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    Review: Dual sim card adapter

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    This test was performed on:
    BB 8100 Pearl.
    Platform: 2.3.0.85
    App Ver: 4.2.1.108
    Adapter: Magicsim Double Mode Dual Sim(15th Edition)
    Carriers: Trigcom and Telenor

    It costs 16$ and 12$ for shipping, delivery within 1 week.


    When you recieve the package it comes in a plastic bag at the size of mother earth.. inside.. is a little plastic box at the size of a credit card.. he he

    After som failing I figned out I had to disable PIN1 code (startup PIN for SIM card) in order to get it working.

    When you have deactivated your PIN codes (on BOTH cards) you need to cut you sim card, use a nail sissor (atleast thats what I used and it worked, in the end..).

    The box contains:
    2x plastic sim card with holes for cutted sim cards.
    2x Stickers, guessing they are for holding the cutted simcard in place at the plastic adapter.
    2x metal cover, 1 slim and one a bit thicker.
    2x transparent stickers to place at the simcard so you know where to cut.
    1x Sim card adapter.
    1x Manual

    Place the transparrent stickers over the sim cards

    (thanks to seller for image)

    Chop chop both sim cards, remember to take off the transparrent stickers when your done.
    As you see in the lower sim card, you actually have to cut over the chip, but no worries, well atleast it worried me a lot, untill i found that picture.. so I continued.. Just make sure you fit the sticker as the image shows, so you don't cut to much.
    For me I had to cut off the whole black line telling me where to cut, before it would fit into the adapter.

    When your done its time to place the sim cards in adapter, the adapter comes with a metal cover in the back, this can easilly be removed by sliding it to the side.

    Place the sim cards and close with the correct metall case, the difference here, is one is thinner than the other, this is to get your sim card to fit into the phone. (acording to the manual) But I used both of them in the troubleshooting progress, and noticed no difference on this phone.

    At first boot:
    SIM card not identified.

    Second boot: same thing.

    Took booth cards out and tested them in those sim card adapters that came with the kit, both worked, disabled PIN security at the one card that didn't have it.
    Hooked it back up, and everything worked like a charm.

    I can now use two sim cards, (NOT simultanious tho, I'll have to either setup auto switch which can switch each xx minutte or hour) Or manually change it

    At the main menu you'll get a option thats called "magic sim". This is where you swap which of the cards to use.

    Initial testing shows its quite stable, switching between sims take aprox 20seconds.
    One time it failed to connect to the network. But turning off wireless radio and on again initiated it.

    Attached are some screenshoots from the menu

    As usual, I take NO RESPONSIBILITY what so ever if you damage your sim card / phone using this. Or if it don't even work on your phone. Use at OWN risk
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    Re: Review: Dual sim card adapter

    I'll keep posting updates regarding the everyday usage of this adapter.

    If any questions I'll try to answer them as good as I can

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    Re: Review: Dual sim card adapter

    you have to trim your sim to make it fit what does the adapter look like?

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    Re: Review: Dual sim card adapter

    this is pretty much how main things look:


    You have to trim the sim cards yes, this is not hard at all, you just have to pay attention to what you do. I trimmed half the sim card in order to get it to fit... yet it worked fine..

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    Re: Review: Dual sim card adapter

    so how do you switch from one sim the the other

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    Re: Review: Dual sim card adapter

    At the main menu you'll get a option thats called "magic sim". This is where you swap which of the cards to use.
    Switching will take aprox 20 sec.

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    Re: Review: Dual sim card adapter

    what software do you install? I want to buy where do i get it

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    Re: Review: Dual sim card adapter

    Wow! Thanks for posting--that's pretty cool!

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    Re: Review: Dual sim card adapter

    No software installation needed, I bought it at ebay. Made a chineese guy happy.. WHIII!

    NP astroboy.

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    Re: Review: Dual sim card adapter

    Awesome Sci-Tek! Keep the updates coming. This looks like something the phone salemen and providers aren't going to like initially but it'll probably sell more of some stuff (cell plans, data plans, etc) that might not have sold otherwise. They may as well get in the business of selling dual SIM's as well - sounds like a very useful device.
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    Re: Review: Dual sim card adapter

    Great post very cool stuff

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    Re: Review: Dual sim card adapter

    very interesting I like it
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    Re: Review: Dual sim card adapter

    Quote Originally Posted by jblackfish View Post
    Awesome Sci-Tek! Keep the updates coming. This looks like something the phone salemen and providers aren't going to like initially but it'll probably sell more of some stuff (cell plans, data plans, etc) that might not have sold otherwise. They may as well get in the business of selling dual SIM's as well - sounds like a very useful device.
    Later,
    jblackfish
    True jblackfish, one provider gives me BIS the other one don't even support it..

    As for a smal update, this morning I took the phone for a little walk, no issues at all (in case anyone where worried that sim card might go out of possition)

    When powering off the phone and on again it remembers which sim card was used last and continue using that.

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    Re: Review: Dual sim card adapter

    what are some advantages to having dual sims?

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    Re: Review: Dual sim card adapter

    If you have two sim cards, in example: work and personal.

    Or: If you have two carriers, one which supports BB data plans and one which don't (this isn't that much needed in US because everybody supports it.. hehe, but in Norway only two small carriers support it).

    Maybe if your a real saver, you'll switch sim depending on prices

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