Dual Sim Card: Simore Good or Bad?

MacGiver

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Hi
I would like to have 2 SIM cards in my iPhone. I have read some forums that recommend Simore double SIM cards...but i am unsure about the major inconvinients...
Does it mean i need to jailbreak my iPhone? Is it working well...
Anyone could share his opinion, thoughts and recommendations?
Thanks
X
 

jav6454

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Hi
I would like to have 2 SIM cards in my iPhone.....
Stop reading there because you can not have two SIM cards in your iPhone. One and only one. If your device supports 2 SIM cards and looks like an iPhone, I have bad news for you. It ain't an iPhone, but the Chinese knock-off called the HiPhone.
 

jav6454

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You're wrong...i know about the China Sciphone or whatever they call it. I am talking about a trick to insert 2 simcards in a real iphone...It is popular in Europe at least...
Read this
http://www.simore.ch/en/two_sim_cards_in_one_mobile/dual_sim_card_platinum.php

So i was wondering if anyone could share his experience, etc...
There still be no benefit and more cons and possible hardware destruction. Forcing 2 SIMs into the space of just one is asking for something to go wrong.
 

mstrze

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Check out the link...it's two micro SIM cards in the same space as a normal SIM held together by an adaptor. Doesn't appear to be any forcing of any kind.
 

jav6454

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Check out the link...it's two micro SIM cards in the same space as a normal SIM held together by an adaptor. Doesn't appear to be any forcing of any kind.
Micro SIM or not, the iPhone was not design to house two SIM chips held together by an adapter.

It is not a smart move to make. I advice against it. Hell, I even advised against using TurboSIM when it was used to unlock.
 

MacGiver

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i have a colleague who did it...and it works well. it is taking you about an hour but i think you need to be good with screw drivers. It does not force the sim tray at all...
The benefit would be to have 1 phone vs. 2 today. I have my pro phone with no data pack (an old Nokia) and my iPhone 3GS.

Pros
1 phone vs 2
Can switch from pro to iphone to get the 3G
Can switch from iphone to pro when i have to give a call (free)

Cons
Daring to go for the Simore thing...
With 2 phones i will always receive my calls while with a dual sim card if someone calls me on my private while my pro sim is activated i wont receive the call (unless i can redirect calls from one of my lines)

so pratically i would prefer to carry one phone...but I would need more advice...i will do more research.
 

MacGiver

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Would the iphone be able to read either of them micro sims though?
Give it a try and let us know how it went :)
watch the video on the link i previousy provided...and let me know what you thinkit looks good...but i also wonder if you need to jailbreak the iPhone...maybe not. It looks like there is a buit in software on the Simore product
 

MacGiver

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Interesting.
They're sure it wont cause any issues/conflicts with the iphone?
Apparently not..the only issue i heard about is that some had issues to remove the tray after installation and had to unscrew the back of the iPhone...but some had the issue...not all.

Link showing the menu
http://www.simore.ch/video1.php?docid=As57JwHm-G0

Link showing how to cut an original sim...
http://www.simore.ch/video1.php?docid=Z0aZdVkidMk

It is a Swiss company...if they make it like watches we should be fine ;)
 

AppleHack23

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Apparently not..the only issue i heard about is that some had issues to remove the tray after installation and had to unscrew the back of the iPhone...but some had the issue...not all.

Link showing the menu
http://www.simore.ch/video1.php?docid=As57JwHm-G0

Link showing how to cut an original sim...
http://www.simore.ch/video1.php?docid=Z0aZdVkidMk

It is a Swiss company...if they make it like watches we should be fine ;)
Does the phone need to be unlocked to do this? How about those Turbo Sim unlock things. How do they work? And do they work well, and also do they work at this time?
 

MacGiver

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Does the phone need to be unlocked to do this? How about those Turbo Sim unlock things. How do they work? And do they work well, and also do they work at this time?
No need to be unlocked as far as I know. I do not know the Turbo thing you refer to...
 

sebi1964

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My Infinite Light did not work. Sent it back. No refund. Waste of time and money -stay away.
 

jdaniel

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there are 2 options for dual sim cards... one that involves a sim card like thing with a 'ribbon' stick out of the tray and this folds to the back of the iphone4 and it connects to the 2 sim cards there and you use it with a compatible case.

Theres another that works kinda like a mophie pack and connects via the dock connector works as an extra battery as well as a dual sim thingy.

Nothing new...

http://en.2phone.com/en/goumai-default-id-55.html

http://www.redmondpie.com/dual-sim-card-adaptor-for-iphone-4/

the ribbon types comes in a variety of cases... clear, black etc
 

sebi1964

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Stay away from Simore. My Infinity Dual Sim Adapter never worked. I sent it back. No refund, no apologize.
 

Yaron

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Hi
I would like to have 2 SIM cards in my iPhone. I have read some forums that recommend Simore double SIM cards...but i am unsure about the major inconvinients...
Does it mean i need to jailbreak my iPhone? Is it working well...
Anyone could share his opinion, thoughts and recommendations?
Thanks
X
I would like to share my dad experience with Simore product. I have bought dual sim adopter, since Simore is not EU member the product was waiting in the custom two weeks, I got it after three weeks and had to pay additional 27 euro custom duty. I have immediately found out that the description of the adopt or is not right, I have noticed that the adptor is 'clumsy', not friendly.
The same day I packed it and sent it back to Simore with request to credit my account.
Till today, one month is over, no respond!!!!
Such a company should be avoided!!!!!
 
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Will22

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I would like to share my dad experience with Simore product. I have bought dual sim adopter, since Simore is not EU member the product was waiting in the custom two weeks, I got it after three weeks and had to pay additional 27 euro custom duty. I have immediately found out that the description of the adopt or is not right, I have noticed that the adptor is 'clumsy', not friendly.
The same day I packed it and sent it back to Simore with request to credit my account.
Till today, one month is over, no respond!!!!
Such a company should be avoided!!!!!
The thread is over 5 years old!!! Nice one
 
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adonis3k

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If you want a Dual sim phone there is plenty of Android ones out there, I have a Xiaomi Note 3 Pro, brilliant phone without the cost of something like a Samsung S6/S7!

There is nothing out there for iPhones otherwise I would have it, hence why I went Xiaomi route.
 

robal

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Hi
I would like to have 2 SIM cards in my iPhone. I have read some forums that recommend Simore double SIM cards...but i am unsure about the major inconvinients...
Does it mean i need to jailbreak my iPhone? Is it working well...
Anyone could share his opinion, thoughts and recommendations?
Thanks
X
I have it, the Simore case for Iphone 6... they have similar solutions for Ip7, 8, X. How it works is that it pairs Bluetooth with the phone, then there is an App in the store to download. you give the app permissions to see your contacts, notifications, etc. Then you install SIM 1 in the phone, and SIM 2 in the device. SIM1 works like normal, SIM2 through the app. If someone calls SIM2, the app pops up and you can answer the call. You can call using the app and your normal contacts list, or dial, and the app uses SIM2. Same with sending and receiving texts. Net effect is that you can concurrently with one iPhone receive and make calls on two numbers without fiddling with changing SIMs.

The phone will only use SIM1 for data, though, so if need be to use the dataplan of SIM2 you need to swap SIMs.

It mostly works OK... sometimes the bluetooth can't find the device and you need to restart it. I use it mainly so I can get important texts like bank transfer confirmation SMS linked to SIM2. Cheaper than two IPhones, and less of a pain in the ass to carry around.
 

Eman921

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Hi
I would like to have 2 SIM cards in my iPhone. I have read some forums that recommend Simore double SIM cards...but i am unsure about the major inconvinients...
Does it mean i need to jailbreak my iPhone? Is it working well...
Anyone could share his opinion, thoughts and recommendations?
Thanks
X
[doublepost=1512565482][/doublepost]I purchased a Simore dual SIM for my Note 8 and it tore after several attempts to correctly insert it into the SIM tray. They would not replace it.
 

zmwfp

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Don't buy from these people. They seem to be cheats. First they sell you an item from Switzerland, but then ship from China, so you end up paying extortionate customs fees in Europe (no warning about customs). Second, they promise 5-7 day delivery (check their web page) and then it does not arrive for weeks (they blame it on others, of course). Third, they refuse to take the product back and reimburse you when the customer is not satisfied, or cant receive it, or needs to return it (contrary to law). On top of it the things that cost 2 euro on Ali Baba or Ali Express they sell to you for 40 Euro (plus customs fee later). Or buy from them but be ready for all these things...
 
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