GoMo News reckons Prestigio is prime candidate
Regular GoMo News readers will know that this publication has already named 2014 as ‘The Year of the dual SIM support‘. Our prediction has already come true with Nokia not just launching a handset capable of running Android apps but it is also dual SIM too. What’s happening is that handset manufacturers are now selling dual SIM handsets into developed as well as emerging markets. The HTC One is a case in point. However, if vendors really want to promote dual SIM, the handsets must work first time. Which is where ‘instant online’ comes in.
A vital feature for any dual SIM handset user is that the device connects to the Internet on both SIMs.
Given that the handset supplier can have no prior knowledge of which MNO or MVNO its handset owners will be using, this is something of a support nightmare.
This is where mobile connectivity specialist, Tweakker, comes in.
It has recently extended its traditional business service of cross-channel access point name (APN) device set up.
It can now offer a solution for instant internet access settings for all phone models, thanks to its automatic device configuration software.
Tweakker’s client is pre-loaded onto the handset before it is delivered to the user and is even able to update itself automatically via Google Play – in the case of Android handsets.
Using the services of a specialist such as Tweakker also means the handset vendor doesn’t have to worry about providing tech support for network connectivity issues.
One of the handsets which GoMo News is currently testing is the Prestigio PAP 4500 Duo which does indeed offer dual SIM support.
The handset is competitively priced for an Android device with its impressive features list and is, in fact, just one of many dual SIM handsets in the Prestigio range.
If offers exactly the kind of features which GoMo News is looking for – such as the ability to configure exactly which SIM handles the cellular data connexion; which handles text; and which handles outgoing voice calls.
The only snag is that the PAP 4500 is currently confused by the current situation with MNOs in the UK.
That’s because both the existing Orange and T-Mobile (UK) networks are now owned by EE.
This means that the same SIM sees the T-Mobile, Orange and EE networks. But the PAP 4500 thinks it is roaming.
It’s notroaming but this is merely an inconvenience rather than a problem.
However, GoMo reckons that if Prestigio was using Tweakker’s client software this wouldn’t happen.
Just a thought.