1. sofes's Avatar
    Hi there,
    I just asked a few days, and almost everyone said it wasn't possible to transform our beautifull 9900 in a dual sim smartphone.
    So... I tried, and made it!

    Just bought a dual sim adapter at Ebay, and made it out.

    Here are the photos:
    1st, inserted the Sim card 1 in the "regular place"
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    2nd, placed the battery in its place, and the Sim card 2 above it
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    3rd (at last), just replace the back cover...
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    There's only one "problem": both sim cards must have a BIS/BES plan.
    Enjoy...

    S
    11-01-12 04:45 PM
  2. ignites's Avatar
    but how would it work/which plan would it run on for data etc?
    11-01-12 04:48 PM
  3. sofes's Avatar
    Your regular plan.
    After inserted the adapter, you get a "new" icon. With 2 touches and 15 seconds, you just switch between sim cards.
    11-01-12 05:07 PM
  4. nd1983's Avatar
    so this won't work say if i wanna toss in a 2nd SIM for traveling from the visiting country with just minutes.

    IE: i take my rogers phone to the US and put in an ATT pay as you go sim with just talk?
    11-01-12 05:28 PM
  5. wuxinsiyu's Avatar
    new icon? how? the adapter get a icon? or it will instal a icon in the phone?
    11-03-12 10:43 AM
  6. linuxbbm's Avatar
    How on earth do you switch sims like which one do i use now?!
    11-03-12 10:55 AM
  7. FLeite's Avatar
    Your regular plan.
    After inserted the adapter, you get a "new" icon. With 2 touches and 15 seconds, you just switch between sim cards.
    So, is it not like standby dual-sim? Only one can be active at one time?

    And where did you get the adapter? There are literally hundreds, and would like to know which one works.
    11-04-12 09:47 AM
  8. orangeyred's Avatar
    How does the icon appear? Do you have to install an app that does it specifically? It sounds like you can't have two active SIMs, this fix is just so you don't have to swap out the SIMs yourself if you want to use another number or you're roaming.
    11-04-12 10:21 AM
  9. thecsman's Avatar
    You better give us some screenshots, I'm totally curious about this. =)
    11-04-12 10:51 AM
  10. sofes's Avatar
    so this won't work say if i wanna toss in a 2nd SIM for traveling from the visiting country with just minutes.

    IE: i take my rogers phone to the US and put in an ATT pay as you go sim with just talk?
    If you have a BIS plan in both cards, yes, you won't pay anything more for it!
    11-05-12 06:55 AM
  11. sofes's Avatar
    You better give us some screenshots, I'm totally curious about this. =)
    Screenshots are above.
    The icons apears from my carrier, but befores I inserted the adapter, it wasn't useful for nothing.
    And yes, it's not (unfortunately) a dual stand-by sim card. Only one can be active at one time.
    I bought it at Ebay.
    11-05-12 06:58 AM
  12. sofes's Avatar
    You better give us some screenshots, I'm totally curious about this. =)
    Sorry, you meant screenshots about the icon?
    I'll put them tonight. Promise.
    11-05-12 06:59 AM
  13. Vincent 19's Avatar
    Hi Sofes,
    I am constantly carrying 2 phones and need to replace one of them. If I could avoid having to do this and just using my BB990O that would be great! What is the type of dual SIM you are using to get this to work?
    Thanks a million.
    Vincent
    11-15-12 11:19 PM
  14. 2c's Avatar
    if its not dual stand by than its pretty useless, and such dual sim adapter eventually will destroy your original sim slot.
    11-16-12 11:40 AM
  15. skyrocket9's Avatar
    You put a SIM card in an adapter on top of a battery and a magic icon appeared without hard wiring anything into the device?

    I'd like some of the drugs you are doing please.


    This is not possible or atleast not in the method in which you describe.

    You should be ashamed of your self for misleading these people.
    11-17-12 05:47 PM
  16. sofes's Avatar
    You put a SIM card in an adapter on top of a battery and a magic icon appeared without hard wiring anything into the device?

    I'd like some of the drugs you are doing please.


    This is not possible or atleast not in the method in which you describe.

    You should be ashamed of your self for misleading these people.
    Sorry?????
    I never said that a "magic icon appears"...
    In "home screen", I have an icon (from my carrier) wich just never was useful. When I inserted the adapter, it got useful by givving the hability to change between sim cards.
    Just a small piece of good education on writting here - to someone you don't know and doesn't have any need to lie about anything, wouldn't hurt you...
    S
    11-19-12 09:50 AM
  17. sofes's Avatar
    Hi Sofes,
    I am constantly carrying 2 phones and need to replace one of them. If I could avoid having to do this and just using my BB990O that would be great! What is the type of dual SIM you are using to get this to work?
    Thanks a million.
    Vincent
    I bought this one:
    Dual Sim card Adapter Doublecard no non cutting for Samsung Nokia LG Motorola | eBay

    S
    11-19-12 09:53 AM
  18. RoseBud68's Avatar
    Sorry, you meant screenshots about the icon?
    I'll put them tonight. Promise.
    Still waiting on that screen shot you promised.
    -Khalid- likes this.
    11-19-12 10:59 AM
  19. bimmerdriver's Avatar
    Why would you need to have BIS/BES on both sims? That kind of defeats the purpose, which for me at least is to be able to have a personal number for phone calls and text messages or a local prepaid SIM for travelling. I understood that when both SIMs are installed, you could received calls and text messages for both numbers, and you only had to select (or switch) when you were originating a call. Is that not the case? Please provide screen shots!
    11-19-12 02:15 PM
  20. qwang's Avatar
    Some part of it just dont make any sense, why both cards need to have bis service?
    Click the carrier? It will bring you to the manage connection by default theme, and most 3rd party theme doesnt even have a carrier at all, what's gonna happen on them ?
    I dont think RIM would premake some function for support hardware not on the phone

    Waiting for the screenshots
    11-19-12 02:29 PM
  21. SpiceBuyer's Avatar
    Does the battery cover seat correct with the extra sim card between it and the battery?
    12-18-12 09:42 AM
  22. thecsman's Avatar
    Op hasn't delivered, unfortunately.
    12-18-12 10:45 AM
  23. maddog333's Avatar
    I saw a small micro chip on the adapter, does it make your two sim cards be read as 'one sim inserted' into the phone, and then let you select "line 1" or "line 2" to switch between the two physical cards?
    12-18-12 04:34 PM
  24. hownolulu's Avatar
    good products,cannot buy it in China
    12-21-12 02:24 AM

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