Our Guide to Dual SIM Refurbished Phones

Do you use your smartphone both for personal and business calls? Do you sometimes miss important calls due to a lack of network coverage? Do you travel overseas a lot? If you’ve answered yes to any or all of the above questions, it sounds like you could benefit from a refurbished dual SIM phone.

While the popularity of dual SIM smartphones has increased in recent years, with eSIMs overtaking the use of secondary external cards, multiSIM phones are hardly a new phenomenon. Some smartphone manufacturers released three—and even four—SIM phones as early as 2010. Yet dual SIM smartphones are enough for most people and make managing their personal and professional lives easier.

Refurbished phones let you save money without compromising quality, whether you’re an avid iPhone user or an Android devotee. If you’re wondering whether Apple has a dual SIM phone or which Samsung phones have both memory and dual card slots, you’ve come to the right place. OzMobiles can answer these questions and many more about refurbished dual SIM phones.

How Do Dual SIM Phones Work?

Traditionally, dual SIM smartphones have had more than one slot to insert a SIM card. However, eSIM models are becoming more common so you’re likely to find you can have two phone numbers on the same device with no second card required. An eSIM is a thumbnail-sized chip that’s embedded in your phone and lets you switch back and forth between your SIMs without having to remove it.

Smartphones with two physical slots for SIM cards come in two main varieties. Dual SIM Dual Standby deactivates one SIM while the other is in use. Dual SIM Full Active keeps both SIMs connected at all times, making it simpler to jump between calls when necessary.

Dual SIM capacity has been a common feature of Android phones for a long time, with models like the Samsung Galaxy S23 among the highest sellers.  You can also set up dual SIM on your iPhone with one of Apple’s newer models.

The Benefits of Dual SIM 

Why should you choose refurbished dual SIM phones? Here are some of the best reasons to make your next smartphone purchase a second-hand dual SIM model:

Two phone numbers

If you’re running a business, having a dual SIM smartphone lets you keep one line for personal and the other for professional calls. You can take important inquiries and client calls during your working hours and then switch over to your personal number once you finish.

Keep your work and home life separate

Having these two distinct numbers means customers and clients aren’t trying to reach you on the same number your family uses to text you. This helps prevent your business from overtaking your personal life and makes it easier to unwind during your downtime.

Useful for travel

If you travel overseas a lot, having a slot for a second SIM means being able to enjoy local phone plans and save money on international roaming. With dual SIM, you don’t have to carry around different SIM cards to swap over, and there’s no stress about losing one while you’re switching them. You can keep your regular number active and also have a new one for the country you’re visiting.

Never lose network coverage

Sometimes, a SIM can be damaged, lost, or just too far out of the network range to pick up any signal. If you have the habit of venturing further afield to remote locations, an extra SIM means both extra convenience and more peace of mind for your loved ones.

Keep an old number active

You may not want to abandon your old phone number entirely. Maybe people still use it to reach you, or maybe it’s linked to an app like banking. With a dual SIM, you don’t have to ditch the old to make room for the new. You can keep your previous phone number for as long as you need it.

Taking two calls at once

With dual SIM cards, you can easily juggle two calls at the same time. If you’re taking a call on SIM card one and an important call rolls in on SIM card two, you can simply put the first number on hold. This is especially handy if you’re waiting on an important call you don’t want to miss or you want to avoid a lengthy game of phone tag.

Which Refurbished Phones Have Dual SIM?

When it comes to smartphone shopping, you’ll find the best deals buying refurbished. Refurbished smartphones are second-hand phones that have been tested and repaired to make them fully functional. This includes checking (and repairing) internal components and wiping the previous owner’s data. Refurbished smartphones are less pricey, better for the environment and come with warranties as well.

Here are some makes and models of phones with dual SIMs that you can find on the refurbished market:  

Samsung Dual SIM Phones

Android phones have been leaders in dual SIM capabilities for a while, and Samsung is at the forefront of the Android world. Samsung phones that have both dual SIM and memory card capacity include models like the Samsung Galaxy S23 and Samsung Galaxy S20. Each phone in the Galaxy S20 range, including the standard S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra, has a second slot that can take either a second SIM card or a microSD card. The Samsung Galaxy A14 is an excellent choice if you want a budget-friendly dual SIM phone.

Google Pixel Dual SIM Phones

Google’s smartphones are popular for their great cameras and easy Android operating systems, but do they support dual SIM cards? Fortunately, the answer is yes. Google Pixel models like the Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 support dual SIMs, and the Pixel 7 Pro can connect to two 5G networks in dual SIM mode at once.  

iPhone Dual SIM Phones

If you love iOS's convenience but also want a second SIM, you’re in luck. The iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone 11, iPhone 12, iPhone 13, iPhone SE (2nd generation), and iPhone 14 or later feature both physical and eSIMs, while the iPhone 13 and iPhone SE (3rd generation) double up on the eSIMs.

Other Android Dual SIM Phones

If you’re an Android lover who wants two SIMs, you're not short on options. In addition to the Samsung Galaxy range, other quality Android smartphones with dual SIM capacity include the Xiaomi 13 Pro, OnePlus 11, and Oppo models like the Find N2 Flip.

Buy Refurbished Dual SIM Phones at OzMobiles

With both a price-beat guarantee and a battery life guarantee, OzMobiles is one of the best and most affordable places to turn for smartphones. Our refurbished Samsung Galaxy phones, refurbished iPhones and refurbished Google Pixel phones give you plenty of options when you’re searching for your next bargain.

OzMobiles aims to take the stress out of used smartphone shopping with our detailed refurbishing process. We test every device we sell at our Melbourne headquarters to make sure it’s in line with Australian standards, including battery life of at least 80%. Each device we sell is fully functional and comes with a 12-month warranty. 

For help choosing the right refurbished dual SIM phone, contact the team at OzMobiles

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