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Other Dual sim phone for work and personal

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by davie107, 5 Mar 2019.

  1. davie107

    davie107 Linux or Windows???

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    Hi All,

    Looking at getting a new phone as my google pixel is starting to get tired. Currently I have to have a work phone and a personal phone however wondered if anyone has any experience using dual sim devices as having to remember and keep both phones charged seems cumbersome in this day and age?

    I am looking at the Samsung s10, as i have an iphone 7 for work which i own and can trade in for £200 pair that with the free headphones for pre orders and it works out at quite a good deal. I do like the look of the Iphone XS however need to see if work can provide an e-sim as my personal number is on Three which doesn't support e-sims.

    My question is how easy is it to separate the 2 numbers within the device. I just need my work number for calls and occasionally texts, and data can run off my personal sim. However it would be beneficial to be able to "turn off" the 2nd sim on a weekend. As well as automatically hide outlook notifications when not at work?

    Is this too much to ask of a dual sim phone and am i better still carrying 2 phones?
     
  2. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    I've got a Huawei P20 Pro with dual sim and all this is possible. It even has a "twin apps" feature which lets you have two separate "copies" (just the settings) of certain apps such as whatsapp. Don't know if that's a Huawei feature only or not.
     
  3. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    My Oneplus 6T has the same.
     
  4. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    It's very easy to do all of this - you set one SIM for background data (though you can switch around), switch each SIM on and off individually from the notification drop-down (or at least that's how LG does it), can define specific SIMs for certain contacts, or just pick which SIM you want to use when you make a call.
     
  5. davie107

    davie107 Linux or Windows???

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    Thanks for all of the replies, will both sims be able to recieve calls or does each sim have to manually be switxhed on? As the main benefit i can see for the iphone is the ability to dial out on or recieve calls on either number really easily.
     
  6. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    I've had dual SIM phones from Oneplus and Huawei - both have handled two SIM cards very well.
     
  7. thewelshbrummie

    thewelshbrummie Active Member

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    I've had a few dual sim phones over the years (Lumia 630, Lumia 950, Sony XA2) without any issues - in most cases both sims can be active at the same time and if one number is called the phone rings (can't answer for whether a call on the other line would register as I've never had that happen). the 950 has manual on/off controls in the sim settings (can't remember about the XA2 on Android as I've installed Sailfish on mine but I still get the option to disable one sim slot).

    The main problem is one of your sims is on Three. All of the dual sim phones I've had have 2x 2g radios but just 1x 3g (and 1x4g for the 950 & XA2). It works for me as my Three sim is my primary number but as Three does not have a 2g network, if I need to use data on the other sim, the three sim stops working. AT&T in the US has the same issue with them having switched off their 2g network so unless you have a T-Mobile sim you'd have the same problem.
     
  8. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    Not even that is a problem now a days.
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