Not everybody has a dual SIM mobile phone, but for those who do, the advantages can be quite beneficial. However, there are also some disadvantages (as there are with most things), so it’s important to weigh up both the advantages and disadvantages before deciding whether you think dual SIM mobile phones are a good idea.
Using more than one SIM card can enable you to get better deals, therefore saving money. A good example of this is if you are on holiday and want to make calls within that country but also calls back to your home country. You can use one SIM card to make local calls at cheap prices, and then use a second SIM card to call family and friends back home. A similar case is if you regularly call family or friends who are abroad. Using another SIM card for international calls will enable you to save money, as some providers specialise in international calls, while others will help you get the best deals when calling within your own country.
2. Use two numbers
A further advantage of dual SIM mobile phones is the fact that you can use two mobile phone numbers, yet only have one phone. This is perfect for people who have business phone numbers, as it means you can have both your personal phone number and your business phone number on the same phone. You don’t have to worry about carrying around two different phones in your pocket.
One of the disadvantages of having dual SIM mobile phones is that there can be bad network problems. This is one of the factors that users of dual SIM mobile phones have previously complained about. You may find that your phone has very bad, or no 3G connectivity, which might be a problem, especially if you need to connect to the internet regularly from your phone.
In general, a dual SIM mobile phone will use battery a lot quicker than a regular mobile phone. This is simply because there are two SIM cards in the phone, and more battery life needs to be used in order to keep them running. If you have a phone that has poor battery life and you struggle with it, a dual SIM phone may not be ideal for you unless you can find a way to keep the battery power topped up.