How many SIM cards can be in a mobile phone?
It seems that most recently with the word “telephone” we only imagined the apparatus on the table hanging on the wall or in a special booth on the street. But times have changed a lot, and now almost everyone is happy with the presence of an electronic device, which is most often called just a mobile phone. There is no such device unless in the dense taiga, where the nearest cell tower is hundreds of kilometers away. Photo: Depositphotos In a word, we all now live in a period of continuous “pocket” telephony. But here’s an interesting incident.
About fifteen years ago, in the youth environment (and not only there!) There was a fashion to “measure” the size of mobile phones. Steeper was the one that in the minimum volume had the same thing as having larger devices. At the same time, the issue of the number of SIM cards in the compared devices was somehow not discussed at all. But the fact was that sold single-cell phones. In any case, only such models came from the West to the republics of the former USSR long before the comparisons mentioned above. With not very high demand for them (the pleasure was too expensive), they accumulated in lots at warehouses, and then were “imposed” on customers through aggressive advertising.
West already had dual-SIM mobile phones, we showed “rationalization.” The second SIM card was bought and reinstalled in the slot to the place of the “branded” as needed. It was stored under a battery or in a purse, behind the cover of a passport, in a notebook, in a pocket in a plastic bag and so on. As you might have guessed, dual-SIM cell phones appeared on sale and then we started, and people began to “measure” in terms of coolness by the presence of SIM card slots on the phone. Of course, this added functionality to the devices – there was no need to open the cover and remove the second SIM card from under the battery. However, the question remains open: how many sim cards do you need to have on a mobile phone? Here we again lag behind the West. But, in fact, for the sake of what do people want to buy a multi-symbol from us?
There are several reasons: to save money in roaming by buying a local SIM card (there are regions where roaming has not been canceled and it is very expensive); to call home, while abroad; to have a fallback option if the primary service provider suddenly becomes unavailable. Another point is the most common. In addition, others have all of the above options important. And here sometimes the situation does not save the presence of two SIM-cards from different service providers, since there are more providers in the region. Flying F160 Photo: Source The first in the world four-simulator mobile phone “Flying F160” completely began to meet these requirements. Although it appeared on sale in the West in 2012, it entered the republics of the former USSR recently. The main advantage of the phone is that it allows you to call or send (receive) SMS-MMS simultaneously to the SIM cards of four different cellular service providers. Moreover, all other functions are standard. It is curious that on this phone you can call or send a text message to yourself from any SIM card, which allows you to instantly detect a technical malfunction.
You must admit that such a moment also attracts the consumer of services in areas of unsustainable reception, when you can’t get through to the technical service. The layout of the phone in the future allows you to increase the number of SIM cards. Apparently, this will be done. Moreover, the cost of a mobile device is quite acceptable – about $ 70. But even after such a “build-up,” I think there will be users for whom the presence of a dozen SIM-cards in one case will seem small.