Dual SIM technology is perhaps one of the greatest technological breakthroughs in the field of the mobile industry. Utilizing multiple sim cards in one device enables the owner to enjoy multiple benefits and services from different mobile network services.
As of today, phones with Dual SIM features are very popular amongst many countries where phones are usually sold in its unlocked state. The implications of Dual SIM technology in the world of business is highly promising, as communication plays a vital role in commerce. In order to grow, an enterprise must find convenient ways to ensure that every team member can be easily reached at any given moment. While Dual SIMS is also widely used for personal purposes, owning a phone with such feature is still compatible for those who prefer using a single SIM.
Formally introduced in 2000, Dual SIM phones became an excellent tool for providing a solution to a wide array of communication problems, especially in business. With the help of multiple SIMS, a manager or employee can have an organized archive of messages where they can reserve the first SIM for storing personal messages and everything that involves business matters in the second one.
Aside from versatility, another benefit that Dual SIM phones possess is the ability to maintain the affordability of their carrier service cost. Assuming that a business fold travel abroad, he or she can purchase and insert the local SIM of the destination country so that additional charges from roaming services can be avoided. Additionally, Dual SIM phones are also capable of providing the users with choices that allow them to take advantage of the best text, call, and data plans of two carriers because some operators have varying data plans that make them quite distinct to each other.
With the aforementioned advantages, there is no doubt as to why there is a growing number of users around the globe that leans more on using Dual SIM enabled smartphones. In fact, recent statistics have shown some countries exhibit a great percentage of phones that are enabled with the Dual SIM feature:
- India – 98%
- Philippines 92%
- China – 90%
- Indonesia – 77%
- UK – 29%
- USA – 4%
According to the data, Dual SIM technology has almost become a basic staple in some parts of Asia while it remains virtually unheard in the west such as the US, where their Dual SIM phones only comprise 4% of the overall phone population. One possible explanation is that countries like US and the UK are dominated by iPhone users – which doesn’t support Dual SIM technology.
Fortunately, there is a possibility that iPhones might finally have the Dual SIM feature as some of their recent models like the iPhone XS and XS Max are both powered with another kind of SIM feature, the eSIM technology. This might imply that iPhone manufacturers are pretty much open for improvements in the aspect of SIM utilization.
If you wanted to learn more about the wonders of Dual SIM technology, head over to the infographic below brought to you by Telemessage: