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S9 Dual Sim / Hybrid Sim

(Topic created on: 31-03-2018 10:07 AM)
Beershark
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I am lucky enough enough to be able to upgrade to a S9 and wondered if there are any drawbacks to having a dual sim. I understand that i have to remove the SD card so those apps and data won't be available, but unless there are any differences I can't see why Samsung produce two models at the same price 

 

My concern is that a dual sim runs a different version of the OS so may be slower in getting updates or Android P.

 

Anyone got first hand experience? 

 

I do occasionally travel overseas and carrying two phones is a pain  

 

Thanks, 

 

Rob

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tf2006
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I've got wifi calling enabled for my O2 SIM which I did through the My O2 app  I haven't had the settings for it sent through for my 3 mobile SIM though. The 3 app won't allow it done from there as I got the phone from Samsung and not them. 

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Gavlar
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Thanks for the info, and just to cobfirm you are using DualSim handset?

 

I am planning on using EE UK as their WifiCalling apparently is active anytime you are on wifi network.

Vodafone UK only use wificalling when signal is at 1bar or less.

 

Gavlar

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tf2006
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Yes. I'm using O2 and 3 at the same time

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Beershark
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Have a S9+ dual sim,  EE in the UK and WiFi calling works fine for me. 

 

Bought phone directly from Samsung so unlocked, used existing sim card from previous phone with no issues  

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tf2006
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Screenshot_20180330-221649_Phone.jpg

 

Just to put your mind at rest you can see it enabled in the settings 

Gavlar
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Thanks, just about to ring to local store to see if they have stock.
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stubu
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I'm looking to buy an S9 from Samsung direct, but...

 

I understand phones bought from samsung direct typically won't have network-specific things like VoLTE enalbed (which are installed onto phones already if you buy them from networks such as EE).

 

Does anyone find they miss these network-specific things such as VoLTE?

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tf2006
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I have a dual SIM S9 Plus and both Volte and Wifi calling are enabled. As I said in a previous post on here,  is more you did with if your network allows it on a phone not bought from them. O2 does and you can set it up on the My O2 app. But it works for the SIM 1 onlyScreenshot_20180402-175039_Phone.jpg

 

Screenshot_20180402-174959_Mobile networks.jpg

 

tf2006
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You can see the wifi calling symbol at the top of the picture. Someone else was going to use EE I think but not sure if he was doing it through their app or if he had to contact them. 

Gavlar
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Hey thanks for the information on Friday. I made the trip to the nearest store on Saturday and purchased the S9 Hybrid durectly from Samsung. I placed my new EE SIM (New SimOnly contract) into the phone.

The WifiCalling setting was already visible in the phones settings and when enabled I was able to use wificalling successfully (Tested with Airplane mode, and then turning only Wi-Fi on)

 

As for the recent post about VoLTE, I am unable to see the setting for it, so it appears that it may need EE to do something, or may never work.

 

Gavlar

 

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