Chancing SIM card without reboot

Dale Maggee antisol at
Fri Sep 5 17:34:15 CEST 2008

Dotan Cohen wrote:
> 2008/8/25 Fredrik Wendt <fredrik at>:
>> In Sweden we have three GSM network operators (those with licenses to
>> actually put GSM equipment to use) and having to wait 3-4 minutes after
>> each SIM change really kills productivity and flow ...
> Would it be reasonable for future Openmoko phones to accept multiple
> SIM cards? I don't know if three is pushing it, but two certainly
> sounds reasonable. The expectation would be that the user could
> receive calls from both lines at the same time. When making calls,
> SMSing, or browsing 3G one could either specify which network to use
> or have a default set. Individual contacts could even have an override
> option to the default to always use a particular network.

I'd also *love* to see a phone with two SIM slots - I can see the 
interface now, when you dial a number, it prompts you "with dial as: 
<number 1> <number 2>". I also like the Idea of having certain contacts 
set to automatically dial using a specified sim.

There are a couple of interesting possibilities for the openmoko to be 
able to do something like this using only one sim slot:


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