Do you prefer dual sim smartphone to single sim smartphone?

Do you prefer dual sim smartphone to single sim smartphone?
Before smartphone was invented, we were used to operating only single sim card mobile devices but technology advancement saw the invention of smartphone that comes with dual sim card.

This made it possible to have more than one sim to be fully operational in one smartphone, thereby allowing you to carry one phone but have two active lines open for contact.

Some people don't fancy dual sim smartphone with the reason that it's not durable enough like single sim phones.

What's your preference between dual sim and single sim smartphone?

Comments

luv2xacosta
I have a Samsung which is in dual sim ad it;s handy actually. I use the other for internet while the other sim is for messaging or for calling.
Posted by luv2xacosta on 12-11-2018
stbrians
The same applies to me. I prefer dual sim. It is normally good to use two sims. One may be good when on the net and another good for calling
Posted by stbrians on 12-11-2018
Martin
Plus when you have the two sims there is some flexibility as to the periods that networks go down from one provider and you still have some things to do with the phone as you can use the sim which is still networked.
Posted by Martin on 12-11-2018
ElectorAlexander
Yeah that's true, you don't have to wait to the network returns just switch to the other networks and continue enjoying your day.
Posted by ElectorAlexander on 12-17-2018
ElectorAlexander
Yeah, it's so necessary in my location (Nigeria) because sometimes one SIM may be misbehaving because of service or the increase in data price and the other will be the only choice.
Posted by ElectorAlexander on 12-17-2018
Martin
Quite common at the place where I live. There is one sim which is majorly used for calling as the rates are better and more people may know you with that number. Then there is the other sim from the company that offers cheaper data but is not that widespread in connecting people and hence few ever use their lines to call.
Posted by Martin on 12-11-2018
ElectorAlexander
Same with us over here, some networks are just so good for call and have good service for browsing but fluctuate at time so the best thing to do is to have that emergency SIM or network.
Posted by ElectorAlexander on 12-17-2018
Frank
I have always been a fan of dual SIM and I don't think this have any business with durability. A phone is durable by the made not by number of some on it. Dual SIM helps one have two network on one's phone.
Posted by Frank on 12-11-2018
ElectorAlexander
Yeah that's true, durability has nothing to do with the phone have two SIM or not, having more Sims will be preferable than the two self.
Posted by ElectorAlexander on 12-17-2018
Vinsanity
Same. I have two different sim networks. One is for calls and text since most of my friends use this network and the other one is for the internet since I usually play mobile games and I experience no lag by using it.
Posted by Vinsanity on 12-16-2018
ElectorAlexander
Yeah, if you have two SIM it has to be one that the family have that can be reached easily at all time and at a cheaper rate while the other will be for whatever game you need it for.
Posted by ElectorAlexander on 12-17-2018
ElectorAlexander
Same applies to me, I enjoy using two SIM and I have one mainly as my business line and the other as a backup.
Posted by ElectorAlexander on 12-17-2018
antonToledo
Do I prefer dual sim smartphone compared to single sim smartphone? My answer would be... I would prefer dual sim smartphone over the single sim smartphone simply because it has two sims than just one, actually, I don't really see the difference there are both smartphones and the only advantage of the other is having an extra sim, I guess two is better than one.
Posted by antonToledo on 12-11-2018
stbrians
A single sim is durable. A dual sim phone gets spout quickly. Try that one and you will agree with me. Dual sim phones also have n't work issues
Posted by stbrians on 12-11-2018
Martin
Well I have not yet done this kind of experiment bit would love to research some more before I can get to a conclusive decision on this comment. very informative nonetheless.
Posted by Martin on 12-11-2018
ElectorAlexander
I think it all depends on the manufacturer of the device but looking at it from another perspective it may be true but a good smartphone with dual SIM has great network.
Posted by ElectorAlexander on 12-17-2018
ElectorAlexander
I don't think it happens like that, then the fault should be from the manufacturer because I don't experience any network issue and even when I do experience such it affects everybody including single SIM
Posted by ElectorAlexander on 12-17-2018
Martin
Hahahaahha. Funny one but still a valid point. True about the two being better than having a single sim as there are numerous things that you can do with two sims such as separating contacts depending on your preferences.
Posted by Martin on 12-11-2018
ElectorAlexander
Yes that's true and valid, I sometimes joke around with my friends with one of my SIM that they don't know or still flex it. I just think dual SIM smartphone rocks.
Posted by ElectorAlexander on 12-17-2018
ElectorAlexander
Yeah I don't see any difference there, they are just the same to me.
Posted by ElectorAlexander on 12-17-2018
emiaj55
I prefer it with dual sim. Network carriers from where I come from have national coverage but they do vary on some areas. Plus, a lot of my friends and colleagues still like to do a call, but they usually have different network carriers as well. With a dual sim phone, I could have access with both network carriers and I could make or take a call without excess charges.
Posted by emiaj55 on 12-11-2018
stbrians
The matter of sim providers also very here too. The phone service providers normally use different tariffs to attract customers and thus we use dual sims.
Posted by stbrians on 12-11-2018
pencilneckgeek
I prefer smartphones with dual sim features. It is really useful especially when travelling, there are places where one of your sim doesn't have cell service while the other has. You can also budget more and use one specifically for a single service like mobile data while the other one is only used for text messaging and calling.
Posted by pencilneckgeek on 12-11-2018
stbrians
I never knew this problem is an international one. Service providers often compete for subscribers with different offers. Network issues are also a case here too
Posted by stbrians on 12-11-2018
Martin
True true true. Very valid point. I had a friend that used to work at the neighboring country and the one big way they were able to cope and keep track of things and friends back home is with their original phone sim.
Posted by Martin on 12-11-2018
Kakashi2020
I prefer dual sim Smartphones because having two different sims from different telecom providers is better than having just one telecom provider and one sim. Also it lets me have 2 different mobile numbers making me more reachable.
Posted by Kakashi2020 on 12-11-2018
stbrians
There is none who prefers a single sim here. I thought I was the only one going for dual sim
Posted by stbrians on 12-11-2018
knnon
I'm fine with a single sim. I don't even text a lot of people. At least I only text one person and she's a good friend of mine. I can't be bothered with having two sims from different telco. It would be too much for me to keep both lines open.
Posted by knnon on 12-11-2018
stbrians
How many sim cards do you have? Only one?
Posted by stbrians on 12-11-2018
Anonymous
Dual because you never know when you'll go somewhere for holiday and will need to different sim cards. Also,the price does not make that big of a difference so why not just buy the dual sim.
Posted by Anonymous on 12-11-2018
mcnasci24
Smartphones are getting bigger, and pockets fill up fast. If you also have two telephones, one personal and one for work, there can be serious problems to carry everything you need. You can forget one of them as well. I have a Dual SIM phone, and it accommodates perfectly to my lifestyle.
Posted by mcnasci24 on 12-17-2018
stbrians
Dual sim for me. I fact I have four sims in two dual sim smartphones. I have a sim for money matters and one for the internet. There is another for calls and the other for WhatsApp.
Posted by stbrians on 12-11-2018
nekonieden
I prefer dual sim but single sim is still okay. I am not really into texting someone so the other sim can't be really use. I only text someone of its important so for me it doesn't really matter if the phone has dual, triple or single sim. Besides that's not really important as today sim networks provided some promos like, you can text any network without deducting your current load if you registered to the specific promo.
Posted by nekonieden on 12-11-2018
overcast
I think single sim can be okay if you want to make use of the sim for single communication. And no specific data related requirement. I have realized that smartphones with single sim are also effective for people who usually forgets things.
Posted by overcast on 12-11-2018
overcast
I prefer dual sim. And I have the Dual sim phone from xiaomi. And it seems like a good option if you ask me for those who use a lot of data. And those who want to get the internet on their phone. I have the SIM for the data card too for the 4G device. And it can be surely something good in terms of the smartphone.
Posted by overcast on 12-11-2018
GeorgeDr
I prefer dual SIM phones actually yes , because it's like having two cell phones in one. One for personal matters and one for business. You can also use one for transactions and in general for using on the internet and so you will not compromise your phone if everything goes south , since you have the second SIM.
Posted by GeorgeDr on 12-11-2018
burgosmichael2407
I prefer dual sim smartphones. This gives me the privilege to use two sim cards from different networks. My first sim is for my text and call purposes while the second one is for mobile data.
Posted by burgosmichael2407 on 12-11-2018
Vinsanity
In my field of work especially in a telecommunication company. Our clients are two of the biggest telco players in our country. It is really needed for us to have two different network of sim cards for us to have cheaper expenses whenever we call or message our clients. Personally I think we can save more money if we have two sim cards with different networks, especially for those who always use their phones for calls and messages. They are able to enjoy unli calls and texts promos.
Posted by Vinsanity on 12-11-2018
kaushikangara
I prefer to have a dual sim smartphone. It allows me to switch between my network providers as and when provided. Also some areas have better connectivity to a particular provider whereas for the other it is nil. So, it will always come in handy when traveling to far off places where the network signal is not that strong.
Posted by kaushikangara on 12-12-2018
burgosmichael2407
At this age, it's more convenient to use dual sim smartphones. It gives you a lot of advantages. You can make a call for anyone regardless of their sim card or network provider. You can take advantage of the promo of both network provider. Having a dual sim smartphone is a great advantage for me.
Posted by burgosmichael2407 on 12-12-2018
mcnasci24
They can also be very useful for those who travel abroad often. When you are on vacation or traveling for business, you can buy a local card and save a lot of money in calls.
Posted by mcnasci24 on 12-17-2018
rlpzbeermoney
I prefer Dual Sim has sometimes different network providers have better signal in some areas than the other. Specially since I'm from the Philippines and the rural areas only have a single cell tower from a single network provider. It just makes it easier to get access to data on the go this way.
Posted by rlpzbeermoney on 12-12-2018
amelia88
Single sim is enough for me - I don’t have any need for multiple lines of contact! In fact I think that having multiple lines of contact would just end up getting really confusing for me!
Posted by amelia88 on 12-12-2018
Franzel2oo
Back here, the believe was that if a phone takes more than one sim card, then it's probably not going to last. This way of thinking was courtesy of the Chinese flooding the markets with dual sim card phones that only lasted so long. There have even been phones that take up to four sim cards. Over time, this way if thinking has been changing as some trusted phone companies have been known to produce phones that take dual sim cards.
Posted by Franzel2oo on 12-12-2018
mcnasci24
Having several SIM cards can be of help for those who want to combine two rates, both voice and data. This can happen when the company that provides coverage does not have a good Internet offer. Then you can use the other card to connect to the Internet with another company.
Posted by mcnasci24 on 12-17-2018
ivandelrey
I prefer a single sim phone although I don't really mind because not many people text or call me anymore because I use social media to communicate with my friends. The only use of my sim nowadays is cellular data and I can do that with a single sim only so I don't see the point of me getting a dual sim phone plus I hate seeing the SIM1 and SIM2 options, it stresses me out!
Posted by ivandelrey on 12-12-2018
Corzhens
Having 2 sim cards on the phone is a good innovation because it is like having 2 lines that you can use. Especially here that there are 2 telco for the load that you can have 2 sims for each telco. But for me I stick to the single sim because it is not cool to have a call on both sims simultaneously. I would rather give a busy tone to a caller when I am using my phone because getting calls on both sim will just give me pressure.
Posted by Corzhens on 12-13-2018
mhingnhormz
Do you prefer dual sim smartphone to single sim smartphone: I prefer the dual sim smartphone because it is more convenient for me to carry anywhere I go, i just need to bring one phone in me but i can already recieved and give messages from different kind of sim users.
Posted by mhingnhormz on 12-13-2018
YoloBoy
Dual sim is very nifty and handy because it really helps in terms of extra services and in case you don't got load on your first sim or vice versa. It is very hard actually to tell sometimes which sim is which but it is very easy to determine when you check the options tab. Dual sim is very useful because in my situation my sim 1 does not have any load and I can't text so it's a good thing I got sim 2 for me to use.
Posted by YoloBoy on 12-13-2018
davedaot
Of course a dual sim, because all of my friends doesn't use the same network, so it's better to have both sims in one phone and contacting them based on what network they use, it's a lot easier and more convenient to do.
Posted by davedaot on 12-13-2018
ajahcuizon
I would prefer dual sim. This is a solution for all those people tryibg to have contact with each other even though they are using different networks. Just like my parents and I, we are both using different sim card and we really find it hard to maintain a good communication. I an very thankful that dual sim card phones were developed, it is indee very helpful for everyone.
Posted by ajahcuizon on 12-14-2018
jpk0007
Well, I have been using a dual sim phone for many years now and I have gotten very used to it. In the past, we all used to have a single sim phone which has almost become outdated now. I use two sims on my phone. One is a regular sim that I use to make and receive calls and messages and the other one I use for accessing the net on my phone.
Posted by jpk0007 on 12-14-2018
Klint
I prefer having a dual sim phone because not all of my friends and family have the same network and it's a great bummer if I can't call them because of the high rates of calls from different networks. It would also be great to have to separate sim cards on one phone, one will be for personal use and the other will be for business or work-related purposes. Dual-sim is a must-have feature of almost of the smartphones in this generation.
Posted by Klint on 12-16-2018
mitan143
I prefer dual sim, because it is helpful when I have to contact people with different networks used. But I'm not really fond of having multiple sim cards. Sometimes, it can be hard to decide which one is to use for your own personal use and I usually get confuse over my two sim cards.
Posted by mitan143 on 12-16-2018
Gaince
A dual sim phone can have its' advantages, depending on your use case. In most cases where you see a phone that has dual sim, it is on a cheaper handset, in the Asia market where people are more likely to have multiple sim cards.

In some areas, having a dual sim phone can allow you to take advantage of the coverage provided by multiple mobile networks at the same time.
Posted by Gaince on 12-17-2018
Denis_P
I’ve had dual SIM smartphones but I’ve never actually found a need for the second SIM slot, and I don’t really get why other people would either. I mean, I suppose there are certain situations where it ends up being cheaper if you want to contact people who use different networks, but I live in an area where pretty much everyone uses the same network so no one ends up paying more than the other person. I’m perfectly fine with my single SIM phone.
Posted by Denis_P on 12-18-2018