendan wrote:
    >>> On Fri, 13 Jul 2007 10:36:13 +0100, David Hearn
    >>> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Surely, if the phone manufacturers don't like this development they
    >>>> wouldn't be making them.... or are you suggesting the phones are
    >>>> being made by people other than phone manufacturers...
    >>>
    >>> Sorry meant major phone manufacturers, who aren't. The dual-sim
    >>> feature is being pioneered exclusively by relatively small players.

    >>
    >> You think that maybe Motorola etc. want everyone to carry 2 phones
    >> around with them ?

    >
    > If it means that everyone buys two phones, then I'm sure they'd love
    > everyone to carry two...


    I've got four, although I only have two with me at any one time most of
    the time. However, they're all PAYG and I probably spend about 20 quid a
    year across all 4 of them, so I don't think they care too much about me
    ;-)

    Ivor





  10. #10
    ChrisM
    Guest

    Re: Dual Sim Phones

    In message [email protected],
    Ivor Jones <[email protected]> Proclaimed from the tallest tower:

    > "ChrisM" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> In message [email protected],
    >> David Kennedy
    >> <davidk[email protected]d>
    >> Proclaimed from the tallest tower:
    >>
    >>> On 13/7/07 10:55, Brendan wrote:
    >>>> On Fri, 13 Jul 2007 10:36:13 +0100, David Hearn
    >>>> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> Surely, if the phone manufacturers don't like this development
    >>>>> they wouldn't be making them.... or are you suggesting the phones
    >>>>> are being made by people other than phone manufacturers...
    >>>>
    >>>> Sorry meant major phone manufacturers, who aren't. The dual-sim
    >>>> feature is being pioneered exclusively by relatively small players.
    >>>
    >>> You think that maybe Motorola etc. want everyone to carry 2 phones
    >>> around with them ?

    >>
    >> If it means that everyone buys two phones, then I'm sure they'd love
    >> everyone to carry two...

    >
    > I've got four, although I only have two with me at any one time most
    > of the time. However, they're all PAYG and I probably spend about 20
    > quid a year across all 4 of them, so I don't think they care too much
    > about me ;-)
    >
    > Ivor


    Well, the networks/service suppliers probably hate you, but the I guess the
    Manufacturers have got their money, so in their eyes, you're an Ok kinda
    guy...

    - Why 4 phones anyway, according to the sort of books I read, that must make
    you either an undercover cop, or a drugs dealer... :-)

    --
    Regards,
    Chris.
    (Remove Elvis's shoes to email me)





  11. #11
    Gwyn
    Guest

    Re: Dual Sim Phones

    On Fri, 13 Jul 2007 16:21:37 +0100, "ChrisM"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >- Why 4 phones anyway, according to the sort of books I read, that must make
    >you either an undercover cop, or a drugs dealer... :-)


    I know this was a joke but my mate has 20 phones 7 in active service
    all on different networks and some on same network different deals. He
    likes to avoid x net calls;-) Maybe he should be in the guiness book
    of records.;-)
    --
    Gwyn. [email protected]
    Remove rem if replying
    note return address is your own computer;-)



  12. #12
    Ivor Jones
    Guest

    Re: Dual Sim Phones


    "ChrisM" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]

    [snip]

    > Well, the networks/service suppliers probably hate you, but the I guess
    > the Manufacturers have got their money, so in their eyes, you're an Ok
    > kinda guy...


    Well not much, they were 2nd hand 6310i's from eBay ;-)

    > - Why 4 phones anyway, according to the sort of books I read, that must
    > make you either an undercover cop, or a drugs dealer... :-)


    If I told you, I'd have to kill you.....!

    Actually, one's personal, one's for work, one is for text messages
    (retained purely because it has the original Orange Out Here pack on it)
    and one's a spare in case I lose any of the others.

    Ivor





  13. #13
    David Kennedy
    Guest

    Re: Dual Sim Phones

    On 14/7/07 00:30, Gwyn wrote:
    > On Fri, 13 Jul 2007 16:21:37 +0100, "ChrisM"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> - Why 4 phones anyway, according to the sort of books I read, that must make
    >> you either an undercover cop, or a drugs dealer... :-)

    >
    > I know this was a joke but my mate has 20 phones 7 in active service
    > all on different networks and some on same network different deals. He
    > likes to avoid x net calls;-) Maybe he should be in the guiness book
    > of records.;-)


    Maybe he should be in treatment for his obsession.

    --
    David Kennedy

    http://www.anindianinexile.com



  14. #14
    Ian Smith
    Guest

    Re: Dual Sim Phones

    Gwyn wrote:
    > On Fri, 13 Jul 2007 16:21:37 +0100, "ChrisM"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> - Why 4 phones anyway, according to the sort of books I read, that must make
    >> you either an undercover cop, or a drugs dealer... :-)

    >
    > I know this was a joke but my mate has 20 phones 7 in active service
    > all on different networks and some on same network different deals. He
    > likes to avoid x net calls;-) Maybe he should be in the guiness book
    > of records.;-)


    Sounds a great bloke to me. Absolutely normal.

    I've got 7 contracts at the moment.

    regards, Ian



  15. #15
    PS
    Guest

    Re: Dual Sim Phones


    "Ivor Jones" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "ChrisM" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    > [snip]
    >
    >> Well, the networks/service suppliers probably hate you, but the I guess
    >> the Manufacturers have got their money, so in their eyes, you're an Ok
    >> kinda guy...

    >
    > Well not much, they were 2nd hand 6310i's from eBay ;-)
    >
    >> - Why 4 phones anyway, according to the sort of books I read, that must
    >> make you either an undercover cop, or a drugs dealer... :-)

    >
    > If I told you, I'd have to kill you.....!
    >
    > Actually, one's personal, one's for work, one is for text messages
    > (retained purely because it has the original Orange Out Here pack on it)
    > and one's a spare in case I lose any of the others.
    >
    > Ivor
    >
    >


    I've got four.

    One anytime O2 X-Net, one off-peak O2 only, 1 Orange PAYG with Sat Nav and 1
    works.

    I'm kind of hoping the Orange PAYG one serve as a Tracker if the car ever
    gets nicked!! Cheaper than a tracker too!!





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