Multi-SIM: the solution to the “iPhone vs Blackberry vs Nexus” dilemna
If you read my blog and follow my tweets, you might have noticed that I keep switching between my three favorite phones: an iPhone 3GS, a Nexus One and a Blackberry Bold 9700.
Three great devices. Three beautiful and powerful gadgets. But certainly three sources of frustrations with each their very own set of caveats and downsides such as the iPhone and the lack of multi-tasking, the Nexus and its poor touchscreen accuracy, as well as the Blackberry and its terrible browsing experience or app catalogue.
If your Telco has an affordable Multi-SIM option, it might be the end of your frustrations. Read more to find out how to seamlessly switch among your various phones without the hassle of removing the SIM card.
If you have read that far, you too might still be waiting for THE perfect device (will there ever be one?) and in the mean time you probably keep switching from one phone to another one, according to your mood of the day, with a strong belief that you’ll finally be sticking to that phone for at least a few days or weeks. But then again, chances are that, like me, you’ll keep popping out those batteries to remove and insert your SIM Card….
Well, if you’re as lucky as I am, your Telco may have a “Multi-SIM” option that could make your life easier. In Singapore (I’m a Singtel subscriber), I just got my old SIM card replaced with 3 Multi-SIM cards, all hooked to the same phone number. My iPhone, Nexus and Blackberry can now each have their very own SIM card and they can all be on at the same time. The trick: only one phone gets defined as the “master” phone at any given time and only that “master” phone can receive calls and SMS. But all phones can make calls, send SMS and use the 3G data network at the same time. And the magic is: a combination of keys is enough to set your “master” phone.
You can now use all your phones at the same time, with one single phone number.
More info about Singtel Multi-SIM solution available here.
If you use multiple phones, make sure to read my post about keeping them all in sync.