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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Jim1348, Jan 19, 2022.

  1. Jim1348

    Jim1348 Newbie
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    I have tried other forums and I am getting conflicting information.

    I am looking for an Android smartphone that is capable of dual SIMs. I know that Apple iPhones can do this, but I want an Android.

    Some places I have read that the software on some smartphones designated for the United States market have that feature disabled.

    Anyway, my ideal smartphone would be:

    Dual SIM (one physical and one e-SIM is acceptable)

    Will work on AT&T and Verizon Wireless MVNO (like Total Wireless)

    Has 5G bands for both AT&T and Verizon.

    Will do wifi calling and texting, natively, on AT&T.

    Will the Google Pixel 6 do this?
     



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  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    There's plenty of Android phones that a dual-SIM, like certain Samsung phones.
    But as for dual-SIM iPhones, that can take two physical SIMs rather than eSIMs, apparently they're China only.
    https://www.makeuseof.com/which-iphone-models-support-dual-sim/
    "Due to government regulations, iPhones manufactured in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau are the only iPhones that let you use two physical nano-SIMs."


    From what I've many times on on AF, phones designed for the US might be single-SIM only.


    Again what I've read on AF, to have WiFi calling and messaging you must have a compatible phone that was supplied by that carrier. And carriers like Verizon and their MVNOs, won't register and activate imported devices, or they not be compatible with carrier bands and modes there.

    Other AF members who are in the US, may know more of course. :)
     
    #2 mikedt, Jan 19, 2022
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2022
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  3. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Since the Pixel 3a Google's phones have supported dual SIM (one physical, one eSIM). But their support page on this feature tells you to check with your carrier whether this will work with them.
     
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