Mixing Business & Pleasure on the Phone: Dual SIM card holder advice.
Back in the day, SeizeTheDay linked
to some sites with Dual SIM card holders as way to have more than one phone line on a cellphone. I've heard of such devices but don't know anyone who has actually used them.
I have to have a work issued cellphone and want to keep my private cell phone number too. Work uses Cingular. I have TMo. My unlocked Sony K800i works with either company's SIM cards.
I have a shitload of minutes on my personal account and so I have my Work# forward to my Personal# and call from that account to people in the US. But when I travel internationally or need to make international calls, I want to use the work SIM. Right now, this means powering off the phone, switching SIMs and firing the phone back up. When I was living in Mexico a year or so ago, I'd do this to switch between my US account and my Mexico account to save dinero on domestic calls. I hated switching all the time since it seams it would wear the connections or I'd lose the SIM card like I did with a prepaid account I had in Canada last year.
The ideal dual SIM card holders would a) not require cutting down the SIM [I don't think the telecom department would like that] and b) could be swapped on the fly through the phone menu sound the like the best solution so I can switch over to the other line to make a call or check for voicemail, sms, etc and then switch back.
So has anyone used one of these things and recommend a particular brand/website to get?