DUAL SIM PHONES FAQ
What is a dual SIM mobile phone?
A dual SIM mobile phone is one that holds two SIM cards. This allows the user to receive calls and texts from two different SIM cards simultaneously. In a handset that has a primary SIM slot that is 3G/4G with a 2G secondary SIM slot you will be able to use data on the 3G/4G primary slot and make/receive calls/texts on the secondary slot. However we are starting to see more dual SIM handsets that have a 4G Primary SIM slot with a 3G secondary SIM slot which allows you to use data on both, for multiple networks including SPARK which does not work on the 2G network.
What are the benefits of having a dual SIM mobile phone?
Having two sim card slots means that you can operate two SIM cards on a single capable dual sim mobile device. You can make or receive calls and texts on either number and give each number only to the people that you choose. This is great for separating work and personal phone numbers without having to carry around multiple phones. Or maybe you found a great carrier deal for texts and calls, but it’s lacking on data.With a dual sim phone you could have one sim card dedicated to a carrier that provides you with a good deal on calls and texts and another sim card dedicated to a carrier that solely provides you with mobile data.
Dual SIM phones are also great for travellers. Imagine that you were going on vacation, or overseas for a business trip. With a dual sim phone you could have your personal sim card, along with a local sim in the country you are visiting which will allow your friends and family back home to be able to stay in touch while you are able to avoid roaming charges and take advantage of the cheaper local pricing.
What is a SIM card?
A SIM card is a subscriber identity module. This is the tiny card found slotted in the back or the side of your phone that is used to recognise you as your telco carriers subscriber.