To help make things easier without the need to cut back on the number of devices carried, we've introduced Multi-Sim
, all customers need to do is assign one primary SIM to their main device, with up to four secondary SIMs in other devices, the telecom operator said.
usage and SIM churn has been encouraged by SIM usage bundling with users arbitrating promotional rates and service bundling.
phones, with up to 10 SIM cards active on one account, have been introduced by Vodafone.
Up until late 2013 when Mobile Number Portability (MNP) was finally implemented, multi-SIM
ownership was further exacerbated by the lack of MNP.
But with du s new Multi-SIM
, things just got incredibly simple.
We are now starting to see instances of multi-SIM
in South Africa, as in other parts of Africa where on average 40% of the population has more than one SIM," she adds.
feature supporting up to four SIM cards proves to be a key differentiator for products, especially in the switch from 2G to 3G," said Arthur Wang, head of emerging market business development at the company.
Hamdy said CI Capital expects the mobile market to reach 100 percent penetration or 82 million subscriptions in 2013, driven by the multi-SIM
phenomenon, or more than one line per user.
The acquisition would add to Syniverse's existing global customer base of more than 900 MSPs in over 160 countries and will enable the collective company to rapidly address the latest marketplace demands by bringing to market new solutions such as real-time intelligence, fraud prevention, revenue assurance as well as more flexible roaming solutions that address ecosystem interoperability, Wi-Fi offload, multi-SIM
solutions and mandated provisions to support local breakout.
Operators are buffering the decline with multi-SIM
packages to take advantage of the multi-device trend.
As per the draft communique, multi-sim
phone also obstructs the success of porting as it encourages subscribers to use more than one sim-card and this defeats the porting phenomenon.