Quick Answer: Why Do Phones Have Two SIM Cards?

What is the point of a dual SIM phone?

A smartphone or phone that can hold two different SIM cards at the same time is called a Dual SIM device.

Having two SIM cards means that a Dual SIM smartphone can use either of the two SIMS to initiate or to receive phone calls.

How do phones with 2 SIM cards work?

A Dual SIM card phone is a phone with two SIM cards. Each SIM card gives you a phone number and a connection to the phone network. It can hold two numbers and two identities at once. You can make or receive calls and send or receive texts on either number and you can give each number only to the people that you chose.

How can I tell if a phone has a dual SIM?

There are three possible ways to check whether your device supports dual SIM cards or not. Dial *#06# ; if the Smartphone supports dual SIM, then there will be 2 IMEI numbers; if not, then there will only be 1 IMEI number. Tap Apps > Settings to check whether there is an item called “SIM card manager”.

Can you use 2 SIM cards in an iPhone?

Both the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max will offer the dual SIM card option. This will allow you to have two different phone numbers and two different carriers on the same phone. The dual SIM support is possible because Apple’s newest iPhones will have an eSIM as well as a regular nano SIM card.