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Old March 6 2011, 10:34 PM   #634
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Re: Your latest purchases, cont.

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If they're both on the same network, you just switch SIM cards around. If not, you'd have to unlock the phone before you could do that.
Yeah, but my personal phone isn't a smartphone, so it doesn't have a data plan or anything. I need to find a way to switch the SIM cards without my personal phone getting charged for the data.
The data plan goes with the SIM, I think.

So if you use the work SIM in your personal phone, you shouldn't get charged for data.

Equally though, you would get charged for any data use you use on the BB with your personal SIM.

I think that's how it works, anyway.

In other parts of the world, there are dual-SIM phones, so you can have two numbers on one phone. They're not popular in the West because the business model here is different, and no operator wants to subsidise a phone used by a different operator... but I rather like the idea of a dual-SIM to manage work/private lines and hope they eventually make it to our shores in a good smartphone.
Yeah, this sounds awesome.
The even better thing about them is that you can switch off one SIM, but leave the other working. So when you clock off, you can turn off the work SIM but still receive personal calls, for instance. It really does solve a lot of problems for those who have to carry work phones.

Thankfully, I don't need to do that anymore, but I will probably need a private second line again in a couple of years time if a particular project gets off the ground. I'll probably import an unlocked dual-SIM then, if they don't make it to our shores by then.
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