Phone & SIM capabilities

Can a dual SIM phone with eSIM be on two different networks?

Many new smartphones nowadays come with dual-SIM capability and have an eSIM in addition to the physical SIM slot. With the eSIM technology, the SIM hardware (chipset) is already built inside the phone, which you can programme digitally using a QR code from your mobile operator (carrier). An unlocked dual SIM phone can work with …

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What is a dual SIM phone and can you use it with one SIM?

Dual-SIM phones are not new, and nowadays, many eSIM-enabled mobile phones have dual-SIM capability. However, dual-SIM phones are not limited to eSIMs; many dual-SIM phones also work with two physical SIM cards. A dual SIM phone is a mobile phone or smartphone that can work with two SIM cards at the same time. Generally, dual-SIM …

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How to download eSIM on iPhone and Android smartphones?

The SIM technology in mobile phones is evolving, and we are no longer limited to physical SIM cards only. An eSIM or embedded SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) allows customers to download and install a SIM in their phone digitally without physically inserting anything into the phone’s SIM compartment. eSIM capable smartphones, including iPhone and Android …

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eSIM vs physical SIM: Benefits of eSIM over a physical SIM

eSIM or embedded SIM cards are common nowadays; however, not everyone uses them. The traditional SIM cards we mainly use are plastic-made SIM cards that come in different sizes. eSIM is a circuit board that is embedded inside a 2G, 3G, 4G or 5G cellular device by phone manufacturers that can be programmed to a …

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IMEI 1 and IMEI 2: Why my phone has two IMEI numbers?

IMEI or International Mobile Equipment Identity is one of the many unique identifiers associated with mobile phones. While other identifiers like IMSI, MSISDN and ICCID are linked to the SIM card, IMEI is connected to the mobile device itself. With the increasing trend of having the eSIM capability within mobile phones, it is becoming common …

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Difference between IMEI, IMSI, ICCID and MSISDN numbers

Mobile networks use various unique codes to be able to dispatch the services relevant to specific subscribers accurately. IMEI, IMSI, ICCID and MSISDN are some of the key codes required for the identification of mobile devices. IMEI is a 15-digit number assigned to every cellular device for each of its SIM slots; IMSI is a …

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Smartphone, cell phone, mobile phone and feature phone

In mobile communications, it is not uncommon to encounter complex terminologies every now and then. But there are also times when simple concepts become complicated due to the misconceptions that lead to confusion. One such confusion is around the terminologies used for referring to the phone that connects you to the mobile network. With over …

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