Why buy a Dual-SIM Phone?
What is a Dual SIM Phone and how does it work?
A Dual-SIM Smartphone is a single phone that can hold two SIM cards. This allows you to have two numbers and two identities at once, so you could make or receive calls and send or receive texts on either number and give each number only to people of your choosing. If you’re already on the line on one SIM, and another call comes through on the other SIM, you can choose to put your first call on hold while you take the second or the second call will go to voicemail, ensuring you don’t miss a call. Dual-SIM devices feature a SIM Manager, so you can decide various capabilities such as which is your main SIM and manage data usage separately. The SIM’s can also have different call and text rates.
What are the benefits?
- Separate business and pleasure – Dual-SIM devices allow you to keep work and play separate with the potential for one SIM card for business and one for personal use. And you’ll be able to differentiate between work and personal calls before answering the phone. Better yet, you can get properly reimbursed for work calls with a clear line between personal and business expenses.
- Cheaper rates abroad – Dual-SIM phones are highly useful for trips abroad as you’ll have the ability to put a local or travel SIM in one slot, that will match the country’s cheaper rates.
- More storage – Having two SIM cards means double the storage and the choice to store different content on each SIM, or to use one as a back-up.
What Dual SIM Phones are available?
Dual-SIM phones from the larger brands such as Sony, Motorola, LG and Huawei include the Sony Xperia E5, Motorola G4, LG X and Huawei G8.