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Zte max dual sim android phone

Zte max dual sim android phone





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Celebrate your sense of style with the ZTE Max® Duo LTE™ and unlock I am in New York on straight talk and the phone works great. Oh and the dual cameras are. Detailed features and specs for the ZTE Max for Boost Mobile. Plus reviews, discussion forum, photos, merchants, and accessories. ZTE Blade Z Max Android smartphone. I have this phone, it will teach you about what is can actually do and not do. it has a dual SIM card.
Somebody has said “the GPS isn’t very good” — but no details. Thanks for the reply’s I currently have a samsung duos young and have to update 2G turned off soon. I wonder why Samsung gave this phone the 2g compatibility? System update was not completed because the package is mismatched. LTE only great thank you rmxa and WF: Because then you’re compounding the problem even further. Read the Wiki The Wiki needs an update.
Celebrate your sense of style with the ZTE Max® Duo LTE™ and unlock I am in New York on straight talk and the phone works great. Oh and the dual cameras are. Detailed features and specs for the ZTE Max for Boost Mobile. Plus reviews, discussion forum, photos, merchants, and accessories. ZTE Blade Z Max Android smartphone. I have this phone, it will teach you about what is can actually do and not do. it has a dual SIM card.

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zte max dual sim android phone

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zte max dual sim android phone

zte max dual sim android phone

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If this is the same for all Buzz users, it looks like Telstra’s firmware is causing this. That is the case with my C9 Pro. I rang my nearest store Garden City in Brisbane Southside — they had none left, but advised there were 3 at Sunnybank and 4 at Calamvale. Try as I might it just doesn’t seem to want to happen for me. Find widget you want. Are you sure about this?

Android has it issues as well. Still after trying apple, ms, and android, I am hooked on android. I’m at the point of being sick of ios issues and generally bored with apple. I would not call this an awsome android phone but hey its cheap as and has mhz.

Android does not have all the annoying constraints etc that apple has. Apple, google etc are all pain in the butts. What’s the approx delivery date for the Buzz? Is it really the 2 day delivery for metro locations?

Every time I have ordered sims or phones from Telstra I get it within 1 to 2 business days. I ordered the Buzz last night. They will dispatch today. It will turn up tomorrow or Friday.

Here is a problem i have run into with this phone Put telstra sim in I also have the Huawei y and both sims tether fine no problems Can anybody else check this please: The headphones are all black and look to be the same model as these: I ordered mine yesterday at Arrived in Fitzroy It does sound very much like it.

Perhaps this article will be of assistance: No APN settings made no change were correct already You could surf on the phone no problem and had 4G While we do support tethering for iPhones we do not provide personal hotspots for iPads.

Depending on your mobile device, check out our Help and Support articles on how to set up tethering on your handset. So it would appear that there is a special APN that your get routed through when trying to tether.

True, but it’s still a good valued phone irrespective. Its an incredible deal with the headphones. Has anyone got the white Buzz? If so, how do the two colours compare? Already ordered a black and thinking about a second one for the wife Looking from the front you see very little white maybe 2mm around sides.

I like the white. I just bought one yesterday, but only today — almost 24h later — I received a confirmation email. Getting a bit worried that 2-day delivery time-frame is not going to happen I jumped on chat to as the status of my order and they said its currently out of stock and once my order is fulfilled, I would receive the tracking details.

I jumped on chat to as the status of my order and they said its currently out of stock. That’s a bit strange, you must of just missed out, mine shipped yesterday and StarTrack website is showing it in Perth today.

How many days passed since you placed your order and the package actually being delivered? I ordered Tuesday night, shipped yesterday and is showing “onboard for delivery today” this morning.

I’m in Perth so would expect us to be worse case. Hope you can help. Ive just purchased the buzz and want to know if it can block numbers?? And also can it take screen shots??

Hoping someone can help. Here’s the user manual if you are keen http: I’ve read through it and found screen shots, still can’t get it to work. I must be useless but still can’t find info about blocking numbers.

Do I actually need to be at home to show the delivery driver the same ID used to make the purchase? Normally all packages at my condo are signed by the admin guy and then everyone just picks them up in their own time.

So just wondering if this one time I actually have to be present no matter what Does anyone know if you can switch the hard-keys around on the Buzz? I really would like it the other way around Crap, it’s actually in my wife’s name — do I just need her DL when she heads out or does she need to physically be here too?

By the looks of it you are out of luck. I was looking to do the same thing. Also can’t fine tune the screen like the fit. The Buzz and fit look identical from the outside.

The Buzz has a slightly nicer backing. I think I prefer the fit out of the two after brief impressions. I’ve had a quick scan through the comments to see if this question has already been answered, but couldn’t find anything Once unlocked to all networks, would this be a good phone to use on Optus?

Or would the missing network bands make reception patchy and unreliable? I just bought this phone because I needed one and headphones. This was perfect, except I just got it delivered and there aren’t any headphones.

I really like the white colour as it’s a slight pearlish metallic colour. Of course we are only talking about the back of the phone here. Headphones came included not just the small ones in the phone’s box but also the Monster DNA headphones that Telstra is currently attaching to orders as a bonus, and after activating the included SIM card I have 5GB data on it already valid for 28 days.

Overall — great experience with Telstra and a great phone too — an absolute bargain at this price. And an absolute steal considering you get the Monster DNA headphones with it for free.

My widget just says “tap here to manage your prepaid service”. It should show it if you’re on mobile data — when it’s on wifi it can’t get the usage information as well. My widget just says “tap here to manage your prepaid service” Remove that widget.

Install the Telstra 24×7 app and then put the 24×7 widget on. This will show you all the info, not just data. Can someone please clarify what being locked to Telstra means?

Does it mean being locked to being a Telstra customer, or being locked to using the Telstra network, but able to go through another company that uses the Telstra network — eg.

Can we unlock other network bands on this device, under the options you listed Wahroonga Farm? It does not seem to give that option which is a pain. Tethered to Rooter is fine but not stand alone.

On closer inspection of the box there was a sticker over a sticker, so I offered the unlocker the IMEI number in the battery compartment and that unlocked it. I’ve now received a second a second Buzz, this one from Telstra — an impulse buy, heck the headphones are worth 60 notes by themself.

So if you come to unlock be aware that the stickers IMEI number may not be the same as the one on the phone, which isn’t a problem unless you persistently bang in an incorrect unlock code 10 times.

I gave the unlocker the IMEI number showing on the box and the resultant unlock code failed. Where’s the hardware specs? Is this a Qualcom Snapdragon? According to ZTE’s website it is Qualcomm.

If the former then might be able to unlock additional 3G and 4G bands. And appears to add Mhz 3G, as I just popped a Voda sim in and don’t think that Voda does or here. Perhaps someone else can confirm this.

I wonder what additional 4G bands could be unlocked? Voda actually uses all 3, , and Got mine and insta-ordered an unlock code, screw the telstra sim included. Indeed but not all districts have all three available Australia-wide.

What we need is confirmation as the phone or modem doesn’t indicate frequency info for connection. I’ve tested with a Voda SIM. The handset is network locked to Telstra. If you put in a non-Telstra SIM card you won’t receive any service.

So if you come to unlock be aware that the stickers IMEI number may not be the same as the one on the phone,. Telstra took 2 days to dispatch, a lot unusual in my experience.

On board for delivery today still within Telstras time frame and the moron driver from Star Track tries to deliver it to the wrong address. Geez its a business address with a business name, how hard is it?

Anyway now fighting with Star Track to find and deliver my phone, what a useless company!! Mine made it just on time. Ordered Wednesday morning, got the 2nd email yesterday evening and luckily got delivered today.

Star Track being themselves carded it to my local LPO Lucky I didn’t stay waiting and checked the tracking status at pm The LPO is within walking distance. I fly out of Australia for several weeks on Sunday things would have been messy otherwise chasing refunds Yes it’s funny this phone is pretty much identical on outside to the fit, but the mtk SoC the fit gets performs better.

Mainly the GPU is a lot better. If you test benchmarks side by side you can watch run through the tests fast. Seems the GPU is not quite twice the speed going by 3dmarks scores.

On a side note, as someone has already mentioned, the Telstra SIM is actually quite useful to activate it as you’ll get 5GB straight off the bat and I think you have a full 28 to use it too.

I’m ok getting the 24×7 app via Google Play as that is one thing I actually know how to use, but how do I dump the current widget and then put the new 24×7 widget in its place? If your mobile doesn’t automatically place a new app on the main screen – do a similar thing, hold the app down with your finger and it “should” drop it on the main screen.

Where do you get the unlock code? Open your app drawer. Go to widgets tab. Find widget you want. Tap and hold on it. Place it where you want. Or on the handset itself: Looks like the replacement for this is the Y5 also blue tick which has more bands spec wise and is running 5.

Picked it up over this ZTE model. I don’t see anything about the Y5 being Blue-tick, and no mention of 4GX support either on the Telstra website: According to your link it does list support for mhz band in specifications, which is 4GX.

I would find it odd that a newly released phone didn’t offer support for it at this stage. Yeah the s is definitely a downgrade over the s used in the Buzz. You probably not going to notice much difference performance wise between the two in real life use except for the s does seem to be lot more friendlier on battery life.

Do you have the handset now and if so, do the specs match the Huawei website? Yeah that’s the thing I found with these lower end phones, you can’t trust the listed specs.

Box is blue tick and there is the MHz so it is 4GX. Nope — read the very first post in this thread, and look up the specifications for yourself:. I found this interesting, I benchmarked battery life between the fit and the buzz, here’s the results: I posted on another website forum that I thought this phone was better than the Y, but having used this phone for a while, I’ve changed my mind and I’d say the Y is better.

But this phone is very good. Y back is so slippery, Buzz is way better soft-touch rubberised. According to this site, http: Set preferred network type: And the Buzz is much better in low signal areas.

For a solid phone with Monster headphones included, not to mention a SIM card that gives 5GB straight off the bat after registration? Super for a second phone.

Anyone knows if the credit can be used for existing Telstra prepaid service and not activating the new sim? To get the headphones, can these be purchased from a T shop, or do they have to be purchased online?

If buying online it appears that one has to go through the activation process as part of the procedure. Must order online to get the headphones and discount. I was thinking about taking the sim kit into a T shop to get that credit added to my existing prepaid service.

You need to activate the new SIM. I think you’ll find that this is merely their ID procedure, so they know who’s responsible for the sim they’re sending out. Once received you or anyone can activate the sim in a different name provided that relevent ID is provided.

I’m finding this, but the differences are minor like the viewing angles better with the Y and as DerekG says in favour of the Buzz it goes brighter. A matter of personal choice this.

The camera on the buzz has it all over the Y, but find the Y battery lasts longer, but it’s early days, I’ve only completed one charge cycle on the buzz thus far, so the li-ion may still be settling.

With Mhz LTE on the Buzz but Mhz 3G on the Y, the difference between the handsets has to be in the eyes of the beholder and what they need it for. Both are excellent budget smartphones.

I bought the buzz mainly for the Monster headphones, but figured I can use this as a second phone. What do people normally use a second phone for other than work purposes? Activate the sim that came with the Buzz on freedom plus and you’ll get a 5gb data bonus valid for 28 days.

You now have a decent 4gx pocket wifi for all your wifi devices. Install Here and download offline maps and you get a 4. I use mine mainly as a workout phone since you don’t want your flagship phone to get all sweaty and possibly dropped a few times.

I might not even bother with a flagship phone in the future since these cheap ones are plenty fast with decent battery life for my use. Hi there, I’ve juts picked up one of these as a secondary phone and am surprised at the quality and functionality for the price.

I am unable to find the option to do this on this phone. I had a Y when they were cheap and the biggest flaw I found with it was only around 1. You could set it to install apps directly to sd card easy enough.

It shouldn’t be any faster though than the Buzz, because the Buzz uses the exact same system on chip. The screen I believe is ips on the Y, so should have better viewing angles and might be a bit better to look at despite having the same dpi.

The only other budget phone with an ips screen that I could use to compare against is the Sony E4g, but I doubt the Y is in the same league as that phone’s screen. I’ve had the Fit longer, and has been through a few more battery cycles, so perhaps that helps a bit.

You still wouldn’t think that it would achieve around 2 hours better. The rest of the phone seems almost identical, same screen, same mah battery, same crappy quality camera etc. Just ordered one of these purely for use as a cheap GPS but I was wondering if everyone is still receiving these with headphones have the headphones sold out?

Just checked OzBargain and 2 people received theirs with headphone on Friday so it seems like the headphones haven’t sold out yet. Both are actually excellent scores when compared to other results: My only qualm with that benchmark is that it uses the CPU primarily and isn’t really indicative of real world performance.

The GSMarena endurance rating is good but they seldom test these cheap handsets. I don’t think it’s possible with the stock launcher and I have the same issue with my Nexus 7. You’ll probably need to install a more customisable launcher like Nova:.

You’ll probably need to install a more customisable launcher like Nova: Ordered a Black and White phone on Saturday. Received the black one today with a set of headphones.

No sign yet of the white one on its way. I assume that I will get the headphones as my invoice says: I was supposed to receive mine today. According to Star track tracking it was on board for delivery today.

Then it went back to depo. After numerous calls, I finally got out of them that Telstra had sent an Email requesting that it be ‘return to sender’! I’ve tried all afternoon to find out what is going on but I am getting the usual run-around.

Almost a wall of silence. Lucky you, my receipt doesn’t have that on it, even though they were “Included” right through checkout. However the two Buzz phoens in our house can see each other via Bluetooth.

So while I suspect it’s a Bluetooth protocol issue does the Buzz use a special protocol that isn’t widely available or something? I don’t think any battery benchmarks are.

I think it just a way to compare against other phones. I haven’t found their tests to be indicative of real world battery life either. I like the GSMarena one because they test talk time, web browsing and video playback separately to come up with the aggregate score.

I value the web browsing and video playback results since that’s what I use my handsets for most over any other tests out there but that’s just me and we all have different requirements. Yeah their tests must be a best case scenario, I have no idea how some of the phones achieve the numbers they get.

So I don’t think their numbers are good indicator of real world use either. Thinking of returning, getting this, looks like it has message alert LED can anyone confirm thanks.

Lumia’s don’t offer that, they want you to use glance instead. Have you tried glance? Though the buzz is a much better phone than the Lumia Yep used glance, i like the clock at night handy, both have 1 gig ram which is good, and 5mpx camera.

Battery seems better in the Buzz though. Just got my Buzz with the free headphones. Enjoy mate — glad you got the headphones. Going to use mine as an Audiobook player with a micro-SD as well.

Only issue with this is the volume on all droid phones is a bit low. If you use it more like dumb phone, the is better with power-saving mode. For smartphone use then the buzz should get 2 days of moderate use easy enough and better than Lumia.

I’d take the buzz everyday over the Faster processor, better apps, and flash on camera. I found this out the hard way after trying to use it with multiple android phones: Several days ago I tried to order online, at the end of the process after I pressed “submit” or whatever, got a brief on-screen message saying there was a payment failure, order status is unknown and to check my bank statement.

All too hard, I won’t be bothering further — top ordering system That was the only way to get Optus 4G mHZ at my house. My Zenfone 2 was getting 2 bars Optus amaysim 4G signal when they were side to side, Buzz was on E dge all the time.

Has anybody ordered multiple units and got headphones for each phone ordered? What sort of adapter would I need to get? Or never heard of an adapter for headphones buttons. I would love to know if there’s an adapter that allows the use of both the mic and the buttons on iPhone-centric headsets on Android You can’t lose, beat valued smartphone.

Don’t forget the free 5gb sim activation. Is that with the included sim? No extra recharge is required in the case of SIM cards included with prepaid devices.

If you do some searching in the Lycamobile prepaid thread you may find a technique which allows tethering to occur in spite of Lyca not permitting it. Lyca uses Telstra however and there is no guarantee the same technique will work in your case.

I do know it works for Lyca although I do not use it. We ran into a problem some time back on a different phone. Phones without MHz work fine in metro areas and large regional centres where there is MHz service.

This had me stumped for a while, we even had 5 bars of signal at times but no service — I am guessing the phone was monitoring Telstra signal, not Optus. As soon as you step into the country where there is no MHz service, the service stops.

Someone mentioned before that this phone might actually support MHz. However, you’ll have to play around with the secret handset menu. Yes, I remember reading W-Farm’s post, but i haven’t experimented.

I am actually using the phone with Telstra prepaid, but it could be handy for me if I could use it with Amaysim Optus too. It should arrive within the next few days and I’ll give this a shot.

And I’ll be very interested in what you discover. The phone I use for Amaysim is now pretty hopeless for internet use, hence my interest in potentially using the Buzz which is very snappy.

You should be able to enable 3G and other bands. You’ll need root though. Refer to my previous post. Thank you for this information. I had read your previous posts and looked at your link.

Unfortunately the process is too hard for me and I’ll have to be satisfied with the phone the way it is. But thank you anyway. Mine just got delivered via Startrack Express. Has this happened to others?

Now trying to get on to 24×7 chat. Because even though the offer runs till Christmas, the headphones are mentioned as subject to stock availability in the fine print. For those saying you can enable MHz, I doubt the phone has the hardware for it The chipset does support 3G, but there’s no guarantee the antenna is capable of it as well.

But they didn’t come. So it is on record. BTW this was a lengthy session, 24×7 seemed to think I was referring to the little earpiece that comes with the phone. Lucky the offer is still there so I sent them the link referring to the “Bonus Gift” Eventually the light filtered through.

I cant find where to turn on notification light? Maybe it was that priority thing i played with anyone know how? I’m using messenger for texts thanks. This phone will be my sons, so I need to restrict some apps ect.

When I go in to setting to do this, I don’t have the “Users” option listed. Is it hidden somewhere else on the phone? The second issue is when I go in to system updates, the only option listed is “Storage card updates” Is anyone able to help me with this?

The headphones are pretty ordinary. If I paid the prices they normally sell for I’d be disappointed. Doss apparently there isn’t a way to set up seperate user accounts, although this phone runs android lollipop its version is missing this feature.

Perhaps a hardware limitation, insufficient memory perhaps. All you may be able to do is disable apps that are innapropriate in settings apps. I read somewhere that zte are unlikely to issue any updates to the phone.

There is an update app in the app drawer. I presume if an update became available you would use this app to download it to SD card then go to settings to install it.

Presumably the one mentioned here: I checked “about phone-system-updates “and I saw that only “storage cards updates” available, it said” copy update pack to storage card for system updates”.

I then used this script to remove kingroot and replace with supersu. As stated by other users it’s not available by default, however if you root the phone as above you can enable it by editing the build.

You should be able to remove root once you have edited the build. I have no problems with my Telstra sim either If this is the same for all Buzz users, it looks like Telstra’s firmware is causing this.

Your only choice will be to use the wifi hotspot or to replace Telstra’s firmware with the factory generic one. Maybe tell others where you found it. Anyway I found it too.

For information of others trying to update.. Scroll through the pre installed apps and find one called “system Updates”. White with green arrow. What can I use this on?

My update downloaded and installed ok went smooth I find them a bit similar to my Logitech UE, except the mids are suppressed. The UEs have very crisp bass, the Monsters have emphasised lows and highs, and fairly unenthusiastic mids.

Still, they don’t really hold a candle to the Sennheiser HD I normally use with my laptop I attempted installation from the System Updates app and it seemed to be working until I got the same message as Mike reported:.

And as in his case I have plenty of space on the device and I also have a micro SD card installed. Now the System Updates app reports: System update was not completed because the package is mismatched.

I attempted installation from the System Updates app and it seemed to be working until I got the same message as Mike reported. That happened to me three times in a row last night. Thank you for that.

I notice in my System Updates app history that code is quoted at the end of the failure message. Power down phone, while holding the volume up power the phone up and it should enter recovery menu, use the volume buttons to select wipe cache, after that finishes reboot and try update again.

Yeah lots of devices like that yet my gb SD card still works. I haven’t tested the buzz, but it works in the very similar ZTE fit. I doubt it’s a hardware limitation. Works fine without formatting as FAT So no need to worry about the supposed 32gb limitation.

Price valid from 7 Dec to 24 Dec Okay I received my amaysim sim today and can confirm tethering doesn’t work with any sim except for a Telstra one. I received my amaysim sim today and can confirm tethering doesn’t work with any sim except for a Telstra one.

So i just got this phone for a family member and ended up doing the update, however now it seems to of removed the bluetooth smart function. Any idea how i can get it back?

The device they use requires this. It did work before the update too which seems even weirder. Maybe we can try it on our phones to see if the same issue exist after updating.

I no longer have the phone with me and they won’t tell me the app for some reason? Just told her to keep it for a couple days and see if it changes, otherwise work something out. I have two of theses phones one updated, one I haven’t yet, using this app it confirms the updated phone doesn’t support BLE, while the non updated one does show as working.

They probably don’t want to in case any issues arise rolling back to a previous version, sucks they don’t provide full firmware roms, as it limits development. Same thing has happened to me — did the update and now can’t use BLTE bluetooth low energy.

I was using it to couple a Wahoo Tickr heart rate monitor to the phone — in fact, it was the only reason I bought this phone — for the Bluetooth 4 capability. It’s not a problem with any APP — it is because Bluetooth 4 capability has been removed from the phone!!!!!

My bluetooth still allows me to connect to a set of headphones — but not to a device which requires Bluetooth 4. The phone itself will not pair with the device. Have any of you managed to get Foxtel Go working with the Buzz?

I get an error message while Foxtel Go is loading — “Sorry. Video playback is not available on this device. Please turn off AllShare to continue. Given this is not a Samsung phone, I wonder why this error shows up.

I’m very interested in hearing from anyone about what happens when you install and then attempt to use Foxtel Go. Might have something to do with the chromecast stuff I have installed though.

Mobile Foxtel different app works fine though as long as you turn off wi-fi — it’s unmetered mobile data on Telstra so all’s good. Foxtel’s just paranoid about people trying to stream from phones to a TV.

I’m having some trouble applying the update as an OTA, does anyone know where I can find it as a download that I can put on the SDcard and do the update that way?

I’ve had a Google around but not having any luck finding it. Have you tried setting the APN type to: I know in Kitkat and Lollipop there is apparently a tethering flag meaning that your carrier will know that you are tethering and restrict your usage.

I do not know however, if there is the ability to have a fixed tethering apn on Android Lollipop. Root your phone, instructions by Snakebyte here 2. Run the app and grant it root permission 4. Close the application, reboot, and you’re good to go.

So multi user is a feature of 5. I thought it was from 5. Any other tweaks I should do while rooted? List of default bands: Here are the list of available bands you can enable with this phone: Agreed, make sure you write a reply here at least.

Would have to do something about it asap then surely? There are certain areas at work where I have difficulty getting Telstra 3g but works fine on Optus, I’ll be able to check it out tomorrow to see if my phone can utilise MHz frequency.

Hi Baz, I’ve managed to edit the permissions to enable this feature after the update. You’ll need your phone to be rooted. Copy the file and paste it in: Reboot and BLE should be working! Excuse me if i’m blind but i can’t seem to find this path, where should i be looking?

Can’t see any device folder. I rooted it with kingroot, then followed your steps but no device folder in SD card drive. Was in the drop down. Hmmm very tempting!!

Do you have any thoughts as to why it would have been removed by the latest update?? Anyway — I have never rooted an Android phone before. So am not sure how to do this. Would much appreciate an elemental description of “how to root this BUZZ phone: The deployment of this update has been stopped as an issue whereby the Bluetooth 4 functionality is deactivated has been identified.

A fix is being developed however timelines are not known yet. The original purpose of the update was to incorporate security fixes from Android Partner Security bulletins 14 and 13 which contain additional “Stagefright” fixes.

Hi, It’s a mistake and is being addressed. The final fix will take alittle time due to all the processes required to have it approved. I will update you all once I know the confirmed solution and timeframes.

Also only two users came to me and only one was from Whirlpool or Crowdsupport sites. Bluetooth issues with the Buzz 9I actually started the thread due to a different Bluetooth issue http: I will be replying to the external forum users shortly.

I have been very busy working out the issue with the team. Ok we have it sorted and understand the issue now. Two problems occurred at the same time. I was testing using a Jawbone UP2 — Jawbone broke their app and we broke the handset Bluetooth 4 function some how at the same time with the update of firmware as you correctly told us.

The update had nothing to do with BT4, but it did have security fixes Still looking at what the cause is. At some stage in the next couple of days you should see another notification that there is another update available and once you apply that Bluetooth 4 on the handset will work again.

What confused me was that the new Jawbone UP2 app also had an issue at the same time as our handset update was released and it wasn’t until I swapped the UP2 for a Fitbit Charge that I found that the Buzz update had broken BT4.

So keep an eye out for the update. We just need to go through the required processes, testing and approvals before we can get the firmware released on the update platform.

Definitely worth registering on it in case you ever need assistance I must of missed the link to the forum, but i did fill out the support form on the weekend, nothing back as of yet though.

Glad it’s being sorted. I downloaded and tried it and get the same error, Samsung allshare uses DLNA, the app must be detecting something and thinks it is allshare, try contacting foxtel re the app giving false allsare warning.

Obtain root using kingroot, then replace kingroot with supersu following the instructions on the link for the script. If you didn’t want to keep root it can be removed via supersu once you have made any changes.

Note that is usually best to remove root before applying any system updates. You can enable this feature from build. I don’t think so!! But the same can be said for the latest expensive offerings from Samsung!!

My niece recently renewed an expired phone contract and got the latest IPhone with the new contract — she seems to think that she is getting the phone for nothing!!!! I tried formatting a 2gb sd card that’s all I had handy as exFAT, but couldn’t get the Buzz to recognise it.

Coles has the Buzz in its latest catalog, on sale for a week commencing today. For 10cents extra you can buy it from Telstra and get free Startrack Airlock delivery and Monster DNA headphones, which I’m pretty sure you could sell for a lot more than ten cents if you didn’t want them ;P.

Haha yes have already done this as well, though it might be good to get added for users that don’t like rooting or modifying their devices: Looks like the headphones may have sold out, no mention of them on the Telstra site anymore.

Just checked the website, looks like the deal is over now. I actually ordered another one on the weekend and received it yesterday with the headphones. I did exactly the same. Received my second phone with headphones yesterday after someone else said earlier that they ordered twice and received headphones both times even though the website stated only 1 pair per customer.

Blue tick is a Telstra certification for devices that have an especially good ability to get reception on their network. Performance is OK but i find the screen slightly laggy, My 3yr old Note 2 feels faster but then again that was also a flagship phone in its day.

I found that it outperforms my Note 4 in general use. That has more to do with Samsung version of Android than the hardware. It also has the advantage of a lower resolution screen.

The phone performance is great, battery life is excellent. So you can’t expect it to be fantastic at that price. The poor mans iPhone is something like the Sony E4G, great screen, camera takes good photos in good lighting, excellent performance even when playing games in hgh detail and will get as good if not better framerates,.

Your’s the exception not the rule. That’s one of the negatives of that lovely aluminum. Haven’t tested it yet, ill have to wait till next month when i get another 5gig from Amaysim to use.

Bought a Buzz recently but can’t seem to find a tempered glass screen for this phone. Does anyone know if there are any other phones with the same size screen?

Have managed to smash two phone screens already so would be good to prevent this one from suffering the same fate. Did anybody try OTG usb? I try to connect my Sandisk 32g Otg usb, but can’t be recognised by buzz.

I just tried then and it didn’t work. Might have to root it and use an app like StickMount: I bought a buzz today. Unlocked it and tried Optus. Got 4g great everywhere except inside my house would you believe it!

Sorry — but I don’t understand the above. Why would you do this? There is a place inside the settings where you can select 4g, 3g, etc. Any thoughts re the pros and cons either??

No luck with the tempered glass on ebay — I have found these for all other phones I have owned for the last few years ever since my first droid phone broke the screen back in I got an app called ‘4g switcher’ to change preferred band.

The stupid phone was going 2G when 4G was there the whole time. So now that I have unlocked the ZTE and have got it working properly on Optus, you mean I have to root around with it more to get tethering to work??

I thought that, but I checked OzTowers and there is only and optus 4g in my area. Thinking of buying one of these phones for my Mother In law. I am guessing she would have to go to the telstra shop to get a micro sim to activate and use with her current number?

From memory only Fat I know of one user with a G microSD card formatted to Fat32 and is happy. Telstra shops or Telstra chat or calling them should relsove that tho. Definitely go in store if you can, they should be able to replace the sim on the spot.

If you can’t get in, I expect chat will suggest effectively porting the number from the old sim to the new one, which will take however long porting takes, but allow use of the number on the old phone until the new one gets active.

That’s what they suggested when I needed a new sim for the same number — but I just ducked back into the Telstra shop and got it done quick smart. But can that be activated with another number?

I was in the same case as you, I originally had a standard sized sim and needed a micro for this phone. Went into a Telstra shop, showed them the old sim, provided ID that I owned it, and they just transferred everything to the new sim.

Worked immediately after putting it into the phone too. You can perhaps get a better phone for double the price. Only couple things would make it better if you could conceivably have them at this price point,.

But I’m not gonna look at the display all day. It’s for the kids. Oh, one thing I am disappointed about is the selfie camera. I had my hopes up ’cause it’s 2 MP.

I bought the phone knowing it would have difficulties with other carriers, the lack of Mhz was obvious from the start. Despite the “issues” with using this phone with amaysim I would still highly recommend it over any budget phone any day.

I do have experience rooting and editing build. The fact that you have to dick with it to get it to work on other carriers and the numbers on the mtk doc giving some nice gpu numbers, at least on paper..

Again not a bad phone but little things like that us geeks look at. This does not read as a Tempered Glass screen and looks like a Thin film type protector. Or the Huawei Y is very similar in screen.

Did you find out if it is working with mhz or not? I don’t think there are any tools on android for 3g, but for lte there are a few. A way around this would probably be to check if your phone still locks onto 3G inside a shopping center with thick walls.

I know my old iphone 3 didn’t work well inside the shopping centers when it was on mhz only and using optus. I’m thinking of trying to unlock the Mhz LTE band on my Y because apparently it is using the same chip.

I have to unlock the bootloader though. Surely there’s an app to tell you what band you’re on. Anyway, I went through the motions for my two Buzz phones. Not going ’till mid January though.

I have this phone now for a while and its great, although speakerphone volume to listen too is not loud enough. I managed to find a case but i have to modify it a little. Anyone know of a decent case with a leather outer?

I bought this and am pleased with it synthetic leather: Are all the buttons in the correct spot and accessible and can you charge the phone without taking it out?

Yes, it is a perfect fit. To charge, you simply need to open the cover, the charging port is on the LHS and has a cutout in the holder. Hit Settings button bottom right.

Choose Save location SD card. I haven’t had a chance to test it out yet. However when I was playing around with the phone that night, I disabled all bands except for Mhz and set the phone to wcdma only.

The phone couldn’t get any signal at all and kept disconnecting from amaysim service. I may have messed it up by turning off GSM band, I have all the bands re-enabled now but I’m currently on break from work.

I disabled all bands except for Mhz and set the phone to wcdma only. Optus mostly uses Maybe Ebay will have it cheaper down the track, might grab one myself since I’m using games on it a lot.

Sometimes mine wont respond and I can’t unlock the thing. Eventually it works but its intermittent so hard to demonstrate to the Telstra guys I bought it from. So it really depends on which telco you’ll be using.

Any ideas on getting a good case for this phone? It fits the buzz perfectly I have both, all the cutouts for the ports and buttons are in exactly the right place. Spare battery and save unlocking if you change networks often or pick up cheap sims for data to tether.

They’d have to be on slightly different frequencies. But so too the different carriers. So I’m not sure. I’m sure someone that’s on WP will know the answer but they are probably not reading this thread.

No, but I wouldn’t expect it to be at this price point. I keep hitting the phone one and it dials. I tried another lock screen Microsoft one, but their lock screen still activated. If you are on Telstra, then you are better off with the Buzz.

I had problems using the Buzz with Optus. However if you’re on Optus then the reverse is true, the Fit Smart is better. How about this or this? Like the Buzz it’s cheap to unlock as well. Has anyone had a problem with the ringer not working?

Every sound on the phone still works, but the ring doesnt Unlock sounds, playing music all no problem but when you ring the phone it just vibrates. If you try to select a ring tone, no sound comes out as the demo either.

Although the phone shows full bars for both network. What’s the network type for the SIM card that’s not selected for 4G? Is it 3G or 2G? It doesn’t have a microSD card slot but 64 GB of internal memory should be enough.

I keep on seeing words of caution on this forum, but there’s also some praises though. Thanks for that Alacritas. I must be getting tired not to notice that. I’ll start all over in the morning.

It’s getting so complicated that I might just keep my existing 3G phone as the second sim slot. I edited the wiki and added a new field and clarification as all phones listed are dual stand-by phones.

For me I love streaming music and using the net for hours on my data only sim and if I got a message on my other sim want to be able to reply without any interruption. Wiki’s can also create a searchable table which might be good to look into if this becomes a popular listing.

Are you sure about this? Can you put in a Telstra sim in slot 2 and try to make calls while 4G is activated on slot 1. Would you please post screen shots and youtube video.

I posted a while back that 3G was available on the second sim a while back but once I tested it I realised that it may say 3G on the second sim but if you try to use it then it will drop down to 2G.

That was on the nougat beta for the S7 Edge. This functionality is meant to be available at least in Singapore before the end of the year. Double check the last two digits which should be K5, not J2.

J2 version had the bug that you mentioned, but it’s fixed in K5. I can make a phone call using my second sim Telstra prepaid while my main sim Optus is connected to LTE.

Of course, the second sim cannot be used for data connection although it’s on 3G network. The second sim can be definitely used for a voice call and SMS messaging while the main sim is connected to LTE network.

One thing I just noticed is that the data connection on the main sim will be lost during a phone call using the second sim. Once you start a phone call with the second sim, the main sim’s data connection is lost and cannot use internet during the call.

It is instantly recovered after the call though. I am really enjoying nougat. I would like dual sim functionality but don’t want to roll back. I would presume that if I did it may work but I would lose it again if I chose to go back to nougat again so it’s probably not worth it at the moment.

I would think that nougat would support this in the future. I have read there have been updates to the S7 Snapdragon models which enabled it but these are only single sim.

I want to pull the trigger on an S7 dual sim non-edge for my father in law but the inconsistent reports are holding me back. I have moto g2 now that 2g has been stopped I can only use one Sim at a time.

So when I’m using Sim 2 which is most of the time I miss calls and text on Sim 1 where ad before I used to see them when 2g was active. I have a grandfathered prepaid encore in Sim one which I use for my calls and text which I want to keep and the expiry isn’t until and a prepaid plus in Sim 2 that I use mainly for data.

Can anyone tell me which phones would work for me Thanks: Currently have a Samsung Mega 5. Am after Dual Active and large screen. Can anyone tell me which phones would work for me.

I’m really happy about this ’cause buying another handset so soon after getting the S7 would have been annoying, but not as annoying as having to carry a second phone around with me.

I had no idea it already had the hardware for the job. Thank you to Jjayj and to the Whirlpool hive-mind for saving me a few hundred bucks. Back to the topic at hand, both SIMs in the phone worked as hoped today, and I had the added bonus of being able to rub it gently in the face of a coworker having the same problem with his phone — a Huawei of some description.

Optus haven’t shut down 2G. Would suggest iinet is set as the data SIM. Irrespective of whether either SIM is on a network that may or may not have shutdown the 2G network, the screenshots show one SIM connected to 4G while the other is on 3G.

Both sims are Telstra, and both are working. Or should I wait for the S8 which is just around the corner Pumpino provided links here to flash the phone: Be careful, this phone comes in single sim and dual sim variants.

The Australian Motorola website says it is the XT http: This site that lists all the variants http: Other sites say it is the dual SIM. Since you will be buying from an official Australian channel where the local telcos seem push against dual SIM phones, make sure you examine it carefully before purchasing.

Anything similar for the Moto E 2nd Gen? Got this phone less than 6 months ago and unfortunately, didn’t know the Telstra 2G network was going off before I purchased it.

Also be aware that the sim pins in this phone can break. Once I had a dual-sim phone, its single sim now. Wikipedia provides the best description imho Dual standby phones, such as those running on Mediatek chipsets, allows both SIMs to be accessed through time multiplexing.

When making or receiving calls, the modem locks to the active channel; the other channel would be ignored and thus unavailable during the duration of the call. I’ve been reading the past few pages.

I haven’t done alot of research though. So what phones that do have dual sim, support Optus’s LTE bands? And how about support for SD card? Lets see with a different set of requirements?

I am looking but I can’t find anything of this spec. OR moto g4 plus but you miss out on NFC. Have you read the Wiki?? It summarises a bunch of phone bands and prices. I have looked everywhere but cannot find confirmation that it does.

Budget Mediatek chip, even the mid-range Mediatek P10 doesn’t generally support it. I know that what gearbest is saying might not be correct so I still believe Ziggster.

Anybody else who got this phone who can confirm? I have been looking at the Nubia Z7 max which is a two year old phone. It has NFC and is now selling at a competitive price. Does anybody has experience with this phone?

Re Nubia Z7 Max. Yes, you are probably right. Nothing beats actual experience though. That is why I am asking those who have this phone to confirm that the advice given by the seller is incorrect.

The Z7 Max gets very good reviews. Too bad it will not be dual capable in Australia by the end of next year. It is not on the wiki list. Just realised that MSM is Snapdragon which is on the list.

Only just gotten into stock despite being ‘launched’ in October, so no reports either way yet. But it’s only LTE Bands 1,3,7, Ones that come to mind are:. I am using the last option but when I have a WiFi connection, I switch the Telstra SIM slot to 3G so I can receive calls and txts directly on the Telstra number without having to do the diversion and txts cannot be diverted anyway.

Maybe just get a new phone. I used to think that was ok but soon realised too many people like to communicate with SMS by default. I picked up a Huawei GR Really with a Mediatek Screenshots please of both 4G and 3G active at the same time.

People can be taught to use apps like Whatsapp, Skype, etc. So I downloaded as per Jjayj’s link, and installed the firmware onto my S7 dual sim. Is there any reason why I should not install updates recommended by my phone from now on?

If the chipset doesn’t support 4G and 3G across the two SIMs, then the phone presumably cannot do that. It would be safer to assume the Huawei GR3 is limited to 2G on the sim not enabled for data based on similar phones of that vintage and chipset.

It looks like the same one in Streuther’s screenshot. About to pull the trigger on an S7 or S7 edge, does anyone have a drop box link or similar for firmware and software required for 3g on 2nd sim?

Also could anyone suggest the best place to purchase online? I followed Jjayj’s instructions from a couple of pages ago snipped so as not to upset the forum software by quoting more then I type:.

My last few phones have been purchased through Kogan. There are probably cheaper options, but I haven’t had a problem with them after getting over the shock of the first one turning up set to Polish thank you Google Translate for getting me out of that one.

Does anyone know of there’s any updates for a Motorola G2 2nd generation that would enable me to be using Sim 2 as data and allows me to see if a getting a call or text on Sim 1 As since Telstra shut down 2g I can’t see this feature anymore so I have to flick between Sim selection during the day to see if I’ve missed calls or text.

I’ve heard on other phones an update can restore 2sim phones again. If not I know my options would be. Buy a Motorola G4 plus. Use two single phone Sims Get rid of one of my Sim numbers.

There are a couple of SMS forward apps that I use so I don’t have to carry my work phone around with me free forward you can reply from the original phone and phone leash. It means you have to have the other phone on but it just sits on my desk.

The SE Asian Marshmallow firmware already does, so we know that one will. I think you’re asking if the XSA generic Australian one will as well when it goes Nougat and to that we don’t know.

I’d say it probably will given the way Samsung seems to like to use a common base for all their S7 firmwares, which is how the XSA currently supports the FD model even though it’s not available in Australia.

But it’s a case of wait and see. This is the original post I followed: Anybody who has 3g 4g Sims active on their S7’s has battery life been affected at all? I think it’s a little more power hungry than it was, but I don’t have any data to back that up.

Hi Guys, I can confirm the OnePlus3 works on the Telstra network now since the 2g network has been shut down. I’ll post a video when I get a chance. I’ve tested using data 4g, and recieving and making calls 3g while browsing the net.

I also confirmed the 2g network was definitely not connected at the time post 1 December. Only in Australia F The dual SIM model F has to be imported. Hi Geedog do you specifically have the malaysian firmware rather than the THL firmware that is specified in previous posts?

Are you able to link to the firmware you have installed? Does the Malaysian firmware allow you to measure Sp02? Is there a way of doing this without a complete wipe? I tried to change to XSP Singapore by switching.

Couldn’t find a way. Installed everything twice, gave up, went back to THL. Could we keep specific S7 Dual discussions in a dedicated thread. Sorry — getting confused.

I don’t know what SP02 is, so not sure how to see if if it is available. After a lot of searching I was down to two dual sim phones. I ended up going for the the Moto Z as it has the extra mhz band missing from the OP3.

Both are dual Sim standby phones so 3g sim should work in the 2nd Sim slot. With standby sim phones you can only use one sim at a time but that is better than nothing.

I’d prefer the dream travel phone with a million frequencies and will work everywhere. Running nougat and I have a working TA backup before i unlocked the bootloader.

Has a Mediatek P10 chip. I wont buy another HTC after my 18 month old desire dual sim just went blank for no reason. I put a new battery in it thinking that was the problem but still nothing, just a blinking red charge light when on charge.

Tried all the reset options but nothing will bring it back to life. Very interesting is the new Galaxy A series This devices will receive the software update in approx.

Not what I’m looking for myself. The Samsung S7 dual sim exynos version received the software update. Another user has reported today that they have tried the Nougat 7. My only distraction is the Moto Z play that has the mah battery.

I am weighing up the cost benefit of knowing it’s impossible to drain this battery in a single days use. Moto G4 is good overall but no NFC. A very serious omission nowadays.

In all the years I had it on previous phones, I never used it Now that would be a crowd pleaser, though I find the battery life on the G4 to be more than adequate for me Payment by phone equipped with NFC is happening everywhere.

A phone without NFC will not be able to join this new payment method but of course can still do well as a phone, gps, etc. Can anyone help me. One Sim for private only which on prepaid only used for receiving calls from close one, while other for anyone but might be only working hours.

You can’t go wrong with the Moto Z Play, especially with its incredible battery life. I have the Moto Z Play and usually get at least 1. Depends on your needs, AU or Grey import, here’s some options http: Fantastic audio and dual cameras.

Even IR Blaster which I still use are you listening manufacturers? I’m very happy with this phone. OK I am looking for a dual sim phone to combine work and personal to one device. I have been looking around for a 4.

The smallest on the wiki was 5. The Moto G4 Plus looks to tick all the boxes except compass. I use navigation a lot for work, how much of an impact will this have on the navigation software?

Built in GPS works extremely well along with Google maps, Waze and all my other apps that depend on GPS coordinates, and reports my location within metres of location.

I use it daily to get around for work. Thanks for thr feedback, I read on here someone said the maps dont rotate with thr direction you are going as there is no built in compass.

Is this correct as it would drive me nuts? Then whoever wrote that, they are incorrect, the maps do run in the direction of the vehicle. The only thing missing is the magnetic field thingy?

This does not affect the performance of the built in GPS or mapping. I’ve been using Google maps for years, and if it were to not show the correct direction I were traveling in, I would not have purchased this phone.

Thanks for the recommendation. I saw and i bought the V So far its a great phone. Is anyone able to confirm that this would be the correct version of the Redmi 4A for use in OZ? No mhz, which is normal for most Chinadroids.

I just bought a Nubia Z11 mini S dual sim. It works fine and has a good camera. Does any other user have similar experience? I use it in dual sim mode constantly.

Hi all, anybody got any proof on the following phones: I ain’t fancy but need a good dual sim with strong connectivity for remote field work Cape York and a great camera for family pics.

A dedicated micro SD slot is required too. A bit of grunt is a bonus — the S4 Mini was a bit of an exercise in patience at times. Depends what your budget is. The ZTE Axon7 is a great choice as well.

Thanks for the heads up on the ZTE Axon7, had the phone for a week and could not be more impressed. Bought the phone from JB because of the Australian warranty the salesperson did not believe me that the phone was indeed a dual sim device.

I have bought a couple of the 32GB ones from mobileciti. Aussie store and stock, ships quickly, good price will be slightly cheaper from OS but not AU stock.

I’m not interested in a phone where one sim is in standby until switched too, as the plan is to combine personal and work numbers in the one phone. I’ve visited Telstra store, Harvey Norman and JB Hifi with no luck finding any dual sim phones or much information other than the removal of the 2G network.

Note dual stand-by means both SIMs are ‘active’ — the phone essentially switches between them multiple times a second time division. Samsung and Zenfone phones with NFC can read these cards.

There is an app that allows you to read the balance and transactions of an Opal card. Guess the Android version has some deeper access to the card. There is a Opal App in the MS store but that does a back office internet connection not reading the card.

Would expect the 5. Same for S7 duos. Great price and a very hardy phone. Made for using unlike others that crack if you look at them the wrong way or drop them.

Will these phones have poor network signal than AU stock models? I checked Samsung S7 and Xiaomi 5s and found that they are not supporting B Where are you getting your specs from? Have a look here on Samsung’s site: I’d be very cautious about getting that one.

Aside from the differences in frequency support the software is very different as well, because of the censorship in China it doesn’t come with any of the Google stuff that you’d normally expect of an Android device.

Also, due to the different hardware you can’t simply flash a different firmware that does have all that stuff, such as the Aussie XSA one, it simply won’t work. For S7 they are going to release 7.

But you are right, need to be very cautious due to the censorship limits. I’m finding suppliers hard to find also from AU, obviously the Telco’s are all staying away from dual sim phones, so where are the stores that have dual sims that don’t operate on 2G network therefore useless?

I see woolies selling the Oppo phones stating they are dual sim I’m finding suppliers hard to find also from AU, obviously the Telco’s are all staying away from dual sim phones.

Just started using a Samsung C9 pro. It has fast charging too. I wish it had wireless charging as well but sadly no. The Wiki needs an update. Hey Guys, Do all grey import dual sim phones regardless of brand, require flashing and tinkering etc, like the Samsung S7’s.

The S7 Duos will work just fine, right out of the box in Australia. But other than that, most people would never notice the difference unless they went looking. If you leave it with the firmware it came with and apply all the updates then you’ll be able to have 4G on one SIM and 3G on the other.

There are no Oz versions of S7 and S7E duos. Check their bands at frequencycheck. There’s also a Chinese version, G but it doesn’t have the bands and is for the Chinese market.

Give it a go and see what happens. That’s what I did. I have not used tap and pay before, but want to start with my new phone when I eventually get it. So I am wondering is Android pay available at many places?

If Apple pay is available would that mean so is Android? If a vendor accepts one of the 3, Apple, Samsung or Android, does that mean they can accept the other 2 as well or are they all kind of separate or independent of each other?

Wherever a tap card works. Those 3 systems are independent but effectively share the same infrastructure. For AP, best to ask on this thread: Totally unacceptable and I don’t know if Sony fixed it with an update yet.

No mention of 2g. They also state that this is a dual sim standby phone. I presume that the 2 links that provide the same information about this phone is likely to be correct? Or is it possible that different suppliers have different versions of this phone?

I currently own a samsung s5 dual sim which has been working very well until Telstra turned of the 2g network. My other sim from Kogan runs on the vodafone network but is now limited to only 2g data when I use the kogan network as the Telstra sim can’t make or receive calls when I switch to Vodafone using 4g data option.

I want To make sure that I don’t waste money on the samsung Galaxy c9 pro if this phone is deamed as a single sim phone when vodafone switches off the 2g Network later this year. I have also considered the Moto Z but I am not sure if this is dual standby or dual sim active.

I want to make sure that both sims are available to receive and make calls anytime when I need to. I’m not all that fussed at this stage if one sim can receive calls while I am talking on the other sim.

I have also heard that dual sim active phone emits twice the radiation as a single sim phone but I’m not sure how true this is. The site below seems pretty good to me.

S7E is dual standby, I believe. So both lines can receive calls even during a call, but cannot both be open at the same time my understanding anyway. To be absolutely sure of specification, why not go to Samsung’s website.

Is this the same with the C9 Pro? I need To do this to switch across between my work sim and personal sim between my working hours. It is the same with the C9 Pro.

I can switch the data sim from one to the other in a few seconds. That appears to be the case with all dual sim’s I would think. I can confirm it is the same for the A9 Pro, A5 and A7’s.

Thank you again pendulam. I wonder why Samsung gave this phone the 2g compatibility? Anyhow, I think I will purchase this phone. ADSL User writes If so, what happens if I have gmail set to push, etc?

Would I never receive calls then? Is there any Dual Sim Active phones out there that allow me to have a data session open and receive a call? If so, what happens.

Normally, when an incoming call is being received, the phone moves over to 3G — so any data flow also moves to 3G. So the call operates simultaneously with the data.

All the DSDS phones do this. When a call does come through on the non-data SIM however it takes the entire channel, so you can’t get data while on the call. Archive View Return to standard view.

Methinks this thread could have a wiki. What about the Oneplus X? And for those interested which handset do you have? I’ve updated my last post. Expansys and eBay selling them now. If anyone knows of any other phones please add to the list Please add the Xiaomi Mi Max 6.

Just by the 64G version or G, cheap. At the moment it’s only really an issue in Australia and Singapore, so I suspect that’s why. It’s a non issue, But how does it work in practice, how do apps know which sim to use to access data and which for normal telecommunications, is hangouts for example smart enough to send a text using sim 1 over 3G and receive a photo on sim 2 over 4g, do they operate concurrently or will my text not send while its receiving the photo from a different contact?

But how does it work in practice all dual SIM phones I’ve had first was in allow you set which line is used for what function, whether by default or by prompt if you want to choose on the fly the point of 3G on the second SIM is about reception, with 2G being cut off the earlier dual SIM phones will become redundant, it’s not about using data on 2 SIMs at the same time.

Per the Moto g4 thread, the g4 plus is now available forum Australian stockists. I have just checked Good Guys — their Moto G4 plus is single sim only did you check that or just go by what the sales staff said?

If you look on the label the Dual sim has DS at the end of the product code line, mine is Hi Buderim, Does the two sims icons on the main screen indicate the networks they are logged into? I will check the code later today Bruce.

I’m considering a dual sim phone for my next purchase. The above wiki is pinned to this thread. Buderim Where did you buy the single SIM device? Have added AU Official Availability to all the existing entries.

Not sure what that was in response to. It appears correct in the Wiki. Saw the Xperia X Performance noted as being available from Telstra in the wiki page. This is more of a generic android question I think.

Not that I am asking someone else to do my research for me though. I would presume so, but if someone has some confirmation I would very much appreciate knowing before I buy, rather than geting an unpleasant surprise Bruce.

Or I guess until 2G networks are shutdown we wont know if the call is jumping to 2G. Just about to go out and get the Moto G4 plus Bruce. No, it drops back to 3G when making a call on 3G. Have added OnePlus3 band info to the wiki.

Could those who know the phone better pls check. Maybe because it’s large enough to fit extra hardware? I suspect if one can they all can, just in testing people are always getting one SIM on 4g.

Pretty simple really Bruce. Does anything exist on the market which satisfies the above? Just get a sim card to match, way easier. My last Telstra SIM had all three sizes precut.

Looking for a dual sim phone that has either: It also comes with 2x nano adapters if you want to stay with that format Bruce. It also comes with 2x nano adapters if you want to stay with that format Thanks, I’ll look into it.

Depends on how many apps you want to install and run at once.. I guess it’s subjective as to how it compares to what you’re used to using, This will be my 5th dual sim phone as I can’t stand having 2 phones.

I doubt it, since the second sim only accepts voice calls and sms, no data. But this is just my guess. You can learn something every day: The Xperia X base is a Snapdragon so possibly but I haven’t seen anything to confirm it.

Does anyone have any insight on whether the 2nd sim reverts to 2G I would expect so. I would not expect a P10 phone to be the first, Yeah. Are you trying out this phone as well No not likely.

Just wanted to make it known that another new dual sim was available — although in this case the second sim slot will just become a parking place for a spare sim Bruce.

Most users would select Voice as the Connection priority. Saves me carrying two phones. I think that’s pretty bad If you can do data restriction on single sim phone, you will be able to do the same on a dual sim phone as well.

If I’m overseas I don’t want my phone deciding for me which sim is the data sim In the post you cite, south coast angus is referring to receiving an MMS. If I’m overseas I don’t want my phone deciding for me which sim is the data sim There are 2 settings which cover this.

Did some research, found manual here. As recently reported by someone else in this thread: For this kind of technology, you have to look at new products only released in this year. My current phone is actually a GoWell Electronics S something or other according to Telstra’s “danger will robinson you still have a 2g capable phone” letters.

I suspect battery life is an issue given duplicate hardware? Pls provide a link to Chinese forums. If it works there it should work here. The moto g4 seems the only choice, but hoping for more of a flag ship.

No one is talking about what you seem to think they are. The moto G4 has this but its too “mid range” for my needs. I’ve got this device. Can you provide a link to proof of this? Yes, I would agree that this would be no good.

Please check the wiki of this thread of possible soc requirement. Please read the Wiki highlighted below the last post. And I’d be expecting a bunch of P20s with 7. Telstra Blue Tick has other requirements as well.

The SoC is Snapdragon are the specs a lie? I was hoping to find a dual sim replacement with better reception but not necessarily blue tick If a Telstra sold a blue tick dual sim phone the dual sim functionality would probably be disabled.

Just 8 A53 chips like the lower end Mediatek’s Can’t find anything either way on the Snapdragon page. I’d prefer the Moto g4 as it has the 3 slots, no hybrid slots. Presumably extends to most X20 and X25 phones if implemented.

Think we can add the Moto Z to the list, just released here in Australia. My Xiaomi Mi Max says this Yes.. Hi All Found this form and associated wiki to be very helpful. Here is some research shared on XDA Devlopers http: The manual on the Sony website for the dual sim xz says the following.

Why on earth introduce something that limits functionality Hopefully within 12mths all new dual SIMs support this feature. Hopefully within 12mths all new dual SIMs support this feature I haven’t seen any Samsung devices yet, I wonder whether they’ll release one, ones that don’t explode, of course.

I did find the following link to a singapore forum claiming 3G support for dual sim on the Galaxy S7, only in selected countries, I think I am reading it right: Can be set to default to whatever sim you want, or prompt to choose etc.

No NFC Whoops, that’s one spec i forgot i really want too. Yes it’s in the wiki but I’m having doubts that the phone being there is correct. Would you believe I got a response: I will try to repost the screenshots once available Looks like there is a good chance it will do it, but with all this confusion only screenshots of the SIM status will settle it once and for all.

It’s just like almost every other dual SIM over the past few years. I think you might be out of luck. Straight from Asus website: Also it seems it does not have B40 support that you wanted Z.

Hi mate, I have the same model as yours. Which ROM you used? Is there any other Samsung dual sim phone that uses the Exynos chipset? Surely there would be no functional difference. Hi All, The 2 sim still working fine after the switch off.

I don’t have to switch to vodafone 2g or get a portable wifi modem on the go. Here are the screenshots of my ROM https: The fact that you said you get signal in roaming mode suggests your phone is getting that signal from another network and it’s only good for an emergency cal You got me wrong.

My still working fine. I had just make a phone call. Currently, the Xiaomi Mi 5s plus seem to top the list based on my investigations thus far. TRIPLE SIM This thread seems to relate to dual sim phones but for years i have used triple sims for businesses and personal use which has been very practice, Of course today i find that my Acer E tripple sim smartphone now only has one active sim as i am with telstra, Cant believe it..

Maybe i switch to Voda until next September and hope phone manufacturers get with the times by then Dave. Dual SIM is niche as it is. It’s over 2GB, will post here if it works. I have been using dual sim phones for the last 5 years I got my first dual SIM phone in I’m surprised we have the capability with dual-sim phones now, I didn’t think the dual-sim market in Australia had that much influence as the phones are not sold by the carriers It’s people holding onto old feature phones that had GSM.

Australian dual-sim, it’s the telcos who are preventing OEMs from making available duals Certainly why they don’t subsidise or distribute them, but there simply aren’t that many dual-sims produced compared to single, apart from the China market where it seems far more common and as I understand it phones generally aren’t carrier subsidised.

My first Android phone was dual sim alcatel one touch. Also, does this wipe the phone? I think it will, from memory. Not sure I’ll do this immediately, but I totally appreciate the info.

Basically flash all files in the stock firmware ZIP Got it. Samsung Pay is not available on my phone. I’ve been wondering what’s wrong! The other thing is that this phone doesn’t have 4G Band Can you put in a Telstra sim in slot 2 and try to make calls while 4G is activated on slot 1 tidawif has posted shots from the S7 Edge Duos on pg16, the internals of the S7 are the same — but it requires a non-Australian ROM at this point.

Can anyone tell me which phones would work for me In that price range the Motorola Moto G4 Plus may be your best option. I followed Jjayj’s procedure of flashing the Thai firmware then Thanks for the screenshots.

Recommend you put a 2nd Telstra SIM and confirm again. Its been in the Wiki for a while. The cause was a nano-sim in a badly fitting micro-sim carrier. Removing same ripped a pin out.

Both are ‘active’ in that sense otherwise what would be the point. When making or receiving calls, the modem locks to the active channel; the other channel would be ignored and thus unavailable during the duration of the call So if you have the SIM1 as your data SIM it will drop out when a call is received on SIM2.

Please read the Wiki folks. Re Nubia Z7 max. Ones that come to mind are: Use a second phone — obviously defeats the purpose of originally getting a dual SIM phone but if the second phone is smallish, it may be a reasonable temporary solution If you are using the Telstra SIM only for data, put the SIM into a 4G Wifi hotspot — these devices will generally be smaller than a second phone Divert calls to the number of the other SIM card assuming it is not a data only SIM Divert calls to voicemail and announce to the caller they can leave a message or call your other number saves cost of diversion — you may need to switch the Telstra SIM to 3G to get any messages including voicemail notification if you do not receive notifications via email.

Divert calls to I used to think that was ok but soon realised too many people like to communicate with SMS by default. Now my phone is suggesting further firmware updates as per screenshot http: Streuther — I have installed the update you listed, with no issues.

Lots of phone specs are confusing and don’t tell the full story. This site seems helpful when looking at an offshore supplied phone. I followed Jjayj’s instructions from a couple of pages ago snipped so as not to upset the forum software by quoting more then I type: It would be a hardware update and it doesn’t exist.

G4 plus is the easy economical choice. I have a Moto z Play which also does it but more expensive. Please see the list of options in my earlier post: Doesn’t bother me but anyway.

Odd it’s not available. What is the best Dual Sim phone at the moment? Has anyone buy this phone? I just joined the forum actively. I can confirm HTC desire 10 pro support 3g and 4g sim in Australia.

From what I have experienced the Thailand firmware does this but the latest nougat BTU firmware only allows 2G Another user has reported today that they have tried the Nougat 7. Totally agree, outstanding value IMO.

The z Play does me perfectly for 2 days in 1 charge. Still not a deal breaker for me, but then again, I’m old: Would be great if dual sim active but ok if dual sim standby. A phone without NFC will not be able to join this new payment method For me not a problem, current payment options are fine.

Would be great if dual sim active but ok if dual sim standby Depends what your budget is. Any other suggestions, comments of recommendations? Nothing I don’t like about this phone Nothing I don’t like about this phone Thanks for thr feedback, I read on here someone said the maps dont rotate with thr direction you are going as there is no built in compass.

Is anyone able to confirm that this would be the correct version for use in OZ? Oppo R9s — confirmed with an e-mail Does anyone know where you can buy the Dual sim version of the Moto Z play?

On some of the sites its saying the 2nd sim only supports 2G The EGlobal site as example. Is the above site a trusted site to purchase from? Its seems to have the required 4g bands..

Does this phone have 3G on the 2nd sim? Thanks for this information.

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I broke the screen and replaced it with a Huawei? I had read up on these and I thought they sounded like a reasonable cheap phone. I hate the Samsung, the only good thing is it fits in my case.

It seems to take forever to launch things like facebook, but it will instantaneously launch things that you didn’t means to start. Also the mAh battery seems to be not big enough.

I just worry that if I buy another cheap phone it is just wasting more money on something that won’t do the job I want. Will this Buzz perform better than my little Samsung, and will battery life be better?

The Buzz has almost the same specifications as your Y but has more onboard storage 8GB vs 4GB, a slightly bigger battery, illuminated soft buttons and a newer version of Android.

I have both and they perform similarly with great battery life — I get 5 to 7 hours screen time with wifi on with both. I find the display and build quality of the Y to be better but if you’re on Telstra, 4GX support makes the Buzz a better choice.

We just got a Telstra Buzz for an on-call work phone. Married to Christ writes WTF, I always miss the sales. Don’t know which is better, but please consider that you would probably need to unlock the Buzz before it can run on Boost, even though they are both on the Telstra network.

Identical spec and design here: I actually found some proof that this phone is the Blade Q Lux. Thread about this here: I own a Y with a similar chipset Snapdragon and my Buzz is scoring about 2, while the Y gets 12, Their scores in Antutu are close so it could be an issue with Quadrant and the differing runtimes in Lollipop and Kitkat but my Nexus 7 that also has a Snapdragon doesn’t have the same issue.

If other handsets aren’t getting the same low scores then I might need to contact ZTE about it. I’m getting about as well. I expect it’s the benchmark. Just bought one to replace my Samsung Galaxy Trend which I grew to hate and swore at regularly.

So much faster than the little Samsung and battery life appears to at least twice as good, it is now 4: My only problem was that I hadn’t realized that it uses a micro sim, so I had to get the Telstra shop make up a new sim for the phone, but this was done with a minimum of fuss.

I tried to answer question about using it on Aldi. I don’t think that it will work without unlocking. Low latency and impressive speeds which flat lined, clearly reaching either the tower or handset max speed.

But maybe only Mhz looking at handset signal levels at distance? Have had a look online but can’t find any reference to this price at DSE. Has anyone recently successfully used a Boost sim in this phone?

I think that price might be store specific. I switched from boost to telstra since i purchased this phone. But a boost sim will work fine is what they told me. It takes a smaller sim though.

Did you buy one for a cheap mobile Wi-Fi Device? I’m looking to get one for my sister in law, might be a cheaper option for her than using her Telstra pre pay broadband.

Has anyone put this phone to the test as a portable wifi device and used a handful of devices simultaneously? Does it do a decent job as a portable router?

For those wondering how fast the Telstra Buzz is at handling data, here is a great speed test for such a cheap phone. Just 2 bars signal strength suspect 4G MHz at 9. A busy time for the internet down in the Adelaide CBD.

If it’s the Mhz 4G frequency you seek it is indeed a good price. There’s one white model left at Nunawading, VIC Would that be a huge problem for suburban areas?

I’m still wondering how it handles data when used by a few devices simultaneously. Does it still do a better job than those pocket wifi devices? Thank you very much sween64 for posting this information.

I managed to pick one up for that price on my way home tonight. Sure, I know it will get cheaper, but I am currently very frustrated with the limited capabilities of my current Android phones. This firmware allows any later model Android phone to act as a modem to a number of routers via USB tethering.

With a number of users, everything runs very well Can not promise every android phone but the more people that report back the better. Have you reported this works back to the Rooter thread?

Thanks for letting me know because I have both also but have not tried it. Interesting — that certainly gives better network coverage throughout your home.

So basically the phone just interacts with the TP-Link router and then the big device dishes everything out to the end devices. Have you tested the Buzz on its own before, as a pocket wifi that spreads the love to all devices on its own?

I still have the Telstra Ultimate pocket hotspot but am considering the Buzz if it can do a better job as a standalone device. Dairyman, Coltec and Cobia are the real master minds.

Here is the website info is a bit dated so forums are the better place to talk about it on whirlpool. Indooroopilly Centro had none last night but told me that Indooroopilly Shopping Town had four, one of which I bought.

It seems they are on the DSE computer and any shop should be able to tell you where they are available. So i have used mine for 1 day. People on the other end keep saying they cant hear me properly.

Must be the way i hold it. I decided to put my voice directly over the tiny mic hole and talk it made things even worse. The Speaker is on back and is not very loud especially when it comes to using speaker phone.

Also had one phone call where the telstra lady was cutting in and out but they could here me fine. She called me back and all was good. I was on 4G in the city about m from a cell tower. More testing to do.

I was told because it’s a pre-paid phone I need to get the sim activated and I need to wait in line with 5 other people because I can’t do it myself WTF? I just want this cheap phone without a sim as I already have a BYO sim on my flagship daily.

I just wanted a spare phone and Telstra couldn’t do it: I rang my nearest store Garden City in Brisbane Southside — they had none left, but advised there were 3 at Sunnybank and 4 at Calamvale.

I just swapped over. I know the feeling. I went to telstra for 3 sims today and they said they dont sell them and that I had to go to coles or wollies to get them and then ring up and get each activated then come back to telstra for them to charge 2X prepaid devices up with data and ring for the freedom plus plan on the other.

I can report that I have tried the following 4G phones, all with great success: Yes, I’m very happy with it. I originally wanted to go down this track so that I could connect a voip box ATA device via a LAN cable to utilise my phone’s data allowance.

The cordless phone Telstra brand contains bluetooth. This allows you to copy your phone’s address book in just a couple of steps into its memory. When making a call via the cordless phone, I am given the choice of making it via MyNetFone or via my mobile phone the Telstra Buzz.

When I leave for work, I simply take the now fully charged Telstra Buzz with me, connecting a Huawei Y in its place for others to use while I’m out. Yes, it works absolutely fine.

It just doesn’t give me all the flexibility I get with the above setup. The wifi range of the Buzz phone is every bit as good as another good phone The Buzz also manages to do all of this, plus connect to my bluetooth headset which lets me talk while doing mundane tasks such as the dishes or the washing.

I didn’t mean the code the public can see. Please contact store to confirm availability”. Here are my 2 best speed, Note that I am not in a 4GX area and these are about the bet possible in this case.

I will try to get to a 4GX area and test. On plugging in say a USB hard drive. I paid cash, no ID required, nice fast transaction. The DSE operative said that there are plenty of these phones around at present.

His shop restocked on Fri afternoon. He also commented that Telstra is offloading this stuff now and he would be surprised if stock is still around in quantity after Christmas. As others have said, about the only negatives are the el-cheapo screen but the digitiser is fine and the low end camera.

Other than that, all good. I am quite impressed with overall speed and responsiveness, from booting up through loading apps to shut-down, all is smooth. I auto-loaded about apps from my Cloud storage and this did not have any noticeable effect on performance after loading had completed.

Battery performance also looks to be good but it’s early days yet. My main objective was to get a cheap entry into Telstra 4GX wireless hot-spotting and I must say that as a hotspot it performs admirably.

The phone runs cool, much cooler than the ZTE MF91 dedicated pocket hotspot that I will probably now retire, presumably meaning that battery life will be solid. Thanks for reporting because my last Cheap coles telstra phone died with minimal addition of apps.

I did notice this battery is of a fairly large size. The latest cordless bluetooth phones that provide incoming and outgoing calls via bluetooth are cool. Most of the cheap Telstra branded handset have external antenna ports.

They are perfect for adding an external antenna to keep the phone alive in an area where an external antenna is necessary. Connect to the stationary mobile handset external antenna connected via your bluetooth cordless.

Telstra stuffed up and ported my number to the wrong sim. After 30 hours I called them and they fixed the problem. So now i have 8. I also thought I was meant to get 5GB for a new service? I know that would be greedy.

The best thing is this rolls over. So apparently because i didnt set up direct debit at the beginning i need to do it 1 day or on the day of recharge before it runs out. StraitVodka, with respect, isn’t this stuff decidedly off topic and better discussed over in the Telstra Prepaid thread here?

I only got around to unboxing yesterday. But further, I find the screen is fine. I haven’t tried the camera. My previous Androids are now so slow browsing using Chrome and I find the Buzz is great.

My apps are working well, except perhaps for CSipSimple which is working although every time I get the message that it has stopped working. It only stops working if I acknowledge the message by touching OK.

So I had a chat on 24×7 about these phones and I’m very confused about whether the phone has a removable battery. I see a lot of you guys are alluding to one. The Telstra chat operator said that it did have a removable battery then apologized and said no it doesn’t have one and now insists that it doesn’t.

Telstra’s page about the phone says the battery isn’t removable under the detailed specifications section https: But I’ve just discovered use of Telstra credit on Google play and the joys of an extra GB when using CreditMe2U — both these things currently require me to use the sim card in my main phone, which is a hassle.

I’m very confused about whether the phone has a removable battery. It has a removable battery. As above the battery is user replaceable or removable. In fact it comes separate to the phone itself in the box.

I just got one for myself as a spare for the kids, http: Correct, as per the thread title ;. And in “About phone” Sure you’re not thinking of the much older Tempo? On a side note, when using this phone just as a pocket wifi device for the household, will it always stay on and connected when it comes to dishing out wifi assuming it’s plugged in, or will I have to mess with it when I get up in the morning for instance?

They are not on display. You have to ask the sales guys. Two more left about half an hour ago. Mentioned mates rates at the cashier. If I go into a Telstra store, will they give me the same deal?

Unlike at Dick Smith they’re displayed with printed price tickets as if it’s a new regular price. I bought a phone anyway: Not a bad idea. I only purchased it 1week ago from Telstra store.

They could have let me know a deal was coming Docket are usually 7 days right? Couldnt help myself and purchased another: Its all your fault, and Jacks and astero’s, and a couple of others: To good to pass up.

I will keep the headphones and pass the phone on to one of my extended family in the Philippines. It can take a couple of days for the data to appear. If not get in touch with Telstra.

The store probably would not be aware of the headphone offer. Try returning it, nothing to lose except some time and possibly angst: I’m tempted to get a second one myself so the wife’s got a set of headphones too..

I’m an iphone guy, I’m at the point of being sick of ios issues and generally bored with apple, so I am going to use this to enter the world of Android Android has it issues as well.

Still after trying apple, ms, and android, I am hooked on android. I’m at the point of being sick of ios issues and generally bored with apple. I would not call this an awsome android phone but hey its cheap as and has mhz.

Android does not have all the annoying constraints etc that apple has. Apple, google etc are all pain in the butts. What’s the approx delivery date for the Buzz?

Is it really the 2 day delivery for metro locations? Every time I have ordered sims or phones from Telstra I get it within 1 to 2 business days. I ordered the Buzz last night. They will dispatch today.

It will turn up tomorrow or Friday. Here is a problem i have run into with this phone Put telstra sim in I also have the Huawei y and both sims tether fine no problems Can anybody else check this please: The headphones are all black and look to be the same model as these: I ordered mine yesterday at Arrived in Fitzroy It does sound very much like it.

Perhaps this article will be of assistance: No APN settings made no change were correct already You could surf on the phone no problem and had 4G While we do support tethering for iPhones we do not provide personal hotspots for iPads.

Depending on your mobile device, check out our Help and Support articles on how to set up tethering on your handset. So it would appear that there is a special APN that your get routed through when trying to tether.

True, but it’s still a good valued phone irrespective. Its an incredible deal with the headphones. Has anyone got the white Buzz? If so, how do the two colours compare? Already ordered a black and thinking about a second one for the wife Looking from the front you see very little white maybe 2mm around sides.

I like the white. I just bought one yesterday, but only today — almost 24h later — I received a confirmation email. Getting a bit worried that 2-day delivery time-frame is not going to happen I jumped on chat to as the status of my order and they said its currently out of stock and once my order is fulfilled, I would receive the tracking details.

I jumped on chat to as the status of my order and they said its currently out of stock. That’s a bit strange, you must of just missed out, mine shipped yesterday and StarTrack website is showing it in Perth today.

How many days passed since you placed your order and the package actually being delivered? I ordered Tuesday night, shipped yesterday and is showing “onboard for delivery today” this morning.

I’m in Perth so would expect us to be worse case. Hope you can help. Ive just purchased the buzz and want to know if it can block numbers?? And also can it take screen shots??

Hoping someone can help. Here’s the user manual if you are keen http: I’ve read through it and found screen shots, still can’t get it to work. I must be useless but still can’t find info about blocking numbers.

Do I actually need to be at home to show the delivery driver the same ID used to make the purchase? Normally all packages at my condo are signed by the admin guy and then everyone just picks them up in their own time.

So just wondering if this one time I actually have to be present no matter what Does anyone know if you can switch the hard-keys around on the Buzz? I really would like it the other way around Crap, it’s actually in my wife’s name — do I just need her DL when she heads out or does she need to physically be here too?

By the looks of it you are out of luck. I was looking to do the same thing. Also can’t fine tune the screen like the fit. The Buzz and fit look identical from the outside.

The Buzz has a slightly nicer backing. I think I prefer the fit out of the two after brief impressions. I’ve had a quick scan through the comments to see if this question has already been answered, but couldn’t find anything Once unlocked to all networks, would this be a good phone to use on Optus?

Or would the missing network bands make reception patchy and unreliable? I just bought this phone because I needed one and headphones. This was perfect, except I just got it delivered and there aren’t any headphones.

I really like the white colour as it’s a slight pearlish metallic colour. Of course we are only talking about the back of the phone here. Headphones came included not just the small ones in the phone’s box but also the Monster DNA headphones that Telstra is currently attaching to orders as a bonus, and after activating the included SIM card I have 5GB data on it already valid for 28 days.

Overall — great experience with Telstra and a great phone too — an absolute bargain at this price. And an absolute steal considering you get the Monster DNA headphones with it for free.

My widget just says “tap here to manage your prepaid service”. It should show it if you’re on mobile data — when it’s on wifi it can’t get the usage information as well.

My widget just says “tap here to manage your prepaid service” Remove that widget. Install the Telstra 24×7 app and then put the 24×7 widget on. This will show you all the info, not just data.

Can someone please clarify what being locked to Telstra means? Does it mean being locked to being a Telstra customer, or being locked to using the Telstra network, but able to go through another company that uses the Telstra network — eg.

Can we unlock other network bands on this device, under the options you listed Wahroonga Farm? It does not seem to give that option which is a pain. Tethered to Rooter is fine but not stand alone.

On closer inspection of the box there was a sticker over a sticker, so I offered the unlocker the IMEI number in the battery compartment and that unlocked it. I’ve now received a second a second Buzz, this one from Telstra — an impulse buy, heck the headphones are worth 60 notes by themself.

So if you come to unlock be aware that the stickers IMEI number may not be the same as the one on the phone, which isn’t a problem unless you persistently bang in an incorrect unlock code 10 times.

I gave the unlocker the IMEI number showing on the box and the resultant unlock code failed. Where’s the hardware specs? Is this a Qualcom Snapdragon? According to ZTE’s website it is Qualcomm.

If the former then might be able to unlock additional 3G and 4G bands. And appears to add Mhz 3G, as I just popped a Voda sim in and don’t think that Voda does or here. Perhaps someone else can confirm this.

I wonder what additional 4G bands could be unlocked? Voda actually uses all 3, , and Got mine and insta-ordered an unlock code, screw the telstra sim included. Indeed but not all districts have all three available Australia-wide.

What we need is confirmation as the phone or modem doesn’t indicate frequency info for connection. I’ve tested with a Voda SIM. The handset is network locked to Telstra.

If you put in a non-Telstra SIM card you won’t receive any service. So if you come to unlock be aware that the stickers IMEI number may not be the same as the one on the phone,.

Telstra took 2 days to dispatch, a lot unusual in my experience. On board for delivery today still within Telstras time frame and the moron driver from Star Track tries to deliver it to the wrong address.

Geez its a business address with a business name, how hard is it? Anyway now fighting with Star Track to find and deliver my phone, what a useless company!!

Mine made it just on time. Ordered Wednesday morning, got the 2nd email yesterday evening and luckily got delivered today. Star Track being themselves carded it to my local LPO Lucky I didn’t stay waiting and checked the tracking status at pm The LPO is within walking distance.

I fly out of Australia for several weeks on Sunday things would have been messy otherwise chasing refunds Yes it’s funny this phone is pretty much identical on outside to the fit, but the mtk SoC the fit gets performs better.

Mainly the GPU is a lot better. If you test benchmarks side by side you can watch run through the tests fast. Seems the GPU is not quite twice the speed going by 3dmarks scores.

On a side note, as someone has already mentioned, the Telstra SIM is actually quite useful to activate it as you’ll get 5GB straight off the bat and I think you have a full 28 to use it too.

I’m ok getting the 24×7 app via Google Play as that is one thing I actually know how to use, but how do I dump the current widget and then put the new 24×7 widget in its place? If your mobile doesn’t automatically place a new app on the main screen – do a similar thing, hold the app down with your finger and it “should” drop it on the main screen.

Where do you get the unlock code? Open your app drawer. Go to widgets tab. Find widget you want. Tap and hold on it. Place it where you want. Or on the handset itself: Looks like the replacement for this is the Y5 also blue tick which has more bands spec wise and is running 5.

Picked it up over this ZTE model. I don’t see anything about the Y5 being Blue-tick, and no mention of 4GX support either on the Telstra website: According to your link it does list support for mhz band in specifications, which is 4GX.

I would find it odd that a newly released phone didn’t offer support for it at this stage. Yeah the s is definitely a downgrade over the s used in the Buzz. You probably not going to notice much difference performance wise between the two in real life use except for the s does seem to be lot more friendlier on battery life.

Do you have the handset now and if so, do the specs match the Huawei website? Yeah that’s the thing I found with these lower end phones, you can’t trust the listed specs.

Box is blue tick and there is the MHz so it is 4GX. Nope — read the very first post in this thread, and look up the specifications for yourself:. I found this interesting, I benchmarked battery life between the fit and the buzz, here’s the results: I posted on another website forum that I thought this phone was better than the Y, but having used this phone for a while, I’ve changed my mind and I’d say the Y is better.

But this phone is very good. Y back is so slippery, Buzz is way better soft-touch rubberised. According to this site, http: Set preferred network type: And the Buzz is much better in low signal areas.

For a solid phone with Monster headphones included, not to mention a SIM card that gives 5GB straight off the bat after registration? Super for a second phone. Anyone knows if the credit can be used for existing Telstra prepaid service and not activating the new sim?

To get the headphones, can these be purchased from a T shop, or do they have to be purchased online? If buying online it appears that one has to go through the activation process as part of the procedure.

Must order online to get the headphones and discount. I was thinking about taking the sim kit into a T shop to get that credit added to my existing prepaid service. You need to activate the new SIM.

I think you’ll find that this is merely their ID procedure, so they know who’s responsible for the sim they’re sending out. Once received you or anyone can activate the sim in a different name provided that relevent ID is provided.

I’m finding this, but the differences are minor like the viewing angles better with the Y and as DerekG says in favour of the Buzz it goes brighter. A matter of personal choice this.

The camera on the buzz has it all over the Y, but find the Y battery lasts longer, but it’s early days, I’ve only completed one charge cycle on the buzz thus far, so the li-ion may still be settling.

With Mhz LTE on the Buzz but Mhz 3G on the Y, the difference between the handsets has to be in the eyes of the beholder and what they need it for. Both are excellent budget smartphones.

I bought the buzz mainly for the Monster headphones, but figured I can use this as a second phone. What do people normally use a second phone for other than work purposes? Activate the sim that came with the Buzz on freedom plus and you’ll get a 5gb data bonus valid for 28 days.

You now have a decent 4gx pocket wifi for all your wifi devices. Install Here and download offline maps and you get a 4. I use mine mainly as a workout phone since you don’t want your flagship phone to get all sweaty and possibly dropped a few times.

I might not even bother with a flagship phone in the future since these cheap ones are plenty fast with decent battery life for my use. Hi there, I’ve juts picked up one of these as a secondary phone and am surprised at the quality and functionality for the price.

I am unable to find the option to do this on this phone. I had a Y when they were cheap and the biggest flaw I found with it was only around 1. You could set it to install apps directly to sd card easy enough.

It shouldn’t be any faster though than the Buzz, because the Buzz uses the exact same system on chip. The screen I believe is ips on the Y, so should have better viewing angles and might be a bit better to look at despite having the same dpi.

The only other budget phone with an ips screen that I could use to compare against is the Sony E4g, but I doubt the Y is in the same league as that phone’s screen.

I’ve had the Fit longer, and has been through a few more battery cycles, so perhaps that helps a bit. You still wouldn’t think that it would achieve around 2 hours better. The rest of the phone seems almost identical, same screen, same mah battery, same crappy quality camera etc.

Just ordered one of these purely for use as a cheap GPS but I was wondering if everyone is still receiving these with headphones have the headphones sold out? Just checked OzBargain and 2 people received theirs with headphone on Friday so it seems like the headphones haven’t sold out yet.

Both are actually excellent scores when compared to other results: My only qualm with that benchmark is that it uses the CPU primarily and isn’t really indicative of real world performance.

The GSMarena endurance rating is good but they seldom test these cheap handsets. I don’t think it’s possible with the stock launcher and I have the same issue with my Nexus 7. You’ll probably need to install a more customisable launcher like Nova:.

You’ll probably need to install a more customisable launcher like Nova: Ordered a Black and White phone on Saturday. Received the black one today with a set of headphones. No sign yet of the white one on its way.

I assume that I will get the headphones as my invoice says: I was supposed to receive mine today. According to Star track tracking it was on board for delivery today. Then it went back to depo.

After numerous calls, I finally got out of them that Telstra had sent an Email requesting that it be ‘return to sender’! I’ve tried all afternoon to find out what is going on but I am getting the usual run-around.

Almost a wall of silence. Lucky you, my receipt doesn’t have that on it, even though they were “Included” right through checkout. However the two Buzz phoens in our house can see each other via Bluetooth.

So while I suspect it’s a Bluetooth protocol issue does the Buzz use a special protocol that isn’t widely available or something? I don’t think any battery benchmarks are. I think it just a way to compare against other phones.

I haven’t found their tests to be indicative of real world battery life either. I like the GSMarena one because they test talk time, web browsing and video playback separately to come up with the aggregate score.

I value the web browsing and video playback results since that’s what I use my handsets for most over any other tests out there but that’s just me and we all have different requirements.

Yeah their tests must be a best case scenario, I have no idea how some of the phones achieve the numbers they get. So I don’t think their numbers are good indicator of real world use either.

Thinking of returning, getting this, looks like it has message alert LED can anyone confirm thanks. Lumia’s don’t offer that, they want you to use glance instead. Have you tried glance?

Though the buzz is a much better phone than the Lumia Yep used glance, i like the clock at night handy, both have 1 gig ram which is good, and 5mpx camera. Battery seems better in the Buzz though.

Just got my Buzz with the free headphones. Enjoy mate — glad you got the headphones. Going to use mine as an Audiobook player with a micro-SD as well. Only issue with this is the volume on all droid phones is a bit low.

If you use it more like dumb phone, the is better with power-saving mode. For smartphone use then the buzz should get 2 days of moderate use easy enough and better than Lumia. I’d take the buzz everyday over the Faster processor, better apps, and flash on camera.

I found this out the hard way after trying to use it with multiple android phones: Several days ago I tried to order online, at the end of the process after I pressed “submit” or whatever, got a brief on-screen message saying there was a payment failure, order status is unknown and to check my bank statement.

All too hard, I won’t be bothering further — top ordering system That was the only way to get Optus 4G mHZ at my house. My Zenfone 2 was getting 2 bars Optus amaysim 4G signal when they were side to side, Buzz was on E dge all the time.

Has anybody ordered multiple units and got headphones for each phone ordered? What sort of adapter would I need to get? Or never heard of an adapter for headphones buttons.

I would love to know if there’s an adapter that allows the use of both the mic and the buttons on iPhone-centric headsets on Android You can’t lose, beat valued smartphone. Don’t forget the free 5gb sim activation.

Is that with the included sim? No extra recharge is required in the case of SIM cards included with prepaid devices. If you do some searching in the Lycamobile prepaid thread you may find a technique which allows tethering to occur in spite of Lyca not permitting it.

Lyca uses Telstra however and there is no guarantee the same technique will work in your case. I do know it works for Lyca although I do not use it. We ran into a problem some time back on a different phone.

Phones without MHz work fine in metro areas and large regional centres where there is MHz service. This had me stumped for a while, we even had 5 bars of signal at times but no service — I am guessing the phone was monitoring Telstra signal, not Optus.

As soon as you step into the country where there is no MHz service, the service stops. Someone mentioned before that this phone might actually support MHz. However, you’ll have to play around with the secret handset menu.

Yes, I remember reading W-Farm’s post, but i haven’t experimented. I am actually using the phone with Telstra prepaid, but it could be handy for me if I could use it with Amaysim Optus too. It should arrive within the next few days and I’ll give this a shot.

And I’ll be very interested in what you discover. The phone I use for Amaysim is now pretty hopeless for internet use, hence my interest in potentially using the Buzz which is very snappy.

You should be able to enable 3G and other bands. You’ll need root though. Refer to my previous post. Thank you for this information. I had read your previous posts and looked at your link. Unfortunately the process is too hard for me and I’ll have to be satisfied with the phone the way it is.

But thank you anyway. Mine just got delivered via Startrack Express. Has this happened to others? Now trying to get on to 24×7 chat. Because even though the offer runs till Christmas, the headphones are mentioned as subject to stock availability in the fine print.

For those saying you can enable MHz, I doubt the phone has the hardware for it The chipset does support 3G, but there’s no guarantee the antenna is capable of it as well.

But they didn’t come. So it is on record. BTW this was a lengthy session, 24×7 seemed to think I was referring to the little earpiece that comes with the phone. Lucky the offer is still there so I sent them the link referring to the “Bonus Gift” Eventually the light filtered through.

I cant find where to turn on notification light? Maybe it was that priority thing i played with anyone know how? I’m using messenger for texts thanks. This phone will be my sons, so I need to restrict some apps ect.

When I go in to setting to do this, I don’t have the “Users” option listed. Is it hidden somewhere else on the phone? The second issue is when I go in to system updates, the only option listed is “Storage card updates” Is anyone able to help me with this?

The headphones are pretty ordinary. If I paid the prices they normally sell for I’d be disappointed. Doss apparently there isn’t a way to set up seperate user accounts, although this phone runs android lollipop its version is missing this feature.

Perhaps a hardware limitation, insufficient memory perhaps. All you may be able to do is disable apps that are innapropriate in settings apps. I read somewhere that zte are unlikely to issue any updates to the phone.

There is an update app in the app drawer. I presume if an update became available you would use this app to download it to SD card then go to settings to install it. Presumably the one mentioned here: I checked “about phone-system-updates “and I saw that only “storage cards updates” available, it said” copy update pack to storage card for system updates”.

I then used this script to remove kingroot and replace with supersu. As stated by other users it’s not available by default, however if you root the phone as above you can enable it by editing the build.

You should be able to remove root once you have edited the build. I have no problems with my Telstra sim either If this is the same for all Buzz users, it looks like Telstra’s firmware is causing this.

Your only choice will be to use the wifi hotspot or to replace Telstra’s firmware with the factory generic one. Maybe tell others where you found it. Anyway I found it too. For information of others trying to update..

Scroll through the pre installed apps and find one called “system Updates”. White with green arrow. What can I use this on? My update downloaded and installed ok went smooth I find them a bit similar to my Logitech UE, except the mids are suppressed.

The UEs have very crisp bass, the Monsters have emphasised lows and highs, and fairly unenthusiastic mids. Still, they don’t really hold a candle to the Sennheiser HD I normally use with my laptop I attempted installation from the System Updates app and it seemed to be working until I got the same message as Mike reported:.

And as in his case I have plenty of space on the device and I also have a micro SD card installed. Now the System Updates app reports: System update was not completed because the package is mismatched.

I attempted installation from the System Updates app and it seemed to be working until I got the same message as Mike reported. That happened to me three times in a row last night. Thank you for that.

I notice in my System Updates app history that code is quoted at the end of the failure message. Power down phone, while holding the volume up power the phone up and it should enter recovery menu, use the volume buttons to select wipe cache, after that finishes reboot and try update again.

Yeah lots of devices like that yet my gb SD card still works. I haven’t tested the buzz, but it works in the very similar ZTE fit. I doubt it’s a hardware limitation. Works fine without formatting as FAT So no need to worry about the supposed 32gb limitation.

Price valid from 7 Dec to 24 Dec Okay I received my amaysim sim today and can confirm tethering doesn’t work with any sim except for a Telstra one. I received my amaysim sim today and can confirm tethering doesn’t work with any sim except for a Telstra one.

So i just got this phone for a family member and ended up doing the update, however now it seems to of removed the bluetooth smart function. Any idea how i can get it back? The device they use requires this.

It did work before the update too which seems even weirder. Maybe we can try it on our phones to see if the same issue exist after updating. I no longer have the phone with me and they won’t tell me the app for some reason?

Just told her to keep it for a couple days and see if it changes, otherwise work something out. I have two of theses phones one updated, one I haven’t yet, using this app it confirms the updated phone doesn’t support BLE, while the non updated one does show as working.

They probably don’t want to in case any issues arise rolling back to a previous version, sucks they don’t provide full firmware roms, as it limits development. Same thing has happened to me — did the update and now can’t use BLTE bluetooth low energy.

I was using it to couple a Wahoo Tickr heart rate monitor to the phone — in fact, it was the only reason I bought this phone — for the Bluetooth 4 capability. It’s not a problem with any APP — it is because Bluetooth 4 capability has been removed from the phone!!!!!

My bluetooth still allows me to connect to a set of headphones — but not to a device which requires Bluetooth 4. The phone itself will not pair with the device. Have any of you managed to get Foxtel Go working with the Buzz?

I get an error message while Foxtel Go is loading — “Sorry. Video playback is not available on this device. Please turn off AllShare to continue. Given this is not a Samsung phone, I wonder why this error shows up.

I’m very interested in hearing from anyone about what happens when you install and then attempt to use Foxtel Go. Might have something to do with the chromecast stuff I have installed though.

Mobile Foxtel different app works fine though as long as you turn off wi-fi — it’s unmetered mobile data on Telstra so all’s good. Foxtel’s just paranoid about people trying to stream from phones to a TV.

I’m having some trouble applying the update as an OTA, does anyone know where I can find it as a download that I can put on the SDcard and do the update that way?

I’ve had a Google around but not having any luck finding it. Have you tried setting the APN type to: I know in Kitkat and Lollipop there is apparently a tethering flag meaning that your carrier will know that you are tethering and restrict your usage.

I do not know however, if there is the ability to have a fixed tethering apn on Android Lollipop. Root your phone, instructions by Snakebyte here 2. Run the app and grant it root permission 4.

Close the application, reboot, and you’re good to go. So multi user is a feature of 5. And with more mobiles using SIM trays now, means you have to have a wire coming out of the phone and into a case.

I didn’t claim they did, only that they are as useful as a dual SIM phone that can only run 2G on one slot when 2G is switched off. I hope this doesn’t come through as a stupid question.

Other than using the 2nd sim slot for obviously a 2nd sim or extra storage, what other reasons are people using dual sim phones for. I’ve been using a dual sim phone over the past year and a bit — Oppo R7 and Huawei P8.

My main number was used to receive calls as I was on a cheap telstra contract. I used a starter kit to make calls and use data in the 2nd sim. I have now moved my main number to prepaid porting between providers using cheap starter kits each month.

It was so people always see my main number. I have set up a backup number to accumulate credits when using telstra starter kits and anyone else in my family. Now I only really use 1 sim my main number because I just port between providers.

The reason I’d like one as I have one SIM on a PAYG plan with one provider with my “permanent” number which has a reasonable call rate for calls and txt but expensive data, and I have another SIM with cheap data that I would like to use in my phone as well as my main number.

That’s probably atypical, but I’m sure the main reasons would be to get a better combination of rates or just to have 2 numbers e. Hi Ziggster I don’t think LeoH has posted correct information?

Your link doesn’t work. There is also a lengthy phone specific therad: That’s exactly how I’m using my Moto G2 at the moment. Has worked well so far, but I’m starting to experience issues in more and more areas that no longer have the 2G available so I’ll have to upgrade soon.

Sort of, with the usual dual standby limitations. If you are using data and a call comes in on the other sim there are two options depending on which Connection priority you have selected.

Incoming calls on the non-data enabled SIM go to voicemail if data is active. Data is stopped to receive calls on the non-data enabled SIM. The main thing is that the non-data enabled SIM can receive 3G calls and isn’t restricted to 2G only.

Others have other reasons but dual SIM works for me. Not when 2G is no longer available, hence this thread. There is also a vast difference in cost. It’s probably worth pointing out that not all dual SIM active standby phones has the same capability.

For example, I don’t think all can accept an incoming call while using data like the Moto G2 mentioned above. Whatever the solution it beats switching SIMs. I think that’s pretty bad, actually.

If I’m overseas I don’t want my phone deciding for me which sim is the data sim, that’s why I buy dual-sim phones in the first place. I don’t want to wear international roaming charges because some dope sends me a cat video or something.

If you can do data restriction on single sim phone, you will be able to do the same on a dual sim phone as well. Just simply disable second sim to use data in any condition. They use the same processor though I’m considering getting the S7 edge and hoping for this upgrade to come to it as well Neither is the Note 7 but this article states that it will be in Q4 after a firmware upgrade so hopefully the S7 may get the same upgrade.

If I’m overseas I don’t want my phone deciding for me which sim is the data sim. In the post you cite, south coast angus is referring to receiving an MMS. These use a different APN or are at least usually charged differently for than regular internet data.

The phone is doing the right thing in my opinion, pretty much what a single SIM phone would do. The only objection may be if you have the other SIM set with an always on data connection and this session needs to close.

For internet data, I’m sure the phone would use whatever SIM its configured to use. You can of course contact the provider of your Australian SIM to disable whatever functionality you wish while you are overseas.

Alternatively, most phones can have data roaming disabled. Interesting to know if this firmware upgrade applies to both the Exynos and Snapdragon configurations. We know the SD chipset is capable, but far the wiki on dual sim doesn’t state that Exynos is able to handle 3G-4G dual operations.

There are 2 settings which cover this. Seems no 4G and 3G. So that make the RG completely useless for what I need a genuine dual-sim ruggesd non-shonky Chinese branded handset running Android 5.

There are, apparently, very few handsets that can do it. Might have to resort to having two seperate phones from December this year when Telstra 2g shuts down.

Check the wiki of this post. There are a number of handsets listed in confirmed to support 3G dual standby. Can also get the 32GB version https: By that I mean the phone has both sims active requiring no ‘switching’ between one or the other to receive calls or txt’s.

Both sims are live at the same time. Perhaps its because 2g radio hardware is totally different, or because 2g and 3g can use the same antenna config in the phone to work but 4g and 3g cannot?

Yep that’s definitely an issue. The best phones ever for long battery life are the Sonim XP3 series 2g phones — I used to have one of those and it’s battery lasted a whole week between charges if I wasn’t using it much.

My current dual-sim Toughshield phone can’t go more than a day on standby without a charge unless I turn off mobile data and basically cripple all the handy apps like gmail.

I can find some proof pics using China carriers. Here is the Chinese forume: People here are not discussing a different topic than you do. While both sims are active for phone calls and sms as long as you do not intend to use data from the data sim while have phone call from other sim.

It is confirmed that once a call comes in from the other sim, your data will be suspended until the call finishes. Xperia X Performance manual says the same thing: The more expensive X Performance has a Snapdragon Why is there a lack of mobiles with 3 slots.

Because then you’re compounding the problem even further. A real genuine dual-sim phone regardless if dual-active or not requires two sets of radio hardware otherwise it’s not possible to have two sims active and registered at the same time.

To do that with three sims while definitely possible then requires three sets of radio hardware, a LOT more battery capacity, plus you get serious problems with antenna design. I think you misunderstood.

I am guessing the poster wants a 2 sim phone where the sd slot is NOT shared with the second sim. In my current android phone there’s no correlation between sd card access and sim cards — apps, etc.

The phone could have ten sims and ten sets of radio hardware and battery and processing power notwithstanding have all 10 sims active and registered, and the sd card is sitting there available to all apps and factory-supplied software modules to use as necessary.

Maybe later Android versions or IOS versions do actually have the ability to configure which SIM can access the sd card but I haven’t come across one that does yet with the phones I’ve owned.

As I said I don’t think you get what the poster wants. A lot of dual sim phones coming out now only have two physical slots. The second slot can either take a sim OR a sd card — not both together.

So you can have 2 sim cards and NO sd card or one sim and one sd card. It got nothing todo with the radio thing. Only the S7 dual sim import version can use the second sim as a dual sim setup.

The local version looks like a second sim but it only has SD card functionality. The import version can with a bit of tinkering be used as a second sim with an SD card but it is a tricky mod from what I have read.

The Australian version is only a single sim phone. It is a great phone. That’s why the RugGear RG I was almost going to buy is now useless as a purchase target unless 2g stays operating past which it won’t.

I’ve got an LGv10 dual sim, I have a Telstra sim in port 1 and Amaysim in port 2 if there’s no data transimission, there are no logos above either signal strength bar.. That’s exactly how it works. I don’t know that it is that usual.

At least for devices with a 2G SIM slot. They only pattern I was ever was able to discern was that Chinadroids were more likely to have fixed assignments. I think it’s been pretty common in the past two years.

Prior to that fixed assignment was more common. It may be more prevalent amongst phones with MTK chipsets. It is prudent to check this on dual SIM active stand-by phones with differing band capabilities per slot.

I’m coming from Nexus 5x so a similar performance level would be ideal. Not listed in the Wiki. For now I’d be looking at the Taiwan import ZF3 5. Maybe the Redmi 4 if Xiaomi ever releases it.

Soc means System on Chip. Looks like the Umi Plus Extreme might be first out of the box with the P20 http: The ZUK forums has good instructions for that. Definitely standby 4G capable in both slots the nominate primary SIM gets 4G, the other gets 3G, but doesn’t matter which slot you use.

ZUI very iOS like, so unlikely to officially come into Au due to copyright, but works great for me as my primary is an iPhone. But Telstra Blue Tick has other requirements as well. So unless they sell a dual SIM phone, none will have blue tick.

Thanks for the reply’s I currently have a samsung duos young and have to update 2G turned off soon. I was hoping to find a dual sim replacement with better reception but not necessarily blue tick but still work in rural areas with reasonable coverage.

I was hoping to find a dual sim replacement with better reception but not necessarily blue tick. If a Telstra sold a blue tick dual sim phone the dual sim functionality would probably be disabled.

One of the advantages of dual sim phones is having one sim for data and the other for calls to reduce how much you pay to the carriers. Don’t think any of them would sell dual sim phones for this reason so there will probably never be a blue tick dual sim phone.

Vodafone had a dual sim phone a while back but they crippled it by disabling one of the sim slots. Snapdragon is relatively new and was released at the same time as the better specced which does support it.

Just 8 A53 chips like the lower end Mediatek’s. In any event — the phone has some issues: And Vodafone shutdown date also announced www. Anyone seen the Alcatel Idol 4 and 4S?

Looks like good competitors to the Moto G4s, and a bit smaller which appeals to me. I couldn’t find any mention on here, sorry if I missed it. Also Blackberry have released a rebranded version of the same phone DTEK50 , but seems to have disabled the second sim slot and made it SD card only.

Apart from the DTEK50 which is in the wild, I have actually seen an Alcatel Idol 4 for sale anywhere none on ebay for example although plenty of accessories. Agree that hybrid slots are the devil incarnate, what point a dual SIM if you can’t fully use both slots.

Then I will revert to two seperate phones. Going to be no choice since my phone s need to be rugged ones due to the type of work environment. Sadly it’s not really possible to make the telco’s keep 2g going except on Xmas Island if they’ve made commercial decisions based around the licensing requirements for the spectrum allocations and other factors.

I boycotted the Census and won but don’t think I can win at keeping 2g going as a single consumer of the services. Is vodafone an option for you for 2g? Coverage They are shutting 2g off next September.

My plan is to switch my voice sim to vodafone come december. Keep my data sim on Telstra. Would like to get more life out of my Letv 1s. Im very tempted though by the ZTE Axon 7.

Might make the Elephone S7 an interesting choice. Moto Z to the list, just released here in Australia. Also the cheaper Moto Z Play with a chipset and a few other downgraded specs. Yep, I’m running the Moto G4 Plus with chipset at the moment.

Moto has lost their minds while designing the Z series It will struggle to last a day Found this form and associated wiki to be very helpful. It’s stated as confirmed at launch but the manufacturers own spec sheet doesn’t appear to support this.

Table of data https: The ZTE is available for presale here www. As it seems to be an updated version of the Xepria performance which is 4g and 3g sim, I presume it will also be dual 4g and 3G.

Does anyone have any experience or confirm the dual sim feature will operate on 4g and 3g at the same time. Your device supports the use of two different networks at the same time.

You can select from the following network mode combinations when two SIM cards are inserted in your device: Different status icons are displayed in the status bar depending on the type or mode of network that you are connected to.

Refer to Icons in the status bar to see what the different status icons look like. The primary consideration for me anyway is that I need a rugged dual-sim phone that will not force the second sim to only use 2g when the first sim is also active.

My second sim stops working in less than a month, if Telstra really does disable all it’s central 2g servers HLR, etc. John Willie Gee writes The Zenfone 3 models are now on the confirmed list.

Looks like the new Kirin on the Huwaei Mate 9 can also be added to the list. Maybe we can also add which phones are stupid enough to have hybrid slots in them. I haven’t seen any Samsung devices yet, I wonder whether they’ll release one, ones that don’t explode, of course.

Wasn’t even announced as a feature on the Kenzo, so no guarantee it actually comes across. Exactly what’s been holding me off. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge dual sim running nougat now supports 3G on the second sim.

You can receive calls on any sim while on a call. I can see in mobile networks that my sim 1 can use 3G https: When making a call on sim 1, data is not allowed this thread wouldn’t reload so that would indicate to me that when in a call the other radio is disabled.

SM-GFD, obviously the dual sim model. Great to have dual active sims with the nougat upgrade. It is only available with the nougat update. I noticed it when I updated the firmware to nougat.

I am sure that there is a screenshot somewhere. I haven’t looked for links on this but I doubt that I am the first person to notice it. If you do find a link post it anyway. According to the specs here — https: I am thinking of one of these Elephone S7 knock off chinese phones Has a Snapdragon so same as G4 Plus but lots of other phones aren’t supporting the feature.

What on the UM site makes you think it does. All I can see is a statement that it supports 4G and 3G networks. I could not find any other reference that it is able to so I asked the question on XDA forums, and got a simple no it can’t:.

I was a little sceptical as it doesn’t explicitly say what it does simultaneously, however, when googling around I found the following statement from Samsung Hong Kong website:.

I could not find any other reference that it is able to so I asked the question on XDA forums, and got a simple no it can’t: Pretty easy for someone to say that not knowing the correct information.

I will try to take a screenshot and post it. I was surprised that it was in the nougat beta update. Samsung in Singapore announced it so maybe google that.

I did find the following link to a singapore forum claiming 3G support for dual sim on the Galaxy S7, only in selected countries, I think I am reading it right:. Samsung SG state it will come by Q4 so they still got time.

Samsung did release the 3G suppprt for dual SIM with firmware: Singapore is the only country left out in this update. As for your question to Android 7. Korea only so don’t expect official stable release to reach Singapore that fast.

Ok just to update the Samsung S7 dual sim model. I generally don’t run dual sims but today I was going to post a screenshot showing that it does display 3G on the second sim.

In the menu that is the case However I changed the data sim to the second one and the first one fell back to 2G. So I guess that is why nougat is still in beta.

I do believe that it will have this functionality soon but for now it is not working. Sorry for any misinformation. BTW, interesting when I read about Netcom 2. Would be interesting to test whether the Australian carriers care if they see two IMEI on their network at the same time.

Is it obvious which number incoming calls or sms are from? I’ve got a work phone and personal phone and really don’t want to let customers get my personal number! Depending on the phone some are more obvious than others.

As jokiin mentioned when calling all can be set to prompt which sim. The better ones prompt you for the name of the SIM that you define instead of just he number making it more obvious.

More importantly it can be hard to see the sim sms is sending because they don’t normally prompt, you have to be careful to look at the sim indicator near the “send” button. When taking on my first dual sim, I did make a few mistakes sending work stuff on my personal SIM, but quickly got the hang of it, until I changed phones.

I used to use Dual Sim Selector apk from pixel rush. I haven’t got it to work on my latest phone but if they fix the bug I’ll be using it again. That sounds very handy! I do try to make sure all my work contacts are in my work google account, and personal kept separate, so that sort of automation would be really handy.

Cheers for the info. Now to try pick a phone My wife has a 32GB model. No NFC, no message light. Could have gone the 5. After considering everything, 5″ phone and support for B28 were most important things for me I use Optus and here in Canberra they don’t have access to all the other frequencies available everywhere else.

Here’s a thread I’ve found as well: Think it is doubtful as well. I’ve put an new post on their thread asking for a screenshot of the the sim status. Not sure if we’ll get a response as the last post was back in June.

I am sorry that we cannot provide screenshots for now since we don’t have the unboxed LG G5 on hand for review. I will try to repost the screenshots once available. Looks like there is a good chance it will do it, but with all this confusion only screenshots of the SIM status will settle it once and for all.

What a farce from the manufacturers. The specs I’m looking for are: From the Wiki link, it looks as though there is no such phone on sale in Australia and dubiously anywhere else in the world.

Kogan have a parallel import Moto E3 but it doesn’t have band That suits my needs as I just need it to access security code texts sent from Australia when I’m overseas so I know when they’re coming.

Agreed, any manufacturer releasing a dual SIM phone here in Australia should be very explicit in declaring the 2G limitation. If not surely consumers will be able exercise their rights about it not being fit for purpose.

Due to my phone being dropped and needing to purchase right away, I did not have the luxury of waiting it out for suitable products to be released. Presumably Motorola wanted a cheaper price point phone.

Agree though it should be clearly disclosed to purchasers or dropped — like Oppo who released an AU model as a single SIM phone. If you push it to 5. Thanks for the suggestion but I’m happy with about 4.

I’m hoping the Zenphone Go works out. Hi All, The telstra 2g will be switched off tomorrow 1st Dec I am using samsung s7 edge duos. I noticed when I first set up to have both sim working last time Jan Recently after the phone last phone update Oct I am not sure is that means i will still able to have both active after the switch off.

I think we should be able to find out tomorrow. Both SIMs are on Telstra. ROM is the android OS. Specific carrier or country has specific ROM. Telstra using its own ROM same as Optus.

I don’t think there is any doubt with those screenshots. I’m on stock Android 6. Phone is UAE variant. That good news, it indicates it will likely be a universal update, not region specific to those that are shutting down their 2G network like Singapore.

After installing this update, my sim behaviour didn’t change — 1 sim still has to be 2G only. Both have the same Exynos chips, but doesn’t mean they get updated on the same cycle e.

Both have the same Exynos chips, but doesn’t mean they get updated on the same cycle. The 2 sim still working fine after the switch off. I did try to set one of the sim to 2G only cause I am not sure has Telstra switch off totally on scheduled to start switching on today one after another.

I tested this on my device this morning and have the same experience. The result is the 2G only sim will still get signal but in roaming mode. Try making a call before you get too excited.

The fact that you said you get signal in roaming mode suggests your phone is getting that signal from another network and it’s only good for an emergency call. The fact that you said you get signal in roaming mode suggests your phone is getting that signal from another network and it’s only good for an emergency cal.

You got me wrong. I switch to 2G only to see if I still getting signal to proof that Telstra did switch it off. Mine still using Telstra ROM. For others — can you post exactly what ROM and where you got it, and maybe the GFD users can try something similar.

So, the second sim Telstra in my OnePus 2 dual sim phone no longer operates after Telstra shut down their 2G network overnight. Key requirements are dual sim obviously the second sim is 3G and not 2G when on standby, Snapdragon or higher CPU, 5.

Band 28 support would be great but not essential. I’m looking for a replacement phone and would really appreciate any recommendations. This thread seems to relate to dual sim phones but for years i have used triple sims for businesses and personal use which has been very practice, Of course today i find that my Acer E tripple sim smartphone now only has one active sim as i am with telstra, Cant believe it..

I have googled but cant seem to find triple sims with all three on 3g or 4g at once, Really at a loss. Maybe i switch to Voda until next September and hope phone manufacturers get with the times by then.

I have been using dual sim phones for the last 5 years, and this is the first time I’ve heard of a triple SIM phone Agreed, it will need a lot more telcos to shutdown their 2G networks.

I’m surprised we have the capability with dual-sim phones now, I didn’t think the dual-sim market in Australia had that much influence as the phones are not sold by the carriers I’m surprised we have the capability with dual-sim phones now, I didn’t think the dual-sim market in Australia had that much influence as the phones are not sold by the carriers.

It’s people holding onto old feature phones that had GSM. That’s why we still have the 2G around. A long time ago they were the bee’s knees. Still people using them, I think. Australian dual-sim, it’s the telcos who are preventing OEMs from making available duals.

Actually no one except the customer benefits we buy less phones and we make smarter use of plans Certainly why they don’t subsidise or distribute them, but there simply aren’t that many dual-sims produced compared to single, apart from the China market where it seems far more common and as I understand it phones generally aren’t carrier subsidised.

Hi all, i have spent countless hours looking up relevant info and also read all above comments regarding dual 3G sim phones and this forum has been very helpful. My question is I am looking at getting a Motorola z play.

Has anyone got one and if so are you happy with its dual sim functions and phone quality? This firmware hasn’t been uploaded on Sammobile. S7 Edge users can do the same thing.

Yes had one for a couple of weeks now. Loving it and it’s awesome battery life. If your firmware combination is different from Samsung’s stock one, you cannot get update. It will just show that the current version is up to date.

Hi There, I’m looking at one of these phones too. But I have an Australia-bought Gear S So I have added a card and paid with it using the watch: That was not correct. Although the phone shows full bars for both network.

What’s the network type for the SIM card that’s not selected for 4G? Is it 3G or 2G? It doesn’t have a microSD card slot but 64 GB of internal memory should be enough.

I keep on seeing words of caution on this forum, but there’s also some praises though. Thanks for that Alacritas. I must be getting tired not to notice that. I’ll start all over in the morning.

It’s getting so complicated that I might just keep my existing 3G phone as the second sim slot. I edited the wiki and added a new field and clarification as all phones listed are dual stand-by phones.

For me I love streaming music and using the net for hours on my data only sim and if I got a message on my other sim want to be able to reply without any interruption.

Wiki’s can also create a searchable table which might be good to look into if this becomes a popular listing. Are you sure about this? Can you put in a Telstra sim in slot 2 and try to make calls while 4G is activated on slot 1.

Would you please post screen shots and youtube video. I posted a while back that 3G was available on the second sim a while back but once I tested it I realised that it may say 3G on the second sim but if you try to use it then it will drop down to 2G.

That was on the nougat beta for the S7 Edge. This functionality is meant to be available at least in Singapore before the end of the year. Double check the last two digits which should be K5, not J2.

J2 version had the bug that you mentioned, but it’s fixed in K5. I can make a phone call using my second sim Telstra prepaid while my main sim Optus is connected to LTE.

Of course, the second sim cannot be used for data connection although it’s on 3G network. The second sim can be definitely used for a voice call and SMS messaging while the main sim is connected to LTE network.

One thing I just noticed is that the data connection on the main sim will be lost during a phone call using the second sim. Once you start a phone call with the second sim, the main sim’s data connection is lost and cannot use internet during the call.

It is instantly recovered after the call though. I am really enjoying nougat. I would like dual sim functionality but don’t want to roll back. I would presume that if I did it may work but I would lose it again if I chose to go back to nougat again so it’s probably not worth it at the moment.

I would think that nougat would support this in the future. I have read there have been updates to the S7 Snapdragon models which enabled it but these are only single sim.

I want to pull the trigger on an S7 dual sim non-edge for my father in law but the inconsistent reports are holding me back. I have moto g2 now that 2g has been stopped I can only use one Sim at a time.

So when I’m using Sim 2 which is most of the time I miss calls and text on Sim 1 where ad before I used to see them when 2g was active. I have a grandfathered prepaid encore in Sim one which I use for my calls and text which I want to keep and the expiry isn’t until and a prepaid plus in Sim 2 that I use mainly for data.

Can anyone tell me which phones would work for me Thanks: Currently have a Samsung Mega 5. Am after Dual Active and large screen. Can anyone tell me which phones would work for me.

I’m really happy about this ’cause buying another handset so soon after getting the S7 would have been annoying, but not as annoying as having to carry a second phone around with me.

I had no idea it already had the hardware for the job. Thank you to Jjayj and to the Whirlpool hive-mind for saving me a few hundred bucks. Back to the topic at hand, both SIMs in the phone worked as hoped today, and I had the added bonus of being able to rub it gently in the face of a coworker having the same problem with his phone — a Huawei of some description.

Optus haven’t shut down 2G. Would suggest iinet is set as the data SIM. Irrespective of whether either SIM is on a network that may or may not have shutdown the 2G network, the screenshots show one SIM connected to 4G while the other is on 3G.

Both sims are Telstra, and both are working. Or should I wait for the S8 which is just around the corner Pumpino provided links here to flash the phone: Be careful, this phone comes in single sim and dual sim variants.

The Australian Motorola website says it is the XT http: This site that lists all the variants http: Other sites say it is the dual SIM. Since you will be buying from an official Australian channel where the local telcos seem push against dual SIM phones, make sure you examine it carefully before purchasing.

Anything similar for the Moto E 2nd Gen? Got this phone less than 6 months ago and unfortunately, didn’t know the Telstra 2G network was going off before I purchased it.

Also be aware that the sim pins in this phone can break. Once I had a dual-sim phone, its single sim now. Wikipedia provides the best description imho Dual standby phones, such as those running on Mediatek chipsets, allows both SIMs to be accessed through time multiplexing.

When making or receiving calls, the modem locks to the active channel; the other channel would be ignored and thus unavailable during the duration of the call. I’ve been reading the past few pages.

I haven’t done alot of research though. So what phones that do have dual sim, support Optus’s LTE bands? And how about support for SD card? Lets see with a different set of requirements?

I am looking but I can’t find anything of this spec. OR moto g4 plus but you miss out on NFC. Have you read the Wiki?? It summarises a bunch of phone bands and prices. I have looked everywhere but cannot find confirmation that it does.

Budget Mediatek chip, even the mid-range Mediatek P10 doesn’t generally support it. I know that what gearbest is saying might not be correct so I still believe Ziggster.

Anybody else who got this phone who can confirm? I have been looking at the Nubia Z7 max which is a two year old phone. It has NFC and is now selling at a competitive price.

Does anybody has experience with this phone? Re Nubia Z7 Max. Yes, you are probably right. Nothing beats actual experience though. That is why I am asking those who have this phone to confirm that the advice given by the seller is incorrect.

The Z7 Max gets very good reviews. Too bad it will not be dual capable in Australia by the end of next year. It is not on the wiki list. Just realised that MSM is Snapdragon which is on the list.

Only just gotten into stock despite being ‘launched’ in October, so no reports either way yet. But it’s only LTE Bands 1,3,7, Ones that come to mind are:. I am using the last option but when I have a WiFi connection, I switch the Telstra SIM slot to 3G so I can receive calls and txts directly on the Telstra number without having to do the diversion and txts cannot be diverted anyway.

Maybe just get a new phone. I used to think that was ok but soon realised too many people like to communicate with SMS by default. I picked up a Huawei GR Really with a Mediatek Screenshots please of both 4G and 3G active at the same time.

People can be taught to use apps like Whatsapp, Skype, etc. So I downloaded as per Jjayj’s link, and installed the firmware onto my S7 dual sim. Is there any reason why I should not install updates recommended by my phone from now on?

If the chipset doesn’t support 4G and 3G across the two SIMs, then the phone presumably cannot do that. It would be safer to assume the Huawei GR3 is limited to 2G on the sim not enabled for data based on similar phones of that vintage and chipset.

It looks like the same one in Streuther’s screenshot. About to pull the trigger on an S7 or S7 edge, does anyone have a drop box link or similar for firmware and software required for 3g on 2nd sim?

Also could anyone suggest the best place to purchase online? I followed Jjayj’s instructions from a couple of pages ago snipped so as not to upset the forum software by quoting more then I type:.

My last few phones have been purchased through Kogan. There are probably cheaper options, but I haven’t had a problem with them after getting over the shock of the first one turning up set to Polish thank you Google Translate for getting me out of that one.

Does anyone know of there’s any updates for a Motorola G2 2nd generation that would enable me to be using Sim 2 as data and allows me to see if a getting a call or text on Sim 1 As since Telstra shut down 2g I can’t see this feature anymore so I have to flick between Sim selection during the day to see if I’ve missed calls or text.

I’ve heard on other phones an update can restore 2sim phones again. If not I know my options would be. Buy a Motorola G4 plus. Use two single phone Sims Get rid of one of my Sim numbers.

There are a couple of SMS forward apps that I use so I don’t have to carry my work phone around with me free forward you can reply from the original phone and phone leash. It means you have to have the other phone on but it just sits on my desk.

The SE Asian Marshmallow firmware already does, so we know that one will. I think you’re asking if the XSA generic Australian one will as well when it goes Nougat and to that we don’t know.

I’d say it probably will given the way Samsung seems to like to use a common base for all their S7 firmwares, which is how the XSA currently supports the FD model even though it’s not available in Australia.

But it’s a case of wait and see. This is the original post I followed: Anybody who has 3g 4g Sims active on their S7’s has battery life been affected at all?

I think it’s a little more power hungry than it was, but I don’t have any data to back that up. Hi Guys, I can confirm the OnePlus3 works on the Telstra network now since the 2g network has been shut down.

I’ll post a video when I get a chance. I’ve tested using data 4g, and recieving and making calls 3g while browsing the net. I also confirmed the 2g network was definitely not connected at the time post 1 December.

Only in Australia F The dual SIM model F has to be imported. Hi Geedog do you specifically have the malaysian firmware rather than the THL firmware that is specified in previous posts? Are you able to link to the firmware you have installed?

Does the Malaysian firmware allow you to measure Sp02? Is there a way of doing this without a complete wipe? I tried to change to XSP Singapore by switching. Couldn’t find a way.

Installed everything twice, gave up, went back to THL. Could we keep specific S7 Dual discussions in a dedicated thread. Sorry — getting confused. I don’t know what SP02 is, so not sure how to see if if it is available.

After a lot of searching I was down to two dual sim phones. I ended up going for the the Moto Z as it has the extra mhz band missing from the OP3. Both are dual Sim standby phones so 3g sim should work in the 2nd Sim slot.

With standby sim phones you can only use one sim at a time but that is better than nothing. I’d prefer the dream travel phone with a million frequencies and will work everywhere.

Running nougat and I have a working TA backup before i unlocked the bootloader. Has a Mediatek P10 chip. I wont buy another HTC after my 18 month old desire dual sim just went blank for no reason.

I put a new battery in it thinking that was the problem but still nothing, just a blinking red charge light when on charge. Tried all the reset options but nothing will bring it back to life.

Very interesting is the new Galaxy A series This devices will receive the software update in approx. Not what I’m looking for myself. The Samsung S7 dual sim exynos version received the software update.

Another user has reported today that they have tried the Nougat 7.

The Telstra chat operator said that it did have a removable battery then apologized and said no it doesn’t have one and now insists that it doesn’t. Telstra’s page about the phone says the battery isn’t removable under the detailed specifications section https: But I’ve just discovered use of Telstra credit on Google play and the joys of an extra GB when using CreditMe2U — both these things currently require me to use the sim card in my main phone, which is a hassle.

I’m very confused about whether the phone has a removable battery. It has a removable battery. As above the battery is user replaceable or removable. In fact it comes separate to the phone itself in the box.

I just got one for myself as a spare for the kids, http: Correct, as per the thread title ;. And in “About phone” Sure you’re not thinking of the much older Tempo? On a side note, when using this phone just as a pocket wifi device for the household, will it always stay on and connected when it comes to dishing out wifi assuming it’s plugged in, or will I have to mess with it when I get up in the morning for instance?

They are not on display. You have to ask the sales guys. Two more left about half an hour ago. Mentioned mates rates at the cashier. If I go into a Telstra store, will they give me the same deal?

Unlike at Dick Smith they’re displayed with printed price tickets as if it’s a new regular price. I bought a phone anyway: Not a bad idea. I only purchased it 1week ago from Telstra store.

They could have let me know a deal was coming Docket are usually 7 days right? Couldnt help myself and purchased another: Its all your fault, and Jacks and astero’s, and a couple of others: To good to pass up.

I will keep the headphones and pass the phone on to one of my extended family in the Philippines. It can take a couple of days for the data to appear. If not get in touch with Telstra.

The store probably would not be aware of the headphone offer. Try returning it, nothing to lose except some time and possibly angst: I’m tempted to get a second one myself so the wife’s got a set of headphones too..

I’m an iphone guy, I’m at the point of being sick of ios issues and generally bored with apple, so I am going to use this to enter the world of Android Android has it issues as well. Still after trying apple, ms, and android, I am hooked on android.

I’m at the point of being sick of ios issues and generally bored with apple. I would not call this an awsome android phone but hey its cheap as and has mhz. Android does not have all the annoying constraints etc that apple has.

Apple, google etc are all pain in the butts. What’s the approx delivery date for the Buzz? Is it really the 2 day delivery for metro locations? Every time I have ordered sims or phones from Telstra I get it within 1 to 2 business days.

I ordered the Buzz last night. They will dispatch today. It will turn up tomorrow or Friday. Here is a problem i have run into with this phone Put telstra sim in I also have the Huawei y and both sims tether fine no problems Can anybody else check this please: The headphones are all black and look to be the same model as these: I ordered mine yesterday at Arrived in Fitzroy It does sound very much like it.

Perhaps this article will be of assistance: No APN settings made no change were correct already You could surf on the phone no problem and had 4G While we do support tethering for iPhones we do not provide personal hotspots for iPads.

Depending on your mobile device, check out our Help and Support articles on how to set up tethering on your handset. So it would appear that there is a special APN that your get routed through when trying to tether.

True, but it’s still a good valued phone irrespective. Its an incredible deal with the headphones. Has anyone got the white Buzz? If so, how do the two colours compare?

Already ordered a black and thinking about a second one for the wife Looking from the front you see very little white maybe 2mm around sides. I like the white. I just bought one yesterday, but only today — almost 24h later — I received a confirmation email.

Getting a bit worried that 2-day delivery time-frame is not going to happen I jumped on chat to as the status of my order and they said its currently out of stock and once my order is fulfilled, I would receive the tracking details.

I jumped on chat to as the status of my order and they said its currently out of stock. That’s a bit strange, you must of just missed out, mine shipped yesterday and StarTrack website is showing it in Perth today.

How many days passed since you placed your order and the package actually being delivered? I ordered Tuesday night, shipped yesterday and is showing “onboard for delivery today” this morning.

I’m in Perth so would expect us to be worse case. Hope you can help. Ive just purchased the buzz and want to know if it can block numbers?? And also can it take screen shots?? Hoping someone can help.

Here’s the user manual if you are keen http: I’ve read through it and found screen shots, still can’t get it to work. I must be useless but still can’t find info about blocking numbers.

Do I actually need to be at home to show the delivery driver the same ID used to make the purchase? Normally all packages at my condo are signed by the admin guy and then everyone just picks them up in their own time.

So just wondering if this one time I actually have to be present no matter what Does anyone know if you can switch the hard-keys around on the Buzz? I really would like it the other way around Crap, it’s actually in my wife’s name — do I just need her DL when she heads out or does she need to physically be here too?

By the looks of it you are out of luck. I was looking to do the same thing. Also can’t fine tune the screen like the fit. The Buzz and fit look identical from the outside.

The Buzz has a slightly nicer backing. I think I prefer the fit out of the two after brief impressions. I’ve had a quick scan through the comments to see if this question has already been answered, but couldn’t find anything Once unlocked to all networks, would this be a good phone to use on Optus?

Or would the missing network bands make reception patchy and unreliable? I just bought this phone because I needed one and headphones. This was perfect, except I just got it delivered and there aren’t any headphones.

I really like the white colour as it’s a slight pearlish metallic colour. Of course we are only talking about the back of the phone here. Headphones came included not just the small ones in the phone’s box but also the Monster DNA headphones that Telstra is currently attaching to orders as a bonus, and after activating the included SIM card I have 5GB data on it already valid for 28 days.

Overall — great experience with Telstra and a great phone too — an absolute bargain at this price. And an absolute steal considering you get the Monster DNA headphones with it for free. My widget just says “tap here to manage your prepaid service”.

It should show it if you’re on mobile data — when it’s on wifi it can’t get the usage information as well. My widget just says “tap here to manage your prepaid service” Remove that widget. Install the Telstra 24×7 app and then put the 24×7 widget on.

This will show you all the info, not just data. Can someone please clarify what being locked to Telstra means? Does it mean being locked to being a Telstra customer, or being locked to using the Telstra network, but able to go through another company that uses the Telstra network — eg.

Can we unlock other network bands on this device, under the options you listed Wahroonga Farm? It does not seem to give that option which is a pain. Tethered to Rooter is fine but not stand alone.

On closer inspection of the box there was a sticker over a sticker, so I offered the unlocker the IMEI number in the battery compartment and that unlocked it.

I’ve now received a second a second Buzz, this one from Telstra — an impulse buy, heck the headphones are worth 60 notes by themself. So if you come to unlock be aware that the stickers IMEI number may not be the same as the one on the phone, which isn’t a problem unless you persistently bang in an incorrect unlock code 10 times.

I gave the unlocker the IMEI number showing on the box and the resultant unlock code failed. Where’s the hardware specs? Is this a Qualcom Snapdragon? According to ZTE’s website it is Qualcomm.

If the former then might be able to unlock additional 3G and 4G bands. And appears to add Mhz 3G, as I just popped a Voda sim in and don’t think that Voda does or here. Perhaps someone else can confirm this.

I wonder what additional 4G bands could be unlocked? Voda actually uses all 3, , and Got mine and insta-ordered an unlock code, screw the telstra sim included.

Indeed but not all districts have all three available Australia-wide. What we need is confirmation as the phone or modem doesn’t indicate frequency info for connection.

I’ve tested with a Voda SIM. The handset is network locked to Telstra. If you put in a non-Telstra SIM card you won’t receive any service. So if you come to unlock be aware that the stickers IMEI number may not be the same as the one on the phone,.

Telstra took 2 days to dispatch, a lot unusual in my experience. On board for delivery today still within Telstras time frame and the moron driver from Star Track tries to deliver it to the wrong address.

Geez its a business address with a business name, how hard is it? Anyway now fighting with Star Track to find and deliver my phone, what a useless company!! Mine made it just on time.

Ordered Wednesday morning, got the 2nd email yesterday evening and luckily got delivered today. Star Track being themselves carded it to my local LPO Lucky I didn’t stay waiting and checked the tracking status at pm The LPO is within walking distance.

I fly out of Australia for several weeks on Sunday things would have been messy otherwise chasing refunds Yes it’s funny this phone is pretty much identical on outside to the fit, but the mtk SoC the fit gets performs better.

Mainly the GPU is a lot better. If you test benchmarks side by side you can watch run through the tests fast. Seems the GPU is not quite twice the speed going by 3dmarks scores.

On a side note, as someone has already mentioned, the Telstra SIM is actually quite useful to activate it as you’ll get 5GB straight off the bat and I think you have a full 28 to use it too.

I’m ok getting the 24×7 app via Google Play as that is one thing I actually know how to use, but how do I dump the current widget and then put the new 24×7 widget in its place? If your mobile doesn’t automatically place a new app on the main screen – do a similar thing, hold the app down with your finger and it “should” drop it on the main screen.

Where do you get the unlock code? Open your app drawer. Go to widgets tab. Find widget you want. Tap and hold on it. Place it where you want. Or on the handset itself: Looks like the replacement for this is the Y5 also blue tick which has more bands spec wise and is running 5.

Picked it up over this ZTE model. I don’t see anything about the Y5 being Blue-tick, and no mention of 4GX support either on the Telstra website: According to your link it does list support for mhz band in specifications, which is 4GX.

I would find it odd that a newly released phone didn’t offer support for it at this stage. Yeah the s is definitely a downgrade over the s used in the Buzz. You probably not going to notice much difference performance wise between the two in real life use except for the s does seem to be lot more friendlier on battery life.

Do you have the handset now and if so, do the specs match the Huawei website? Yeah that’s the thing I found with these lower end phones, you can’t trust the listed specs.

Box is blue tick and there is the MHz so it is 4GX. Nope — read the very first post in this thread, and look up the specifications for yourself:. I found this interesting, I benchmarked battery life between the fit and the buzz, here’s the results: I posted on another website forum that I thought this phone was better than the Y, but having used this phone for a while, I’ve changed my mind and I’d say the Y is better.

But this phone is very good. Y back is so slippery, Buzz is way better soft-touch rubberised. According to this site, http: Set preferred network type: And the Buzz is much better in low signal areas.

For a solid phone with Monster headphones included, not to mention a SIM card that gives 5GB straight off the bat after registration? Super for a second phone. Anyone knows if the credit can be used for existing Telstra prepaid service and not activating the new sim?

To get the headphones, can these be purchased from a T shop, or do they have to be purchased online? If buying online it appears that one has to go through the activation process as part of the procedure.

Must order online to get the headphones and discount. I was thinking about taking the sim kit into a T shop to get that credit added to my existing prepaid service. You need to activate the new SIM.

I think you’ll find that this is merely their ID procedure, so they know who’s responsible for the sim they’re sending out. Once received you or anyone can activate the sim in a different name provided that relevent ID is provided.

I’m finding this, but the differences are minor like the viewing angles better with the Y and as DerekG says in favour of the Buzz it goes brighter. A matter of personal choice this. The camera on the buzz has it all over the Y, but find the Y battery lasts longer, but it’s early days, I’ve only completed one charge cycle on the buzz thus far, so the li-ion may still be settling.

With Mhz LTE on the Buzz but Mhz 3G on the Y, the difference between the handsets has to be in the eyes of the beholder and what they need it for. Both are excellent budget smartphones.

I bought the buzz mainly for the Monster headphones, but figured I can use this as a second phone. What do people normally use a second phone for other than work purposes?

Activate the sim that came with the Buzz on freedom plus and you’ll get a 5gb data bonus valid for 28 days. You now have a decent 4gx pocket wifi for all your wifi devices.

Install Here and download offline maps and you get a 4. I use mine mainly as a workout phone since you don’t want your flagship phone to get all sweaty and possibly dropped a few times. I might not even bother with a flagship phone in the future since these cheap ones are plenty fast with decent battery life for my use.

Hi there, I’ve juts picked up one of these as a secondary phone and am surprised at the quality and functionality for the price. I am unable to find the option to do this on this phone.

I had a Y when they were cheap and the biggest flaw I found with it was only around 1. You could set it to install apps directly to sd card easy enough. It shouldn’t be any faster though than the Buzz, because the Buzz uses the exact same system on chip.

The screen I believe is ips on the Y, so should have better viewing angles and might be a bit better to look at despite having the same dpi. The only other budget phone with an ips screen that I could use to compare against is the Sony E4g, but I doubt the Y is in the same league as that phone’s screen.

I’ve had the Fit longer, and has been through a few more battery cycles, so perhaps that helps a bit. You still wouldn’t think that it would achieve around 2 hours better.

The rest of the phone seems almost identical, same screen, same mah battery, same crappy quality camera etc. Just ordered one of these purely for use as a cheap GPS but I was wondering if everyone is still receiving these with headphones have the headphones sold out?

Just checked OzBargain and 2 people received theirs with headphone on Friday so it seems like the headphones haven’t sold out yet. Both are actually excellent scores when compared to other results: My only qualm with that benchmark is that it uses the CPU primarily and isn’t really indicative of real world performance.

The GSMarena endurance rating is good but they seldom test these cheap handsets. I don’t think it’s possible with the stock launcher and I have the same issue with my Nexus 7.

You’ll probably need to install a more customisable launcher like Nova:. You’ll probably need to install a more customisable launcher like Nova: Ordered a Black and White phone on Saturday.

Received the black one today with a set of headphones. No sign yet of the white one on its way. I assume that I will get the headphones as my invoice says: I was supposed to receive mine today.

According to Star track tracking it was on board for delivery today. Then it went back to depo. After numerous calls, I finally got out of them that Telstra had sent an Email requesting that it be ‘return to sender’!

I’ve tried all afternoon to find out what is going on but I am getting the usual run-around. Almost a wall of silence. Lucky you, my receipt doesn’t have that on it, even though they were “Included” right through checkout.

However the two Buzz phoens in our house can see each other via Bluetooth. So while I suspect it’s a Bluetooth protocol issue does the Buzz use a special protocol that isn’t widely available or something?

I don’t think any battery benchmarks are. I think it just a way to compare against other phones. I haven’t found their tests to be indicative of real world battery life either.

I like the GSMarena one because they test talk time, web browsing and video playback separately to come up with the aggregate score. I value the web browsing and video playback results since that’s what I use my handsets for most over any other tests out there but that’s just me and we all have different requirements.

Yeah their tests must be a best case scenario, I have no idea how some of the phones achieve the numbers they get. So I don’t think their numbers are good indicator of real world use either. Thinking of returning, getting this, looks like it has message alert LED can anyone confirm thanks.

Lumia’s don’t offer that, they want you to use glance instead. Have you tried glance? Though the buzz is a much better phone than the Lumia Yep used glance, i like the clock at night handy, both have 1 gig ram which is good, and 5mpx camera.

Battery seems better in the Buzz though. Just got my Buzz with the free headphones. Enjoy mate — glad you got the headphones. Going to use mine as an Audiobook player with a micro-SD as well.

Only issue with this is the volume on all droid phones is a bit low. If you use it more like dumb phone, the is better with power-saving mode. For smartphone use then the buzz should get 2 days of moderate use easy enough and better than Lumia.

I’d take the buzz everyday over the Faster processor, better apps, and flash on camera. I found this out the hard way after trying to use it with multiple android phones: Several days ago I tried to order online, at the end of the process after I pressed “submit” or whatever, got a brief on-screen message saying there was a payment failure, order status is unknown and to check my bank statement.

All too hard, I won’t be bothering further — top ordering system That was the only way to get Optus 4G mHZ at my house. My Zenfone 2 was getting 2 bars Optus amaysim 4G signal when they were side to side, Buzz was on E dge all the time.

Has anybody ordered multiple units and got headphones for each phone ordered? What sort of adapter would I need to get? Or never heard of an adapter for headphones buttons.

I would love to know if there’s an adapter that allows the use of both the mic and the buttons on iPhone-centric headsets on Android You can’t lose, beat valued smartphone.

Don’t forget the free 5gb sim activation. Is that with the included sim? No extra recharge is required in the case of SIM cards included with prepaid devices. If you do some searching in the Lycamobile prepaid thread you may find a technique which allows tethering to occur in spite of Lyca not permitting it.

Lyca uses Telstra however and there is no guarantee the same technique will work in your case. I do know it works for Lyca although I do not use it. We ran into a problem some time back on a different phone.

Phones without MHz work fine in metro areas and large regional centres where there is MHz service. This had me stumped for a while, we even had 5 bars of signal at times but no service — I am guessing the phone was monitoring Telstra signal, not Optus.

As soon as you step into the country where there is no MHz service, the service stops. Someone mentioned before that this phone might actually support MHz. However, you’ll have to play around with the secret handset menu.

Yes, I remember reading W-Farm’s post, but i haven’t experimented. I am actually using the phone with Telstra prepaid, but it could be handy for me if I could use it with Amaysim Optus too.

It should arrive within the next few days and I’ll give this a shot. And I’ll be very interested in what you discover. The phone I use for Amaysim is now pretty hopeless for internet use, hence my interest in potentially using the Buzz which is very snappy.

You should be able to enable 3G and other bands. You’ll need root though. Refer to my previous post. Thank you for this information. I had read your previous posts and looked at your link.

Unfortunately the process is too hard for me and I’ll have to be satisfied with the phone the way it is. But thank you anyway. Mine just got delivered via Startrack Express.

Has this happened to others? Now trying to get on to 24×7 chat. Because even though the offer runs till Christmas, the headphones are mentioned as subject to stock availability in the fine print.

For those saying you can enable MHz, I doubt the phone has the hardware for it The chipset does support 3G, but there’s no guarantee the antenna is capable of it as well. But they didn’t come. So it is on record.

BTW this was a lengthy session, 24×7 seemed to think I was referring to the little earpiece that comes with the phone. Lucky the offer is still there so I sent them the link referring to the “Bonus Gift” Eventually the light filtered through.

I cant find where to turn on notification light? Maybe it was that priority thing i played with anyone know how? I’m using messenger for texts thanks. This phone will be my sons, so I need to restrict some apps ect.

When I go in to setting to do this, I don’t have the “Users” option listed. Is it hidden somewhere else on the phone? The second issue is when I go in to system updates, the only option listed is “Storage card updates” Is anyone able to help me with this?

The headphones are pretty ordinary. If I paid the prices they normally sell for I’d be disappointed. Doss apparently there isn’t a way to set up seperate user accounts, although this phone runs android lollipop its version is missing this feature.

Perhaps a hardware limitation, insufficient memory perhaps. All you may be able to do is disable apps that are innapropriate in settings apps. I read somewhere that zte are unlikely to issue any updates to the phone.

There is an update app in the app drawer. I presume if an update became available you would use this app to download it to SD card then go to settings to install it. Presumably the one mentioned here: I checked “about phone-system-updates “and I saw that only “storage cards updates” available, it said” copy update pack to storage card for system updates”.

I then used this script to remove kingroot and replace with supersu. As stated by other users it’s not available by default, however if you root the phone as above you can enable it by editing the build.

You should be able to remove root once you have edited the build. I have no problems with my Telstra sim either If this is the same for all Buzz users, it looks like Telstra’s firmware is causing this.

Your only choice will be to use the wifi hotspot or to replace Telstra’s firmware with the factory generic one. Maybe tell others where you found it. Anyway I found it too. For information of others trying to update..

Scroll through the pre installed apps and find one called “system Updates”. White with green arrow. What can I use this on? My update downloaded and installed ok went smooth I find them a bit similar to my Logitech UE, except the mids are suppressed.

The UEs have very crisp bass, the Monsters have emphasised lows and highs, and fairly unenthusiastic mids. Still, they don’t really hold a candle to the Sennheiser HD I normally use with my laptop I attempted installation from the System Updates app and it seemed to be working until I got the same message as Mike reported:.

And as in his case I have plenty of space on the device and I also have a micro SD card installed. Now the System Updates app reports: System update was not completed because the package is mismatched.

I attempted installation from the System Updates app and it seemed to be working until I got the same message as Mike reported. That happened to me three times in a row last night. Thank you for that.

I notice in my System Updates app history that code is quoted at the end of the failure message. Power down phone, while holding the volume up power the phone up and it should enter recovery menu, use the volume buttons to select wipe cache, after that finishes reboot and try update again.

Yeah lots of devices like that yet my gb SD card still works. I haven’t tested the buzz, but it works in the very similar ZTE fit. I doubt it’s a hardware limitation. Works fine without formatting as FAT So no need to worry about the supposed 32gb limitation.

Price valid from 7 Dec to 24 Dec Okay I received my amaysim sim today and can confirm tethering doesn’t work with any sim except for a Telstra one. I received my amaysim sim today and can confirm tethering doesn’t work with any sim except for a Telstra one.

So i just got this phone for a family member and ended up doing the update, however now it seems to of removed the bluetooth smart function. Any idea how i can get it back? The device they use requires this.

It did work before the update too which seems even weirder. Maybe we can try it on our phones to see if the same issue exist after updating. I no longer have the phone with me and they won’t tell me the app for some reason?

Just told her to keep it for a couple days and see if it changes, otherwise work something out. I have two of theses phones one updated, one I haven’t yet, using this app it confirms the updated phone doesn’t support BLE, while the non updated one does show as working.

They probably don’t want to in case any issues arise rolling back to a previous version, sucks they don’t provide full firmware roms, as it limits development. Same thing has happened to me — did the update and now can’t use BLTE bluetooth low energy.

I was using it to couple a Wahoo Tickr heart rate monitor to the phone — in fact, it was the only reason I bought this phone — for the Bluetooth 4 capability.

It’s not a problem with any APP — it is because Bluetooth 4 capability has been removed from the phone!!!!! My bluetooth still allows me to connect to a set of headphones — but not to a device which requires Bluetooth 4.

The phone itself will not pair with the device. Have any of you managed to get Foxtel Go working with the Buzz? I get an error message while Foxtel Go is loading — “Sorry. Video playback is not available on this device.

Please turn off AllShare to continue. Given this is not a Samsung phone, I wonder why this error shows up. I’m very interested in hearing from anyone about what happens when you install and then attempt to use Foxtel Go.

Might have something to do with the chromecast stuff I have installed though. Mobile Foxtel different app works fine though as long as you turn off wi-fi — it’s unmetered mobile data on Telstra so all’s good.

Foxtel’s just paranoid about people trying to stream from phones to a TV. I’m having some trouble applying the update as an OTA, does anyone know where I can find it as a download that I can put on the SDcard and do the update that way?

I’ve had a Google around but not having any luck finding it. Have you tried setting the APN type to: I know in Kitkat and Lollipop there is apparently a tethering flag meaning that your carrier will know that you are tethering and restrict your usage.

I do not know however, if there is the ability to have a fixed tethering apn on Android Lollipop. Root your phone, instructions by Snakebyte here 2. Run the app and grant it root permission 4.

Close the application, reboot, and you’re good to go. So multi user is a feature of 5. I thought it was from 5. Any other tweaks I should do while rooted? List of default bands: Here are the list of available bands you can enable with this phone: Agreed, make sure you write a reply here at least.

Would have to do something about it asap then surely? There are certain areas at work where I have difficulty getting Telstra 3g but works fine on Optus, I’ll be able to check it out tomorrow to see if my phone can utilise MHz frequency.

Hi Baz, I’ve managed to edit the permissions to enable this feature after the update. You’ll need your phone to be rooted. Copy the file and paste it in: Reboot and BLE should be working! Excuse me if i’m blind but i can’t seem to find this path, where should i be looking?

Can’t see any device folder. I rooted it with kingroot, then followed your steps but no device folder in SD card drive. Was in the drop down. Hmmm very tempting!! Do you have any thoughts as to why it would have been removed by the latest update??

Anyway — I have never rooted an Android phone before. So am not sure how to do this. Would much appreciate an elemental description of “how to root this BUZZ phone: The deployment of this update has been stopped as an issue whereby the Bluetooth 4 functionality is deactivated has been identified.

A fix is being developed however timelines are not known yet. The original purpose of the update was to incorporate security fixes from Android Partner Security bulletins 14 and 13 which contain additional “Stagefright” fixes.

Hi, It’s a mistake and is being addressed. The final fix will take alittle time due to all the processes required to have it approved. I will update you all once I know the confirmed solution and timeframes.

Also only two users came to me and only one was from Whirlpool or Crowdsupport sites. Bluetooth issues with the Buzz 9I actually started the thread due to a different Bluetooth issue http: I will be replying to the external forum users shortly.

I have been very busy working out the issue with the team. Ok we have it sorted and understand the issue now. Two problems occurred at the same time. I was testing using a Jawbone UP2 — Jawbone broke their app and we broke the handset Bluetooth 4 function some how at the same time with the update of firmware as you correctly told us.

The update had nothing to do with BT4, but it did have security fixes Still looking at what the cause is. At some stage in the next couple of days you should see another notification that there is another update available and once you apply that Bluetooth 4 on the handset will work again.

What confused me was that the new Jawbone UP2 app also had an issue at the same time as our handset update was released and it wasn’t until I swapped the UP2 for a Fitbit Charge that I found that the Buzz update had broken BT4.

So keep an eye out for the update. We just need to go through the required processes, testing and approvals before we can get the firmware released on the update platform. Definitely worth registering on it in case you ever need assistance I must of missed the link to the forum, but i did fill out the support form on the weekend, nothing back as of yet though.

Glad it’s being sorted. I downloaded and tried it and get the same error, Samsung allshare uses DLNA, the app must be detecting something and thinks it is allshare, try contacting foxtel re the app giving false allsare warning.

Obtain root using kingroot, then replace kingroot with supersu following the instructions on the link for the script. If you didn’t want to keep root it can be removed via supersu once you have made any changes.

Note that is usually best to remove root before applying any system updates. You can enable this feature from build. I don’t think so!! But the same can be said for the latest expensive offerings from Samsung!!

My niece recently renewed an expired phone contract and got the latest IPhone with the new contract — she seems to think that she is getting the phone for nothing!!!! I tried formatting a 2gb sd card that’s all I had handy as exFAT, but couldn’t get the Buzz to recognise it.

Coles has the Buzz in its latest catalog, on sale for a week commencing today. For 10cents extra you can buy it from Telstra and get free Startrack Airlock delivery and Monster DNA headphones, which I’m pretty sure you could sell for a lot more than ten cents if you didn’t want them ;P.

Haha yes have already done this as well, though it might be good to get added for users that don’t like rooting or modifying their devices: Looks like the headphones may have sold out, no mention of them on the Telstra site anymore.

Just checked the website, looks like the deal is over now. I actually ordered another one on the weekend and received it yesterday with the headphones. I did exactly the same. Received my second phone with headphones yesterday after someone else said earlier that they ordered twice and received headphones both times even though the website stated only 1 pair per customer.

Blue tick is a Telstra certification for devices that have an especially good ability to get reception on their network. Performance is OK but i find the screen slightly laggy, My 3yr old Note 2 feels faster but then again that was also a flagship phone in its day.

I found that it outperforms my Note 4 in general use. That has more to do with Samsung version of Android than the hardware. It also has the advantage of a lower resolution screen.

The phone performance is great, battery life is excellent. So you can’t expect it to be fantastic at that price. The poor mans iPhone is something like the Sony E4G, great screen, camera takes good photos in good lighting, excellent performance even when playing games in hgh detail and will get as good if not better framerates,.

Your’s the exception not the rule. That’s one of the negatives of that lovely aluminum. Haven’t tested it yet, ill have to wait till next month when i get another 5gig from Amaysim to use.

Bought a Buzz recently but can’t seem to find a tempered glass screen for this phone. Does anyone know if there are any other phones with the same size screen? Have managed to smash two phone screens already so would be good to prevent this one from suffering the same fate.

Did anybody try OTG usb? I try to connect my Sandisk 32g Otg usb, but can’t be recognised by buzz. I just tried then and it didn’t work. Might have to root it and use an app like StickMount: I bought a buzz today.

Unlocked it and tried Optus. Got 4g great everywhere except inside my house would you believe it! Sorry — but I don’t understand the above. Why would you do this?

There is a place inside the settings where you can select 4g, 3g, etc. Any thoughts re the pros and cons either?? No luck with the tempered glass on ebay — I have found these for all other phones I have owned for the last few years ever since my first droid phone broke the screen back in I got an app called ‘4g switcher’ to change preferred band.

The stupid phone was going 2G when 4G was there the whole time. So now that I have unlocked the ZTE and have got it working properly on Optus, you mean I have to root around with it more to get tethering to work??

I thought that, but I checked OzTowers and there is only and optus 4g in my area. Thinking of buying one of these phones for my Mother In law. I am guessing she would have to go to the telstra shop to get a micro sim to activate and use with her current number?

From memory only Fat I know of one user with a G microSD card formatted to Fat32 and is happy. Telstra shops or Telstra chat or calling them should relsove that tho.

Definitely go in store if you can, they should be able to replace the sim on the spot. If you can’t get in, I expect chat will suggest effectively porting the number from the old sim to the new one, which will take however long porting takes, but allow use of the number on the old phone until the new one gets active.

That’s what they suggested when I needed a new sim for the same number — but I just ducked back into the Telstra shop and got it done quick smart. But can that be activated with another number? I was in the same case as you, I originally had a standard sized sim and needed a micro for this phone.

Went into a Telstra shop, showed them the old sim, provided ID that I owned it, and they just transferred everything to the new sim. Worked immediately after putting it into the phone too. You can perhaps get a better phone for double the price.

Only couple things would make it better if you could conceivably have them at this price point,. But I’m not gonna look at the display all day. It’s for the kids. Oh, one thing I am disappointed about is the selfie camera.

I had my hopes up ’cause it’s 2 MP. I bought the phone knowing it would have difficulties with other carriers, the lack of Mhz was obvious from the start. Despite the “issues” with using this phone with amaysim I would still highly recommend it over any budget phone any day.

I do have experience rooting and editing build. The fact that you have to dick with it to get it to work on other carriers and the numbers on the mtk doc giving some nice gpu numbers, at least on paper..

Again not a bad phone but little things like that us geeks look at. This does not read as a Tempered Glass screen and looks like a Thin film type protector.

Or the Huawei Y is very similar in screen. Did you find out if it is working with mhz or not? I don’t think there are any tools on android for 3g, but for lte there are a few.

A way around this would probably be to check if your phone still locks onto 3G inside a shopping center with thick walls. I know my old iphone 3 didn’t work well inside the shopping centers when it was on mhz only and using optus.

I’m thinking of trying to unlock the Mhz LTE band on my Y because apparently it is using the same chip. I have to unlock the bootloader though. Surely there’s an app to tell you what band you’re on.

Anyway, I went through the motions for my two Buzz phones. Not going ’till mid January though. I have this phone now for a while and its great, although speakerphone volume to listen too is not loud enough.

I managed to find a case but i have to modify it a little. Anyone know of a decent case with a leather outer? I bought this and am pleased with it synthetic leather: Are all the buttons in the correct spot and accessible and can you charge the phone without taking it out?

Or how does the messaging app differentiate between the two active numbers, can you choose which number you’re sending from when you send an sms? Will my apps all work in the background utilising Sim 2 on 4g and still keep my phone active and on the network to take calls etc on Sim 1 with 3G?

I am really hoping that the new Note 7 will have dual active sims. Probably unlikely but if it does then it will be awesome. I have just checked Good Guys — their Moto G4 plus is single sim only.

If you look on the label the Dual sim has DS at the end of the product code line, mine is. Does the two sims icons on the main screen indicate the networks they are logged into?

On my 3rd Gen the second sim says 4G and the other sim logo does not indicate other than it has reception no 2G. Mine has 4G and 3G next to the signal bars, I also get both network names scrolling along the top of the screen..

I went by the box description and there seemed to be nothing indicating dual sim. The sales staff had no idea. I will check the code later today. So what will happen later this year when 2G is switch off in regards dual sim.

That why I’m asking. Not going to fork a heap money on something now if by the end of year it becomes useless with 2G been shut down. You can still use a Vodafone SIM in 2nd slot they havent yet announced a switch off.

Plus they also haven’t been investing in the 2G network for quite a while, I think you would find some pretty patchy reception once relegated to only 2G on vodafone.

Where did you buy the single SIM device? Thats a bit help for those of us who want to keep our phone purchases as simple as possible. I think that’s a little misleading — Telstra only sells the single sim variant of the phone which has 32GB storage.

The dual sim variant which comes with 64GB storage has to be imported. FYI — Its a Wiki — If you see something wrong, or something needed to be added, you are welcome to do it yourself.

Moto G4 Plus https: If I get this phone or something else soon I coming from a iPhone to Android and Android is all new to me. Would anyone buy a dual sim phone from Kogan or from another retailer if they knew what they were after,.

With dual sim Moto G4. Is there a need to have virus protection on the phone. So long as you dont root it, and only use the official play store to get apps, there really shouldnt be a need for a virus scanner on a mobile phone.

Another piece of information for the wiki would be how much effort is required to get the phone usable in Australia play store, etc, and what limitations there are after that. From what I have read about the Xiamoni phones, you may need to install a worldwide ROM, need to apply to unlock the bootloader, the location can never be changed to Australia and permission issues with MIUI some Xiamoni technology I think.

Anyway — knowing that I can get a grey import, and use it without all this mucking around, would be a big help. Xiaomi Mi5 in Perth Australia: I would presume so, but if someone has some confirmation I would very much appreciate knowing before I buy, rather than geting an unpleasant surprise.

Can you take a call on Sim1 over 3G and be downloading an app on sim2 over 4g at the same time? Thanks for this thread and wiki, I will the watching it closely. Currently using a dual sim Lumia but I cracked the screen and I’m starting the research my next phone with the impending 2g shut off in mind.

Has Vodafone AU confirmed their shut off yet? Which ever SIM is set to use data will go to 4G if available, while the other stays on 3G and doesn’t use data. Hi guys, Looking for a dual sim phone that has either: It also comes with 2x nano adapters if you want to stay with that format.

Not possible I’m afraid, one is provided by work which is micro and can’t have it changed in the foreseeable future. Looks like it’s exactly what I’m after. It covers all the AU 4G bands iirc. But the GSM Arena specs differs for bands: I read about it’s chipset, https: I found one person on Amazon who claims that it does [ http: Very close to buying the Moto G4 Plus, Couple of questions though.

Can someone confirm if the 32GB is 3GB of ram? Also can you only buy the 32GB online? I’d prefer to buy in store so I get the phone on the spot. Does anyone know a good place I can get accessories from?

Ebay doesn’t seem to have much locally. Thanks wasn’t quite sure from reading the website. Will the extra ram make a big difference? Yeah I would say I dont have as many apps as most people.

I do make and receive a lot of calls for work, I spend a lot of the day on the phone. App wise I mostly have social media apps, sports, weather and maps. The last time I think I played a game on my phone was when my 18 month old was born and I was sitting in the hospital for hours on end.

I don’t have the smaller one to compare but it seems to run very well, haven’t had it long obviously as they’re only new but so far I’m very happy with it, well worth the asking price.

Well I think I’m sold, I’m due for a new phone and need a dual sim and need to plan for the 2g shut down. Just ordered a case and tempered glass so now I’ll have a think bout size of phone. Then with the rest of my tax refund I might need to buy another SG dash cam ;.

I guess it’s subjective as to how it compares to what you’re used to using, I was carrying a Motorola Play and an iPhone 5, now just carrying the G4 plus and it’s a good upgrade I feel, the Play was my primary handset and this phone I would consider to be a lot better, I don’t do any gaming so not sure how that goes, I am a reasonably heavy phone user though.

I guess it’s subjective as to how it compares to what you’re used to using,. This will be my 5th dual sim phone as I can’t stand having 2 phones. Currently have a Lumia dual sim which I am happy with but got a badly cracked screen and I’d rather put the money towards a new phone then repairs.

Someone who uses one may be able to shed some light on this? What will probably happen is that you’ll get a sms reminder stating you received an mms and a link to view it online, like back when people didn’t have mms capable phones.

I didn’t know the answer so I tried it. The answer wasn’t something that I was expecting. The phone Moto G4 temporarily swapped which SIM was set to data, and then swapped back after the message came in!

That’s great, I guess it receives a push notification and switches sims, looks like they considered everything when designing it. I am hoping that there will be a dual sim version of the Note 7 that has this capability.

What are most people buying for dual sim units? Moto G4 temporarily swapped which SIM was set to data, and then swapped back after the message came in!

Currently I usually have my personal sim set for data. If someone sends a picture to my work sim I get an sms to download it, Have to swap the data sim, wait a couple of minutes and then download it.

That’s what I was expecting. I was totally unprepared for how easy it was. Thinking back, I have been getting MMS’s in this way but until I stopped and watched it in action I hadn’t realised how easily and seemlessly it all happens: New dual sim phone from Kogan running Helio P10 processor.

Does anyone have any insight on whether the 2nd sim reverts to 2G? Are you trying out this phone as well. If you are could come back with a update on performance once you had a bit of time with it.

I would expect so. That’s what I thought. I am surprised that someone would start to sell a phone that will soon have a “as good as obsolete” feature of dual sim! Just wanted to make it known that another new dual sim was available — although in this case the second sim slot will just become a parking place for a spare sim.

So its not totally obsolete — just depends on your usage. And there is no 2g network in Seoul. Which is one of the reasons why Samsung doesn’t release dual sim phones at home. Admittedly, this is about that same level of functionality as possible with a dual SIM adapter without its problems.

However, dual SIM adapters are much cheaper than the cost differential of a dual over single SIM variant of a phone model. Finite State Machine writes Dual sim adapters are waste of money.

The ones sold locally appear to be exactly the same at 10x the cost. Maybe the local customer support is better Unfortunately, they won’t fit every phone, but they do fit a wider variety of models than the sellers typically advertise iPhones or Samsung Galaxys since they only rely on SIM toolkit support and the phone not barfing as the adapter swaps the SIM over.

Yes but they don’t let you have work and personal SIMs active at the same time. And with more mobiles using SIM trays now, means you have to have a wire coming out of the phone and into a case.

I didn’t claim they did, only that they are as useful as a dual SIM phone that can only run 2G on one slot when 2G is switched off. I hope this doesn’t come through as a stupid question.

Other than using the 2nd sim slot for obviously a 2nd sim or extra storage, what other reasons are people using dual sim phones for. I’ve been using a dual sim phone over the past year and a bit — Oppo R7 and Huawei P8.

My main number was used to receive calls as I was on a cheap telstra contract. I used a starter kit to make calls and use data in the 2nd sim. I have now moved my main number to prepaid porting between providers using cheap starter kits each month.

It was so people always see my main number. I have set up a backup number to accumulate credits when using telstra starter kits and anyone else in my family.

Now I only really use 1 sim my main number because I just port between providers. The reason I’d like one as I have one SIM on a PAYG plan with one provider with my “permanent” number which has a reasonable call rate for calls and txt but expensive data, and I have another SIM with cheap data that I would like to use in my phone as well as my main number.

That’s probably atypical, but I’m sure the main reasons would be to get a better combination of rates or just to have 2 numbers e. Hi Ziggster I don’t think LeoH has posted correct information?

Your link doesn’t work. There is also a lengthy phone specific therad: That’s exactly how I’m using my Moto G2 at the moment. Has worked well so far, but I’m starting to experience issues in more and more areas that no longer have the 2G available so I’ll have to upgrade soon.

Sort of, with the usual dual standby limitations. If you are using data and a call comes in on the other sim there are two options depending on which Connection priority you have selected.

Incoming calls on the non-data enabled SIM go to voicemail if data is active. Data is stopped to receive calls on the non-data enabled SIM. The main thing is that the non-data enabled SIM can receive 3G calls and isn’t restricted to 2G only.

Others have other reasons but dual SIM works for me. Not when 2G is no longer available, hence this thread. There is also a vast difference in cost. It’s probably worth pointing out that not all dual SIM active standby phones has the same capability.

For example, I don’t think all can accept an incoming call while using data like the Moto G2 mentioned above. Whatever the solution it beats switching SIMs.

I think that’s pretty bad, actually. If I’m overseas I don’t want my phone deciding for me which sim is the data sim, that’s why I buy dual-sim phones in the first place. I don’t want to wear international roaming charges because some dope sends me a cat video or something.

If you can do data restriction on single sim phone, you will be able to do the same on a dual sim phone as well. Just simply disable second sim to use data in any condition. They use the same processor though I’m considering getting the S7 edge and hoping for this upgrade to come to it as well Neither is the Note 7 but this article states that it will be in Q4 after a firmware upgrade so hopefully the S7 may get the same upgrade.

If I’m overseas I don’t want my phone deciding for me which sim is the data sim. In the post you cite, south coast angus is referring to receiving an MMS. These use a different APN or are at least usually charged differently for than regular internet data.

The phone is doing the right thing in my opinion, pretty much what a single SIM phone would do. The only objection may be if you have the other SIM set with an always on data connection and this session needs to close.

For internet data, I’m sure the phone would use whatever SIM its configured to use. You can of course contact the provider of your Australian SIM to disable whatever functionality you wish while you are overseas.

Alternatively, most phones can have data roaming disabled. Interesting to know if this firmware upgrade applies to both the Exynos and Snapdragon configurations. We know the SD chipset is capable, but far the wiki on dual sim doesn’t state that Exynos is able to handle 3G-4G dual operations.

There are 2 settings which cover this. Seems no 4G and 3G. So that make the RG completely useless for what I need a genuine dual-sim ruggesd non-shonky Chinese branded handset running Android 5.

There are, apparently, very few handsets that can do it. Might have to resort to having two seperate phones from December this year when Telstra 2g shuts down. Check the wiki of this post. There are a number of handsets listed in confirmed to support 3G dual standby.

Can also get the 32GB version https: By that I mean the phone has both sims active requiring no ‘switching’ between one or the other to receive calls or txt’s.

Both sims are live at the same time. Perhaps its because 2g radio hardware is totally different, or because 2g and 3g can use the same antenna config in the phone to work but 4g and 3g cannot?

Yep that’s definitely an issue. The best phones ever for long battery life are the Sonim XP3 series 2g phones — I used to have one of those and it’s battery lasted a whole week between charges if I wasn’t using it much.

My current dual-sim Toughshield phone can’t go more than a day on standby without a charge unless I turn off mobile data and basically cripple all the handy apps like gmail.

I can find some proof pics using China carriers. Here is the Chinese forume: People here are not discussing a different topic than you do. While both sims are active for phone calls and sms as long as you do not intend to use data from the data sim while have phone call from other sim.

It is confirmed that once a call comes in from the other sim, your data will be suspended until the call finishes. Xperia X Performance manual says the same thing: The more expensive X Performance has a Snapdragon Why is there a lack of mobiles with 3 slots.

Because then you’re compounding the problem even further. A real genuine dual-sim phone regardless if dual-active or not requires two sets of radio hardware otherwise it’s not possible to have two sims active and registered at the same time.

To do that with three sims while definitely possible then requires three sets of radio hardware, a LOT more battery capacity, plus you get serious problems with antenna design.

I think you misunderstood. I am guessing the poster wants a 2 sim phone where the sd slot is NOT shared with the second sim. In my current android phone there’s no correlation between sd card access and sim cards — apps, etc.

The phone could have ten sims and ten sets of radio hardware and battery and processing power notwithstanding have all 10 sims active and registered, and the sd card is sitting there available to all apps and factory-supplied software modules to use as necessary.

Maybe later Android versions or IOS versions do actually have the ability to configure which SIM can access the sd card but I haven’t come across one that does yet with the phones I’ve owned.

As I said I don’t think you get what the poster wants. A lot of dual sim phones coming out now only have two physical slots. The second slot can either take a sim OR a sd card — not both together.

So you can have 2 sim cards and NO sd card or one sim and one sd card. It got nothing todo with the radio thing. Only the S7 dual sim import version can use the second sim as a dual sim setup.

The local version looks like a second sim but it only has SD card functionality. The import version can with a bit of tinkering be used as a second sim with an SD card but it is a tricky mod from what I have read.

The Australian version is only a single sim phone. It is a great phone. That’s why the RugGear RG I was almost going to buy is now useless as a purchase target unless 2g stays operating past which it won’t.

I’ve got an LGv10 dual sim, I have a Telstra sim in port 1 and Amaysim in port 2 if there’s no data transimission, there are no logos above either signal strength bar.. That’s exactly how it works.

I don’t know that it is that usual. At least for devices with a 2G SIM slot. They only pattern I was ever was able to discern was that Chinadroids were more likely to have fixed assignments.

I think it’s been pretty common in the past two years. Prior to that fixed assignment was more common. It may be more prevalent amongst phones with MTK chipsets. It is prudent to check this on dual SIM active stand-by phones with differing band capabilities per slot.

I’m coming from Nexus 5x so a similar performance level would be ideal. Not listed in the Wiki. For now I’d be looking at the Taiwan import ZF3 5. Maybe the Redmi 4 if Xiaomi ever releases it.

Soc means System on Chip. Looks like the Umi Plus Extreme might be first out of the box with the P20 http: The ZUK forums has good instructions for that. Definitely standby 4G capable in both slots the nominate primary SIM gets 4G, the other gets 3G, but doesn’t matter which slot you use.

ZUI very iOS like, so unlikely to officially come into Au due to copyright, but works great for me as my primary is an iPhone. But Telstra Blue Tick has other requirements as well.

So unless they sell a dual SIM phone, none will have blue tick. Thanks for the reply’s I currently have a samsung duos young and have to update 2G turned off soon. I was hoping to find a dual sim replacement with better reception but not necessarily blue tick but still work in rural areas with reasonable coverage.

I was hoping to find a dual sim replacement with better reception but not necessarily blue tick. If a Telstra sold a blue tick dual sim phone the dual sim functionality would probably be disabled.

One of the advantages of dual sim phones is having one sim for data and the other for calls to reduce how much you pay to the carriers. Don’t think any of them would sell dual sim phones for this reason so there will probably never be a blue tick dual sim phone.

Vodafone had a dual sim phone a while back but they crippled it by disabling one of the sim slots. Snapdragon is relatively new and was released at the same time as the better specced which does support it.

Just 8 A53 chips like the lower end Mediatek’s. In any event — the phone has some issues: And Vodafone shutdown date also announced www. Anyone seen the Alcatel Idol 4 and 4S? Looks like good competitors to the Moto G4s, and a bit smaller which appeals to me.

I couldn’t find any mention on here, sorry if I missed it. Also Blackberry have released a rebranded version of the same phone DTEK50 , but seems to have disabled the second sim slot and made it SD card only.

Apart from the DTEK50 which is in the wild, I have actually seen an Alcatel Idol 4 for sale anywhere none on ebay for example although plenty of accessories. Agree that hybrid slots are the devil incarnate, what point a dual SIM if you can’t fully use both slots.

Then I will revert to two seperate phones. Going to be no choice since my phone s need to be rugged ones due to the type of work environment. Sadly it’s not really possible to make the telco’s keep 2g going except on Xmas Island if they’ve made commercial decisions based around the licensing requirements for the spectrum allocations and other factors.

I boycotted the Census and won but don’t think I can win at keeping 2g going as a single consumer of the services. Is vodafone an option for you for 2g? Coverage They are shutting 2g off next September.

My plan is to switch my voice sim to vodafone come december. Keep my data sim on Telstra. Would like to get more life out of my Letv 1s. Im very tempted though by the ZTE Axon 7.

Might make the Elephone S7 an interesting choice. Moto Z to the list, just released here in Australia. Also the cheaper Moto Z Play with a chipset and a few other downgraded specs.

Yep, I’m running the Moto G4 Plus with chipset at the moment. Moto has lost their minds while designing the Z series It will struggle to last a day Found this form and associated wiki to be very helpful.

It’s stated as confirmed at launch but the manufacturers own spec sheet doesn’t appear to support this. Table of data https: The ZTE is available for presale here www. As it seems to be an updated version of the Xepria performance which is 4g and 3g sim, I presume it will also be dual 4g and 3G.

Does anyone have any experience or confirm the dual sim feature will operate on 4g and 3g at the same time. Your device supports the use of two different networks at the same time. You can select from the following network mode combinations when two SIM cards are inserted in your device: Different status icons are displayed in the status bar depending on the type or mode of network that you are connected to.

Refer to Icons in the status bar to see what the different status icons look like. The primary consideration for me anyway is that I need a rugged dual-sim phone that will not force the second sim to only use 2g when the first sim is also active.

My second sim stops working in less than a month, if Telstra really does disable all it’s central 2g servers HLR, etc. John Willie Gee writes The Zenfone 3 models are now on the confirmed list.

Looks like the new Kirin on the Huwaei Mate 9 can also be added to the list. Maybe we can also add which phones are stupid enough to have hybrid slots in them. I haven’t seen any Samsung devices yet, I wonder whether they’ll release one, ones that don’t explode, of course.

Wasn’t even announced as a feature on the Kenzo, so no guarantee it actually comes across. Exactly what’s been holding me off. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge dual sim running nougat now supports 3G on the second sim.

You can receive calls on any sim while on a call. I can see in mobile networks that my sim 1 can use 3G https: When making a call on sim 1, data is not allowed this thread wouldn’t reload so that would indicate to me that when in a call the other radio is disabled.

SM-GFD, obviously the dual sim model. Great to have dual active sims with the nougat upgrade. It is only available with the nougat update. I noticed it when I updated the firmware to nougat. I am sure that there is a screenshot somewhere.

I haven’t looked for links on this but I doubt that I am the first person to notice it. If you do find a link post it anyway. According to the specs here — https: I am thinking of one of these Elephone S7 knock off chinese phones Has a Snapdragon so same as G4 Plus but lots of other phones aren’t supporting the feature.

What on the UM site makes you think it does. All I can see is a statement that it supports 4G and 3G networks. I could not find any other reference that it is able to so I asked the question on XDA forums, and got a simple no it can’t:.

I was a little sceptical as it doesn’t explicitly say what it does simultaneously, however, when googling around I found the following statement from Samsung Hong Kong website:.

I could not find any other reference that it is able to so I asked the question on XDA forums, and got a simple no it can’t: Pretty easy for someone to say that not knowing the correct information.

I will try to take a screenshot and post it. I was surprised that it was in the nougat beta update. Samsung in Singapore announced it so maybe google that. I did find the following link to a singapore forum claiming 3G support for dual sim on the Galaxy S7, only in selected countries, I think I am reading it right:.

Samsung SG state it will come by Q4 so they still got time. Samsung did release the 3G suppprt for dual SIM with firmware: Singapore is the only country left out in this update. As for your question to Android 7.

Korea only so don’t expect official stable release to reach Singapore that fast. Ok just to update the Samsung S7 dual sim model. I generally don’t run dual sims but today I was going to post a screenshot showing that it does display 3G on the second sim.

In the menu that is the case However I changed the data sim to the second one and the first one fell back to 2G. So I guess that is why nougat is still in beta.

I do believe that it will have this functionality soon but for now it is not working. Sorry for any misinformation. BTW, interesting when I read about Netcom 2. Would be interesting to test whether the Australian carriers care if they see two IMEI on their network at the same time.

Is it obvious which number incoming calls or sms are from? I’ve got a work phone and personal phone and really don’t want to let customers get my personal number!

Depending on the phone some are more obvious than others. As jokiin mentioned when calling all can be set to prompt which sim. The better ones prompt you for the name of the SIM that you define instead of just he number making it more obvious.

More importantly it can be hard to see the sim sms is sending because they don’t normally prompt, you have to be careful to look at the sim indicator near the “send” button.

When taking on my first dual sim, I did make a few mistakes sending work stuff on my personal SIM, but quickly got the hang of it, until I changed phones. I used to use Dual Sim Selector apk from pixel rush.

I haven’t got it to work on my latest phone but if they fix the bug I’ll be using it again. That sounds very handy! I do try to make sure all my work contacts are in my work google account, and personal kept separate, so that sort of automation would be really handy.

Cheers for the info. Now to try pick a phone My wife has a 32GB model. No NFC, no message light. Could have gone the 5. After considering everything, 5″ phone and support for B28 were most important things for me I use Optus and here in Canberra they don’t have access to all the other frequencies available everywhere else.

Here’s a thread I’ve found as well: Think it is doubtful as well. I’ve put an new post on their thread asking for a screenshot of the the sim status. Not sure if we’ll get a response as the last post was back in June.

I am sorry that we cannot provide screenshots for now since we don’t have the unboxed LG G5 on hand for review. I will try to repost the screenshots once available. Looks like there is a good chance it will do it, but with all this confusion only screenshots of the SIM status will settle it once and for all.

What a farce from the manufacturers. The specs I’m looking for are: From the Wiki link, it looks as though there is no such phone on sale in Australia and dubiously anywhere else in the world.

Kogan have a parallel import Moto E3 but it doesn’t have band That suits my needs as I just need it to access security code texts sent from Australia when I’m overseas so I know when they’re coming.

Agreed, any manufacturer releasing a dual SIM phone here in Australia should be very explicit in declaring the 2G limitation. If not surely consumers will be able exercise their rights about it not being fit for purpose.

Due to my phone being dropped and needing to purchase right away, I did not have the luxury of waiting it out for suitable products to be released. Presumably Motorola wanted a cheaper price point phone.

Agree though it should be clearly disclosed to purchasers or dropped — like Oppo who released an AU model as a single SIM phone. If you push it to 5. Thanks for the suggestion but I’m happy with about 4.

I’m hoping the Zenphone Go works out. Hi All, The telstra 2g will be switched off tomorrow 1st Dec I am using samsung s7 edge duos. I noticed when I first set up to have both sim working last time Jan Recently after the phone last phone update Oct I am not sure is that means i will still able to have both active after the switch off.

I think we should be able to find out tomorrow. Both SIMs are on Telstra. ROM is the android OS. Specific carrier or country has specific ROM. Telstra using its own ROM same as Optus. I don’t think there is any doubt with those screenshots.

I’m on stock Android 6. Phone is UAE variant. That good news, it indicates it will likely be a universal update, not region specific to those that are shutting down their 2G network like Singapore.

After installing this update, my sim behaviour didn’t change — 1 sim still has to be 2G only. Both have the same Exynos chips, but doesn’t mean they get updated on the same cycle e. Both have the same Exynos chips, but doesn’t mean they get updated on the same cycle.

The 2 sim still working fine after the switch off. I did try to set one of the sim to 2G only cause I am not sure has Telstra switch off totally on scheduled to start switching on today one after another.

I tested this on my device this morning and have the same experience. The result is the 2G only sim will still get signal but in roaming mode. Try making a call before you get too excited.

The fact that you said you get signal in roaming mode suggests your phone is getting that signal from another network and it’s only good for an emergency call. The fact that you said you get signal in roaming mode suggests your phone is getting that signal from another network and it’s only good for an emergency cal.

You got me wrong. I switch to 2G only to see if I still getting signal to proof that Telstra did switch it off. Mine still using Telstra ROM. For others — can you post exactly what ROM and where you got it, and maybe the GFD users can try something similar.

So, the second sim Telstra in my OnePus 2 dual sim phone no longer operates after Telstra shut down their 2G network overnight. Key requirements are dual sim obviously the second sim is 3G and not 2G when on standby, Snapdragon or higher CPU, 5.

Band 28 support would be great but not essential. I’m looking for a replacement phone and would really appreciate any recommendations. This thread seems to relate to dual sim phones but for years i have used triple sims for businesses and personal use which has been very practice, Of course today i find that my Acer E tripple sim smartphone now only has one active sim as i am with telstra, Cant believe it..

I have googled but cant seem to find triple sims with all three on 3g or 4g at once, Really at a loss. Maybe i switch to Voda until next September and hope phone manufacturers get with the times by then.

I have been using dual sim phones for the last 5 years, and this is the first time I’ve heard of a triple SIM phone Agreed, it will need a lot more telcos to shutdown their 2G networks.

I’m surprised we have the capability with dual-sim phones now, I didn’t think the dual-sim market in Australia had that much influence as the phones are not sold by the carriers I’m surprised we have the capability with dual-sim phones now, I didn’t think the dual-sim market in Australia had that much influence as the phones are not sold by the carriers.

It’s people holding onto old feature phones that had GSM. That’s why we still have the 2G around. A long time ago they were the bee’s knees. Still people using them, I think.

Australian dual-sim, it’s the telcos who are preventing OEMs from making available duals. Actually no one except the customer benefits we buy less phones and we make smarter use of plans Certainly why they don’t subsidise or distribute them, but there simply aren’t that many dual-sims produced compared to single, apart from the China market where it seems far more common and as I understand it phones generally aren’t carrier subsidised.

Hi all, i have spent countless hours looking up relevant info and also read all above comments regarding dual 3G sim phones and this forum has been very helpful. My question is I am looking at getting a Motorola z play.

Has anyone got one and if so are you happy with its dual sim functions and phone quality? This firmware hasn’t been uploaded on Sammobile. S7 Edge users can do the same thing. Yes had one for a couple of weeks now.

Loving it and it’s awesome battery life. If your firmware combination is different from Samsung’s stock one, you cannot get update. It will just show that the current version is up to date. Hi There, I’m looking at one of these phones too.

But I have an Australia-bought Gear S So I have added a card and paid with it using the watch: That was not correct. Although the phone shows full bars for both network. What’s the network type for the SIM card that’s not selected for 4G?

Is it 3G or 2G? It doesn’t have a microSD card slot but 64 GB of internal memory should be enough. I keep on seeing words of caution on this forum, but there’s also some praises though.

Thanks for that Alacritas. I must be getting tired not to notice that. I’ll start all over in the morning. It’s getting so complicated that I might just keep my existing 3G phone as the second sim slot.

I edited the wiki and added a new field and clarification as all phones listed are dual stand-by phones. For me I love streaming music and using the net for hours on my data only sim and if I got a message on my other sim want to be able to reply without any interruption.

Wiki’s can also create a searchable table which might be good to look into if this becomes a popular listing. Are you sure about this? Can you put in a Telstra sim in slot 2 and try to make calls while 4G is activated on slot 1.

Would you please post screen shots and youtube video. I posted a while back that 3G was available on the second sim a while back but once I tested it I realised that it may say 3G on the second sim but if you try to use it then it will drop down to 2G.

That was on the nougat beta for the S7 Edge. This functionality is meant to be available at least in Singapore before the end of the year. Double check the last two digits which should be K5, not J2.

J2 version had the bug that you mentioned, but it’s fixed in K5. I can make a phone call using my second sim Telstra prepaid while my main sim Optus is connected to LTE. Of course, the second sim cannot be used for data connection although it’s on 3G network.

The second sim can be definitely used for a voice call and SMS messaging while the main sim is connected to LTE network. One thing I just noticed is that the data connection on the main sim will be lost during a phone call using the second sim.

Once you start a phone call with the second sim, the main sim’s data connection is lost and cannot use internet during the call. It is instantly recovered after the call though.

I am really enjoying nougat. I would like dual sim functionality but don’t want to roll back. I would presume that if I did it may work but I would lose it again if I chose to go back to nougat again so it’s probably not worth it at the moment.

I would think that nougat would support this in the future. I have read there have been updates to the S7 Snapdragon models which enabled it but these are only single sim. I want to pull the trigger on an S7 dual sim non-edge for my father in law but the inconsistent reports are holding me back.

I have moto g2 now that 2g has been stopped I can only use one Sim at a time. So when I’m using Sim 2 which is most of the time I miss calls and text on Sim 1 where ad before I used to see them when 2g was active.

I have a grandfathered prepaid encore in Sim one which I use for my calls and text which I want to keep and the expiry isn’t until and a prepaid plus in Sim 2 that I use mainly for data. Can anyone tell me which phones would work for me Thanks: Currently have a Samsung Mega 5.

Am after Dual Active and large screen. Can anyone tell me which phones would work for me. I’m really happy about this ’cause buying another handset so soon after getting the S7 would have been annoying, but not as annoying as having to carry a second phone around with me.

I had no idea it already had the hardware for the job. Thank you to Jjayj and to the Whirlpool hive-mind for saving me a few hundred bucks. Back to the topic at hand, both SIMs in the phone worked as hoped today, and I had the added bonus of being able to rub it gently in the face of a coworker having the same problem with his phone — a Huawei of some description.

Optus haven’t shut down 2G. Would suggest iinet is set as the data SIM. Irrespective of whether either SIM is on a network that may or may not have shutdown the 2G network, the screenshots show one SIM connected to 4G while the other is on 3G.

Both sims are Telstra, and both are working. Or should I wait for the S8 which is just around the corner Pumpino provided links here to flash the phone: Be careful, this phone comes in single sim and dual sim variants.

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I noticed when I first set up to have both sim working last time Jan My Zenfone 2 was getting 2 bars Optus amaysim 4G signal when they were side to side, Buzz was on E dge all the time. I think that price might be store specific. I will try to get to a 4GX area and test. In regards with the once off data included, you will need to activate the SIM card before 25th of January to be able to get it. But it’s only LTE Bands 1,3,7, Tried all the reset options but nothing will bring it back to life.

I wish it had wireless charging as well but sadly no. My current phone is actually a GoWell Electronics S something or other according to Telstra’s “danger will robinson you still have a 2g capable phone” letters. As soon as you step into the country where there is no MHz service, the service stops. Are you sure about this?

I used to use Dual Sim Selector apk from pixel rush. Nothing I don’t like about this phone Thanks for thr feedback, I read on here someone said the maps dont rotate with thr direction you are going as there is no built in compass. Lets see with a different set of requirements? So how to determine bands with an Android phone or more particularly the 4GX Buzz?

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Here is some research shared on XDA Devlopers http: Most users would select Voice as the Connection priority. Sadly it’s not really possible to make the telco’s keep 2g going except on Xmas Island if they’ve made commercial decisions based around the licensing requirements for the spectrum allocations and other factors. See…

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