Dual-SIM for your iPhone, Galaxy S4

It will soon be possible to have two SIM cards installed in your single SIM device in South Africa, Adriaan Greeff from Taisys Africa recently told MyBroadband.

Taisys Technologies has established offices in South Africa, and plans to bring its “thin SIM” technology to the continent, which it says represents a market size of around 90-million SIMs.

The thin SIM gets stuck onto your existing SIM card and you switch between networks using an app or USSD string, Greeff said.

Asked who was going to offer this SIM, Greeff said that they are in negotiations with banks and networks currently, but can’t say who.

More details would be made public in the next 2 to 3 weeks, Greeff said.

Thin SIMs also have applications other than connecting subscribers to a second network, Greeff said.

This includes embedded applications and Near Field Communications (NFC) technology, though Greef said the steel body of the iPhone prevents them from giving it NFC at this stage.

Taisys already has 6.5-million SIMs in the Asian market, but the rapid growth of the multiple SIM per subscriber market throughout Africa has been identified as a major opportunity for them, Greeff said.

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