[AI] Cell phones too turn two-in-one
hpkotian at rbi.org.in
Mon Jul 30 00:35:57 EDT 2007
Actually, most GSM phones have the provision to handle 2 SIM's. A bridge is
required for it though and it can be carried out withcellphone dealers.
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From: "Vikas Kapoor" <dl.vikas at gmail.com>
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Subject: [AI] Cell phones too turn two-in-one
> Cell phones too turn two-in-one
> 30 Jul, 2007 l 0013 hrs ISTlShalini Singh/TNN
> NEW DELHI: Here's a bit of tech relief for people who juggle two phones
> at a time. A new phone that accommodates two SIM cards in the same
> is soon to hit the market.
> A first in India, the phone has too many twos. It comes with two options:
> A phone with either two GSM SIM cards or another with one GSM and one CDMA
> card. There are only two countries apart from India, which use such dual
> SIM phones: China and Korea.
> The way it works: When you are on a call from one SIM, a call from the
> second SIM comes in as call waiting, giving you the option of either
> to the new call or calling back later, just as you do on a regular phone.
> Spice Ltd, the company that is launching this phone, operates GSM service
> in two circles, Punjab and Karnataka.
> According to its director & COO, Kunal Ahooja, the phones are primarily
> meant for two kinds of users. The first category consists of people who
> have a
> need for two phones and currently have to juggle between two instruments.
> These include those who keep both a GSM and a CDMA connection and use
> each depending on type of call and tariff. For example, CDMA offers better
> STD tariffs
> and are typically given by companies to a large cross section of
> The second are people who travel extensively and want to minimise their
> roaming costs. For domestic and international travel, this segment can now
> a single instrument and a single charger retaining the home network number
> as well as the visiting city/country SIM. Effectively, this helps avoid
> inconvenience of carrying two phones without sacrificing the advantage of
> choosing the best tariffs while traveling, especially when overseas.
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