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need to buy a new phone from Fido, which one is a dual sim?

Hi, I need to buy a new phone from Fido, but I need a dual sim phone, can you tell me which one is it? 

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Re: need to buy a new phone from Fido, which one is a dual sim?

Hello Dsyc,

 

  Welcome to the community!

 

  As far as I am aware, I do not believe any of the Canadian (or North American) versions of those phones have dual-SIM capability. Generally, the versions with dual-SIM functionalilty are the global versions or specifically designated Dual-SIM.

 

  Are you familiar with how dual-SIM phones work? Most dual-SIM devices these days are dual-standby and allow 3G/4G capabilities on each SIM. However, the secondary SIM is usually restricted to voice and SMS (no data). In addition, with some of the phones, the secondary SIM is restricted to 2G (GSM). That could be an issue with how you intended to use the functionality. Fido/Rogers are the only nationwide providers of GSM in Canada. Furthermore, it seems likely that Rogers will eventually decomission the 2G network sometime in the future.

 

Hope this helps Smiley

 

Cheers

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Hey @dsyc

 

Which phone model are you planning to use?

From there, we can let you know which sim card you need.


Let me know.

 

 



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I'd like to use Android phones, so any model with dual sim feature works for me.

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Hi @dsyc 

Here is my suggestion for the long-haul if you are an android! 

Go get the "Pixel XL" at 0$ you have a nano SIM and( eSIM *Pixel 2s only) you have possibility to add  a magic SIM

 

https://www.magic-sim.com/compatibility/google/pixel/magicsim-elite-nano-sim-dual-sim-adapterhttps://www.magic-sim.com/compatibility/google/pixel/magicsim-elite-nano-sim-dual-sim-adapterhttps://www.magic-sim.com/compatibility/google/pixel/magicsim-elite-nano-sim-dual-sim-adapter

 

 

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Re: need to buy a new phone from Fido, which one is a dual sim?

Hello Dsyc,

 

  Welcome to the community!

 

  As far as I am aware, I do not believe any of the Canadian (or North American) versions of those phones have dual-SIM capability. Generally, the versions with dual-SIM functionalilty are the global versions or specifically designated Dual-SIM.

 

  Are you familiar with how dual-SIM phones work? Most dual-SIM devices these days are dual-standby and allow 3G/4G capabilities on each SIM. However, the secondary SIM is usually restricted to voice and SMS (no data). In addition, with some of the phones, the secondary SIM is restricted to 2G (GSM). That could be an issue with how you intended to use the functionality. Fido/Rogers are the only nationwide providers of GSM in Canada. Furthermore, it seems likely that Rogers will eventually decomission the 2G network sometime in the future.

 

Hope this helps Smiley

 

Cheers


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Thanks @Cawtau

Have a great day!!:smileyhappy:

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Hi, @Scooby-Doo, thanks a lot for the information.

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Hello @Cawtau, thanks a lot for the informaiton.

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